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Hibiscus + Vitamin C Tea

Hibiscus + Vitamin C Tea

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HIBISCUS (Hibiscus sabdariffa) Historically hibiscus has been used to cool the body.  Hibiscus throughout history across the world for colds and upper respiratory infections, sleeplessness, and for cardiac issues. It is high in vitamin C, anti-inflammatory polyphenols, flavonoids, and minerals such as iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, aluminum, sodium, and potassium. Actions: astringent, balancing (hormones), antibacterial, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, diuretic, cardiotonic, hepatic, hypocholesterolemic Growing: Hibiscus is native to Africa and Southeast Asia and is cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions. There are hundreds of species of hibiscus many of which are ornamental. Hibiscus sabdariffa has large yellow flowers with a...

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Brewing Herbal Tea

Brewing Herbal Tea

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In this video, I show you how to brew a cup of herbal tea to help keep all the volatile compounds in your cup!

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Herbs vs. Essential Oils

Herbs vs. Essential Oils

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Can herbs be used interchangeably? In this video, I discuss some of the similarities and differences between herbs and essential oils and how we can best utilize them.

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Herbs for Health: Adaptogens

Herbs for Health: Adaptogens

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Adaptogens are herbs that help us adapt to changes and stress caused by physical, biological, emotional, and environmental factors. They can assist in restoring balance within the body and help us defend against both chronic and acute stressors.

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Ashwagandha - Herbs For Health

Ashwagandha - Herbs For Health

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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)  Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herb with historical uses dating back 3,000-4000 years ago. Ayurveda classifies Ashwagandha as Rasayana. Rasayana is a Sanskrit word that translates to “path of essence” and is one of the comprehensive disciplines of Ayurveda. It refers to both the science of promoting longevity and the herbal remedies used to maintain optimal health as well as to reverse the effects of aging. In Western herbalism, Ashwagandha is classified as an adaptogen. Ashwagandha calms the central nervous system and enhances brain function by normalizing neurotransmitters. It also can enhance physical performance and relieve muscle pain.  It may...

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