Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Inflammation in the skin is challenging to treat, especially when our environment is hot or irritating. Ayurveda offers several herbs that can help reduce heat in the skin. Herbalist James Bae from Veria Living Ayurvedic TV presents 3 simple, Ayurvedic treatments for inflammed skin. As always, consult an Ayurvedic Practitioner for details regarding herbal remedies. Namaste
Editor´s Note: Herbal Therapy has many different uses which can be used internally as well as externally on the body. The skin is the largest organ so whatever goes on it is absorbed in it. The same principle applies if you use cosmetic, chemical products, or cleaning supplies because once absorbed they can cause a negative impact to your immune system. Herbs in the form of Essential Oils can be mixed without any adverse effects to the body. Use eco-friendly products when cleaning your home.
by Leigh Glenn
Herbal powders are a great way to get medicine when someone cannot tolerate the alcohol in tinctures or when an herb is too bitter for someone to take as an infusion or decoction. Powdered herbs can be mixed into yogurt, applesauce, honey or nut butters—or blended into a smoothie or included in soups or other foods. But what about when someone doesn’t tolerate yogurt, has a nut allergy and just doesn’t like honey?...
by Karyn Siegel-Maier
For centuries, the fragrance of herbs has been captured in pillows and sweet bags to purify and scent the home. They were known by European mothers anxious to lure their offspring into tranquil sleep, by those seeking relief from headache or depression, and by the solitary who yearned to find true love. Fragrant herbs were sewn into pillows and placed at the head of the bed or between the linens. Often, their scent would be carried from open doorways and windows where they were carefully hung...
Editor's Note: In this article Karyn Siegel-Maier offers in-depth information about how to create herbal dream pillows that can help ensure that your dreams are peaceful and sweet!
Editor´s Note from Milan Perry: This was such an emotional story for me because I have lost so many dear friends and family members to the killer disease cancer as many of my readers has also. However, one thing that I must reconcile from Evita Ramparte's bravery is that cancer can be a journey or a death sentence. It is your ultimately your choice but at least be open to options. After all it is your body and no will take care of it but you. Integrating a healthy diet and alternative therapies with the use of Herbs helped to ameliorate her condition. The human body has an amazing ability to heal itself on a cellular level if given what it needs to do so.
by Dr. Baljot Bharaj
In Ayurveda many herbs are described which are used as a single herb or in combination. Combination is done to increase the efficacy of herbs to enhance the action on a particular organ or disease...
Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: In this article the author Dr Baljot Bharaj has described specific combinations of Ayurveda herbs which enhances the efficacy of herbs and their combined effect and action on the body systems. These herbs have been grouped according to the part of the herb used or according to the number of herbs indicated in various body conditions. Please have a read.
by Robert Pendergrast, MD
Chamomile tea is one of my most frequent recommendations for herbal medications. It has been used for generations in cultures from Europe to Latin America and has a long track record for safety. It is one of the few herbs I regularly recommend for young children...
Editor's Note: Chamomile tea is a favorite in my home and with my patients. Read and see its many uses.
Editor's Note from Margaret Marchuk: During the day these plant containers soak up the sun while holding your greenery, flowers, and herbs and function at night as a solar lights on your patio and in your garden. Plus, product packaging that can recycled by planting in your garden to grow into edible greens or flowers.
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