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.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Do you know about Ashwagandha??!!

Ashwagandha literally means "smell of a horse", because the roots smell like a horse! It belongs to the nightshade family. It's an ancient medicinal herb & been used for over 2,500 years!! It is a small shrub with yellow flowers & native to India & North Africa. Other names for this amazing herb are Indian ginseng (though the 2 aren't related), winter cherry or somnifera root. The numerous health benefits of this herb are attributed to the high concentration of withanolides which are a group of steroids that have been shown in laboratory tests to suppress cancer cells and act as an antioxidant. There has been more than 200 studies done on the healing benefits of this herb!! Ashwagandha is one of the most commonly used & most extensively researched adaptogens around. It contains restorative & rejuvenating properties and helps the body to remain in balance. It can be used long term as it is gentle & mild, yet a powerful adaptogen. It's highly prized in Ayurvedic medicine!!

The list of benefits for this amazing herb is quite extensive, so here goes!!!

*Promotes new nerve growth & is a neuro protective
*Brain rejuvenator
*Thyroid balancing
*Helps neurological function & has been tested to help MS
*Anti-malarial properties
*Reduces stress
*Treats adrenal fatigue
*Increases strength, stamina & endurance
*Can prevent & treat cancer
*Lowers & stabilizes blood sugar
*Lowers cholesterol
*Boosts immunity
*Anti-tumor agent
*Promotes death of tumor cells
*Reduces cortisol (stress hormone)
*Nerve Tonic
*Soothes frayed nerves
*Reduces spasms

According to research, one should take 500-1,000 mg daily.
Caution: NOT to be used during pregnancy


  1. Is it an essential oil or dried herb in capsules and where can it be found to buy it?

  2. it's an herb from the root. it's best to buy in bulk and do your own teas or capsules as there are many questionable additives in otc capsules. if you do a search a bunch of places will come up. read your ingredients & order from a reputable site.

  3. I have the liquid form and think it is amazing