Welcome to my blog!!! I have been an herbalist & an aromatherapist for over 20 years!! My blog is over 10 years old & there are over 100 informative blogs here. 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. I am now in Arizona and I was asked again if I would be interested in starting another herbal business!! We now have Herbs 4 Health!! Providing numerous herbs....herbal blends....single essential oils...essential oil blends....minerals....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: All the information in these blogs do not diagnose, treat or heal any type illness or disease.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

What DO those terms mean???

It seems the more advanced we get what with technology and more, the more confusing the talk gets. Sometimes I find myself asking...what did they say? what does that mean? why can't they just use regular words?? LOL. In the field of herbalism & aromatherapy it's really no different. One just has to learn the lingo. Most times I try to break it down because I don't want to be confused either. In doing research for another blog, I came upon some terms that I thought I would try to explain so maybe we all weren't in the dark about some things so much!

Nutritives -- this is a class of herbs that nourish the body when it is not getting proper nutrition from food. They nourish the body, build immune systems and are rich in vitamins & minerals.

Tonics -- these are herbal substances that give you a feeling of well being & help you feel better. They tone up bodily tissues, boost the immune systems, strengthen the body. Tonics are able to heal overall instead of a substance that treats a particular health issue, for example a particular herbal tea..

Trophorestorative -- they are a unique variety of herbs or foods that can restore actual physical function to a debilitated organ or tissue. These herbs, foods, etc. can rectify deficiency & weakness not simply through temporary stimulation but through vital nourishment of that organ & organ system. It is a tonic in the deepest sense of the word. In order to be a true trophorestorative -- it must not bring harm or have undue side effects & be able to be used over a long period of time, safely. They can restore actual physical function to a debilitated organ or tissue resulting in permanent restoration.

Saponins -- known for their ability to lower cholesterol, improve the immune system & prevent cancer.

Flavanoids -- contain antioxidative qualities. They control & scavage free radicals. Help to prevent heart disease, cancer & immunodeficiency viruses.

Polysaccharides -- have anti-microbial, anti-viral & anti-inflammatory capabilities. They can also stop viruses from replicating.


  1. Thanks for the info! The only one I have never seen before was trophorestorative.