As Corona virus (COVID-19) not so slowly makes its way into major cities and small suburbs across the nation, it’s becoming increasingly more important to stay calm in this time of panic. People are hoarding toilet paper, medical supplies, and food. Others are becoming violent. It’s easy to be afraid, so try to make the effort to find some peace.
As of March 11th, 2020, the Corona Virus (COVID-19) has been recognized as a worldwide pandemic. We’ve known about the virus ever since it hit China last month and I’ll admit that I didn’t take it very seriously at first, but globally it has killed 3.4% of reported cases according to WHO. Comparatively, the seasonal flu kills less than 1%. This is a real threat that it is at your door and you need to protect yourself. Identifying symptoms, too, is important so that you can get help and avoid infecting others.
Used medicinally, there are lots of ways that turmeric benefits your health. Turmeric is a commonly used spice that comes from the Curcuma (Curcuma longa L.) plant which is a member of the ginger family. Most people know turmeric as an ingredient in curry. But its more than just a spice, as you will see.
You already know that I’m not a big fan of modern medicine. Over the years I’ve had to deal quite a bit with anxiety and I know I’m not alone. My doctor is willing to give me prescriptions for anxiety medication, but I prefer to know how to calm anxiety naturally as much as possible. These are my favorite ways to manage anxiety. I hope they help you as much as they help me.
Lately I’ve been posting about my herbal infusions on my personal Facebook page and I’ve been getting a lot of questions. What is an herbal infusion? How do you make one and what are they for? I thought it would be easier to write an article than to respond to each person individually, so I hope this is helpful to everyone.
We know that the calendar says spring is almost here, but for many it still feels like winter, and that can often mean depression and anxiety. Fortunately, there are natural supplements for depression and anxiety that will often work better than prescription drugs. So if you’re looking out the window and feeling like you just can’t take another dreary day, read on and find your way to some sunshine, even if it’s only in your heart for now.
Modern lives are more stressful than they used to be. Stress can lead to many serious health issues so managing it is important. Left un-managed, stress can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems, a weakened immune system, gastrointestinal issues, depression and more. Homeopathic remedies can help you manage stress as long as you know which remedy will work best for your type of stress. Continue reading →
How do you get rid of a migraine? As someone who has suffered from migraines for as long as I can remember, I’d like to offer a few tips on how to get rid of a migraine. These are things to try when you first notice your pain is increasing. You need to act fast because waiting, at least for me, will mean a full blown migraine. And that’s the last thing you want.
Are you familiar with lemongrass oil? Uses and benefits of this clean smelling essential oil include anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiseptic benefits. It can be used topically, aromatically and orally, making it a very versatile essential oil.
A couple of months ago I ordered some lemongrass essential oil to make an insect repellent that I never got around to doing. Then I goofed on my Essential Rewards order and got a repeat of the previous month – resulting in two nice big bottles of lemongrass EO. I love the smell of lemon so it isn’t as bad as it sounds, but I wanted to find out a few more lemongrass oil uses and benefits.* Here is what I found.
As fall approaches you are likely doing a variety of garden chores from cleaning up spent plants to planning your fall vegetable garden. Don’t forget to re-plant some of your favorite herbs for an extra harvest before the snow flies.