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The perennial herb Rosemary (Salvia Rosmarinus) is a woody evergreen plant. Rosemary has a strong fragrance and needle-like leaves. Its flowers can be blue, pink or purple. The herb belongs to the Lamiaceae mint family and its old name Rosmarinus Officinalis, now a synonym was changed in 2017. Rosemary is derived from the Latin word ros […]Read more »
Case study for topical and internal herbal treatments of skin conditions such as dermatitis. It is often said that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but what about the human “cover”, your skin? Doctors recognize many varieties of problems and diseases of the skin. Although we can visualize the skin (in contrast to, […]Read more »
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 »
Part of our series on Herbs and Herbals, this episode focuses on Rose (Rosa) Host: JoAnne Bauman Sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs Find Rose products from Mountain Rose Herbs! Heirloom Gardener – North American Wild Roses Mother Earth Living – Wild Roses: History and Health Benefits MOTHER EARTH NEWS – Rose Water Recipe Mother Earth […]Read more »
What’s Chamomile and Where to Find It From the family Asteraceae, there are several plants which look like daisies, of which chamomile is commonly used. A traditional medicinal herb, chamomile is found mostly in places that are well-drained and have enough sun. Location wise, it has been seen abundantly within the west sides of Asia […]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 »
For many years, essential oils have been used to help in relieving pain and inflammation. Studies have shown that many essential oils offer joint and muscle pain-relieving properties while some are even more effective than many pharmaceutical analgesics. There are many benefits associated with using essential oils in relieving pain and inflammation. Some of the […]Read more »
Herbs can be a benefit to an Olympian or the Olympian in us all and peak athletic performance starts with sound nutrition. A diet full of fruits, vegetables, and protein are essential to build and maintain the body. Small, nutrient dense meals both before and after a workout can help maintain energy and facilitate quick […]Read more »