We love and admire the natural, unassuming beauty of the flowers. They are not just wonderful creations of nature—many have immense medicinal properties. Ayurveda and homeopathy treatments use flower extracts in their medicines. Green tea, aromatherapy, cosmetics are just a few examples.
Infusing and extracting herbs, flowers, and other healthy natural ingredients using a home extraction machine allows you to create your own recipes for edibles, home remedies, and topicals. Here are the top two home infusers and a comparison to help guide you if you are considering home extraction.
Originally grown in Arabia, the aloe vera plant has been used medicinally for thousands of years. This article covers some of the ways the pulp of this plant soothes, heals and protects us.
Mushrooms have a history of defying simple categorization. With unique biological and botanical characteristics, mushrooms mystify us, especially their inherent medicinal value for the immune system.
Can herbal supplements reduce your risk of developing cancer? Should healthy people focus more on herbs and lifestyle changes for cancer prevention?
Turmeric has been used as an ingredient in food items for ages in India due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-aging, neuroprotective and anti-cancer properties. It has religious significance and is also used as cosmetics in India. Let's find out more in detail.
Ginger is a miraculous medicinal spice with anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, antiviral and analgesic properties. Due to its ability to treat various diseases, it was named Vishwabhesaja (the universal medicine) by ancient Ayurvedic sages in India. Want to know more? Let's explore in detail.
Berberine is a constituent of the Chinese herbs phellodendron (huang bai) and coptis (huang lian), and can be used to promote healing of infections, ease gastrointestinal distress, and lower blood sugar. Numerous studies validate its effectiveness for these conditions and more.
Bitter gourd or bitter melon has bitter medicinal principles. Dry powder, fruit juice and extracts containing Momordica, Cucurbitacin and Charatin are now available in capsules and tablets. Grow Momordica in your garden to harvest from home.
Harvest and roast your own dandelion roots, juice your ginger and dry the pulp, and try this cold and flu prevention supplement.
The Butterfly pea flower or Clitoria ternatea has been used for centuries in ancient Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic healing practices. Contemporarily, the Butterfly pea flower is used to decrease stress, improve eyesight, and more!
Commonly used in Indian cuisine, cardamom has reached out to other countries throughout the world as a pleasing, fragrant spice used in many meals. Not only should you keep this spice in your cabinet as an ingredient for your next meal, you should also keep it because of its many health benefits.
If you have ever been interested in herbs for astral projection, lucid dreaming, and meditation, then you have probably heard of the classic herb known to many as mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). Some would say mugwort is a magical plant for smoking and teas!
In ancient Greece, basil was referred to as the "Royal Herb," and basil did earn this name because of its many health benefits. The next time you smell its pleasant aroma as you are cooking, remember the many properties that are beneficial to your health.
Cayenne pepper has been used since the ancient times, not only as a spicy seasoning to food, but as a medicinal spice. Even though this spice may be too hot for your taste buds, you may change your mind after learning about the health benefits.
Our political world is seemingly dominated by the discussion about legalizing marijuana. But what is the difference between the oils extracted from the plant and what are the possible medical benefits?
Findings from more than 24 human studies suggest that holy basil is a safe herb that can be used to help normalize glucose levels, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and manage other health conditions like asthma, arthritis, acne, hives, influenza, sore throat, and canker sores.
The broadleaf plantain is one of the most abundant and widely distributed medicinal plants in the world. Learn how to easily use its medicinal properties at home!
Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, or paranoia? Do you feel the stress of everyday life growing out of your control? This can be caused by chemicals in your brain being thrown out of whack, and St. John's Wort can help you there.
Foraging for wild edibles can be a very rewarding skill to learn. Find out how to recognize Mountain Bluebells below.
The FDA calls kratom, a popular alternative medicine, an opioid. The herb was associated with 44 deaths. Are you aware of what you are taking as an herbal supplement?
Kratom has become a controversial topic over the last few years. There are two sides to the argument: one party suggests that kratom is deadly, the other suggests it is a miracle plant.
Learn about the benefits of several culinary healing herbs: marjoram, oregano, and savory. Discover their nutritional components and how they can improve our overall health.
This is a guide for herbs and plants that may help you with your health ailments and conditions. This is a short list compared to many medicinal plants.
A recipe on how to brew a heather and mugwort honey mead, with the history and folklore of the healing herbs.
Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, is a beautiful wildflower that offers many health benefits. It is easy to grow and harvest at home for personal use.
Cerasee is probably one of the most bitter medicines, feared by most people from the Caribbean (and anyone else who tries it) because of its taste. It holds numerous medicinal benefits.
The sweet wormwood plant produces a chemical called artemisinin. The chemical can be a great treatment for malaria, although signs of resistance to the drug have appeared.
Moringa has many known health benefits. Is it possible this easy-to-cultivate tree is too good to be true? Read about my extensive experience with my own Moringa tree, also known as a Drumstick Tree, from leaf preparation for supplements to hair treatments.
Learn how echinacea helps your body fight infection.
Plantain, how do you use it? Here's my 5 favorite ways to prepare plantain for medicinal use including tincture, poultice, tea etc. Plus over 20 ways this common weed offers relief!