Love herbs? Here's a little DIY Haircare for you. :)
DIY Herbal Skincare
Allergy season! Tune in here for allergy help. Remember, if you try Ginkgo, top it off at 240mg/day, less if you get abdominal discomfort. Another thing to try: 1,000mg Vitamin C/day. If you have digestive discomfort with that amount, dial it back a bit.
Hi all! Here's a little DIY cough syrup demo for you. Sorry about the sun! I do step out of it eventually...guess I forgot to close the shades. Apologies! You can find herbs for this project at Mountain Rose Herbs.
As for the usual disclaimers: This info, as much of what we herbalists do, is technically for educational purposes only. Know that this information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult a physician if you are pregnant or nursing.
Children under the age of one should not ingest honey.
Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is an incredible herb for treating inflammation. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use it. There is tons of research out there on this herb, so feel free to click around and read about the exciting possibilities of turmeric.
A few standard precautions that I borrowed from the good people at Mountain Rose Herbs, since they have stated it so well: "As is the case with so many herbs, turmeric should be used in moderation. Too much turmeric used for extended periods of time may cause stomach distress. Since turmeric is included in Ayurvedic formulas for birth control, women trying to become pregnant should limit their consumption of the herb, and it should be avoided entirely while pregnant. Excessive use of turmeric should also be avoided in people with congestive heart failure. The curcumin in turmeric activates a gene called p53. This gene deactivates damaged cells in the heart".
And remember: This info, as much of what we herbalists do, is technically for educational purposes only. Know that this information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.