Category: Body and Mind

Detox with Nettle Leaf

Get ready for the Summer and Detox, Cleanse and Purify yourself with Nettle Leaf Tea to support fluid retention and weight loss.

Nettle is traditionally used as a Cleansing, Detoxifying herb. It has a diuretic action ( possible due to its flavonoids and high potassium content ), and increases Urine production and the elimination of waste products from the body. It helps many Skin conditions and Arthritic problems.

Just 2-3 cups of Nettle Leaf Tea will help with detoxing your body. Together with a couple of glasses water during the day, even with a few slices of Lemon in it, will definitely help you to get your body cleansed for the Summer.

Nettle is Astringent what also helps with slowing down bleeding, from wounds and nosebleeds, and is good for heavy Menstrual bleeding.

Nettle is Anti-allergenic, it treats Hay Fever, , Asthma,  Itchy skin conditions and insect bites.

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Dandelion Leaf

Dandelion Leafs are a powerful diuretic and has high levels of Potassium. It’s used as a diuretic and treats High Blood Pressure by reducing the volume of fluid in the body. An Infusion of Dandelion Leafs also helps with swollen ankles and is beneficial for relieving toxicity, especially of the Liver.

Poor appetite and Digestion, Poor Liver Function; Dandelion Root has a beneficial action on the Stomach, Liver and Pancreas, increasing Digestive Secretions, including Bile, and tending to stabilise Blood Sugar levels.

Fluid Retention, High Blood Pressure; Dandelion Leaf acts mainly on the Kidneys and encourages Fluid Clearance and Weight Loss. It is commonly taken to help Lower Blood Pressure, it’s high Potassium content making it particular useful

Skin Problems; A gentle Blood Cleanser, Dandelion Root will prove helpful in a number of Chronic Skin complaints such as Acne, Boils and Eczema, especially when it’s combined with herbs such as Burdock and Echinacea. Dandelion Leaf is Cleansing and Nutritious.

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Chamomille

Chamomille is a great remedy for the Digestive system. It’s an excellent treatment for Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion and loss of appetite. It is also Sedative, Anti-spasmodic and mildly Analgesic, and will relieve Colic, Griping and other Cramping pains. It helps normalize the Digestive function.

It may also be taken for Headaches and Migraine, even by Children. It’s marked Anti-inflammatory, and Anti-allergenic properties make it helpful when applied to Irritated skin ( tincture, infused oil or topical salve )

Caution: Do not use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding, and do Not use Essential Oil of Chamomille internally.

usage: about 2 teaspoons of herbs in boiling water, infuse for 5-10 minutes, have 1-3 cups a day – strain herbs or use a tea infuser or disposable teabag.

Letting Go is Healing

How often do you hold on to things, for too long, and later on realise that it’s only causing you more harm, stress and anxiety than needed? We’ve all been there and it’s not always easy to deal with.

Though “Letting Go” is a very important part when it comes to Healing. When you hold on to for example Anger, Sadness, Doubt, Fear, Insecurity, Jealousy and Stress, it creates stress and anxiety not only in your physical body but also in your energetic body.

Maybe you already are aware of the fact that illnesses are created in your energetic body first, before they hit the physical body. So if we hold on too much and too long of negative energies that basically don’t really serve us well, we can create physical issues.

Once it reached the physical body, it’s much harder to clear and cleanse the negative energies as then it needs to be removed from the physical body first and then throught the energetic body. So we do ourselves well by releasing these negative energies as soon as possible, so Before it hits our physical body.

Letting Go is basically accepting and not giving it anymore attention or energy so you don’t “feed” the negative energies, but basically let them desolve and replace for positive energies.

Not giving attention to it anymore can already be done by not keeping it in your mind any longer, as our Mind can create strong energies within ourselves and body, either negative or positive. So what would you prefer to set your intentions to? Don’t underestimate the Power of the Mind.

Using Positive Affirmations do really help to change your Mindset into a more Positive Mindset, and so does Meditation and sessions of Energy Healing or even Hypno Therapy.

Holding on too much stress and anxiety can literally make you physically ill, and it’s not worth it. You can’t change the Past and you don’t know yet what the Future will bring, so if you are able to live in The Now then there is no space for stress and anxiety as this mainly exists from worries and fear.

Use your internal power to Heal your Self by Letting Go of situations you can’t control, or situations that no longer serve you, or people that no longer should be in your life.

Letting Go is Healing your Self, Letting Go is taking control over your own Life and not let Life, people or situations control You.

Angelique ღ

Healing Facts of Herbs

Still a lot of people wonder if Herbs and Spices are actually working. I can say from my personal experience, “yes they do work”. It’s been since ages ago that the healing properties of herbs are written in texts and documents, and Herbalists these days study and research this to get the best healing benefits from it and to be able to help people in the best tailored way.

Herbs strengthen digestion:  

Most chronic disease starts with poor digestion. Many culinairy herbs have been used for thousands of years, not only for the good taste but also to help with digestion. More than often people have had poor digestion for so long that they assume it’s a natural part of life. Herbs and spices can help strengthen the digestion and often people experience that other complaints disappear.

The following symptoms are related with poor digestion: bloating, gas, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, nausea, poor appetite, recurring diarrhea and ulcers.

Digestion

Herbs are high in anti-oxidants: 

Anti-oxidants are an important key to limiting the damage done to the body by oxidative stress, which has been linked to heart disease, liver problems, arthritis, premature skin ageing and eye damage. It occurs when the body is overloaded with free radicals. The formation of free radicals is a natural part of living but can be dramatically increased by stress, eating processed foods, consuming overheated oils, breathing air pollutants or cigarette smoke, being sleep deprived or eat charred meats. To minimise oxidative stress, it’s important to limit these negative influences and regularly include high anti-oxidant foods, such as Herbs and Spices in your meals.

Fresh local foods and herbs

Herbs support the nervous system:

We live in quite a stressed culture, people are always “busy” when you ask them how they are doing. Excessive stress is so common these days that it almost seems “normal” to start your day with little sleep and be rushed, overworked and overcommitted. Our bodies are more and more showing the effects of constant exposure to chronic stress.

Chronic stress has been linked to six leading causes of death: cancer, coronary heart disease, accidental injuries, respiratory disorders, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.

Herbs will not let you run on no sleep, rushing from activity to activity on your busy schedule and to-do list, but herbs ans spices can help us modulate the negative effects of stress. They can help shift us from the fight-or-flight response of our sympathetic nervous system to the sleep at night and reduce levels of anxiety during the day. In combination with fresh local food they offer us high amounts of the vitamins and minerals needed to support our nervous system, and so our mental health as well.

Anxiety

Herbs are anti-microbial:

Some herbs and spices offer a powerful defence against pathogenic bacteria. As a bacteria have evolved, they’ve adapted to the pharmaceutical antibiotics we use. After decades of overuse of antibiotics, more and more bacteria no longer respond to treatment using antibiotics, people get antibiotic-resistant.

Plants have been changing and evolving with bacteria for millennia, they have a very complex system that may make it harder for pathogens to adapt to them.

Although it can be necessary to use pharmaceutical antibiotic for certain conditions, doing so can have a far-reaching negative effects, particularly on our gut flora, which is the beneficial bacteria in our digestive tract. Pharmaceutical antibiotics act by wiping out all bacteria, even the beneficial ones. Antibiotic after all means “anti-life”.

Spices can be strongly anti microbial without being “anti-life”, instead of “knocking out” everyting they come in contact with, plants can be chosen for the specific type of infection. Plants can also be very effective against viruses and fungal infections. Herbs can go beyond simply “killing” a pathogen and also support the ecosystem of the body, they can restore integrity to mucous membranes and support healthy gut flora.

Herbs and Spices

Herbs support the immune system:

Herbs can reinforce our health during times of infection by strengthening or modulating our body’s own immune system, which is our best defence against pathogens that leas to illness.

Immune system dysfunction can increase our risk of infection and is also implicated in cancer, autoimmune disorders and seasonal allergies.

Herbs and spices aid your health in myriad ways including strengthening your digestion, supporting your immune system and awakening your senses and bringin joy to your life.

To get the most benefits from herbs you’ll want to use them every day in good amounts, not just sprinkling a little bit of herbs and spices into your foods but rather using it as an opportunity to get an abundance of herbs into your life as a powerful way to bolster your health.

This is food as Medicine at its’ best!

Great immune system, great health!

Source: Alchemy of Herbs by Rosalee De La Foret