Monthly Archives: December 2013

Herbal medicine

Modern herbalists use plants from many different regions of the world. Herbal medicine can include the use of European and North American plants, roots, bark and mushrooms. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses plants native to China or Asia. Ayurvedic medicine uses plants native to India. Visit to find a Herbology practitioner in your area.

Turmeric herb

The spice turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and helps with arthritis and headache pain. It also fights stomach ulcers and parasites. It is one of the most beneficial herbs for overall wellbeing and is heavily used in India and Asia. New research shows it also help combat cancer.

Goldenseal herb

The herb Goldenseal is a favorite herb among naturopaths and herbalists. It is used for digestive tract infections, urinary tract infections, and diarrhea. It also makes a powerful eyewash for eye infections. Goldenseal is also helpful for sore throat, canker sores and cold sores. It fights bacteria, viruses and fungi, and boosts the immune system.

Healing Touch

Healing Touch is an energy therapy. Healing Touch practitioners utilize light or near-body touch to clear, balance, restore and energize the human energy system in an effort to promote healing for the mind, body and/or spirit. To find a practitioner or class near you visit

Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh is one of the most popular herbs used in treatments for menopause due to its effectiveness in controlling hot flashes, depression, night sweats and more. It boots a woman’s own ability to balance estrogen by mimicking some of that hormone’s functions. These plant estrogens work very much like natural estrogen.

Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto is beneficial to the prostate gland and urinary tract has been used in the treatment of prostate enlargement. It was especially effective when treating the early stages of disease. Saw palmetto is also popular as an herbal remedy for a type of hair loss and baldness called male and female-pattern baldness. Saw palmetto also has been shown to enhance vitality and strength.

Soul Growth

Every person has lessons and issues that are unique to them and the growth of their soul. When trying to overcome a challenge, concentrate on the opportunity to learn, the process, and the growth of your soul. It does no good to compare your lessons to those of others, for we are all presented with unique set of lessons. Profound transformation comes when we trust the journey of the soul.

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Packed with antioxidants, blueberries neutralize free radical damage to the cells that can lead to cataracts, glaucoma, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, peptic ulcers, heart disease and cancer. Blueberries contain the same compounds found in cranberries that help prevent or eliminate urinary tract infections. Blueberries may reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.