Herb of The Month: Nettle

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, […]

Messianic Joy Radio Show Interview

Interview on New Messianic Joy Radio Show My friend Evonne Mandella from Messianic Inspiration has a new radio show on Messianic Lamb Radio called Messianic Joy. Messianic Joy will be a radio show where Evonne focuses on the Joy of our faith, she will be discussing a variety of topics such as; holistic living, home schooling […]

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 […]

DIY Children’s Herbal Digestive Pastilles

DIY Children's Herbal Digestive Pastilles

Pastilles are similar to lozenges but usually softer. The words pastille and electuary are often used interchangeably. Normally an electuary has 2-3 parts liquid to 1 part herb and is more often taken with a spoon, whereas a pastille is formed into chew-able soft balls and only has a small amount of liquid. The common […]

Ginger Chocolate Pumpkin Butter Recipe

Ginger Chocolate Pumpkin ButterRecipe

I just whipped up a batch of this delicious Ginger Chocolate Pumpkin Butter and well I must say I’m impressed. Pumpkin is a great winter/fall food. Pumpkin offers zinc, selenium, vitamins A, C, and E, folate, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and beta carotene. Pumpkin is a good source of soluble fiber and thus can help […]

What is The Biblical Juniper?

The next plant I want to cover in this series is Juniper. This is my plant to get to know this year as they surround me. The smell of this plant is rich, and pungent and similar to pine but oh so different. During the rain in the high desert  area of my neighborhood this […]

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