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.
Christmas Herbs And Seasonal Stories
The earliest herbal stories of Christmas are rooted in the desert of the Holy Land, and begin with the the wisemen bearing gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense to the newborn child. Create the perfect ambiance for the Christmas season by infusing these traditonal oils in an aroma lamp or room diffuseer or add 1 or 2 drops to a fire log 20 minutes before lighting.
The aroma of cinnamon evokes memories of Christmas kitchens - warm, spicy and intensely fragrant. Cinnamon oil is also associated with love, and is used in essential oil blends to stimulate the senses. Cinnamon has an energizing and uplifting effect on mood. Cinnamon makes a great tasting tea by itself or added to almost any herbal tea blend for it's spicy, warm properties. The addition of honey brings out the organic sweetness of the cinnamon and complements the antibiotic healing for colds, sore throats, and other viral infections.
Happy Herbal New Year
This is the time of year we let go and indulge ourselves in rich foods and strong drink. Tis the season to be merry and so we overload our systems with junk, get too little
sleep, and stress over everything. Is it any wonder our nerves get frayed, our digestive system revolts, and our immune system goes on strike?
Emotional and situational stress can be aggravated during the holiday celebrations and worries about the coming new year. Sandalwood,
and lemon are all considered to
be very calming and grounding. Use these and other aromatic oils to create a sense of peace and serenity in your home. Take time to chill out, break the cycle of crazy and blend your own stress buster herbal teas. Be good to yourself and have a Happy, Herbal New Year.