Welcome to my blog!!! I have been an herbalist & an aromatherapist for over 20 years!! My blog is over 8 years old & there are over 100 informative blogs here. Everything from herbs to some personal blogs. Not only do I have hopes of teaching the masses, I too, have learned a lot during my research on different topics! There's always new & updated information in the herbal & essential oil worlds. There are blogs on herbs, essential oils, nutrition, supplements, different modalities of healing and just a little bit of everything!! Maybe in reading my blogs, just one person will come away with a bit of knowledge that they might be able to help themselves or another human being, I would consider that to be a great blessing.....

Over the years I have had several businesses. It seems I can't get away from seeing if a certain herb or essential oil can help a fellow human and that's usually how it starts. So now, I am in Arizona, I was asked again if I would be interested in starting another herbal biz!! So we now have Herbs 4 Health!! Numerous herbal blends....single essential oils...essential oil blends....supplements....tinctures all to help the body to heal itself.

The information in these blogs is not meant in any way shape or form to plagiarize, for I have never said this is all MY work. It is a compilation of reputable informative websites, my 'go to' books I have always depended upon & my own knowledge. I gather & put together information to help people learn & this way they can come back here to help remind themselves of said information instead of 'where oh where did I find that on the world wide web'. Seems to me it's just better & easier.

DISCLAIMER: This information does not diagnose, treat or heal any type illness or disease.

























Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Do You Know About Chicory???

Chicory is a very popular coffee substitute without that caffeine that seems to bother some of us & adds fiber to foods as well. It comes from the dandelion family and is very beneficial to our bodies.

It contains anti-inflammatory properties as it is rich in polyphenols. It invigorates & strengthens the digestive & urinary systems. It helps to restore the body's cells to their original condition & boosts the body's defense systems while also helping to cleanse the liver!! It's a good addition to a diabetic diet as well. It contains a protein called adiponectin which regulates glucose levels as well as fatty acid breakdown. Results of a recent study suggest the extract could delay or prevent the early onset of diabetes as well as improve bowel functions due to it's fibrous makeup.

Chicory contains inulin which is a prebiotic. It is highly fermentable by the friendly bacteria in the gut. It can help promote growth of helpful probiotics in the stomach & may enhance calcium absorption. It helps to treat eczema and can regulate the thyroid. It's high in triglycerides. Relieves gas & bloating, improves cholesterol, it's a natural plant based carbohydrate that can't be broken down by human digestive enzymes. Chicory contains bitters which improve the digestion process. Drinking it on a regular basis can rid your system of excess water buildup & uric acid buildup. It can also have a calming & regulating effect on the heart & increases the flow of bile.

Avoid if you have gallstones!

So see, you didn't realize all the beneficial effects of chicory...it's highly popular in Louisiana I know. It tastes like a very strong coffee.

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