Archive for September, 2011

Water Violet Flower Essence

water violetWater violet flower essence is one of the common herbal essences picked up from the petals and flowers of Hottonia palustris. It is a perfect natural remedy for all unsocial people, for all loners and aloof personalities. It helps open up to the world, integrate, start enjoying social activities and get a taste of life. By using this unique flower essence, withdrawn and aloof people can start appreciating social relationships and feeling themselves needed and involved. Sedative and calming effects of this natural product can assist in learning how to handle lots of various situations with dignity and in a very capable manner. (more…)

Yarrow Herbal Tea

Health benefits of yarrowYarrow tea is a simple infusion of flowers and leaves of common yarrow (Achillea millefolium), a valuable medicinal herb known also as woundwort, milfoil, staunchweed, Carpenter’s Weed, and simply ‘healing herb’. This long-stemmed plant can be found throughout the Northern Hemisphere as it grows in the wild all around. It can be recognized with its daisy-like looking clusters of flowers of violet or white color. This amazing plant has a very strong historic background, it plays a role in ancient Greek mythology and has been used for many eras as an excellent wound healer and a solution to stop bleeding. Thus, yarrow tea or yarrow infusion can be used both externally and internally. (more…)

Slippery Elm Extract

Health Benefits Of Slippery Elm ExtractSlippery elm extract is one of the oldest and the most interesting herbal remedies extracted from Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra), a tree known also as red elm or moose elm, native to East Canada, East and Central US, especially the Appalachian region. The tree received its name due to soothing and slippery texture of it rough and thick inner bark which has been used for many centuries (both externally and internally) to treat a great number of health conditions. The most common form of using this natural remedy are herbal teas and herbal extracts. (more…)

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood Essential OilCedarwood Essential Oil is produced by steam distillation from the wood chips of Juniperus virginiana, and this is one of the essential oils with many thousands years of history. It is supposed that cedarwood oil was one of the first herbal remedies to be extracted and it has numerous documented cases of being used by ancient Egyptians for aromatherapy and perfumery. Cedarwood oil has very strong balsamic woody aroma and is used in our times as a basic oil for many aromatherapy mixtures. Numerous cedarwood oil benefits are highly valued in modern alternative medicine and cosmetic industry, especially skin care and hair loss treatment. (more…)