Friday, July 13, 2018
The leaves have anti microbial , anti inflammatory, anti diabetic and anti viral properties.
As with anything the tea may have adverse reactions to other medications so please consult your doctor.
Monday, June 25, 2018
I look for alternatives because over the counter tablets may cause long term damage to the liver, and intestines. So I am sharing herbs that I have used for minor headaches, cramps or joint pain. I am not suggesting that you should avoid your doctors orders.
Turmeric is my all time favorite from joint pain to headaches this herb has worked for me especially in the form of a tea.
Capsaicin or peppers. I had a headache so bad once with no aspirin in sight, I ate a piece of a scotch bonnet pepper and my headache subsided .
Ginger is also very good for pain . When combined with turmeric its a very powerful pain reliever especially for those suffering from arthritis.
These herbs can work but will work even better with a good diet .
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Argan oil is a plant oil from the kernels of the argan tree. The tree is endemic to Morocco.
Argan oil contains fatty acids ,oleic,omega 3 fatty acids, linoleic acids, caffeic acid and more.
Use it on your face as a mosturizer to fight wrinkles and blemishes. But also use in your hair to promote new hair growth.
Luckily a few health food stores in Kingston sell this luscious oil. Give it a try and tell me what you think.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Marijuana is made of both CBD and THC( tetrahydrocannabinol ). THC is what gives the user the high . CBD is not psychoactive . CBD oil can relieve pain,reduce anxiety and depression . CBD may also be able to treat insomnia and PTSD.
CBD apparently has similar effects to anti depressants . CBD is being studied for its affect on cancer related symptoms ( nausea, pain etc). It also may help to lower blood pressure .
As with anything please consult your doctor, CBD can react with other medication.
This brand as well as a few others can be found in pharmacies across the island.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Cascara is a very strong herb when used in tea form. When preparing the tea I suggest adding a piece of ginger. The ginger may ease the griping that may occur. It works well when taken before bedtime. If you are not used to it drink a few teaspoons at first.
Cascara Sagrada may help to tone and help with the flow of secretions from pancreas, liver and stomach.
Always start with a low dose and avoid indulging in it too often. A diet loaded with fiber can counter constipation. But if there is an issue drink a little Cascara Sagrada tea.
Make sure to stay hydrated.
Please consult your physician before using.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
The liver is the regulator of the human body. This organ breaks down fats and produces energy. The liver filters the blood from the digestive tract. I know someone right now who's suffering from various inflammatory issues that stem from very poor eating habits that have basically damaged her liver. I'm going to share some herbs and foods that may balance or maintain your liver health.
Fruits / vegetables for liver health
Herbs for a healthy liver
Please stop or cut down on processed foods in your diet.
Stop using vegetable oil.
Sugar is damaging your liver limit your intake.
Friday, February 2, 2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Sometimes a lovely cup of tea is just the remedy you may need to alleviate anxiety and release stress.
Chamomile tea is rich in antioxidants . The tea helps to relax and promote sleep.
Valerian tea is one of my favorites. Valerian is very calming, apparently the herb works by lowering cortisol
As with all herbs consult your doctor especially if you are already on medication.
Self -care is vital , take time out to relax. It is important and taking time out for yourself will be beneficial to your overall health. In all things balance is key.
If you would like to share tips feel free !!!
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Another use of this tea is to calm tension and ease anxiety. The herb may also help menopausal women with hot flashes .
Hawthorn may interact with prescription drugs .
I suggested this to a young lady who suffers from palpitations and sometimes tightness in her chest , so far there has been improvement . Hawthorn is available at Life Essentials Herbal Store in Portmore and Kingston. I bought a pack of the powder for about $150 JAD.
Friday, March 10, 2017
This one is a Cool Cranberry Mask - I combined cranberries, coconut oil, oatmeal , cane juice and Ginkgo Biloba oil. This is chuck full of antioxidants, Vitamins A & C and hopefully is anti-aging :)
I made the Ginkgo Bilboa oil myself . I used coconut oil as the base oil . Ginkgo Bilboa is a natural cleanser and although research is fairly new it may have anti aging properties . It smells great and so far my clients love the way it makes their skin feel . I suggest keeping it refrigerated, then use generously all over the face and neck and leave on for 20 minutes ,
Sunday, January 29, 2017
We tend to ignore this organ until it starts giving trouble . Here are some foods and herbs that may aid in keeping this very important organ healthy.
Lemon- drink a glass of lemon water in the morning
Bill Berry tea
Horsetail- can help an already damaged pancreas by aiding in rebuilding cells due to its silica content
Ways to damage the pancreas , if you are doing any of these things regularly, congratulations you are playing yourself.: