California Poppy

This yellow orange flower, which is the state flower of California, has many health benefits. The roots, stems, leaves, flowers and seeds can all be used for medicinal purposes. The California Poppy, also called the Golden Poppy, is considered a sub-opiate because its effects are much milder than its cousin the red poppy, which is the source for opium.

California Poppy

This flower, which is actually an herb, is a rich source of vitamins A, C and E and the minerals calcium and magnesium. California Poppy has sedative properties, making it useful to treat insomnia, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, hypertension, colic and bed wetting in children, when it’s caused by anxiety or stress.

It’s also useful for behavior disorders such as OCD, bipolar disorder, ADD, Alzheimer’s, and ADHD. California Poppy is great for sharpening cognitive skills such as memory and concentration, making it helpful for both students and adults. It’s also an excellent natural pain reliever that can be substituted for over-the-counter and prescription pain meds.

California Poppy

California Poppy’s analgesic and antispasmodic properties relieve acute nerve and muscle pain. It helps to reduce fevers, slow a rapid heart rate, relieve a toothache and ease coughs. It contains antimicrobial properties as well, which makes this herb effective in treating cuts, wounds and skin irritations while soothing inflammation. California Poppy powder, mixed with coconut, treats and eliminates head lice.

As a tea, California Poppy relaxes muscles and the body and calms anxious thoughts, making it a great drink to sip before bed to promote a good night’s rest. Mix 2 teaspoons of dried herb in a cup of hot water and steep for 10 minutes. Add raw organic honey to sweeten, if desired, or a slice of lemon. (Info from Anthony William.)

California Poppy

California Poppy can be purchased in tea, tincture, extract, powder, dried or cream form, in health stores or by clicking the links below.

I use California Poppy in tincture form, placing a full dropper under my tongue. I began using this herb to help with nerve and muscle pain, at the beginning of my healing journey, and found that it had a very calming effect as well. I still use California Poppy occasionally, after an extremely busy day or if I have tight, sore muscles from gardening. I’m very interested in trying the herb in dried form, so I can make a nighttime tea before bed.

California Poppy

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Berries

I’ve been sharing a lot about berries this week. I’m participating in a July Berry Challenge, initiated by Anthony William and intended to encourage people to include more berries in their diets. There’s a good reason to make sure these little super fruits are enjoyed daily. They are powerful antioxidants.

Berries

Antioxidants fight free radicals in the body. Put simply, as Anthony writes in Life Changing Foods, antioxidants mean life, while oxidation, caused by free radicals, means death. Berries provide the antioxidants we need to fight oxidation and the aging process, and to survive the constant threats to our health and wellbeing.

Berries are an excellent source of iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc, molybdenum, potassium, chromium and calcium. They also contain traces of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids, plus they stop excess adrenaline from damaging organs. Berries are rich in phytochemicals, amino acids, and coenzymes.

Berries

Berries

Berries are brain food. They enhance B12 and reverse brain lesions, calcifications, heavy metal deposits, scar tissue, adhesions and damage caused by expanded blood vessels. Berries protect against all brain disorders including cancer, ALS, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, stroke, aneurysm, and migraines.

For heart health, think of adding more berries as well. These fruits protect heart valves and ventricles and remove plaque by dissolving fat deposits in veins and arteries. Plus, berries promote fertility by helping to keep a woman’s reproductive system in constant balance.

Berries

Berries

Bring more berries into the body to ease insomnia, inflammation, depression, anxiety, adrenal fatigue, thyroid disorders, fibromyalgia, eczema, psoriasis, edema, high cholesterol, hot flashes, heart palpitations, tingles, numbness, nerve pain, chest pain, dizziness, tinnitus, sluggish liver back pain and knee pain.

Grazing between meals with handfuls of berries raises the body’s vibrational frequency. And picking berries yourself, any of the varieties, is an extraordinary grounding experience.

I enjoy berries in a variety of ways. I add frozen strawberries and wild blueberries, one of the most powerfully healing foods on the planet, to my morning smoothies. I add berries to salads, combine them with melons, create flavored waters and teas with them, use them to top frozen banana ice cream and eat them fresh, by the handfuls.

I’ve felt a tremendous shift in my health and life, since adding more berries to my diet. I am deeply grateful for this simple, miraculous food.

Berries

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Mixed Berries with Honey

Today’s Try This Tuesday recipe is so incredibly simple, and yummy, that I wondered why I had not tried this before. I’ve declared this week Berry Week, for the blog posts, as I participate in a Berry Challenge on Instagram during the month of July. Created by Anthony William, the Medical Medium, the purpose of the Berry Challenge is to encourage and inspire people to eat berries every day.

It’s achieving its purpose!

Mixed Berries with Honey

I’ll post about the health benefits of these little superfoods on Friday. Today I’m sharing this easy recipe from Anthony, who has been posting lots of ideas for incorporating more berries into our lives

Mixed Berries with Honey

1/2 cup of strawberries, quartered

1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries, thawed

1/2 cup raspberries

1/2 cup blackberries

1 – 2 tablespoons raw organic honey

Gently combine berries with honey. Makes 2 servings.

Mixed Berries with Honey

So simple! I didn’t have raspberries so I increased strawberries to one cup. Any combination of berries can be used. All are beneficial, so pick your favorites and mix them up. Use locally produced raw organic honey, to receive health benefits that are specifically geared toward you.

I typically eat berries, and I do eat them everyday, without any sweetener at all, so I wondered if adding honey would make them taste too sweet. It didn’t! The honey added a rich warm taste that was just right. This would be a great alternative for those who are accustomed to adding refined sugar to their berries.

Honey coated berries can be eaten as is, added to a smoothie bowl, or…my favorite…used to top a bowl of frozen banana nice cream. Oh my…what a wonderful, and healthy, summer treat!

Mixed Berries with Honey

Silver Hydrosol

I had not heard of silver hydrosol, before starting the Medical Medium 28 Day Cleanse, at the beginning of my healing journey. I had heard of people consuming silver, and healing from a host of diseases. But didn’t taking silver drops turn your skin blue?

You can be sure that before taking silver hydrosol, I did my research. Here is what I discovered.

Silver Hydrosol

Silver has been used since ancient times, to prevent the growth of bacteria, algae and other organisms, and to fight infections and diseases. It used to be a common practice to drop a silver coin into a container of milk, back before refrigerators existed, to prevent bacteria from contaminating it. Silver served as a natural antibiotic until the 1940s, and then fell out of use with the arrival of modern antibiotics.

Silver hydrosol, which consists of tiny drops of pure silver suspended in pure water, is making a comeback, and for good reasons. While modern antibiotics have surely saved countless lives, they have also created antibiotic resistant viruses and bacteria. Silver hydrosol suffocates bacteria and viruses, effectively killing them without allowing them to mutate into “superbugs”.

Silver Hydrosol

Silver hydrosol is antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral. It is effective in killing Epstein Barr, shingles and herpetic viruses. The drops can be applied topically to cleanse and soothe skin wounds and irritations and prevent infections. Silver hydrosol can also be used to treat thrush, warts, eczema and psoriasis. It can be used in the ears for fungal, viral and bacterial infections or dropped into the eyes to heal pink eye.

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, silver hydrosol calms inflammation on the skin and throughout the body. Used as a spray, it clears the sinuses by eliminating infections, and can be used in a nebulizer to treat viral or bacterial pneumonia. Silver hydrosol is effective against colds and flus as well. And, it powerfully boosts the immune system.

Silver hydrosol comes in liquid form, and it is used topically or consumed by placing a dropper full under the tongue. It has a slight metallic taste that is very mild. This product WILL NOT turn the skin blue. That only happens when inferior silver products are taken at extremely high dosages. The recommended dosage is 1 – 6 full droppers under the tongue, for 14 consecutive days.

I first tried silver hydrosol after reading the recommendation in the book Medical Medium. The chapter on the Epstein Barr virus lists it as a supplement that kills EBV on contact and lowers the viral load in the body. As I was fighting shingles as well, I was willing to try it, especially after my research revealed how beneficial silver is. My shingles cleared up quickly, which brought relief from years of pain and inflammation.

With no concerns about my skin turning blue, I include silver hydrosol in my supplement regiment every few months, taking it for 14 days to kill off any new viruses, bacteria or unwanted microbes that have invaded my body. I feel good knowing that this natural product won’t create antibiotic resistant mutations that can do great harm.

Silver Hydrosol

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Celebrating Two Years on a Plant Based Lifestyle

Two years ago this month, I embarked on a healing journey that has completely transformed my life. Here is a recap on the healing that occurred during year one, and an update with the continued healing that has taken place in the last 12 months.

Two Years Plant Based

My healing journey began with a desperate prayer for help. After suffering with chronic sciatica and pain in my legs for 20 years, after a car accident, my left leg deteriorated, requiring me to walk with a cane. The pain and the tightness in leg joints and muscles continued to worsen. I struggled to walk at all, or sleep, or even straighten out my legs. A wheelchair seemed inevitable.

I asked the Divine for help and help arrived the next day, via an article by Anthony William, the Medical Medium. He wrote that a traumatic incident, such as a car accident, could create pain that does not heal. His words described me and my condition. Thankfully, he offered hope. I ordered Anthony’s books, and immediately began a 28 day healing cleanse, eating raw fruits and vegetables. I saw such remarkable improvements after 28 days that I adopted a plant based lifestyle and never looked back.

Two Years Plant Based

I avoided meat, eggs, dairy, sugar, gluten, soy, corn (unless non GMO) and canola oil. And I ate fruits, vegetables, brown rice, legumes, nuts and seeds. The problem, I discovered from Anthony, was that the viruses I’d had in my body…some since childhood…were wreaking havoc. The shingles virus was the culprit that attacked my sciatic nerves. Epstein Barr and strep had infected my liver and thyroid, and other organs and body systems. My action plan was two fold: eliminate the viruses by avoiding the foods that feed them and support my immune system with healthy, wholesome food.

It worked. In the first year I experienced healing of these symptoms/disorders:

sciatica • inflammation in legs & body • pain in legs • high blood pressure • irritable bowel syndrome • sensitive gut • severe acid reflux • indigestion • rashes & hives • tinnitus • gall bladder inflammation • headaches • sinus problems • seasonal allergies • joint pain • nerve pain • insomnia • heart palpitations

I also dropped excess weight.

Two Years Plant Based

Two Years Plant Based

With such amazing changes in my health, I chose to remain plant based. Returning to my old way of eating would mean a return to my old way of feeling unwell. I’m not willing to sacrifice my health, ever again.

My mainstays this past year, as my healing journey continues, are celery juice first thing in the morning, followed by a fruit smoothie. At least 3-5 times a week, that breakfast smoothie is a heavy metals detox blend of wild blueberries, bananas, Hawaiian spirulina, cilantro, Atlantic dulse, chaga mushroom powder, barley grass juice powder, aloe vera gel and hemp seeds. I love fruits and veggies, and add brown rice, legumes, nuts and seeds to round out my diet. I sip on lemon or lime water, ginger water, juices and herbal teas.

My meals are simple and beautiful, and full of health boosting nutrients. I rarely eat out, preferring to prepare meals at home. A desire that I expressed, to cook more, is being fulfilled with this lifestyle.

In the past 12 months, my health has continued to improve. I’ve experienced healing of these symptoms/disorders:

frozen sacroiliac joint • floaters in both eyes • discoloration on fingernails and toenails • ocular migraines • chronic dehydration • menopause symptoms such as flushing, night sweats, hot flashes • fluid on left knee • mouth sores • tingling and numbness in feet and hands • overactive thyroid • toxic liver • neck pain and stiffness greatly reduced (my neck vertebrae are so messed up from the car accident that X-rays freak out doctors…but my neck doesn’t hurt like it once did)

Two Years Plant Based

My skin is clear and healthy. My hair texture has improved, and although it’s hard to tell in photos, as my silver hair reflects more light, I swear my hair is darkening up. I have more dark strands of hairs growing in, than I did a year ago. My legs feel so incredibly good that they amaze me every day. I continue to see improvements in flexibility and strength in both legs. I am energetic, have mental clarity and operate at a high vibrational frequency.

I’ve come to understand how marvelously and wonderfully made my body truly is. It is a finely tuned sensor, that lets me know if I need the nutrients in a certain food, or if I accidentally ingest something I shouldn’t. I trust my body. I listen to it. I respect it. And, I nourish it and care for it like I never have before. And I’m mindful of what I put on my skin and in my home. I’ve been eliminating chemicals and toxins by switching to natural cleaning, laundry and bath products.

To celebrate my two year anniversary, I climbed into my favorite tree…the redbud in my front yard, something I couldn’t do two years ago. This tree survived the Joplin tornado in 2011, when thousands of trees perished. My redbud twisted and lost branches and now bears scars…but its deep roots held. I’ve survived my own storm, one that lasted many years. I twisted, parts of me broke, and I bear scars as well, however, I am strong and determined, and healing continues.

This exciting journey is ongoing with health and wellbeing my priorities. It’s onward and upward from here.

Two Years Plant Based

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Ginger

Ginger is one of those foods that I’ve been aware of for some time, without fulling appreciating how it benefits me. I nibbled on it, when slivers of ginger were included with a veggie roll. I’ve taken powdered ginger in capsule form, because I knew it was good for joint and muscle pain. I added minced garlic cautiously to stir fries, a bit fearful of the strong flavor.

So what, exactly, does ginger do for us?

Ginger

Anthony William writes, in Life Changing Foods, that ginger is one of the most important foods for giving us rest from a reactionary life. You know how it is. The day starts well enough, with a to-do list that looks very doable. Then the unexpected phone call comes, or an appliance breaks, or a client makes a demand…and suddenly we are in crisis mode. As each issue is handled, another one pops up.

An occasional day like this doesn’t greatly impact our health. But living in crisis mode day after day after day creates hyperactivity. Even at the end of the day, when the mind and emotions begin to calm down, the body can stay in reactive mode, creating a heightened, spastic state of being. This state leads to stress-related illnesses such as adrenal fatigue, acid reflux, sleep apnea, spastic bladder, insomnia, digestive issues, and chronic muscle pain.

Ginger is the ultimate anti-spasmodic. A cup of ginger tea can calm an upset stomach and relax tense muscles for up to 12 hours. Ginger acts as a tonic for the organs and muscles, telling the body to let go, all is well. Tight throat muscles, from speaking or yelling too much, or from holding in something that needs to be said, relax with the help of ginger. It also relieves tension headaches and flushes excess lactic acid from muscle tissues, into the blood stream, and out of the body.

Ginger

Ginger’s anti-spasmodic properties come from more than 60 trace minerals, 30+ amino acids, and more than 500 enzymes and coenzymes. All of these work together to calm reactivity. Ginger is also antiviral, antibacterial and anti-parasitic. It enhances DNA reconstruction and the body’s production of vitamin B12.

Try ginger to relieve these conditions and symptoms: pancreatitis, gallstones, colds, flus, Epstein Barr virus, laryngitis, thyroid disease, inflammation, anxiety, all types of cancer, Raynauld’s syndrome, sinus and ear infections, fungal infections, hiatal hernia, indigestion, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle spasms, muscle cramps, muscle pain and muscle tightness, bloating, dizziness, congestion, back pain, pelvic pain, food sensitivities, brain fog and high cholesterol.

Ginger

Ginger can be purchased in root form, in the grocery store produce department. Store in the refrigerator and cut off segments as needed. Use a spoon to scrape/peel ginger. It can be finely chopped or minced and added to stir fries, soups, curries and sauces. Add minced garlic to a pitcher of water and keep chilled, for a refreshing drink during the day. Or add minced or dried ginger to hot water for a spicy tea. I also run a small piece of peeled ginger through the juicer to add tangy flavor and health benefits to fruit juices.

Ginger can also be purchased in capsule form and taken as a daily supplement.

I’ve gone from being timid with ginger’s flavor and subtle heat, to using this root often in cooking, teas and flavored water. I add a teaspoon of minced ginger to 2 cups of boiling water, for a stress busting, muscle relaxing tea. (Start with half that much if it’s too spicy.) Adding a spoonful of raw organic honey and freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice creates such a fragrant and delicious hot tea. In fact, writing about ginger, I had to pause and go prepare ginger tea!

Ginger

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Magnesium

Magnesium plays a crucial role in the way the body functions. That info, coupled with the fact that 80 percent of the adult population is deficient in this mineral, helps us to realize that a magnesium supplement is vital to our health.

Magnesium

Magnesium is found in foods such as leafy greens, especially spinach and Swiss chard, avocados, bananas, black beans, almonds, cashews, potatoes, pumpkins seeds, melons, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. However, even on a healthy diet, a magnesium deficiency can occur. Soil depletion prevents vegetables from absorbing enough of the mineral, and antibiotics and other drugs damage the digestive tract so that magnesium can’t be properly processed by the body. In addition, the body naturally loses magnesium every day through normal bodily functions.

A magnesium deficiency can cause serious health problems, including muscle aches and spasms, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, restless legs syndrome, kidney and liver damage, neurological disorders, migraines, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, behavior and mood disorders, irregular heart beat, poor digestion, bacterial and fungal infections, other vitamin deficiencies, impotence, anxiety and sleep disorders. Since this mineral is vital for over 300 functions in the body, supplying magnesium is extremely important in maintaining health.

Magnesium

Magnesium soothes digestive issues caused by an underactive pancreas, reduces tension in and around the trigeminal nerves, preventing migraines, and reduces inflammation and calms the nerves, which prevents them from swelling and going into spasm. It also supports the muscles near damaged nerves. This mineral calms the central nervous system, and helps with the ability to think, learn, remember, read, and speak.

Magnesium balances thyroid hormone production so that the thyroid is neither under nor over producing hormones. It creates energy in the body by activating ATP, calms a racing mind, relaxes muscles and maintains an even heart rate so the body can sleep. Magnesium is important for proper bone formation, regulating calcium and potassium. And it is vital in the production of happy hormones, such as serotonin and eases anxiety.

I take one capsule daily, to maintain an adequate level of magnesium in my body and support my health. I also eat magnesium rich foods. This mineral is so important that I want to make sure my body has all it needs to function at an optimal level of health and wellbeing!

Magnesium

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Lemons & Limes

I associate lemons with summertime. Hot, muggy weather conjures up images of tall glasses of cold lemonade and iced tea with a wedge of lemon tucked within. I used to enjoy frozen lemon sorbet or lemon meringue pie this time of year, so it seems appropriate to feature these citrus fruits today for Food Friday.

Lemons and Limes

My association with lemon’s sister fruit, lime, is not as strong. In fact, until recently, I didn’t think I liked limes. My relationship with limes came from green, “lime flavored” Life Savers and other hard candies. I never like the green ones! Looking back now I realize that was a very poor judgment against limes, as the flavored candies didn’t offer an accurate taste experience.

In the book Life Changing Foods, Anthony William shares that the roots of lemon and lime trees go deep into the earth, drawing up dozens of trace minerals that get passed on to us when we consume the fruits. They also offer valuable traces of bioavailable sodium and mineral salts, making them ultra hydrating and electrolyte producing.

Lemons and limes have the most highly absorbable vitamin C available. They also offer bioactive calcium and phytochemicals, called limonoids, that bind the calcium and vitamin C together. This enhances the bioavailability of each and creates alkalinity in the body, which helps to prevent the growth of most cancers.

Lemons and Limes

These two fruits have powerful antioxidant properties that fight against disease. Lemons, in particular, help to expel mucus, making it useful when dealing with colds, flu, bronchitis or pneumonia. Both citrus fruits are amazing cleansers of the liver, kidneys, spleen, thyroid and gallbladder. They rid those organs of toxic substances such as plastics, synthetic chemicals, radiation, and nutrient poor foods.

When going through any type of detox, it’s a great idea to drink a lemon or lime water first thing in the morning. Lemon or lime water flushes the toxins out of the body, that the liver draws out. Freshly squeezed juice is a great antibacterial, antiseptic cleanser for small cuts or abrasions, helping to prevent staph infections. And a warm cup of lemon or lime water, with honey added, calms busy electrical impulses and neurotransmitters, aiding in a restful night’s sleep.

I use freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice frequently when I make healthy sauces and dressings. And I use lime juice, squeezed directly onto foods after cooking, to bring out their best flavors. I also keep a pitcher of lemon/lime water in the refrigerator and make sure I drink at least one glassful a day. I’ve shifted from using an occasional lemon wedge in my water and avoiding limes completely, to keeping these citrus fruits on hand and using them daily. I am grateful for the healing power and zesty tang of lemons and limes!

Lemons and Limes

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Cantaloupe Smoothie

I love melons. Chilled chunks of cantaloupe and watermelon, combined in a big bowl, or served individually, makes a satisfying summer meal. I’ve already experienced adding watermelon to juices and smoothies. Watermelon/mint is a great combo for a refreshing smoothie.

I had not tried creating a smoothie from cantaloupe…until today.

Cantaloupe Smoothie

Anthony William posted an easy smoothie recipe a few days ago, calling it Cinnamon & Vanilla Cantaloupe Smoothie. It looked wonderful and I was excited to try it.

Last night my daughter Adriel and son-in-law Nate gave Greg and me a HUGE cantaloupe, the biggest one I’ve ever seen. It was perfectly ripe and its sweet scent filled the house. I knew what I would be creating for Try This Tuesday!

Cantaloupe Smoothie by Anthony William

1 cantaloupe, roughly chopped (or half a HUGE cantaloupe)

1 cup of ice

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon alcohol free vanilla

1 – 2 tablespoons of raw organic honey, if cantaloupe isn’t very sweet.

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Cantaloupe Smoothie

This yummy smoothie not only packs the flavor, it delivers health benefits as well.

Cinnamon has the highest antioxidant level among all foods. Cinnamon helps to ease nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, indigestion and arthritis. It lowers cholesterol and regulates blood sugar.

Vanilla has a calming effect on the nervous system and reduces anxiety and stress. The aroma of vanilla has been shown to induce feelings of happiness and relaxation. The active ingredient in vanilla…vanillin…soothes an upset stomach, aids digestion and eases headaches.

And cantaloupe is high in vitamin C, which is important for supporting the immune system and fighting bacterial and viral infections. This melon relieves nervousness and calms anxieties. It keeps the heartbeat normal and regulated when under stress, while keeping muscles relaxed and free from cramps and hypertension. Cantaloupe helps to remove excess sodium from the body, reducing water retention and bloating. (Info from Anthony William.)

I enjoyed sipping on this frosty, delicious smoothie this afternoon as the sky darkened and thunderstorms rolled through the area. The cinnamon and hint of vanilla turned the drink into a special treat that reminded me a bit of pumpkin pie…healthy pumpkin pie!

And…I have half of the cantaloupe left over, chilling in the fridge, to be enjoyed later.

Cantaloupe Smoothie

Feverfew

Feverfew is one of the medicinal herbs that I’ve been aware of for many years. Used for centuries as a proven and powerful remedy for migraines and headaches, this herb has many other health benefits as well.

Feverfew

The feverfew plant is short and bushy, with feathery leaves and white and yellow daisy-like flowers. Native to the Balkan Mountains of Eastern Europe, feverfew now grows throughout Europe and the Americas. The leaves and flowers are used medicinally, although both can be added to salads as well.

Feverfew has been called the “medieval aspirin” because of its pain relieving properties. The biochemical parthenolide is responsible for this herb’s pain easing effects. Taking feverfew daily lessens the pain of migraines and helps to prevent the reoccurrence of these debilitating headaches, by preventing the widening of blood vessels that precipitates an attack. Feverfew also relieves the symptoms that accompany migraines, including light sensitivity, nausea and vomiting.

Feverfew reduces inflammation in the nervous system as well as in the joints, making it beneficial to those suffering from arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This herb is a potent anti-inflammatory for the skin, easing redness, swelling and itchy rashes. Feverfew heals damaged skin cells, improving the appearance of the skin.

Feverfew

Research has demonstrated that feverfew has anticancer properties that inhibit the growth of cancer cells. And the herb has anti-thrombotic abilities, meaning it can help to prevent blood clots from forming and growing. This in turn improves blood circulation while reducing the risks of heart attack and stroke.

It is also helpful for these conditions: allergies, asthma, tinnitus, dizziness, infertility, stomachaches, fevers, muscle and joint stiffness, menstrual problems and psoriasis.

Feverfew may be purchased as capsules, tinctures, liquid extracts and creams, or as dried leaves and flowers, to make tea. I currently take feverfew in capsule form, although I intend to add this plant to my herb garden. Feverfew is an easy perennial to grow, in a sunny location. It can be invasive, making it a good plant to grow in a container so that it doesn’t overtake the rest of the garden. The flowers bloom from July to October.

I’m excited to include feverfew in the garden, planting it in one of my many containers, and using the leaves and flowers to make teas and tinctures.

Feverfew

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