Category: Body Enhancement

Uses for Peppermint

Uses for Peppermint Typical Places Found: Cultivated widely, particularly in Europe and America.     How to Collect This Herb:  The aerial parts are collected just before the flowers open. Part Used: Aerial parts. Carminative, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, aromatic, diaphoretic, anti-emetic, nervine, anti-microbial, analgesic. Peppermint is an excellent carminative, having a relaxing effect on the muscles […]

Garlic Uses

Garlic Uses Typical Places Found: Cultivated worldwide How to Collect This Herb: The bulb with its numerous cloves should be unearthed when the leaves begin to wither in September. They should be stored in a cool dry place. Part Used: Bulb Anti-microbial, diaphoretic, cholagogue, hypotensive, anti-spasmodic. Garlic is among the few herbs that have a […]

Ginger

Ginger How to Collect This Herb:  The rootstock is dug up when the leaves have dried. The remains of the stem and root fibers should be removed. Wash thoroughly and dry in the sun.   Part Used : The rootstock Stimulant, carminative, anti-spasmodic, rubefacient, diaphoretic, emmenagogue. Ginger may be used as a stimulant of the […]

Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet Other Names : Queen-of-the-Meadow, Bridewort. Typical Places Found: A common wild plant in Britain, throughout     Europe,  parts of Asia and an escape in North America.   How to Collect This Herb: The fully opened flowers and leaves are picked at the time of flowering, which is between June and August. They should be dried […]

Herbal Remedies for Anxiety

Herbal remedies for treating anxiety As the pace of life continues to increase, so do your stress levels. Learn how to ease the symptoms of anxiety with gentle herbal remedies. Employment stress, exam pressure and family breakups are some of the life events that leave people feeling agitated and tends. Anxiety related disorders such as […]

How to make Herbal Ointments

Making herbal ointments Unscented lotion and ointments make ideal basis for healing herbs, when you need to apply them externally. Homemade ointments and lotions provide a neutral base for herbal preparation and a convenient way of applying herbs to the skin. Add antiseptic herbs to treat cuts in graces or anti-inflammatory herbs to soothe skin […]