Herbal Remedies

Tendon Trouble? New to me herb…Soloman Seal

This is a follow-up to my last post about a misdiagnosed hernia which is actually an inflamed inguinal tendon. After two weeks of daily 20-minute poultices of comfrey leaf mixed with bentonite clay, the inflammation continued to decrease–and then decreased to almost nothing with the addition of one simple plant, Solomon Seal.  Steamboat Springs is…

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Dandelion, Your Backyard Herbal Remedy

Dandelion has the reputation for thwarting any attempt to kill it–including highly toxic chemicals. So it makes sense it would be the perfect herb for your body to help ward off chemicals, too.  “Detoxing” is popular in the spring but rather than a long fast, I suggest the gentle detoxification of dandelion in a host…

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Essentrics Schedule + Weight Rebalancing

My New Year’s Intentions include: Weighing myself weekly Last winter, I put on 14 pounds after going to several months without weighing myself and getting addicted to sugar again which is so easy!   In my past, I’ve obsessed with weighing myself more than once a day which is not healthy either. Once a week…

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Immune-Supporting Herbs

My last post included the Three Musketeers for immune function from a food point of view;  let’s focus today on two herbs well known for immune support.  One you may be unfamiliar with is astragalus root (astragalus propinquus) which looks like a tongue depressor when you buy it at the health food store.  It’s been…

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California Poppy – to relax and more

CaliforniaPoppy

Greetings! I’ve been fascinated lately with using relaxation to strengthen through Essentrics, which also made me think about the many medicinal properties of this beautiful plant, California Poppy, aka Eschscholizia californica L.     In addition to helping us relax, this beautiful plant is also very helpful in assistance with: Circulation, helping to relieve high…

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Remember…Rosemary and her Many Benefits!

Rosemary

Summer is a great time to remind you about the many benefits of rosemary, botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis With Mediterranean origins, the woodsy-citrus-like fragrance of rosemary has added beauty to gardens, flavor to kitchens, and a great remedy in apothecaries throughout the world. Related to mint and resembling lavender, rosemary has many medicinal uses, in…

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Santa Fe Escape – Essentrics plus Herbal Medicine Made Easy

Greetings! It’s been a great winter here in Steamboat, but I’m now getting started on travel and education season which I love!  I’m most grateful to Sharon Blomgren with ArtsandCulturalTravel.com for asking me to be the facilitator of a new workshop created just for you; Santa Fe Escape. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=””…

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New Health-E-Booklet Series

Photo by John F. Russell Herbalist and author Susan Mead already has published a book of health tips called “Take Back Your Body.” Mead now is working on a series of a la carte health e-books for different ailments. The first in the series, “Focus on Hemorrhoids,” was released in July.  Read the rest of…

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Keep Moving!

Back Pain

Moving too fast without proper warm-up got me in trouble yesterday; I had the mother of all back spasms that made my cry out in pain every minute or more regardless of whether I was moving or stationary.   First, I did 30 minutes of gentle Essentrics stretches and even that was too much for…

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Herbal Cordial Recipe

If you didn’t receive my recent newsletter on the benefits of making and drinking herbal cordials, I hope you sign up soon here on my website. When I’m on top of things, you’ll get your free newsletter twice a month. 😉 If you’re new to my blog (shorter and often more irreverent than my newsletter),…

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