Cutting processed sugar from the diet will help build your immune army to fight off those winter bugs.
But be cautious as sugar can be hidden in products under many different names.⠀
Other names of sugar are glucose, fructose, sucrose, honey, rice malt syrup, golden syrup, caramel, coconut sugar, agave, fruit juice concentrate, molasses, maltodextrin, treacle plus many more!
ever the firm believer in flower power
A few more details on the lemon balm tincture. I decided to remove the lemon balm and chop it more finely. I filled 3/4 of my jar with chopped lemon balm, then poured in the highest proof alcohol you can get in Ontario. Now, it needs to sit for 2-3 weeks in a dark place then voila! Strain the plant matter and good to go. This tincture is great not only for cold sores but also stress relief and relaxation 💚💚💚 #herbalism #gardening #gyo #herbalmedicine #naturalliving #healthyliving
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One thing I'm always doing is treating myself with Chinese medicine. It's the greatest blessing!
I'm currently taking a simple herbal formula to promote longevity. It's a balanced qi and blood nourishing formula, although the next time I order it I'm going to add an herb for digestion. It's fantastic!
For the acupuncturists, it has huang jing, huang qi, gou qi zi, and xi yang shen.
😷Over the last few month I’ve treated many clients with run down immune systems. 🤧The main worry for them is the amount of time they need to take off work because they’re catching every virus they come into contact with. 🤒
The immune system responds well to a shake up of the diet 🥦🥑🍐and a few weeks of herbal medicine. 🌿
#immunesupport #herbalmedicine #eatyourveges #gethealthy
Spent the afternoon in #roncesvalles
today. Both hubby and I have been feeling off (my period came back after 19 months of being period-free 😭, lost a ton of blood, weakened immune system leading to return of cold sores; while hubby's knees are inflammed again). We decided to visit our favourite herbal dispensary (love #herbalmedicine
💚) to get our bodies back in tip top shape. Grabbed some Tibetan food, enjoyed some sunshine and soul-good music, and now heading home to rest up. Apollo, as always, is our best company on these trips through the city. Also, picked up a new coloring book for me! #excited #coloringforadults
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Gifts from today -
Today was another stunningly dark day. A waxing moon in Scorpio. In one of the sunniest months of the year, today reminded me of cycles coming to an end and the relief that can accompany darkness and rest.
Thinking about how quickly winter may arrive this year; also about how little we can predict what our weather patterns look like anymore.
I made a blood-nourishing, vitamin and iron-rich herbal tonic with my family today. It will steep this cycle in preparation for fall immunity formulas. A comfrey leaf from the garden, the length of my forearm, volunteered for the health of my family.
Thunderstorms and another mushroom walk to close this quarter moon. (I don't know these beauties yet - let me know if you do - I am so excited to learn more about them).
#gifts #rainy #august #winter #lughnasadh #tonic #applecidervinegar #immunity #herbalmedicine
VALERIAN (Valeriana officinalis)
This unassuming root is powerful both in its actions and it smell. It’s quite pungent to some (imagine stinky socks!) although some people interpret the smell to be grounding and pleasant. Many people look to Valerian for its effects on sleep disorders, tension, hyperactivity, menstrual pain, and more! ............................................... .................................... I’ve been putting valerian into my evening teas all week and I have been sleeping so well! I’m even waking up earlier and more refreshed than usual. At night my body feels relaxed and my mind stops racing. In the morning I’ve been feeling more clear headed and capable of taking on the day.
Pictures courtesy of Google images 😋
#herbalism #valerian #tea #herbalmedicine #herbnerd #plantmedicine #bayareaherbalist #bayarea #naturalmedicine #bewell
What a lovely day! I feel so blessed to have met so many amazing people along this journey. Thank you to everyone who came out and made this event possible. What an experience! I think Healing In The Hills might just become an annual thing. 😉❤️🌿
Another milestone here at The Herbalist..
There are now 5000 people taking charge of their health and well being..5000 people learning not just what herb to take for which illness but how and why that herb works. 5000 people who won't have to rely on a multi billion dollar industry claiming to have your health as their main concern which can NEVER be the case if they are trying make a profit. There is no money in curing cancer at all but untold billions treating and managing cancer symptoms. 5000 people that won't have to pay the thousands of dollars some herbalism schools charge in tuition..5000 people who will be able to make their own medicine and their own decisions. 5000 people learning how the body works and realizing it's not something beyond their grasp to understand. It's all in how the information is presented. I've spent enough years in the medical industry that I have the background and knowledge to show you it's not that complicated.. If you asked what my hobbies are first and foremost is learning and right below that is sharing what I've learned over the years and if I can make a positive difference in just one person's life then it's worth every minute I put into this.. This page will never be monetized I already figured out what true wealth is and while I live very modestly and don't posses much physical money I'm still rich beyond my wildest dreams. Yes I will humbly ask for help via donations but that money isn't for my personal gain..it's for a new computer that is more reliable than the dinosaur I currently use and anything that will help make this page grow and make this information as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. I sincerely want to thank each and every one of for following me and helping me get to 5000 followers. I've come to know quite a few of you and consider you all friends. I'm looking forward to growing and meeting more of you as 5000 turns into 10000. I'm excited to see what the future brings! If anyone wants to support what I'm doing my Patreon link is in my bio and my Go fund me link is
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A cozy clinic day complete with a thunderstorm has me excited about impending fall weather. Start prepping your immune system now with acupuncture and herbal medicine. My Adaptogenic Altitude Adjuster has immune boosting properties. Allergy Relief tincture helps combat respiratory symptoms that may arise with the changing seasons and gently boosts the immune system. #herbalmedicine #chinesemedicine #acupuncture #balancedstoneacu #balancedstoneherbs
Making a new batch of Dandelion Detox today - a blend of dandelion root, burdock root, and cleavers which I regularly use to support liver function and encourage gentle detoxification. It works great to help the liver detox excess hormones out of the system, especially during PMS or after IVF/hormonal medications.
St. John's Wort~
One of the many medicinal herbs that grows in Minnesota is St. John's Wort, best known for it's ability to relieve symptoms of anxiety, mild depression, and promote emotional well-being. It has many other uses, including incredible skin healing properties, making it a great addition to any first aid salve or ointment.
Birch Botanicals St. John's Wort tincture is made with local, organic, gluten-free alcohol, and wildcrafted St. Johh's Wort from the pure woods of Northern Minnesota. Just take 15 drops 2-3 times daily under the tongue or diluted in water to uplift the spirits, balance the nervous system, and ease anxiety and withdrawal symptoms after quitting smoking.
#stjohnswort #tincture #herbalmedicine #herbalremedies #organiclife #wildcraft #forage #stress #anxiety #emotionalwellness #naturalremedies #botanical #herbalextracts #localbusinesses #minnesota
12 ALOE VERA SKIN and HAIR HACKS
ALOE VERA and has a long history of being used for medicinal purposes, dating back to ancient Egypt. The plant is native to North Africa, Southern Europe, and the Canary Islands.
Today, it’s grown in tropical climates worldwide. Researchers are just beginning to unlock the benefits of this universal plant.
There are many benefits to this succulent! Here are a few:
1. Soothing Body Rub! Slice aloe leaves lengthwise and use the inner sides as a biodegradable body scrub in the shower.
2. Burns! Treat burns from minor mishaps in the kitchen—from grease splatters or hot utensils, for more major kitchen mishaps like a scald, mix some aloe gel and vitamin E oil into a little jar for a homemade burn healer.
3. Sunburns. Aloe contains cooling properties similar to menthol and feels so good!
5. Insect Bites! Take the sting or itch away with Aloe Vera.
6. Use as an antidote to allergic skin reactions, and alleviate mysterious rashes.
7. Soften Feet! Make an exfoliating foot mask by mixing together a half cup of oatmeal, a half cup of corn meal, four tbsp. of aloe vera gel and a half cup of unscented body lotion!
8. Makes for a great general moisturizer for dry skin.
9. Decrease pigmentation and dark spots, brighten skin, and reverse signs of aging skin and wrinkles with Aloe, Like Cleopatra did!
10. Renew Skin! Make an exfoliating, organic sugar scrub by mixing together two tbsp. of aloe vera, 2 tbsp. of organic brown sugar and 1 tsp. of organic lemon juice. For rougher patches mix together an organic salt skin scrub using two cups of sea salt, one cup of aloe vera, one cup of organic coconut oil and two tbsp. of local, organic honey.
11. Hair Growth! Speed it up by massaging aloe into the scalp, letting it sit for 30 minutes, and rinsing.
12. Reduce hair dandruff by mixing aloe vera juice with coconut milk and wheat germ oil. Massage into scalp and rinse.
The best way to enjoy an Aloe Vera plant, without the fear of added chemicals, is to grow it in your own kitchen garden or balcony. Invest in yourself and an Aloe Vera Plant Today! #bulanation #bulalife #beauthentic #iambulalife
👑Queen Echinacea is one of the top immune boosting herbs out there.
👑Echinacea is a potent anti fungal and antibacterial, with few side effects.