More herbal remedies and finds on all things plants and healing.
30 Herbs for Cold & Flu Season
Even though Cold and Flu Season is technically on the out and out, this exhaustive list of herbs that help to boost immunity and fight infection is wonderful for any budding herbalist to have on hand and make themselves aware of. Includes an alphabetical list of some of my favorite adaptogens, warming, and immune boosting plants, like:
- Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)
- Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)
- Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
- Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
- Lemon Balm (Melissa officianalis)
- Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)
- Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
- Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
- Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
- Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Original Post at Rodale News
Elderberry Calendula Cold & Flu Elixir
One of the greatest pleasures that one receives when studying to be a herbalist or even just learning about the world of healing plants, is the pleasure that you receive when making your own medicine. The act of preparing plants for medicine making – wildcrafting, cleaning, drying, all become an essential part of the process. From beginning to end, each medicine you create is imbued with the energy in which you create it. This Elderberry Calendula Cold & Flu Elixer not only contains some of my favorite local herbs, Marigold, Elderberry, Elderflowers, and Rose Hips, but also Orange Peel and Ginger. This is a recipe to be tried and used every season!
Original post at The Herbal Academy of New England
30 Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric
Even the color of turmeric screams health. This list makes a lot of claims that may or may not have clinical proof, but I know even from incorporating Turmeric into my smoothies and nightly Turmeric Milk, I feel a greater sense of vigor and balance. Indigestion, heart health, arthritis, weight loss, cholesterol, and general immune system boosting and healing, this list features many of the historical and modern uses for this incredibly vibrant herb.
Original post at Health Beckon
Trevor Ellestad is a writer, an herbalist, and an ex-yoga teacher who spends his days creating plant-based magic at Vega. Trevor keeps a tidy home with his partner and their as of yet un-named spider monkey of a kitty cat in Vancouver, BC. At night, Trevor likes to surround himself with plants and obsess over the seemingly simple lives of cats and robots.