So many benefits, and it smells so good!Fun Fact: A French scientist, Rene Gattefosse, was the first to discover lavender’s ability to promote tissue regeneration and speed wound healing when he severely burned his arm in a laboratory accident!Lavender oil is steam distilled from the flowers of the lavender plant. There are many medical properties … Continue reading Lavender Essential Oil
You know, those pesky weeds that take over your yard...They may be invasive, but lucky for us, dandelions are an excellent food and herbal medicine that anyone can find, grow, and put to use. Dandelions are a rich source of beta-carotene which our bodies convert into vitamin A. They are also rich in vitamin C, fiber, … Continue reading Dandelions
More than just a spice?Most people know cinnamon as the spice normally mixed with sugar and used on breads and pastries. Not many of those people know of the HUGE health roles that cinnamon plays in our diets.The 1997 Commission E on Phytotherapy and Herbal Substances of the German Federal Institute for Drugs recommends Cinnamon … Continue reading Cinnamon
What is pain? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary; pain is the physical feeling caused by disease, injury, or something that hurts the body. Why is pain important? A pain signal is sent to the spinal cord or the brain and tells the body that something is wrong and there is tissue being damaged. For example, … Continue reading Pain Meds: The Last Resort?
Energy booster, calorie burner, and detoxifier all in one! Matcha, is green tea leaves that are ground into a powder. Everyone is aware of the unique health benefits of green tea. But just drinking the tea brewed from the leaves only gives you a small amount of matchas full benefit. A single serving of matcha … Continue reading Matcha
The ultimate skin healing solution! With people living busier lives, stress has its way of showing itself. Some people can deal with it gracefully, but others, not so much. For most people, acne is a 'teenage thing' that goes away when our hormones straighten out after adolescence. Stress and other external pressures, such as diet, … Continue reading Tea Tree Oil
How can something this healthy, taste so good? Cherries come into season starting in June and continue throughout the summer months. There are several types of cherries, with different nutritional benefits. For instance, sweet cherries are high in fiber and vitamin C; whereas, sour or tart cherries have higher amounts of both vitamin C and … Continue reading Cherries