Another great way to use herbs, and take part of their benefits in an enjoyable way, is to make your own special herb blend.
Make your normal cup of tea and then sprinkle a pinch or two of your blend on the tea.
Cinnamon, Cardamom, and Red pepper will take you through winter. Healthy and tasty, oh these wonderful herbs.
Ginger has a pungent almost citrus smell to it, has been used in Ayurveda for many thousand years, as a healer of all.
I like to mix grated fresh ginger root into food whenever I can, and a fragrant ginger tea lifts your spirit in an instant. For ginger tea, peel and cut fresh ginger root into slices and pour hot water over.
It is a great root if you want to make sure that you have proper absorbation through the stomach to all parts of the body.
We need proper absorbation to keep our immune system rolling, and our body nurtured.
Ginger also stimulates the circulatory- and lymphsystem, is a muscle relaxant, and a spiritual and physical cleanser.
I have a very unscientific theory that Chilli pepper is good to heal stomach ulcers, sounds contradictory I know.
Once (like 20 years ago!) I read about a university in Singapore which had found a link between capsicum and reversing ulcers, unfortunatley now I cannot find the article to back my claims.
Instead I back it up with experience.
I encountered stomach ulcers early, for many years I had to live with the pain, as no "normal" medication helped.
Living in Asia I ate a lot of food with chilli, at first I had some concerns, but as I love spicy food I kept eating the chilli peppers. Time went by, and the stomach pain diminished, until a point when it actually was gone. And I mean gone, not just hiding the symptoms, up until this day, I am still surprised, it did feel like a miracle, I do believe in miracles but, honestly I believe in this case it was much thanks to the red peppers.
What a lovely combo; herbs and miracles.
Normally you do not need much, a pinch a day will help.
For some clients with weak constitutions, I add a few drops of capsicum to their personalized herbal tincture, and it has proven to work really well, both for the stomach, and to strengthen the system in general.
Part of the explanation can be that the Chilli pepper opens up the tissues in the body to an increased blood flow, and this increased circulation is moving body fluids, and putting things in its right place in the system.
Adding to my unscientific theory is that there is some kind of enzym in the capsicum which is needed to counteract the ulcer...My search for answers is ongoing.
When preparing my products I prefer to do as much as possible myself. Like here with my organic Tamarind pods, this is perfect, I can peel and deseed, and deflesh the fruit before drying. I have 100% control over what is put into the products, completely pure and natural, and I can enjoy the lovely vibes from the plant kingdom, I like!
Tamarind is used in TAMARINDO Herbal Scrub Mud, USEFUL Face Toner and MJUK Face Cleanser.
Have you ever used Flower Remedies?
Living our lives, things do happen and tag along without us taking much notice or we decide to ignore it, but our bodies have cell memories and these memories stays with us, and can later affect our wellbeing.
Deep rooted emotions can be hard to reach, but I have found that in many cases Flower remedies can do the digging out and heal.
Bach Flower remedies are the original flower essences, but there are many other kinds, for example from Australia and the Rainforest, or if you have time and interest, you can make some yourself.
If you feel you have come to a standstill White Chestnut can help, or if you feel down and unmotivated Wild oat is waiting to bring you back. Happy digging!
Oh dear, life is amazing. Yesterday I was writing how comforting a warm cup of tea with Cinnamon (already in medieval times, cinnamon was an ingredient of medicines for sore throats and coughs, is also used to alleviate indigestion, stomach cramps, intestinal spasms and nausea) and Cardamom (brings mental clarity and good humor) is for us especially in cold and dark times. And later that afternoon, I received in the mail, the most lovely cinnamon and cardamom tea from a dear friend in Sweden, talk about angel mail.
I hear silent whispers and loud cries from different parts of the Northern Hemisphere, the cold and darkness is starting to take its toll on the human body and mind.
We can't settle with that, there are some easy ways to help ourselves, Light a candle, put some orange and lime essential oils in the diffuser, inhale and let the entire system light up. Both the aroma and the candle light sends messages to our brain of wellbeing.
To clear up a stuffy nose do not forget eucalyptus and peppermint.
Drink a hot cup of tea, make sure cinnamon and cardamom is included for the extra bonus of circulation, strengthening, digestion and harmonizing.
If you get close to anyone with flu, find some Elderberry extract, take for 3 days and it will most probably keep you healthy.
I think colours are important for us, physically and mentally, and sometimes we ignore our craving for a certain colour.
This urge for a specific colour is a natural way for the body to tell us that it need some healing.
The colours are connected to our bodies, and our energy centers -chakras.
The need for a colour might be traced back to an overactive or slow moving chakra.
We can make use of colour in so many ways, the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the plants and flowers we buy, the interior decor we have, the crystals we wear and even the sheets we sleep on.
higher self meditation
-The Great Bell Chant(The end of Suffering)
-Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush
-Magic Mantra-reverse negative to positive - by SatKirin Kaur Khalsa