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New Tinctures!

We added a few new Tinctures in our Online Shop. We are in the process of making more tinctures, but it takes up to 4-6 weeks for Tinctures to be ready. As soon as more Tinctures are ready we will add them to our Online Shop. At the moment we have only Alcohol based Tinctures but we are preparing Vegetable Glycerine Tinctures as well.

Tinctures are Infused Herbal Remedies for different kind of ailments. Herbs are infused in an alcohol or glycerine base. The alcohol based Tinctures are stronger and the Glycerine based Tinctures a bit more sweet in taste. An alcohol Tincture has a longer shelf-life ( 2-4 years ) while a glycerine Tincture has a shelf-life of 1-2 years. Read the description well as some Tinctures are NOT recommended using during Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and for young children. Babies under 1 year old should never get any herbal remedy. Vegetable Glycerine based Tinctures are better to use for children. When on prescribed medication, always consult your GP first before using any Herbal remedy or medicine.

Get your Dandelion, Hawthorn or Comfrey Leaf tincture here: https://healingandherbs.com/shop/ 

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

Powerful Healing with Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne is a hot and spicy Herb that can relieve pain, prevent a cold, dramatically support heart health and promote healthy weight loss

Cayenne is a stimulant and is antimicrobial, analgesic, carminative, styptic, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal and a blood mover.

It can be used for ailments like toothache, arthritis, fever, heart disease, poor circulation, parasites, digestive problems, sore throat, depression, low libido, bleeding, inflammation, hypertension, hypotension, headache, neuropathy, shingles, fungal infections, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, weight loss and menstrual cramps.

Cayenne Pepper can be used in preparations like a tea, tincture, liniment, oil salve or as a culinary spice.`

To avoid stomach upset it’s recommended to consume Cayenne Pepper with a meal. Depending on your sensitivity and tolerance, you can use just a few sprinkles to spice up your meal or a therapeutic amount of 1-10 grams per day.

Always start with small amounts of Cayenne Pepper and then slowly increase as desired. Cayenne is a hot herb, taken in large amounts over time could lead someone to feel hot and dry all the time. Cayenne is very irritating to the eyes and sensitive skin, so avoid touching Cayenne or Cayenne preparations and then touching the eyes.

Cayenne shouldn’t be taken in large amounts during pregnancy.

People on warfarin or other blood-thinning pharmaceuticals should talk to their doctor before using large amounts of Cayenne.

Cayenne Tea

1/4 teaspoon Cayenne powder, or to individual taste

1 table spoon Fresh Lemon juice

1 teaspoon Organic Honey, or to individual taste

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Place the Cayenne powder in a cup, then pour the hot water over it, add the Lemon juice and Honey and stir. Sip slowly once it has cooled a bit. The hotter you drink this, the better.

Cayenne Salve

Cayenne Salve works for minor pain relief, it works very well for sore muscles and joints, bruises and even nerve pain.

If you use it for Arthritic pain, use it daily, and note that it may take a week or two to see results.

This salve can be stored at room temperature for up to a year, but for best results use it withing 6 months.

Cayenne Salve is a hot mixture! It can only be used externally and Not put on broken skin as it may sting open wounds. Even on closed skin you may feel a bit burning or heat in the area where it is applied.

Sensitive individuals may experience tenderness or blistering, if this happens, discontinue use until the area is healed, then apply less often or in smaller amounts.

If you like to order Cayenne Salve, 100 ml, for only GBP 7,95 please use the form below to order. Make sure you note down your full address and the amount of salves you like to order. For payments we use PayPal ( info@healingandherbs.uk ) . Once your payment is received the salve will be made for you and dispatched.

All our products are freshly made when you order, so please allow us a few days to process and dispatch your order.