Category: plants

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A messy office is a busy office!! Im doing a podcast interview today!!! Im so excited! Today is a healing work day! Im focusing on all of my healing practices including:
And of course my own healing!


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Eucalyptus Globulus – Uses and Benefits The …

Eucalyptus Globulus – Uses and Benefits

The primary product from the Eucalyptus globulus is its essential oil, which has a diverse range of therapeutic uses. The oil contains eucalyptol (1,8-cineol).

It is also a valuable source of kinos, a plant gum produced by various plants and trees, widely used in medicine and tanning lotions.

The essential oil is a popular decongestant remedy for upper respiratory infections and inflammatory infections, such as bronchitis.

In these instances, it is used as an inhalant, where it reaches the lungs and bronchioles to help soothe congestion and chest infections.

It is also used in this way for colds and influenza or externally as a chest rub. If taken internally as in a lozenge or as cough mixture it is in very diluted state and in smaller dosages.

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Medicinal Herbs for Fatigue Many medicinal h…

Medicinal Herbs for Fatigue

Many medicinal herbs can play a significant role in combating fatigue, both mental or physical.

Herbs for fatigue treatment are usually adaptogenic, meaning that they balance metabolism.

Adaptogens, as these herbs are called, can regulate the cardiovascular and the endocrine system and enhance the immune system.

Although conventional medicine can address specific fatigue symptoms, adaptogenic herbs may provide a better overall balance to the hormonal system.

Also for people with either too low or too high cortisol levels, using herbs can be helpful to keep these levels at their optimum.

Herbs are ideal for treating fatigue as they can set metabolic processes at the optimal levels and enhance the immune system by increasing resistance to negative influences.

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Butterwort – A Carnivorous Plant with Interest…

Butterwort – A Carnivorous Plant with Interesting Uses

Butterwort is an insectivorous/carnivorous plant that belongs to the bladderwort family (Lentibulariaceae.)

The English common name butterwort probably comes from the plant’s ability to curdle milk, but it might also be because of its mucilage covered leaves.

Butterwort was once widely used in folk medicine, but much of the knowledge regarding herb’s uses as an herbal medicine has probably been forgotten.

Still, it is known that the leaves, used externally as a poultice, were applied to wounds to speed up the healing process and to get rid of warts.

Furthermore, the herb was used as a remedy for skin rashes, eczema, and ringworm.

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Khella – A Herb for the Heart and Respiratory …

Khella – A Herb for the Heart and Respiratory Ailments

Khella (Ammi visnaga) is a member of the celery, carrot or parsley family (Apiaceae) and it has been used as a medicinal herb since ancient times for a variety of ailments.

It is known that the ancient Egyptians cultivated the plant and used it mainly for conditions related to the urinary trace system, a practice still in use today.

The dried umbels of khella are often found in markets in the Middle East and the Far East, where the flower stalks are used as toothpicks, a use which is reflected in the plan’s other common name “toothpick plant.”

In recent years scientific studies done on the herb have been mainly focused on two of its substances khellin and visnagin and their uses related to heart conditions.

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Elderflower, chamomile, and orange syrup with …

Elderflower, chamomile, and orange syrup with raw sugar for the days when you need to relax and fight illness. Its such a delicious and healing syrup, that you can add to tea, coffee, or dessert.

To make sure I don’t boil out the volatile oils, I steep the herbs in the hot simple syrup like a tea. It turns out better if you leave in cold simple syrup overnight. This method works well if you don’t have overnight.

Black Walnut – Uses and Health Benefits Even…

Black Walnut – Uses and Health Benefits

Even though it is mostly valued for its dark brown, finely-grained wood and the unique and pleasant taste of the fruits, it also has a long history of medicinal use.

The Native Americans were aware of the medicinal properties of the tree and used in a variety of ways but mainly for its antiparasitic effect.

The tannins in the hulls are regarded to be antibacterial, anticancer, antidiarrheic, anti-hepatoxic, chelator, antihypertensive, antitumor, cancer preventive and antiulcer.

The substance iodine is regarded to have an antiseptic and antibacterial effect.

The bark and leaves of the black walnut are viewed as alterative, anodyne, astringent, blood tonic, detergent, emetic, laxative, pectoral and vermifuge.

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Barberry – Uses and Health Benefits Barberry…

Barberry – Uses and Health Benefits

Barberry bark and berries have been used for many health conditions throughout the ages.

Most of the herb’s uses for health purposes are based on long traditional applications.

In recent years, the plant’s constituents, especially some of its alkaloids, have gained interest within the scientific community and numerous studies have been conducted on their effectiveness.

Barberry has been shown to be effective in fighting bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections.

The plant bark contains few alkaloids of which berberine is the most prominent, and according to laboratory studies, it has an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, hypotensive, sedative, and anticonvulsant effect.

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Anise Seed Benefits and Medicinal Uses It is…

Anise Seed Benefits and Medicinal Uses

It is primarily the anise seeds (botanically they are fruits) of the plant and the essential oil extracted from them that are used both as herbal medicines and in cooking.

When taken internally the seeds have been used to relieve indigestion, colic, gas, halitosis, stomach bloating, abdominal cramps and to remove nausea.

The seeds are viewed to have diuretic (increase urine output), and diaphoretic (increased sweating) properties and they have also been used for their antiseptic effects.

Anise oil works as an expectorant, which means it may help in the coughing up of mucus in conditions like asthma, bronchitis, the common cold, and whooping cough. It is, therefore, being used as an ingredient in cough syrups, and lozenges.

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Eleuthero Benefits and Uses In Russia, eleut…

Eleuthero Benefits and Uses

In Russia, eleuthero was widely used as an adaptogen, which is a substance taken to help alleviate either physical or mental stress, or provides the ability to adapt to otherwise adverse external conditions.

It was also used to boost physical performance and as an alternative treatment to reduce infections.

The eleutherosides contained in eleuthero, those which are found in other forms true of ginseng, are thought to stimulate the immune system.

Some clinical studies on its benefits suggest it can be used to treat infections and help to keep fatigue at bay.

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