Editor's Note: Rickvanman explains the basic principles and procedure of preparing an infused oil with herbs and also states the difference between Essential Oils and Infused oils. He makes it easy.
by Marion Mackonochie,
As an herbalist, I normally administer herbs as alcoholic tinctures or teas. In some situations, such as when the person taking the herbs needs lots of hydration or the relaxing effect of a hot drink, a tea is more appropriate...
by Jackie Rive
Is your dog itchy? Suffering from itchy skin and constantly scratching. Natural Remedies could be the answer. Natural remedies and herbal treatments can offer a gentle, non invasive solution to this problematic condition...
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: 60-80% of most conditions seen by veterinarians deals with skin. Itchy, flaky, dry, shedding skin. Which one affects your dog?
Animals & Pets
by Dr. Brian Casteels
Have you ever had a sore back, or a soft tissue injury? Whether it be acute or chronic, it can negatively affect your life and you may still be suffering. A focused approach, based on a proper assessment will have the best results and can help to rebalance your system. A combination of herbal medicine and acupuncture can be very effective tools in relieving your pain...
Editor´s Note: This article explains how and why acupuncture and herbal medicine are used to treat pain. Whether it is decreasing muscle soreness and inflammation, improving healing time, or helping regenerate damaged tissue, acupuncture and herbs are safe and effective modality for any pain condition.
by Michele Collins, RH (AHG), MPH
Herbal medicine is one of the oldest forms of healing. In fact, herbs are often called the "people's medicine" because they offer a convenient and affordable source of medicine, and in some parts of the world, may be the only medicines available to people. With the growing use of and interest in natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals, there is a consequent need for healthcare consumers to have more information about the healthcare practitioner who specializes solely in the medicinal use of herbs...
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?...
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