“What the heck is a schizandra berry?”
Great question. Besides being one of my favorite words of all time, schizandra is is also an incredibly powerful tonic, or daily maintenance herb. I’ve personally been using it more regularly as of late and I’m pretty darn excited about the gentle cleansing and beautifying effects I’ve been noticing.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with this magical ancient fruit, this post will give you a quick rundown of why it’s such an important superfood/superherb to incorporate into your diet and will also give you two very easy and fun ways to painlessly incorporate it into your daily routine if you choose to do so. Continue reading
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Tagged adaptogen, chinese medicine, detox, detoxification, energy, herbal supplements, herbs, holistic, liver detox, natural remedies, schisandra, schizandra, superfood, superfoods, traditional Chinese medicine
I absolutely love herbs—especially those classified as “tonic herbs,” meaning they can be taken regularly as preventative maintenance. Nature created medicinal plants for a reason. The diets of human cultures throughout history have always had an herbal or medicinal component. Unfortunately, because we’ve grown increasingly disconnected from Nature, many people now instinctively seek out pharmaceutical drugs and narcotics to fill that need, unaware that they’re actually looking for the medicinal substances that plants have always offered. Continue reading
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Tagged adaptogen, ashwaganda, astragalus, chinese medicine, eleuthero, ginseng, herbal medicine, herbal supplements, herbs, immune system, maca, natural remedies, natural remedy, tonic herbs, traditional Chinese medicine
When you were little, your parents or grandparents probably gave you chicken soup or some other home remedy to help you get over your cold, probably because their parents or grandparents gave it to them when they were younger.
Before taking whatever they gave you, did you first go to the library and make sure it was actually effective? Did you need to see peer-reviewed medical literature to prove it wasn’t going to have negative side-effects?
Nope. You just took it. Granted, a big reason why you did was because
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Tagged Ayurveda, folk medicine, herbal medicine, herbs, holistic, home remedy, natural remedies, natural remedy, tcm, traditional Chinese medicine
Okay, “10x healthier” is just a rough estimate, but you get the idea.
I’m always looking for fun and easy ways to add a little bit of extra nutrition to whatever I’m eating.
A cool trick I thought of the other day while making oatmeal was to brew some tea in the same water that my oatmeal cooks in! I know—I’m blowing your mind right now.
This is an excellent way to add an herbal and medicinal component into your diet. Why would you want to do that? Because
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Tagged breakfast ideas, burdock root, chaga, fo-ti, healthy recipes, herbs, oatmeal, oatmeal recipes, pau d'arco, tea