Wonders of Cranberries!

Cranberries isn’t just a great fruit…it’s a cleanser!  Great for your health and wellness journey!  Let’s take a look at all this goodness!

Also known as vaccinium macrocarpon, cranberries have many beneficial properties for your overall health.  Amongst other great natural components, anthocyanosides, which is a type of flavonoid, not only contains antioxidant properties, it contains anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-cancer benefits.

The nutrients in cranberries consists of calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sulfur, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, C and E.  All these nutrients are essential for healthy living.  Look at all this goodness!!!

Cranberries are Good for the Natural Treatment of:

  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Common colds
  • Urinary track infections
  • Other kidney and bladder issues 
  • Certain skin issues
  • Diabetes
  • Tooth decay
  • Memory loss in older people (60+)

So if you’re experiencing these issues, try consuming cranberries and see a difference in your overall health.  *Note:  (Please take caution if you are taking heart medications or have any illness that may interfere with the consumption of cranberries; please talk to your doctor)*

Ways to Consume Cranberries

    • Eating the organic fruit, cranberry
    • Cranberry tea…Yummmm!  
    • Cranberry Juice (100% organic; 100% Juice)
    • Cranberry supplement pills

**Note:  Please avoid the cranberry juice cocktail products that contain added sugar.  Always consume cranberries in moderation.**

Other Uses for Cranberries

  • Facial Astringent:  Applying a little cranberry juice on a cotton ball and dabbing onto your face and rinse with cold water.
  • Facial Mask:  Mixing chickpea flour and cranberry juice; applying to face and rising off with cold water after 15 minutes.
  • Scalp Treatment:  Mixing cranberry juice with two egg whites; massaging into the scalp for about 2 minutes; then letting it sit for another 4-5 minutes; then rinsing with cold water.  Repeating every 1-2 times a week for about a month.

Try it and see how much it will change your life, health and wellness.  Leave a comment below and let me know what you think if you have tried it.  That’s all for now.

Get healthy today and stay healthy tomorrow!

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Nettle Leaf

This great herb has so many health and wellness benefits.  Also known as Urtica dioica (stinging nettle), it acts as a diuretic, expectorant, pain reliever and tonic for blood.

The components in nettle, have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.  Promotes a healthy immune system, healthy skin and healthy mucous membrane.  The nutrients in nettle consists of calcium, copper, essential fatty acids, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sulfur, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, C and E.  Wow!  What a pack full of goodness in this herb!  Yaaaasssss!

Benefits of Nettle

  • Good for benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Treats anemia
  • Treats arthritis
  • Treats rheumatism
  • Hay Fever and other allergic disorders
  • Treats kidney problems
  • Malabsorption syndrome
  • Improves goiter
  • Improves inflammatory conditions
  • Improves mucous conditions of the lungs
  • Supports liver function
  • Reduces the risks of heart disease
  • Treats urinary tract infections
  • Treats eczema
  • Helps stimulate hair follicles

There are different ways to use this great herb!  Let’s take a look at some:

Uses for Nettle

Cooking

  • Nettle can be used as a side dish, like spinach.  Yummy!!!  Just steam those leaves and enjoy a healthy green side of deliciousness.
  • Some even make a soup containing nettle with potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, and other great vegetables.  This hearty soup will give you all the benefits listed above, plus a satisfying palate too!

Tea

  • Nettle tea is very popular among tea drinkers and herbalist.  Steeping the leaves gives you the benefits of treating the ailments above and also asthma!  I mean this herb is simply great!

Hair Care

  • Nettle is actually used in hair care products because of its many components that help with hair follicles and scalp oil buildup, promoting healthy hair right down to the root.  The nettle oil is used on the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles and regulate scalp oil buildup, which is great for hair loss and regrowth of hair.
  • Treating of dandruff is made simple and invigorating with nettle leaves and coconut oil rubbed into the scalp.  I mean feel the herb working on that dandruff, all the while stimulating the hair follicles and making your hair shiny and healthy.

Skin care

Using the nettle oil topically helps with so many skin aliments:

  • Treats acne and blemishes
  • Treats eczema
  • Treats skin burns and scars

Just apply and watch this herb transform your skin to a healthier state, people will be complementing you on your skin all the time!

You can also drink the nettle tea and apply topically for that extra oomph!!!  Now that’s what I’m talking about.

Try it and see how much it will change your life, health and wellness.  Leave a comment below and let me know what you think if you have tried it.  That’s all for now.

Get healthy today and stay healthy tomorrow!

Benefits of Parsley

This wonderful herb, also known as petroselinum crispum, has many benefits for your health and wellness.  Just a little pinch goes a long way.

Parsley is one of my favorite herbs (I have many, HAHAHA!).  Not only does it give the meals that fresh touch, but it enhances the flavor from good to succulent.  Often used as a garnish, but the components and nutrients in parsley are amazing.  Let’s check it out!

The main component in parsley is alpha-pinene, which has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and antibacterial properties.  Another component is apigenin, which also has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti-viral properties.  The nutrients in this great herb are calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, C and E, which are very beneficial for your health and wellness.

Benefits of Parsley

  • Prevents the multiplication of tumor cells
  • Expels worms
  • Relieves gas
  • Stimulates the normalcy of the digestive system
  • Freshens breath
  • Helps bladder, kidney, liver, lung, stomach and thyroid functions
  • Helps high blood pressure
  • Relieves indigestion
  • Promotes weight-loss
  • Relieves prostate disorders

Uses for Parsley

Cooking

Normally used as a garnish, but there are many dishes that implement parsley in the herbs and spices mix, like salsa and quiche.  So, mixing parsley in with the dishes gives it that flavor boost and the health benefits listed above.

Topically

Using the parsley mixed with a carrier oil like olive oil can have amazing effects on insect bites, lice, skin parasites, and contusions.

Skincare

A parsley mask does wonders for your skin!  It helps with dark spots and acne, because of the wonderful components in parsley.

  • Mix about seven springs of parsley with  two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar (or fresh lemon juice) and a tablespoon of organic raw honey
  • Apply mask (rub in well to pores) and let sit for about seven minutes
  • Pat dry


Try it and see how much it will change your life, health and wellness.  Leave a comment below and let me know what you think if you have tried it.  That’s all for now.

Get healthy today and stay healthy tomorrow!

Goldenseal

Here’s another herb that will help your health and wellness, especially in these winter months.

Goldenseal is an amazing herb that fights infection and inflammation.  Also known as hydrastis canadensis, goldenseal has a vast amount of berberine in its makeup.  Berberine is an alkaloid found in the roots and rhizomes of the herb, which aids in the treatment of:

  • Inflammation
  • Cancer
  • Arrhythmia 
  • Diabetes

The nutrients found in goldenseal are calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C.  All which are essential for healthy living.

Goldenseal also:

  • Cleanses the body
  • Increases the effectiveness of insulin 
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Strengthens the colon, liver, pancreas and spleen
  • Strengthens the lymphatic and respiratory systems
  • Improves digestion
  • Regulates menses
  • Decreases uterine bleeding
  • Stimulates the central nervous system
  • Treats allergies and ulcers
  • Treats disorders affecting the bladder, prostate, stomach and vagina
  • Also aids in the prevention of colds, flus and development of sore throats

So, not just during these winter months, goldenseal will help you fight off colds and flus, it is essential for healthy living everyday.

Forms of Goldenseal

Powder

You can get raw goldenseal in a powder form to put in teas, shakes and smoothies.  It’s a great boost to your drink with all that goodness in it!  YAAASSSSS!!!

Supplements

Goldenseal supplements are a quick way to ingest the herb on the go.  Especially for those who work a lot or just have a really busy lifestyle.

Tinctures

Using an alcohol free tincture in your teas, shakes and smoothies is another way to ingest this amazing herb.

They even have goldenseal tea!!!   I love it!!!  My family uses goldenseal a lot to combat all these aliments.

Note:  Alternating with echinacea or other herbs is recommended.  Do not take internally on a daily basis for more than a week at a time.  Should not be used by pregnant and breast feeding mothers.  Use with caution if allergic to ragweed.  If taking prescription drugs, please consult with doctor if interactions can occur.

Try it and see how much it will change your life, health and wellness.  Leave a comment below and let me know what you think if you have tried it.  That’s all for now.

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Breathe With Eucalyptus

WOW!  It’s snowing today!  Around this winter time, we need some eucalyptus to aid in our health and wellness.    

Eucalyptus, also known as eucalyptus globulus, is an amazing decongestant and antiseptic.  A much needed herb for this season of colds, flus and other respiratory issues, such as asthma and bronchitis.  Eucalyptus is also good for:

  • Relaxing sore muscles
  • Reducing swelling by helping to increase blood flow

The main way eucalyptus is used is through an essential oil form.  You can rub it on your chest or other areas of the body, or put it in the diffuser for a mucus breaking, lung opening, breathable aroma.  

So get some eucalyptus oil and help those lungs, they will thank you!  HAHAHA!  Check out my friends Facebook page on therapeutic grade essential oils.

Another way eucalyptus is used is in a tea form.  Although, consuming it in large amounts can be toxic to you.  So, just a cup a day is good!  

Try it and see how much it will change your life, health and wellness.  Leave a comment below and let me know what you think if you have tried it.  That’s all for now.

Get healthy today and stay healthy tomorrow!

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