Tinctures: The alternative medicine touted for amazing health benefits without the added side effects that are associated with other forms of medicine. Tinctures have been used for hundreds of years as one of the primary forms of herbal medicine due to the simple ingredients, ease of use, and effective and natural form of relief from common ailments.
Your teeth are an important part of your life that often get overlooked. They are one of the first things people see when they meet you, they are used to chew the food you enjoy, and they are used for spreading positivity in the world.
We all know far too well that uncomfortable feeling that accompanies the onset of any cold or flu. Chills, fever, lethargy, coughing, and runny noses are all too familiar as the daylight hours become shorter, school starts back up, and people become more prone to staying indoors in close quarters with their colleagues, family, and friends.
Fall, winter, spring, summer. Fall, winter, spring, summer. In the Midwest, the seasons feel like they are constantly fluctuating. Most of the seasons come and go so quickly and then winter seems to last forever. This means that your skin can really take a beating. Summer brings long days in the sun and heat followed closely by the drying winds of autumn and winter. It seems as though your skin can never catch a break which can leave it dry, cracked, and downright inflamed and unhappy. Sometimes all your skin needs is a little pampering, and with autumn fast approaching, what’s more perfect than a skin nourishing mask that contains PUMPKIN of all things?!
The beginning of fall is always bitter sweet. With changing leaves and cooler temperatures marking the end of summer, there is such an energy shift in our bodies! While summer provided us with light and carefree attitudes, autumn brings with it more introspective energies that leave us wanting to stay snuggled in and pensive. We must be able to tune into these energies as the weather goes through this transition in order to keep us feeling at our prime this season.
The sweet dog days of summer are upon us, dropped out of the sky like an eagle on the hunt. As every lady is aware, summer means beaches, bikinis, and their best girlfriends. Unfortunately, another thing that comes along with these warm summer days? Uncomfortable PMS.
Herbalism. The unique field of study surrounding the use of plants for medicinal purposes. Although the actual scientific study of herbal medicine has seen an explosion of interest over the past couple of years, it has been around much longer than that, with the use of plants for anecdotal purposes dating back thousands of years.
Buds are breaking, flowers are blooming, and your sinuses are throbbing. We all look forward to spring, yet for some, the dread of uncomfortable allergies can outweigh the excitement. Those blooms sure are beautiful, but too bad they can trigger such an unattractive reaction. With increasing global temperatures, these allergens are in for the long haul. It’s predicted that with warmer temperatures, plants will have longer blooming seasons – bringing with them longer allergy seasons.
When it comes to pain, chances are you, like everyone else, are looking for a quick fix. Something to make that irritating headache or awful backache disappear for a few short hours before it resurfaces again only to send you slumping toward your bed. While the majority of the world turns to Aspirin or Ibuprofen for this relief, you may be pleasantly surprised to hear that there is a natural alternative that, although may take slightly longer to work, doesn’t pose the risk of upsetting your stomach. This alternative I speak of is, of course, willow bark!
As everyone is probably aware, there is a big essential oil (EO) movement taking place right now. These scented oils made from distillation of plant matter are popping up all over the country as their therapeutic uses become increasingly recognized. With good reason too! Essential oils are easy and pleasurable to use, and can be very beneficial for a variety of conditions.