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Herb of the Month || Meadowsweet || February 2020

Meadowsweet Meadowsweet is an herb with some truly amazing but not very well known benefits. It’s valued as a powerful anti-inflammatory with an emphasis on its ability to soothe stomach conditions such as heartburn, burning in the digestive tract, ulcers, and acid indigestion. One very interesting benefit of Meadowsweet is studies show its ability to inhibit the growth of H. pylori which is a type of bacteria. What is H.pylori?  pylori is a type of bacteria that lives in the digestive tract and the bowels. It is thought to affect 3/4 of the population. It can live inside the body … Continue reading

Usnea Lichen

Usnea Lichen and its components: This little known herb has some very interesting and powerful qualities. You can find it as an ingredient in our Immunaid Formula. This is because it is known for its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal abilities. Usnea Lichen itself is actually not a single plant but rather a combination of algae and a fungus that have developed a symbiotic relationship in which both benefit in order to thrive in nature. The algae have the ability to produce food for the organism in the form of photosynthesis and the fungal structure supports the algae and protects it from … Continue reading

Solomon Seal

Solomon Seal is a fairly obscure herb but is considered a plant with miraculous healing qualities by healers in many cultures throughout Asia, Europe, and America. The name Solomon Seal comes from a mark that is left on the root when the stem dies back in the fall which is said to looks like the seal in Hebrew folklore that King Solomon used that gave him magical and protective powers. In Chinese medicine, Solomon Seal is known as a nourishing tonic. Yin denoting herbs that are nourishing, moistening, and cooling. These properties make Solomon Seal useful for heat, dryness, and … Continue reading

Lion’s Mane

What is Lion’s Mane? Lion’s Mane is a funny looking mushroom that has been known for its medicinal properties and has been used in Chinese Medicine for centuries…predominantly by Buddhist Monks. It has gained more popularity in recent years as people are becoming more aware of the healing power of medicinal mushrooms. Lion’s Mane is a tool that can be used in your arsenal to become the best version of yourself which is known as Biohacking. Lions Mane is known for its benefits for supporting and preventing cognitive decline (known as neuroprotection). It is also known to aid in mental … Continue reading

Passion Flower

Passion Flower is not only an exotically beautiful flower but it is also well known as a mild but effective herb that aids in the relief of anxiety, restlessness, and overthinking. Passion Flower is included in our Stress/Sleep Formula. History of Passion Flower:  Spanish missionaries learned about the medicinal benefits of this herb from the natives and named it Passion Flower in relation to the last stage of Christ’s life which is known as “The Passion”. The flower’s five petals and the sepals represented the 10 faithful apostles. The circle of hair-like rays above the petals resembled the crown of … Continue reading

Maitake Mushroom

Maitake Mushroom and Benefits for Allergy Sufferers One of the main ingredients in our Allergy Formula. You might be wondering how a mushroom could be an excellent treatment for allergies. What you will learn in this article might surprise you and I promise you will find it very interesting! It is important to understand the underlying factors that are involved to truly understand how  Maitake Mushroom helps to inhibit allergic reactions. Medicinal mushrooms are highly absorbable into the system The medicinal elements of the mushroom are easily recognizable to the human body. Human use of medicinal mushrooms has a long … Continue reading

Weight Loss and Liver Detoxifying

HOW IS DETOXIFYING CONNECTED TO WEIGHT LOSS? I get a lot of my customers that ask me if I have a good formula for weight loss. The short answer is no. I don’t have a magic pill that’s going to help you lose 20 pounds in a month if that’s what they are referring to. However, the long answer is YES! What do I mean by that? Please read below so I can break it down for you… Are you currently trying to lose weight or have you tried in the past and maybe lost some, but hit a plateau … Continue reading

Is it a Cold or is it Allergies?

I’ve talked to many people over the years about this specific issue. Many times people will tell me they never had allergies in their entire life and then all of a sudden they are experiencing allergy or cold type symptoms but have attributed it having general “Winter Crud”. Many of the symptoms of a cold and allergies are the same so how do you know? Let’s break it down: What is the difference between a Cold and Allergies? Colds: A Virus that gets into your body and your immune system attacks it. 1. Common symptoms include cough, sore throat, and … Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons Extracts are Superior to Capsules

Often times when I’m running my booth at the farmers markets, I have people come up and ask if my products are essential oils. It is a legitimate question. The bottles at first glance look very similar. Before I even have the chance to talk about our formulas, I take the time to educate about what tinctures actually are and why they are far superior to a dried, capsule, or pill form. Bottom line: You get the MOST BENEFIT IN THE LEAST AMOUNT OF TIME! Let’s break this down: Tinctures absorb directly into the bloodstream and therefore, digestion is not … Continue reading

Avena Sativa aka Wild Oats

Avena Sativa is the Latin name for Wild Oats, which is in our Sleep/Stress Formula. We use the wild oats in their “Milk Stage”, which only lasts about one week and happens after the plant flowers and before it hardens and becomes the grain that is the actual oatmeal that we eat! Like most herbs, there are a multitude of benefits from this plant while it is in its milk stage. Wild Oats are high in silica, magnesium, phosphorus, chromium, iron, calcium, alkaloids, protein, the vitamin B complex, and vitamins A and C. The liquid extract of our formulas insures … Continue reading

 

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