If you look in my cabinet you will see a whole host of jars of herbs. My goal was to find just 13 and mix and make all my concoctions for healing.
Unfortunately it didn’t work out as I planned so now I have jars of herbs.
It’s not a big deal seeing that I starting using them on my family and friends especially when I had my feline babies still alive.
So many sneezes as I greeted my guest. There came a moment when I had to always keep a tonic around since oddly, most of my friends were allergic to cat dander.
I’m sure my furry friends loved not having the sound of rushing feet in the house.
Even with so many herbs in my cabinet there were a few that were my old stand by that I would reach for every single time. Mostly to relax and calm my nerves after a hectic or stressful day.
Dandelion more soothing than coffee on a cold day
This is a wonderful herbal remedy that is a staple in my house. It is excellent if someone in your family has any liver-related disorders. But for this article, we are highlighting how this is a wonderful herb for the female reproductive system.
The major benefit is that it is consumed as an herbal tonic which can help to regulate and normalize hormonal production.
I have used it frequently in my detoxes to flush the kidneys.
This is considered a bitter herb in taste so I recommend mixing it with Nettle or Lemon Balm (calming herb) which has a milder flavor.
It’s a huge success with water retention is that you don’t lose potassium even though it is a diuretic. Most diuretics you are losing this vital nutrient.
It can reduce breast tenderness, bloating and mood changes during your menstrual.
Some of the most astounding benefits are that it is a rich source of vitamins A, C, iron, calcium, and potassium.
Dong Quai strong and relaxing
One herb that most women are familiar with, which can be used in almost every female issue there is because it has a strong strengthening and building system.
It calms and relaxes as well as cleansing action in the liver.
If you want to purchase herbs yourself verse going to see an herbalist, remember that the longer herbs sit on the shelf the potency of it diminishes.
Most Chinese herb stores will sell the best quality if you are unsure.
Nettle was my love like no other
A long time favorite of mine because it reduces inflammation in the body, is a great female tonic. It also has a mild flavor, unlike dandelion which is a bitter herb.
I used to drink these most evenings before going to bed. It’s been recently used as one of those herbs that helps to fight off symptoms of hay fever and other allergies that just sort of throws you off during the day.
As much as you love being in the open air with family and friends, you don’t have to miss out on the fun because of changes your body is experiencing.
Just remember, herbs are not pharmaceuticals which means that they behave differently in the body.
What I mean by that is they aim to bring balance to your body and normal it instead of changing the way it works.
If you have never tried these herbal remedies, now would be an excellent time to pick them up.
I always give anything a 90-day rule to work. Actually, way that I use them is by making an infusion:
boil hot water and cover herb
1 TBS of each dried herb
cover with water overnight
The next morning when you wake up, strain your herb and try not to add sweeteners.
Once you have strained your herbs, take you bottle to go with you and sip along the way.
This counts towards your water intake for the day. Pure nutrients and vitamin-infused water.
I look forward to hearing your experiences in trying these delicious herbs.
What are your favorite herbs? Leave a comment and let us know.
Milan Perry, HHP, MH provides Healthy Lifestyle Coaching in a holistic way for Classy Women 50-60 years of age from a naturopathic way. She is Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Certified in Herbalism and is a Culinary graduate.
As a herbalist. healthy lifestyle coach, menu planner, busy wife. The “joie de vivre” is wine + anti-aging (not in that order). She coaches women that have tried the fad diets of quick weight loss of 20 pounds without success.
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