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Herbs and you

For thousand of years, herbs have been used for culinary and medicinal reasons and in some cultures spiritually.

The word "herb" is a general description however it can include grasses, flowers, berries, seeds, leaves, nuts, stems, stalks and roots. Many cultures have relied upon the properties of herbs to support a healthy well-being. From relieving indigestion to healing cuts even to weight loss, herbs can best be described as powerful plants. In some cases, referred to as another form of nature's medicine.

Herbs contain qualities that can work good by themselves or phenomenal when blended together. From anti-oxidants to anti-inflammatories, a lot of people (and animals....that don't need a doctor prescribing them) rely on herbs to assist the body in daily maintenance. However, what works for one's physical constitution doesn't always work for another. In layman's terms, what's good for the goose isn't always good for the gander.

Some herbs are multi-purpose plants. For example, oregano helps to control blood cholesterol levels but may improve gut motility that could increase the digestion power by facilitating copious secretion of gastro-intestinal juices. Oregano is anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal allowing it to provide support for the treatment of colds and infections. Oregano anyone?

Let's talk about that "pesky weed" that almost everyone has growing in your yard or in their neighbor's yard-Dandelion. The average person notices this visitor and grabs a bottle of weed killer. I understand the reason but I'm not a fan. This herb's abilities are amazing. From the flower tops to the roots, almost every part can be used for culinary and/or medical value. Dandelion leaves carry 10,161 1IU of vitamin-A per 100 g (about 338% of daily-recommended intake), one of the highest source of vitamin-A among culinary herbs. Well-known for liver and gall bladder support, dandelion is a highly sought after plant by many. Even though the benefits of using dandelion go along way, there are precautions to be considered. Aside from potential toxicity, dandelion herb can also induce allergic contact dermatitis in some sensitive individuals. So, don't just talk a stroll outside and start picking and eating and eating and easting dandelions, talk with a licensed naturopathic professional for any contraindications.

So, you are probably wondering how herbs can help you.

Well the answer to that is in alot of ways.

And no worries, you don't have to go in the yard to get what you need.

From single herbs to blends, you've come to the right place!

Check out our Herb page!

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