Lavender

| June 9, 2012

Many of us are familiar with essential oils. They are the volatile substances of plants that are used topically to help promote physical and psychological well-being. Lavender essential oil is known for its calming and stress relieving benefits. I always have this oil handy at my office to help calm and soothe after a hard […]

Elderberry for cold and flu symptoms

| September 13, 2011

Short-Circuit Flu Symptoms The weather patterns are starting to change and the cold and flu season is now upon us. There are many supplements you can take throughout cold and flu season to boost your immunity and stay healthy. One of the most recognized herbs for immune system support is echinacea. In fact, many physicians […]

Hawthorn Berries

| February 1, 2011

Hawthorn berries have long been used in Europe and China. At one time the tree was regarded as sacred and was given to a couple on their wedding day as a symbol of their love and heartfelt connection, as it is an herb that resonates with the heart on a physical and emotional level. In […]

More on the Hawthorn berry

| February 1, 2011

Hawthorn: The Cardiotonic Hawthorn berry (Crataegum species) is considered one of the oldest known remedies in European medicine to be used as a cardiotonic. It has traditionally been used in the treatment of arrhythmias, hypertension, angina, atherosclerosis, and congestive heat failure. Researchers believe the benefits of Hawthorn stem from the flavonoids it contains and its […]

Green Tea and the weight loss connection

| January 3, 2011

Tea has been used medicinally for over five thousand years and dates back in Chinese medical text to 2737 BC. In 1211, the founder of Zen Buddhism, Eisai Myo-an, highly encouraged the consumption of tea for good health and long life. In 2001, the World Health Organization determined that citizens of Japan possess not only […]

Green tea for optimum health

| January 2, 2011

Anyone living in modern society can benefit from the antioxidants in green tea. Antioxidants help the body protect itself from toxic damage and help the body function at optimal levels. Green Tea contains a group of constituents known as polyphenols which have a powerful antioxidant effect in the body. In Japan, where they consume an […]

Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex)

| January 31, 2010

As a woman’s herb, Chaste Tree is exceptional.  Modern research has found it to have a powerful effect on pituitary function and low progesterone levels.   It has been used for menstrual irregularities, painful menstruation and breasts, premenstrual syndrome and fertility enhancement. In Germany it is commonly used for irregular periods that often occur after […]

Rhodiola

| November 21, 2009

Rhodiola is a wonderful balancing herb that can make us more physiologically resilient. It falls within the category of adaptogens, which means it can help the body better adapt to stress, as it helps to reduce the stress hormone cortisol. It also helps aid in the reduction of weight on the trunk of the body. […]

Cinnamon

| June 27, 2009

Cinnamon Bark – a delicious spice for a healthy life. Cinnamon has been used in many different cultures for everything from digestive health to good circulation. It is a valuable herb for colds and the flu when you feel predominantly cold. It helps to increase good circulation that will warm you up and helps your […]

Olive Leaf Extract – cold and flu remedy

| April 29, 2009

Another excellent herbal remedy for the flu is olive leaf extract. It has been shown to fight all types of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Olive Leaf can be taken as a preventative or when flu symptoms are present. There are no known side effects except the possibility of “die off” symptoms when candida is […]