How Do Herbal Antivirals Work?

How do Herbal Antivirals Work?

A common mistake often made is to think that the cold and flu are caused by bacteria, however both of these infections are actually caused by viruses. This is why when you go to the doctors for the flu they will not give you antibiotics. Unlike bacteria viruses are technically not alive. Therefore antivirals work […]

Herb of the Month: Aloe Vera

Herb of the Month: Aloe Vera

Name: Aloe Vera Latin Name: Aloe barbadensis Common Names: Aloe, moka, cape, turkey, Aloe Zanzibar Family: Asphodelaceae Parts Used: Leaf, Juice Constituents: Glycoside (anthroquinone, called aloe emodin or aloin), polysaccharides, saponins, essential oil, steroids, enzymes, minerals, cinnamic and salicylic acid, acemannan Actions: Promotes bile, heals wounds, tonic anti-fungal, antibacterial, demulcent, sedative, purgative Energetics: Leaf: bitter, […]

Rest, Restoration and Healing Sabbatical

Shatul will be on a Sabbatical from Aug 28- October 5th 2014 During the month of Elul and the days leading up to the High Holy Days I will be taking a time away from work and much of  the internet. I believe it is important to rest our bodies, spirits, and minds in order […]

Wild Edible of The Month Subscription Review

Wild Edible Foos

Karen Stephenson from Edible Wild Food has created a monthly subscription publication called Wild Edible of the Month. Each month subscribers get a flip book covering a new edible wild food in detail. Karen describes the contents of her new publication on her website: Wild Edible of the Month is a new monthly publication that we […]

Herbal First Aid: Basic Natural Supplies

Herbal First Aid: Basic Natural Supplies

First aid is an often overlooked area of herbalism. As mom’s we know how often children experience cuts, bruises, injuries or other illnesses. Because of this it is wise to be prepared. During a life threatening emergency the hospital is often the best choice. There are times however that are less serious but immediate where […]

Herb of the Month: Yarrow

Herb of the Month: Yarrow @shatulwellness @jasminejlucero

Name: Yarrow Latin Name: Achillea millefolium Common Names: Soldier’s woundwort, field hops, milfoil, nosebleed, ladies’ mantle, thousand seal Family: Asteraceae Parts Used: Aerial portions Constituents: Volatile oils, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, salicylic acid, coumarins, sequiterpene lactones Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antirheumatic, astringent, antispasmodic, antiseptic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, hypotensive, tonic, digestive bitter, hemostatic, diaphoretic Contraindications: Allergic to plants in […]

Building Garden Soil With Herbs

Building Garden Soil With Herbs

For many of us summer is a time to work in our garden and reap a bountiful harvest. The summer heat often brings a desire for cold herbal teas to nourish and replenish our bodies. We are aware that herbs can be used as vitamins and minerals for our body but we don’t often consider that the food we […]

Huge 4th of July Sale at Bulk Herb Store

Huge 4th of July Sale at Bulk Herb Store

*Links provided in this post are affiliate links that allow me to receive a small commission from your purchase. Bulk Herb Store is having a Huge 4th of July sale. Receive 10% off your entire order of $50 or more. Bulk herbs, teas, books, and even Berkey water filters. Today July 4th through July 6th, […]

Herb of the Month: Calendula

Herb of The Month: Calendula

Name: Calendula Latin: Calendula officinalis Common Names: Marigold, Pot marigold, Golden Flower of Mary Family: Asteraceae Parts Used: petals, flower head Constituents: Triterpenes, carotenoids, flavonoids, volatile oil, chlorogenic acid, sterol, mucilage, saponins, bitter glycosides, resin, mild estrogenic Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, lymphatic, astringent, emmenagogue, cholagogue, antiseptic, anti-fungal, wound healing, detoxifying Contraindications: Possible allergen for those sensitive to […]

Becoming An Herbalist & Consultations By Donation

Becoming an Herbalist & Consultations By Donation @shatulwellness

Becoming an Herbalist Herbalism is a beautiful and varied field. There are many great schools that offer herbal education and certificates of completion. However there is not an official government regulated license or certification for herbalists. Though my education is through an herbal school like most herbalists I also read, research, and study constantly. As […]

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