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In this episode, host Joanne Bauman discusses Elder (Sambucus), its history, folklore, and how to use it. Mother Earth Gardener – Elderberry Benefits Mother Earth Living – Amazing Elderberry Properties Herbal Living – Elderberry vs Pokeberry Identification JoAnne’s Website: Prairie Magic Herbals JoAnne’s Facebook: Prairie Magic Herbals Products and Books Elderberry Syrup Kit with honey Elderberry […]Read more »
Chlorella is a freshwater unicellular green alga which contains essential amino acids, protein, minerals, vitamins, dietary fiber, and chlorophylls Chlorella Nutrients Bioavailable form of vitamin B12 Source of protein Vegetarian source of iron High in chlorophyll 20% of fatty acids are Omega 3s Chlorella is rich in the carotenoids beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and lutein. It’s […]Read more »
What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are herbs that help us adapt to changes and stress caused by physical, biological, emotional, and environmental factors. They can assist in restoring balance within the body and help us defend against both chronic and acute stressors. One of my favorite adaptogens is astragalus. Astragalus (Astragalus Membranaceus) Astragalus is an adaptogenic […]Read more »
The cosmetic and beauty industries seem to be taking over, pushing out all the natural and good for more regulated chemicals that aren’t always the best for our skin’s health in any way. But these toxic products don’t have to stay around all the time, especially when there are natural remedies that can help you […]Read more »
An overview of mizuna Mizuna is a Japanese mustard green that is extracted from the species Brassica juncea var. It’s a super green that has a rich, peppery flavor, and this super green is very high in nutrients. The amount of calories is very low in this super green, but there are tons of benefits […]Read more »
The world of cosmetics has been blown way out of proportion. There are so many options it can be confusing on where to even begin when you’re looking for a new product and no Herbs that could potentially be helpful to your skin. Not to mention how different each person is, they have a unique […]Read more »
What is Euphorbia? Euphorbia, a part of the Euphorbiaceae family, also known as Spurge is a flowering plant. It is mostly found on open lands, roadsides and dirt roads. It is said to be a native of India and grows in South Asia, Australia, Africa and Central America. Some of the common names of euphorbia […]Read more »
Introduction The term irregular period is relative since the experience is unique for every woman. If described in general, however, irregular menstruation can be characterized by these signs: too short or long cycles, spotting, too short or long bouts of bleeding (over 8 days), light or heavy flow, extreme cramps, severe back pain, and missed […]Read more »
The cold winds and snow are upon us making it the perfect time for some warming winter beverages! This time of year it is easy to forget to maintain our fluid intake. We may not be as thirsty as in the heat of summer but that does not mean we should not keep up on […]Read more »
Menopause is a natural process that takes place after women a certain age limit. It is when the menstrual cycle stops, and the body responds in various ways to this change. Medically speaking, menopause is marked by a decrease in the production of estrogen and progesterone in the ovaries. Most often it occurs after the […]Read more »