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, May 26, 2020

The Scrumptious Spud....

The entire potato, inside & out is valuable & beneficial for your health, believe it or not! This plant draws some of the highest concentration of macro & trace minerals from the earth. Potatoes are also high in potassium, rich in Vit. B6, copper, Vit. C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin & pantothenic acid.  They are also excellent sources of amino acids, that specifically inhibit viral growth. They also contain lysine in its bio active form. Lysine is a powerful weapon against cancers, inflammation & viruses such as Epstein-Barr & shingles which are behind rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, autoimmune disease & more.

Potatoes are high in glucose that provides substance to the liver, as it's precisely what the liver relies on to keep it strong. It also helps build up glycogen storage, the very resource that protects us against blood sugar problems, weight gain & a fatty liver.

Potatoes can be your allies if you are looking to fight chronic illness, fend off liver disease, strengthen your kidneys, soothe your nerves & digestive tract, reverse Chron's, colitis, IBS or peptic ulcers.

They are a great natural source of soluble & insoluble fiber. They contain a variety of phytonutrients that have an antioxidant activity. Other health improving compounds include carotenoids, flavonoids & caffeic acids. They also have been known to lower blood pressure.

So see, there's tons of reasons to eat these lovely little dudes LOL. The potatoes themselves are very healthy, it's what we put on them that can be bad for us....oh no!!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Lovely Little Rose Hips.....

The fruit of the rose plant we all know & love is called a rose hip. It's that little 'bulb' right under the flower. Not all the flowers produce the hips though. It is heavily researched today for it's amazing benefits. Just 1 cup of rose hip tea provides the body with more than 600% of your daily Vitamin C!! But keep in mind as they dry it, some of that Vit. C dissipates, but then again what about the other Vit. C supplements that are dried???? hmmmmm makes one wonder, eh??? So even though it's Vit. C benefits do go down a bit with it being dried & making a tea, I think it's still worthwhile to drink it!

Rose hips contain beta carotene, manganese, Vit. K & E, flavanoids, B complex, iron, calcium, selenium, Mg, sulfur, zinc, polyphenol compounds, lycopene & loaded with antioxidants. That's a whole lot of goodness, huh???

They have astringent qualities. They are a nutritive. They are a diuretic. They are loaded with flavanoids. They are anti-inflammatory.

Rose hips can help relieve RA, respiratory conditions, help fight cancer, boost the immune system, helps to lower cholesterol, helps with arthritis, helps to regulates digestion, helps to build stronger bones. They can also help with heart health & purifies the blood!

They are not recommended for diabetics, pregnant or breastfeeding women. Iron related or bleeding conditions. It might interact with blood thinners. So just be cautious & be aware.