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How To Prepare the Best Kratom Tea
Herbal Medicine

How To Prepare the Best Kratom Tea

Kratom capsules and pills are easy to take and dose. No doubt. It is also budget friendly. But talking about fast-acting effects and a great bang for money, kratom powder becomes a cut above option. Its strong taste makes it less ideal and trickier to take for some, though. Don’t worry; there are tricks to help this! Why not prepare kratom tea and indulge yourself with delicious cups in the morning (or any time of the day)? Here, we’ll teach you how to transform a sharp taste into something palatable. You don’t need fancy ingredients or expensive equipment. With a high-quality kratom powder (which we’ll discuss where you can buy) and typical tools in your kitchen, you are ready to be more productive and healthier with kratom’s nourishing benefits! Continue at thekatynews.com...
How to live longer: The best herbs and spices to extend longevity
Herbal Medicine

How to live longer: The best herbs and spices to extend longevity

As well as adding flavour to your food, herbs and spices can also provide numerous protective qualities that can help you live longer. This is a much better alternative to condiments loaded with salt that can cause health problems. Research nutritionist for the John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Diane Vizthum, commented on the subject matter. "Spices are concentrated sources of antioxidants," Vizthum said, noting their "therapeutic properties". People who wish to lower their blood sugar levels would benefit from sprinkling cinnamon onto their porridge. More on the sweet side, "studies indicate it can lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes," explained Vizthum. In addition, cinnamon can reduce high blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This is...
Evergreen Forest Bath Salts Recipe with Juniper and Pine
Herbal Recipes

Evergreen Forest Bath Salts Recipe with Juniper and Pine

As we head into the new year, winter has deeply enveloped many parts of the country. Most plants and animals are dormant or hibernating, and the people have wrapped themselves in their thickest wools. (The lucky ones are reading herbals by the fire while sipping spiced cider!) This time of year calls for an extra special treat to lift our moods and gently push us outdoors for fresh air and exercise. With that in mind, we’ve officially released our FREE Winter eBook as a New Years’ gift! This 54-page download includes this Evergreen Forest Bath Salts recipe along with lifestyle tips for winter wellness, in-depth monographs for our six go-to winter herbs, and 10 wonderfully wintery herbal recipes. Keep reading at The Herbal Academy.
Gardening: Know when and how to use pesticides in your garden
Gardening

Gardening: Know when and how to use pesticides in your garden

Did Santa stock your shed this Christmas? Perhaps a new shovel or shiny hand pruners? There are so many tools we can use to avoid using pesticides, but sometimes you have a decision to make. Like, do I get to eat the broccoli or are the cabbage loopers going to eat it all? I would say one of the most important tools in the shed, if not the most important, is knowledge. Especially when it comes to pesticides. The Trident Technical College horticulture program will be teaching an online pesticides class this spring. At the end of the semester, students are prepared to take the Commercial Applicator license exam. They are required to have a license to legally apply pesticides to a property that is not their own. Keep reading at Post & Courier.
The best herbs to grow in your garden aren’t the ones you use the most. Here’s why.
Gardening

The best herbs to grow in your garden aren’t the ones you use the most. Here’s why.

I recently moved to a new garden; thankfully, it came with a house attached. The garden is small and wildly inclined, so, rather than dive into the challenge, I did what you are always told to do with a garden: leave it be for a year to see what it does, what hidden gems (or otherwise) might lie temporarily unseen, waiting to spring forth. Accordingly, I left the beds alone. Instead, I filled pots with compost and trowels of grit and planted herbs. I may not have grown any vegetables or fruit, but that rectangle near the back door made my summer and changed so many meals for the better. It refreshed my belief that there is nothing better you can grow than herbs: they dress up the staples in delicious clothes, look beautiful, draw beneficial insects into your garden and for a large part —...
The 10 Best Herbs for Liver Health: Benefits and Precautions
Herbal Medicine

The 10 Best Herbs for Liver Health: Benefits and Precautions

Many people around the world live with conditions that affect the liver, including cirrhosis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), alcoholic liver disease, liver cancer, liver failure, and hepatitis. Every year, liver disease accounts for nearly 2 million deaths worldwide. Risk factors for liver disease include heavy alcohol intake, high blood sugar levels, obesity, high blood pressure, viruses, elevated triglyceride and cholesterol levels, and more. Liver disease is treated in a number of ways, including medication, nutritional therapy, immunotherapy, lifestyle change, surgical resection, and even liver transplant in end stage liver disease. In addition to standard treatments, many people turn to alternative therapies, including herbal supplements, in hopes of improving and prote...
3 Health drink recipes made from Mulethi to get the goodness of the herb
Herbal Recipes

3 Health drink recipes made from Mulethi to get the goodness of the herb

Mulethi, also known as liquorice, is a popular herb which comes with numerous health benefits. The root of this plant is used to make healthy drinks. So, here are 3 health drink recipes of mulethi for overall well-being. Liquorice or Licorice is a flowering plant of the bean family Fabaceae. The root of this plant provides a sweet and aromatic flavour. This herb has many health benefits for which it is used in traditional medicines. But excessive consumption of this herb may have adverse effects also like high blood pressure, muscle weakness, etc. So, it should be consumed in a limit. Liquorice tea is a popular drink and easy to make. This herb is commonly known as Mulethi in India. So, here are some liquorice or mulethi drink recipes for your health. Get the recipes from Pinkvill...
Learn to grow herbal tea garden right inside your home
Gardening

Learn to grow herbal tea garden right inside your home

Advertisement of herbal elixirs to herbal drinks has become a common phenomenon these days. From Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, suddenly there has been a lot of conversation about herbal or wellness tea. In fact, various celebrities have also been talking and sharing about their newly found love for these teas. Though tea culture is not new, then why suddenly there's so much discussion about it?  "In these tough times of the pandemic, irrespective of financial or social status, people have learnt the importance of time and self-reliance. The focus has shifted from luxury or extravagance to necessity and something that is easily accessible. There is increased awareness about maintaining good health and improving your immunity, not just to fight a particular virus, but to have a healthy life...
TCM herb growth cures farmers’ poverty woes
Wild Herbs

TCM herb growth cures farmers’ poverty woes

Zhang Youwen, a 60-year-old farmer in Wuzhai county, Shanxi province, used to grow potatoes and corn on his small patch of land, just as his parents and grandparents had done. Although farmwork kept him busy for most of the year, he only earned a meager income that was barely enough to take care of his family. However, Zhang's life changed in 2017 when he decided to grow huangqi, or astragalus root, a herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, which helped increase his income to more than 10,000 yuan ($1,520), over triple what he earned before. Other farmers in the county have also turned to growing traditional Chinese herbs in recent years to lift themselves out of poverty. Wuzhai, at an altitude of over 1,200 meters, has a cold climate, contributing to smaller crop yields than lower ar...
Gardening for ourselves and Earth
Gardening

Gardening for ourselves and Earth

A couple of years ago I decided to leave Sydney and find refuge in a remote valley from what’s coming. This is the story of that failed escape and the refuge I find in gardening, still living in the city. First, why did my escape fail? Earth warned me off my escape plans, saying, “all bets are off for what’s coming.” I could see that everywhere I looked on the east coast of Australia, with the valleys I looked at buying into still burnt from the last firestorms. I walked in creeks that had never run dry but now were, and later when they flooded the flooding of them was just as worrying as the drying up. There’s nowhere to run from Earth’s collapsing climate. Not even to the island, Tasmania. There, too, forests that have never burnt, burned.  Rainfall has forgotten its past habits on t...