Annies Remedy - Herbs for Self Healing
Annies Remedy A-Z Medicinal Herb Chart contains information on hundreds of traditional medicinal herbs and plants, yet it is still only a tiny fraction of the natural plants used for healing worldwide. The focus is for the most part on Western herbs though there is a sampling on the most popular herbs from the herbal traditions of China and Ayurveda as well as other cultures. The herb profiles include photographs, descriptions, medicinal uses, folklore, and references from the leading herbalists of today and ancient times. You can browse alphabetically by common names, to find information on a popular herb like ginger, or find it listed by its botanical name, Zingiber officinale.
Herbs are also grouped by their properties and actions. For example you will find herbs that are Adaptogens used in many herbal formulas for building the immune system and increasing the body's resistance to stress and adversity . Anti-inflammatory herbs help to calm flare ups in the digestive system as well as providing alternative remedies for arthritis. Antibacterial herbs help the body ward off cold germs and other infections of the airways while expectorants help to calm coughs.
The practical and common uses of herbs, as well as recipes and instructions on how to use them can be found in the herbal remedies section. The wise woman's knowledge of plants is of a practical nature, based on skill, observation, and recipes that are passed down from generation to generation. She was the family doctor, herbalist, candle maker, chef, and seamstress all rolled into one. This collection of herbal remedies grew out of a personal quest for self healing with herbal based alternative medicine. I hope you will find something here that helps you also, whatever your interest in natural, alternative medicine may be. Two of of the most popular uses for herbs according to our website visitors are: Natural strategies for healthy weight loss , and finding new ways to preserve and improve our ability to focus and combat memory loss . One of the most amazing things you will learn as you start to bring herbs and plants into use your daily life is how versatile they can be. We hope to provide you a good starting place in your search for health and well being.
January - New Herbal Beginnings
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, gates, doors, passages, endings and time. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past. The Romans named the month of January in his honor.Wikipedia
Typically this is the time we resolve to begin and renew all sorts of healthy promises to ourselves - lose weight, eat better, get more exercise and improve our mental focus and ease stress. Herbs can support these goals in a holistic way. Herbal remedies for diet and weight loss are one of the most popular uses for herbs and also the most misused and misunderstood. At this time of the year we are bombarded with pitches for natural weight loss products on TV, on the radio, and those annoying pop up ads on the web. Don't fall for gimmicks or be fooled by quick fixes. Resolve instead to utilize Annies best herbal remedies for self improvement and find your path to being the best that you can be - Body, Mind and Soul.
AnnieFeatured Links for January:
- Olive oil the Mediterranean diet could be the best answer to your diet questions.
- Stress buster oatstraw tea Sip yoursleve to calm centerness.
- Learn why whole fruit Garcinia Cambodia works better than expensive supplements.
- Yerba mate and red rooibos tea: Why these two herbs are made for each other and can boost your healthy lifestyle.
- Ginger, ginkgo, and hawthorn are three of the most often prescribed herbs worldwide. Learn why these herbs can add years to your lifespan.
- Herbal adaptogens may offer a solution to those who suffer from chronic fatigue. These herbs help regulate the body's energy supply and recharge the immune system providing protection during winter's cold and flu season.