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 […]

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 […]

Desert Wildcrafting & Desert Rain Salve

Desert Wildcrafting & Desert Rain Salve Recipe

Wildcrafting is the the act of gathering edible and medicinal plants from their natural habitat. Gathering edible and medicinal herbs can be a rewarding activity, especially when learning to identify plants to safely use as medicine for your family. God has provided a way to naturally care for the health of our family through the […]

Herb of The Month: Nettle

herb of the Month: Nettle @shatulwellness @jasminejlucero

Name: Nettle, Stinging Nettle Latin: Urtica dioica Family: Urticaceae Parts Used: It is common to use the aerial parts, especially as food or as a nutritive tonic. However, roots and seeds are also used medicinally. Constituents: Chlorophyll/ indoles-histamine and serotonin, acetylcholine-flavonal glycosides, quercetin, tannins, vitamin C, protein, fiber, iron, silica, calcium, potassium, manganese, sulphur, vitamins A, […]

How To Make a Nourishing Infusion

How to make a Nourishing Infusion

There are many herbs that have nutritive qualities that can be taken in a strong infusion several times a day. Nourishing infusions can be used to nourish and replenish our bodies instead of synthetic vitamins. Using a whole plant that God created instead of synthetic vitamins allows us to infuse out bodies with all of […]

Stinging Nettle: Curse or Blessing

Stinging Nettle: Curse or Blessing

Nettle is one of those herbs that people love and hate. Many people consider it a noxious weed to avoid. This is understandable considering  just the touch of it can create a stinging rash and welt. But does nettle deserve its cursed status or is it a blessing? This herb is very commonly used in […]

7 Herbs For Increasing Fertility & Conception

7 Herbs For Increasing Fertility & Conception

God has given women a natural gift and desire to bear children. Infertility can be a frustrating and heartbreaking issue to deal with. There are actually different causes of infertility for each person. Some of the causes of infertility are, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, blocked fallopian tubes, hormone imbalance, hypothyroidism, poor egg health, and low sperm […]

Herbs During Pregnancy: What Not To Take or Use When You’re Pregnant

Herbs During Pregnancy: What Not To Take or Use When You’re Pregnant

Herbs can be a beneficial way to relieve mild discomfort during pregnancy. Many herbs are safe to use in tea form during pregnancy. There are some herbs, however, that you should avoid while you’re pregnant. Herbal Safety for Mom and Baby It is wise to avoid most herbs and medications completely in the first trimester […]

Herbs During Pregnancy: General Safety Considerations

Herbs During Pregnancy: General Safety Considerations

According to the CDC, only  9% of drugs approved by the FDA have sufficient data to determine safety risk of birth defects. Because of this, and other potential safety risks during pregnancy, women often reach for natural preparations instead of over-the-counter or prescription medications. We often think herbal preparations are a safer alternative to medication […]

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