Wild Cherry Bark

Wild cherry bark is a medicinal herb derived from the black cherry tree that has been used for hundreds of years due to its antiviral, antibacterial, and anticancer properties. It is rich in minerals such as zinc, iron, calcium, and magnesium and phytochemicals such as quercetin and kaempferol. Wild cherry bark also contains vasorelaxant, expectorant, … Continue reading Wild Cherry Bark

Astragalus

The most interesting health benefits of astragalus include its ability to protect heart health, alleviate allergies, boost energy levels, lower stress, strengthen the immune system, slow the aging process, and prevent chronic illnesses. This herbal medicine is also able to prevent cancer as well as aid in chemotherapy. For thousands of years, the powerful extract from astragalus plant has been used in traditionalmedicine.  The extract of astragalus comes … Continue reading Astragalus

12 Common Herbs and Spices

New to cooking with herb and spices?  This post will help you create delicious dishes using herbs and spices that you probably have in your cupboard. Not only are herbs and spices tasty, but are rich in vitamins and minerals that you and your family need everyday.  Therefore, to reserve the healthy benefits, add most … Continue reading 12 Common Herbs and Spices

Lemon Balm

Botanical Name Family Labiatae Melissa officinalis Common Names Common balm, Sweet Balm, Balm, Sweet Mary, Honey Plant, Cure-all, Dropsy Plant, Melissa Cautions Because of its sedating effect, it should not be taken before operating machinery or by anyone who must remain alert. The herb may also affect the actions of tranquilizers and sedatives. Because of … Continue reading Lemon Balm

Herbal Face Steam

Weekly herbal face steaming is very beneficial to your skin, and it's easy to do at home. Forget the expensive facial treatments, and opt for this herbal face steam instead. With all of the dirt, pollution and toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis, our skin can really take a beating.  The nutrients from … Continue reading Herbal Face Steam

Herb Consultation

Herb consultations for health and wellness are available by herbalist Lisa Ray. If you are looking for ways to empower yourself in your healing journey and overall wellness, an herb consultation may be just the thing to help you on your way. The consultation is designed to offer you a variety of tools and a … Continue reading Herb Consultation

How to Make A Herbal Decoction

Decoctions are preferred for harder herbs like roots, barks, and seeds, it takes longer to release the healing properties.  It’s best, but not necessary, to mash or grind the thick herb before use.  To make a decoction, you just need the following steps: •Use 1 tablespoon dried herb per 1 1/2 cup of cold, filtered … Continue reading How to Make A Herbal Decoction