Question Of The Day:

Mini Series

How much caffeine is too much?

Hey everyone, and welcome back to my blog! Today we are going to be starting back up question of the day. For today’s question we are going to be talking about how much caffeine is too much? 

If you are new to my blog, please know that I am not a certified or trained doctor so always consult with your doctor if you feel you have any issues with or in your body.

Jumping right in according to many studies for an average healthy adult you should consume no more than 400 mg of caffeine per day. For teenagers the average that should be consumes is no more than 100 mg. The effect of caffeine takes about 30 to 45 minutes to occur, and they last for eight to 10 hours. The side effects of caffeine at higher doses include restlessness, anxiety, irritability, and insomnia. Withdrawal symptoms from high doses of caffeine can include headache and fatigue.

For every 1 fluid oz (29.6g) there is 12 mg of caffeine. 

Which coffee powder has more caffeine?

Devil Mountain’s Black Label coffee is known as the highest caffeine coffee in the world. Not for the faint of heart, this coffee contains over 1,500 milligrams of caffeine.

Does Instant Coffee have as much caffeine as ground coffee?

Despite taking part in the caffeine rush of real coffee, instant coffee is sometimes less caffeine-containing. The caffeine content of two tablespoons of instant coffee is between 30 and 90 mg.

Caffeine in popular drinks/products

  • 651 milligrams / per 12 fluid ounces. Starbucks Venti Coffee.
  • 415 milligrams / 20 fluid ounce. Dunkin’ Donuts Large Coffee with Turbo Shot.
  • 395 milligrams / 20 fluid ounce. Shock Coffee Triple Latte.
  • 280 milligrams/ per 23.5 ounces. Jolt energy drink.
  • 300 milligrams/per 16 fluid ounces. C4 ultimate energy drink
  • 133 milligrams/per 16 ounces. McDonalds coffee.
  • 200 milligrams/per 1.93 fluid ounces. 5-hour energy.
  • Two Excedrin Migraine tablets: 130 milligrams.

Do coffee grounds lose caffeine?

No. While coffee’s more delicate features such as its flavor will start to degrade within hours of being exposed to the air, caffeine is a much more stable chemical and tends to last for months without making any significant impact on its potency.

Is it bad to drink coffee every day?

Like so many foods and nutrients, too much coffee can cause problems, especially in the digestive tract. But studies have shown that drinking up to four 8-ounce cups of coffee per day is safe.

How many grams are a cup?

Dry Goods

Cups         Grams      Ounces

½ cup       100 g        3.55 oz

2/3 cup     134 g        4.73 oz

¾ cup       150 g        5.3 oz

1 cup        201 g        7.1 oz

If you have any questions, please let me know. If you would like a question researched and answered shoot me an email. Check back tomorrow!

Ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5445139/

Juice + Disorders

Health and Wealth

ACNE

Hey everyone, Welcome back for another informative blog post. This year on my mind more than anything is helping others to learn how to heal in the comfort of their own home. From acne to bedwetting to high blood pressure. this year we will learn about many disorders and ways to help you. During this series you will learn about causes, recommendations, dietary modifications, nutrients that help, beneficial juices and more.

If you want to learn more about juicing check out >https://humblesoullifeofajuicer.blog/2020/05/15/unprocessed-juice/

> https://humblesoullifeofajuicer.blog/2020/05/11/why-should-i-do-a-juice-cleanse/

>https://humblesoullifeofajuicer.blog/2020/05/19/juice-cleanses/

To start off this series we will start by discussing acne. Acne is a general term often used to indicate acne vulgaris, which is a chronic inflammatory disease. It causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages. Acne typically appears on your face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders because these areas of skin have the most oil (sebaceous) glands. Hair follicles are connected to oil glands.

Effective acne treatments are available, but acne can be persistent. A wide variety of treatment regimens exist for acne vulgaris including benzoil peroxide, retinoids, isotretinoids, keratolytic soaps, alpha hydroxy acids, azelaic acid, salicilic acid as well as hormonal, anti-androgen or antiseborrheic treatments. However, none of these methods is free of side effects and their exact role in therapy is not clear.

A major cause for acne is hormonal changes, including puberty or menstrual cycles, may also contribute to some acne issues. The hormones, which have been attributed to acne consist of testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone and dihydrotestosterone, as well as insulin-like growth factor. In many adult women underline conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (POS), hirsutism, and endometriosis maybe a causing factor as well.

Testosterone is the male sex hormone that is made in the testicles

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a hormone that your body naturally produces in the adrenal gland. DHEA helps produce other hormones, including testosterone and estrogen.

Dihydrotestosterone is a hormone that stimulates the development of male characteristics (an androgen-group of sex hormones)

Other major factors for acne include dandruff , excess oil production, hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells, bacteria, and inflammation.

It is important to remember that I am NOT a certified dermatologist just a humble herbalist and juicer spreading the knowledge I have learned and lived thru.

Acne signs vary depending on the severity of your condition:

Whiteheads (closed plugged pores)

Blackheads (open plugged pores)

Small red, tender bumps (papules)

Pimples (pustules), which are papules with pus at their tips 

Large, solid, painful lumps under the skin (nodules)

Painful, pus-filled lumps under the skin (cystic lesions)

General Recommendations & Dietary Modifications

Cleanse your face twice a day with a sulfur-containing soap ( Always be sure to wash your face with clean hands)

Avoid using greasy creams and cosmetics and avoid medications that contain bromides and iodides.

Eliminate Sugars- Skin that is glucose intolerant is significantly impaired in acne patients.

(Glucose intolerance is an umbrella term for a group of metabolic conditions that result in higher than normal blood glucose levels)

Eating a high fiber diet may increase your chances with clearing your skin. Foods high in fiber like, whole grain cereals, whole grain breads, crackers, bran and legumes ( beans lentils, and split peas.

Reducing the consumption of fats and junk food may help with the decrease of acne and skin issues. A typical western diet is filled with lots of calories, fat, salt and sugar, and sadly too low in vegetables, fruit and whole grain fiber.

Schedule to do a juice cleanse once a month ( the start of the month is my go-to)

For a DIY Cleanse check out Humble Soul LLC Immune Boosting Box (https://humble-soul-llc-creations.myshopify.com/products/immune-boosting-box)

Always consult with doctor if and when you have series concerns about changes happening to your body.

Another trick I used in high school is cucumber juice, it is said to purify the blood and lymphatic system, resulting in a clearer complexion. Drink 4 to 5 cups per day for a week straight.

Warning; Cucumber juice may help with going to the bathroom! I recommend starting with 1-2 cups a day one in the morning and one in the evening. Make sure to eat a semi healthy diet and avoid FRIED FOODS, JUNK FOOD AND HEAVY PASTAS.

As always, please! , please!! , please!!! consult with a doctor or trusted physician before trying anything new from herbs to juicing etc. If you have a pre-exsiting conditions please also double check with someone certified ( herbalist or physician) if you take over the counter medications.

Nutrients That Help

Vitamin A: Reduces sebum production ; Sebum production – Is produced by sebaceous glands when they disintegrate.The sebaceous glands produce lipids, triglycerides, which are broken down by bacterial enzymes (lipase) in the sebaceous duct to form smaller compounds, free fatty acids.

Fatty Acids: If you have a low-fat diet omega-3 fatty acids maybe helpful. Pure cold-pressed flaxseed oil is a good source (high in estrogen).

Chromium: Improves glucose tolerance levels and enhances insulin sensitivity

Zinc: Is important in wound healing, inflammation control, and tissue regeneration

Beneficial Juices

Carrot, Kale, and Parsley (Sources of beta-carotene )

Kale, Spinach, and Green Pepper (Source of vitamin b6)

Spinach, Kale, and Beet greens (Source of folic acid)

Ginger root, Parsley, and Carrot (Source of Zinc)

Herbs For Acne

Medicinal plants with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties can be used in different ways in the treatment of acne and other infectious diseases. The herbs below can be used alone or in a mix. It is always important to be aware of allergies you may have before trying a new routine and or product.

Calendula (Calendula officinalis ) Calendula, also known as pot marigold, is a perennial flower native to the Mediterranean, although it is grown domestically throughout the world. Used for acne creams, soaps or oil are recommended.

Contains flavonoids believed to have antiseptic properties that inhibit the growth of acne causing bacteria.

Calendula oil is believed to be a mildly effective treatment for a variety of superficial skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

DO NOT apply it to an open wound without a doctor’s supervision. People who are allergic to plants in the daisy or aster family, including chrysanthemums and ragweed, may also have an allergic reaction to calendula (usually a skin rash).

(Vitex agnus-castus ) A popular herb which contains 250 species worldwide used for a range of female reproductive conditions such as PMS, infertility, acne and menstrual disorders. The Vitex agnus-castus fruit, also known as chasteberry or monk’s pepper, is about the size of a peppercorn.

Hormone-sensitive conditions such as endometriosis; uterine fibroids; or cancer of the breast, uterus, or ovaries should not use this plant. Pregnant and nursing women should not use this plant.

Vitex agnus-castus can affect hormones and might affect estrogen levels. Don’t use vitex agnus-castus if you have a hormone-sensitive condition.

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) One of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind and member of the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Chamomile whole plant is used for making herb beers, and also for a lotion, for external application in toothache, earache, neuralgia and in cases of external swelling.

Chamomile has also been used to treat colic, croup, and fevers in children.

Chamomile is often used to treat mild skin irritations, including sunburn, rashes, sores and even eye inflammations.

People sensitive to ragweed and chrysanthemums or other members of the Compositae family are more prone to develop contact allergies to chamomile, especially if they take other drugs that help to trigger the sensitization.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) The tea tree was named by eighteenth century sailors, who made tea that smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree. A person can treat acne, athlete’s foot, contact dermatitis or head lice using tea tree oil.

The oil possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties.

Safe if used diluted in small amounts. (Jojoba and Sweet almond oil are popular for the skin/hair)

Tea tree oil should never be swallowed.

For the next section of learning we dive into myths about acne. For many years I have always heard that the cause of acne was junk food, pms, or stress but what if that was not all true.

Myth #1: Greasy foods cause breakouts

Because acne is caused by an increase in sebum, which is an oily substance, people have long assumed that eating greasy foods makes your skin greasy, leading to an acne eruption. This has never been scientifically proven, so you don’t need to worry about eating fried or greasy foods when it comes to your skin. However, there are plenty of reasons you should still limit these types of foods, especially when it comes to your heart and your waist circumference.

Myth #2 Eating Chocolate causes breakouts

For the most part, this is an old wives’ tale. Researchers haven’t been able to link cocoa to acne reliably. However, milk chocolate has a lot of sugar.When you eat chocolate, choose dark varieties with 70% cocoa or more because they’re much lower in sugar than milk chocolate. 

Myth #3 Wearing makeup makes you breakout

Some types of liquid face makeup can clog your pores, but most cosmetic companies now offer oil-free and non-comedogenic product. Be sure to wash your makeup off each night and clean your makeup brushes weekly to avoid spreading bacteria. 

For our last section of the post I am shouting out a few small businesses that may help you on your journey.

Shoutout to @Huegirlsz (twitter) Relieving problematic dry skin conditions, one butter at a time. https://huegirlszz.com

Shoutout to @tionneskin (twitter)Organic High Quality Handmade Skincare Products for all skin types.https://tionneskin.com

Shoutout to @NavNaturals (twitter) Nav Naturals is a mom owned skincare brand that makes soaps, body butters, scrubs and more for eczema, sensitive/dry skin & children too!https://nav-naturals.square.site

Shoutout to @Oilculture_ (twitter) We formulate skincare & hair care products from scratch with natural ingredients to heal, rejuvenate, exfoliate, soften, brighten & lighten your skin, and hairhttps://oilculture.bumpa.shop

Thank you so much for sticking with me till the end! I pray that this blog was informative and answered any questions you may have. Don’t forget to subscribe and follow me on my other social media platforms.

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REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/ ; https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/symptoms-causes/syc-20368047 ; https://www.verywellhealth.com/benefits-of-tea-tree-oil-89521 ; https://www.wakehealth.edu/Stories/Common-Myths-About-Acne ;

Interview With A Healer

Health and Wealth

Wellness is becoming more aware of the choices you make for a balanced life. Wellness is the pursuit of continued growth and balance. In the previous post on my blog, we have gone over a few pillars of wellness and, my favorites is spiritual wellness. Spiritual Wellness, the basis of spirituality is discovering a sense of meaningfulness in your life and coming to know that you have a purpose to fulfill to read more check out this blog post below.  Today I have had the honor of speaking with my love and good friend Carmen. She is a Writer, Astrologer, Spiritual Advisor, Reader, Psychic Medium, Healer and Hoodoo Herbalist. If haven’t read my first interview you should know this is a mini-series I am working on to teach you all about different ways you can heal and amazing people who can help you.

https://humblesoullifeofajuicer.blog/2021/07/17/spiritual-wellness/

• What healing modalities are you into? Choose one and Explain
For example how would explain tarot reading + benefits? How would explain being a doula or reiki master and the benefits?

I use different modalities for healing, I am a certified Reiki Master, I hold certifications in past life regression, Akashic records healing and crystal healing. I also do tarot and intuitive readings. I would say if I had to pick one it would be a tie between crystal healing and tarot, I’m more known for tarot so let’s talk about that. I feel like tarot readings or intuitive readings can be very beneficial, they can serve as tools to help the client or querent identify areas that they need to heal or things that they are holding onto that are causing energetic blocks. Then you’re able to advise and assist In that person’s journey with the things that come up. I feel like readers we give the tools we help shed light and push the client in the right place but ultimately it’s up to them to do the work, but it’s easier or at least helpful to at least know what areas  you need to work on as far as your healing 

• In a few words what started you on your journey?

My moms death triggered my first awakening and I think it was just too much at once, so my gifts and even self healing was put on hold until I ended things with a karmic, I came out of that relationship realizing I was a lil’ toxic bishhh and just wanted to heal and be a better version of myself so I started with therapy and that allowed me to feel comfortable enough to start my spiritual journey. ( I was raised Christian, so it was always hard for me bc everything in Christianity didn’t resonate for me, and I always thought myself to be more spiritual than religious) 

• Which spiritual principles steer your work?

My personal story has been a guiding light for me, I’ve been through so much and for the most part of my life I had to go through those things alone and just kind of like figured it out as I went, I started my journey and I started connecting with my guides and ancestors and that helped but I didn’t feel like I really had anyone I could go to, so I wanted to be that spiritual advisor for people going through it and just wanted to be a service and be there and let people know that no storm is too great no mistake no trauma so too great (not to downplay anyone’s experiences) but nothing is too great that you can’t overcome it. I named my business healing InnerGs – healing the inner god and goddess in you, so that you can fulfill your soul mission as well as live the life you desire and really deserve 

• Which non-invasive healing strategies would you frequently employ? 

Affirmations. Affirmations in themselves can be really healing because they help reprogram your brain from negative thought patterns. It’s nothing that you have to do but more so what needs to affirm. 

• How would you respond if your spiritual guidance was poorly received? 

I would ask what part of the message didn’t resonate, and see if I can offer some type of Clarity, but from my own journey I know sometimes it’s not that the  message didn’t resonate it’s just sometimes you’re not ready to hear it and that’s ok. But I’ve honestly only had two experiences where it was like no this isn’t it lol but months later they came back and said it did help. I feel in those cases I just try to further explore what’s going on and if that doesn’t work just fall back. Not everyone will resonate with you that’s also ok 

• What could spiritual work do to bolster community connections?

The whole purpose of being a spiritual worker or healer, conjurer is that you were gifted with those tools to be a service. Being a service to the community will allow healing on a mass level, allow community collaboration and help build relationships that will in return allow our communities to grow 

• What are a few challenges of building your business and your following? If you have any or advice for someone up and coming?

Being consistent, I realized I’m not an everyday collective message. I post when I feel called to and I know that some people want that and that’s how a lot of spiritualists build their following, I’m not big on followers because with any message or service I post it’s always posted with the intentions that whoever needs it will see it and that’s been working for me. One other challenge I still struggle with is balance, I hate saying no and I want to help as many people as I can because I love what I do but spiritual burnout is real and I’m learning that it’s okay to close for a bit to rest. Advice for someone up and coming, stay authentic, stay true to your calling and purpose, don’t follow trends, don’t get discouraged if business is slow in the beginning or if you hit slow periods, don’t get caught up on the money part of things. Money will come when your intentions are pure. Don’t compare yourself, your journey, your business is unique to you. Don’t get into this business for clout because the universe will humble you, and last but not least stay protected and don’t let a hating ass bish phase you. Do you! Always! 

• How do you stay grounded?

Meditation, taking walks, get out in nature, showers lol a meditative shower can help you hit reset so fast, I do reiki sessions on myself. Journal and spend time at my altar, music and Dancing 

• What is the definition of rest to you?

Doing whatever puts my mind body and soul at peace, it could be a nap, it could be working on a creative project that’s just for me to free trapped energy and express myself creatively. Eating tacos and watching movies. Rest for me comes in different forms but it’s whatever allows me peace and recovery 

Health Wellness: Emotional & Physical

Health and Wealth

Wellness is becoming more aware of the choices you make for a balanced life. Wellness is the pursuit of continued growth and balance in the seven dimensions of Wellness. This week we will go through each one and learn how to take care of selves. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. 

We start with emotional health, which is an important part of overall health. Emotionally healthy people are in control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They’re able to cope with life’s challenges. They can keep problems in perspective and bounce back from setbacks. You are able to acknowledge and feel the emotions but not be the emotions. Now always remember never to judge your journey with anyone else’s. Be kind to yourself. If you woke up this morning and just took a shower, I am proud of you, and even if you didn’t, I am still proud of you! Since this whole covid thing started, stress and doubt has been filling a lot of homes.

 Remember these things:

You are loved, You are important, You are needed, You deserve rest, You deserve Peace of mind. 

Emotional Wellness:

Having the ability to talk with someone about your emotional concerns and share your feelings with others. things you can do to stay on track:

  • Saying “no” when you need to without feeling guilty
  • Feeling content most of the time
  • Feeling you have a strong support network i.e.
  • Feeling good about who you are
  • Sticking up for yourself  
  • Speaking your mind 

Being emotionally healthy doesn’t mean you’re happy all the time. It means you’re aware of your emotions. You can deal with them, whether they’re positive or negative. Feeling stressed is normal and learning how to cope with stress is essential to being emotionally well. How each of us responds to stress is as individual as we are.

Check-in with yourself:

  • Do you see stress as something you can learn from or something to avoid?
  • Do you allow yourself to experience emotions, just as they are?
  • Are you able to ask for help when you need it?
  • Do you set clear boundaries with family, work, school, and friends?
  • Do you allow yourself to feel the emotions you are feeling, or do you self-sabotage? 

Be Positive: Focus on the good. Few things are all good or all bad. You’ll feel better if you look at the positive aspects of people, new experiences, meals, and everyday activities. Also, don’t be so hard on yourself!!! Everyone grows through hardships in life. Reach out for help and never be ashamed about it. 

Physical Wellness:

Physical Wellness promotes proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. Being physically active is crucial to keeping your body in its top condition. A few proven benefits of physical activity are strengthened bones and muscles, reduced risk of disease and stroke, and more energy.

Understanding the relationship between your body’s physical health and mental health is crucial to develop balanced Physical Wellness. Physical Wellness is listening to and taking care of your body for optimal health and functioning. Taking care of your physical body will help you get through the stress of life.

Things to do for yourself:

  • Drinking 8 cups of water a day
  • Stretching every morning
  • Eating a balanced meal every day
  • Practicing safe sex
  • Exercising 30 Min or more a day

Check-in with yourself?:

  • Do you eat foods you enjoy, stay hydrated through the day, and listen to your hunger cues?
  • Are you able to keep a consistent sleep schedule and get 7 hours of sleep/night?
  • Do you move your body daily?
  • How much water do you drink a day?

Be kind to yourself: In the internet age, Youtube has well over in the thousand at-home workouts. And even if you don’t have the time do what you can today and try again tomorrow. Keep moving forward; if you wake up the next day, there is your chance.

Check back in a few days!

Celiac Disease and What you should know?

Health and Wealth

Celiac Disease and what you should know? As someone who suffers from a chronic illness, it’s very important to educate as many as I can. We live in such a small world, and knowing what signs to look for and how to help someone else heal is very important. 

To read more about my story, check out https://humblesoullifeofajuicer.blog/2020/07/10/adenomyosis-i-am-not-my-disease/. 

DISCLAIMER: Always seek your doctor or other qualified health professional’s guidance with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition. Never disregard a medical professional’s advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website. Always consult with a doctor before making significant changes. 

What is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is a severe autoimmune disease that occurs in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide.

Celiac disease is hereditary, meaning that it runs in families. People with a first-degree relative with celiac disease (parent, child, sibling) have a 1 in 10 risks of developing celiac disease.

Symptoms: 

  • bloating
  • chronic diarrhea
  • constipation
  • gas
Lactose intolerance due to damage to the small intestine
  • loose, greasy, bulky, and bad-smelling stools
  • nausea or vomiting
  • pain in the abdomen

For children with celiac disease, being unable to absorb nutrients at a time when they are so crucial to normal growth and development can lead to

  • damage to the permanent teeth’s enamel
  • delayed puberty 
  • failure to thrive, meaning that an infant or a child weighs less or is gaining less weight than expected for his or her age
  • mood changes or feeling annoyed or impatient
  • slowed growth and short height
  • weight loss

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31408136/ (more info)

How to make dietary changes?  

  • Avoid all products with rye, triticale (a cross between wheat and rye), farina, graham flour, semolina, and any other kind of flour, including self-rising and durum, not labeled gluten-free. 
  • Substitute potato, rice, soy, amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, or bean flour for wheat flour. You can also use sorghum, chickpea or Bengal gram, arrowroot, and cornflour, as well as tapioca starch extract. (These act as thickeners and leavening agents.)

Also 

  • Barley
  • Triticale
  • Malt, including malted milk, malt extract, and malt vinegar
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Wheat starch

When checking labels, make sure they say “certified gluten-free” (rather than simply “wheat-free” ):

  • Beer
  • Bread
  • Desserts, like cake, cookies, and pie
  • Cereal
  • Crackers and seasoned potato chips
  • French fries
  • Pasta
  • Processed meat, including hot dogs and lunch meat
  • Salad dressing
  • Sauces
  • Soups

Other Items To Be Aware Of:

  • children’s modeling dough, such as Play-Doh
  • cosmetics
  • lipstick, lip gloss, and lip balm
  • skin and hair products
  • toothpaste and mouthwash
  • communion wafers

Nutritional Deficiencies Common in People With Celiac And Safe Foods to Eat: (Supplements are always an option as well)

Calcium: Dairy, Salmon, Sardines, Kale, Oranges 

Zinc: Alaska king crab, Lobster, Cashews, Mushrooms, Beans, Leafy greens

Iron: Beef, Tofu, Spinach, White beans, Chickpeas

Vitamin D: Dairy, Almond, Salmon, Almond milk, 

B Vitamins: Sunflower seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Lentils 

Supplements & Herbs For Treatment:

Curcumin: Used as an Anti-inflammatory 

Digestive & Probiotics: To help with your digestive system and bowel movements.

Papain supplements: Stimulate the small intestine enzymes to identify gluten, reducing the immune system response properly.

Fish Oil: Acts as a coating for your intestinal lining to keep your small intestines from becoming inflamed.

Herbal Treatments: Goldenseal and olive leaf extracts are commonly used to treat celiac disease because they help regulate and protect the immune system, reducing the small intestine’s autoimmune effects. 

Chamomile is another good herb to reduce digestive inflammation and upset stomachs that are associated with celiac disease.

Valerian helps reduce stress and spasms in the intestines.

 Activated charcoal is primarily used medicinally to absorb ingested poisons. And it also helps to reduce bloating and gas.

Ginger is potent anti-nausea effects and helps with sore stomachs.

Turmeric is a known anti-inflammatory, and many people find it speeds up the healing process. The easiest way to consume (large doses) of turmeric is to pop a pill.

Apple cider vinegar has been shown to alleviate many stomach dilemmas, and gluten ingestion is one of them. (We suggest diluting a tablespoon in one cup of water.)

Horsetail Tea: Reduces the digestive tract’s inflammation and the intestines while also boosting the digestive system’s strength and durability, so your system is less sensitive to gluten.

 Hair loss:

If your celiac disease has gone untreated for a long time, you may be malnourished. Malnutrition can cause hair loss, along with a host of other problems. Alopecia areata occurs when your immune system attacks your hair follicles, causing varying degrees of hair loss.

Case Studies To Check-Out:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23624889/ (study investigated the correlation of hair loss in patients with inflammatory bowel disease)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27833723/ (Celiac Autoantibodies in Alopecia Areata)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16498340/ (Reappearance of alopecia areata) 

Foods that help with Hair Loss: 

Spinach is a superfood comprising vitamins B, C, and E, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which are required for healthy hair growth.

(Oatmeal )The ingredients included in an oatmeal hair mask are aloe vera, olive oil, and milk. Aloe vera has aloesin that promotes the regeneration of new hair follicles.

Curry leaves promote longer and stronger hair. Add only a few drops of the essential oil of curry leaves to your regular hair oil and massage your scalp with it. You can also boil some curry leaves and then use that water to rinse hair.

Flaxseed Gel massage stimulates the hair follicles in the scalp while improving blood circulation. It deals with problems like dandruff, hair breakage, and hair thinning. Flax seeds are high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help you avoid a dry, scaly scalp and nourish your hair.

(Avocado) Mix one teaspoon of avocado oil, a teaspoon of olive oil, half a teaspoon of natural honey, and one egg. Vitamins B and E in avocado strengthens hair. Vitamin E repairs the damage on the scalp that is likely to slow or prevent hair growth, while vitamin B is essential for hair growth.

Please, as always, drop any questions you may have below. Feel free to like and share. Remember to consult with your doctor before changing or adding anything to your lifestyle or diet. 

Vitamins

Health and Wealth

Hey everyone, welcome back to my space; today, we will be going over three amazing vitamins and a few of their deficiencies. If you have any concerns or questions, drop them in the comment box below or consult with a trusted physician/herbalist. 

 Deficiency: the quality or state of being defective or of lacking some necessary quality or element

Today we are going over Vitamin: A / C / Calcium.

If there is anything you want to know more about or need recipes, please leave a comment below, and I’ll do a post for you. 

Starting with Calcium: 

Calcium is a mineral found in many foods. The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and to carry out many essential functions. Almost all calcium is stored in bones and teeth, where it supports their structure and hardness.

Herbs and spices are potent sources of nutrition, including calcium. The most effective way to consume calcium is in small doses throughout the day, so emphasizing the use of the following herbs and spices can be better than taking it all in at once or trying to rely on supplements for your daily recommended value (%DV)

(To read more on how much you may need, check out https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-much-calcium-do-you-really-need )

Calcium Deficiency:

Hypocalcemia, also known as a calcium deficiency disease, occurs when the blood has low calcium levels. A long-term calcium deficiency can lead to dental changes, cataracts, alterations in the brain, and osteoporosis, which causes the bones to become brittle. A calcium deficiency may cause no early symptoms.

Calcium Deficiency Symptoms:

  • Confusion or memory loss.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • Numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, and face.
  • Depression.
  • Hallucinations.
  • Muscle cramps.
  • Weak and brittle nails.
  • Easy fracturing of the bones.

Herbs Used For Calcium:

Fresh and Dried Basil 

Dried Savory 

Dried Marjoram

Dried Thyme

Dried Sage

Cinnamon

Stinging Nettle

Dried Rosemary

Dried Dill 

Fruits & Veggies For Calcium:

Spinach 145mg/cup 

Edamame 100 mg/cup

Orange 65 mg/1 orange

Broccoli 60mg/cup

Span Peas 55mg/cup

Tomato 30mg/2 tomatos 

Arugula 30mg/cup

Fig 40mg/2 figs

White Beans 160mg/cup

Soy Beans 175mg/cup

Pumpkin Mashed 40mg/cup 

Cabbage 35mg/cup

Seeds:

 Poppy seeds pack 126mg 

Sesame seeds 126mg 

Nuts:

Almonds 30mg/9 nuts 

Brazil nuts 25mg/3 nuts 

Vitamin A: ( Stored in the liver)

 Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. Vitamin A is important for normal vision, the immune system, and reproduction. Vitamin A also helps the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs work properly. Vitamin A can take one of three forms in the human body: retinol, retinal and retinoic acid.

(For a better explanation of how vitamin a works as far as the measurement, check out this post-https://www.nutri-facts.org/en_US/nutrients/vitamins/a/intake-recommendations.html)

Vitamin A Deficiency: 

Xerophthalmia is the term for the expression of vitamin A deficiency. This happens when you don’t consume or enough vitamin A from your diet or properly absorb or convert the vitamin A you consume. 

Vitamin A Deficiency Symptoms: 

  • Alcoholism
  • Gluten-sensitive
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS, Crohn’s, or ulcerative colitis)
  • Pancreatic disorders or a lack of bile from the gallbladder (bile helps break down fat and absorb fat-soluble vitamins)
  • Liver damage or disease
  • Low stomach acid, heartburn, or GERD
  • Severe calorie restriction, potentially tied to an eating disorder

Herbs Used For Vitamin A:

Basil

Spinach 

Parsley 

Thyme 

Sage 

Watercress 

Fruits and Vegetables For Vitamin A:  

100 G / IU ( international units per day) DV ( daily value)

1/2 c of Carrots 459 MCG- 51% of the DV

1 Sweet Potato 1,403 MG – 156% of the DV 

1 c of boiled Black-eyed peas 66 MCG-7% of the DV

1/2 c of Spinach 573 MCG- 64% of the DV

Other significant sources of Vitamin A 

Butternut squash 

Red bell pepper 

Mango 

Tomatoes 

Parsley 

Tuna

Shrimp

Cod liver oil

Eggs 

Goat Cheese 

Vitamin C ( Per 100 G) 

Vitamin C is a vitamin found in various foods and sold as a dietary supplement. It is used to prevent and treat scurvy. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient involved in repairing tissue and more.

Vitamin C Deficiency:

Scurvy is the name for a vitamin C deficiency. It can lead to anemia, debility, exhaustion, spontaneous bleeding, pain in the limbs, and especially the legs, swelling in some parts of the body, and sometimes ulceration of the gums and teeth loss.

Vitamin C Deficiency Symptoms:

  • Rough, Bumpy Skin
  • Corkscrew-Shaped Body Hair
  • Bright Red Hair Follicles. 
  • Spoon-Shaped Fingernails With Red Spots or Lines
  • Dry, Damaged Skin
  • Easy Bruising
  • Slowly Healing Wounds
  • Painful, Swollen Joints

Herbs Used For Vitamin C :

Chili Peppers

Thyme 

Parsley 

Basil 

Fruits and Vegetables: 

Green bell peppers 80.4 MG

Pummelo 61 MG

Longan Fruit 84 MG

Guava 228 MG

Strawberry 58.8 MG

Lime 29.1 MG

Lemon 52 MG

Brussels Sprouts 85 MG

Grapefruit 31.2 MG

Sun-dried Tomato 39.2 MG

Questions you may have?

What is the difference between calcium and vitamin C?

Both calcium and vitamin C are important essential nutrients for your body, but they’re nothing alike. Calcium is typically a metal, but when it loses 2 electrons, it becomes a nutritional mineral your body can use to regulate some of its processes. Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a molecule made from multiple atoms of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. It is found in high concentrations in immune cells, and it is a co-factor that allows certain enzymes to do their job. Those are just 2 of the many things it’s good for.

Is It Possible to Have a Vitamin C Overdose?

The maximum recommended amount, or upper limit, is 2,000mg per day for all adults. When a person takes more than the recommended limit of vitamin C, they may experience mild digestive disturbances. These can occur if the vitamin C that the body does not absorb irritates the gastrointestinal tract. In lighter terms, yes. To read more about it, check out this post-https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326249#how-much-is-too-much.

Check back tomorrow for another post.

References:

Office of Dietary Supplements – Vitamin A. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminA-Consumer/.

Click to access Juicefactsandmyths.pdf

https://www.viridian-nutrition.com/blog/nutrition-news-and-views/what-does-an-iu-measure-in-vitamins

Yoni Steams

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Yoni steam (aka. vaginal steam, v-steam, Bajoor chai-yok) provides gentle and practical support for women’s wellness. Respected by women and holistic healers worldwide, yoni steaming is the ancient practice of allowing the warmth of herbal steam to saturate the exterior of the vagina softly. We already learned about yoni health if you haven’t yet, check it out below.

https://humblesoullifeofajuicer.blog/2021/01/31/yoni-health/

Here are many conditions for which yoni steaming is indicated. Women have noticed that it can:

  • Regulate Irregular and Absent Menstrual Cycles
  • Increase Fertility
  • Relieve Chronic Vaginal and Yeast Infections
  • Reduce, and Melt, Fibroids
  • Reduce Ovarian Cysts
  • Relieve Uterine Pain
  • Speed Weightloss Post Birth
  • Assist with the Recovery from Vaginal Tear, Episiotomy, and C-Sections
  • Ease Symptoms of Menopause
  • Relieve Menstrual Pain
  • Increase Sexual Desire and Lubrication
  • Decrease Infection and Odor
  • Detoxify the Womb
  • Released Stored Negative Emotions Trapped in the Uterus
  • Tone the Reproductive System Post-Birth
  • Significantly Reduce Pain and Bloating due to Menstruation

Yoni Steam Recipes:

Cleansing Herbs:

Basil, Milk Thistle, Rose, Calendula, and Motherwort

Limit use if your period is less than 28 days

Blood Building: 

Motherwort, Nettles, Oatstraw, Parsley, and Raspberry Leaf

Hydrating: 

Hibiscus, Lemon Balm, Nettles, Oatstarw, and Red clover

Disinfecting: 

Lavender, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme

Digestion: 

Citrus Peel, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, and Mint

Decrease Bleeding:

Antihemorrhagic

Mugwort/ Yarrow

Uterus Strengthing:

Ashwagandha, Gingsing, Rosemary, and Yarrow 

Painful Period: 28 days or longer

  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 tsp motherwort
  • 2 tsp nettles
  • 1/tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp orange peel

Vaginal Dryness:

  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon balm

Healing:

  • 1 cup red raspberry leaf
  • 1/4 cup lavender
  • 1/4 cup rosemary
  • 1/4 cup lemon balm
  • 1/4 cup yarrow leaves
  • 1/8 cup dried rose petals
  • dash of sea salt

Start By:

-Mix all ingredients to blend

-Pour 8 cups of water into a pot and bring water to a soft boil with lid on

-Add V-steam ingredients to pot and continue to boil for 5 minutes

-Remove from heat and pour into the v-steam pot of choice

-Wave hands over steam to test temperature

-Sit on the seat above the steaming water

-Drape yourself in sheet or other covering from the waist down, ensuring no steam escapes

-Sit for 10-12 minutes until the steam subsides

-Pour contents into the toilet and clean pot for future use

I am not a licensed dietitian, esthetician, or medical doctor. This post aims to share recipes that I use for my personal use and my experience using them. If you need medical attention or advice, please consult a medical professional.

Powder Herbs

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Hey everyone, I hope everyone is having a happy Aloha Saturday! Today we are going to be talking about herbal powders. Well, known herbal powders are basil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and garlic. Herbal powders can be added to juices, taken in capsules, smoothies, honey, or even milk or water. I prefer capsules or in juice just because it’s quick and easy. Herbal powders can also be used topically mixed with water, oil, or honey to form a paste. Rub the paste on the affected body part and cover it with a cloth.

A good example is Ashwagandha (Withania somniferum) for lower back pain, whether from strain or menstruation. I take Ashwagandha capsules every day to help with my anxiety and stress, and it has helped with cramps. Another good example is organic coconut milk powder, which is good for your skin. It helps softens the skin.

How to Encapsulate Them:

  • To start the encapsulating process, you must first grind up the herb or root. A food processor can be used or a mortar & pestle.
  • Before you make an herbal mix, you must first measure out what you need. Be sure to
  • mix the powder well, so the capsules are of the same concentration.
  • Capsules come in three sizes, 0, 00, and 000. They can be filled by hand or machine. I prefer machines.

A Few Guidelines to Follow:

  • Start with single powders before moving onto blends. When you start something new, you want to be sure of how it affects your body. I recommend keeping a journal.
  • Also, always consult with your doctor if you have any concerns, especially if you have a health condition or breastfeeding. 
  • Dosage varies widely depending on a person’s structure as well as condition. 
  • 1/4 teaspoon – 1 teaspoon (or roughly 1 to 4 grams) 1 to 3 times a day is a relatively standard dose. 
  • Keep your area dry and sanitized at all times. Capsules come in vegan and vegetarian. Research which dosage is best for you or your company

Herbs and how they help:

  • Cinnamon:  A well-known herb dating back to Egyptian times. It’s a warming herb that helps with the digestion system, regulates blood sugar, and improves memory. It helps with cold and flu and is low in calories. 
  • Chili Peppers: In any form, it gives you a nice punch. They also may boost your metabolism and help keep blood vessels healthy. 
  • Cocoa: The critical ingredient in chocolate loved by many all around the world. The bean is filled with antioxidants that boost heart health and may help with lowering blood pressure. 
  • Cumin: Used a lot in Indian dishes; my favorite would be curry goat. Cumin is naturally an iron and used in weight loss.
  • Garlic: The best thing since pickles. Garlic may lower the chances of heart disease. Eating or ingesting garlic daily may help with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. 
  • Rosemary: Rich in antioxidants that prevent cell damage. I grow rosemary in my garden and keep a small bag of it by my bed. Sniffing rosemary has been said to help mental tasks. And has anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. 
  • Ashwagandha: Used in western herbalism and one of my personal favorites. Ashwagandha nourishes the body’s brain and neural pathways while restoring strength after a period of stress or illness. Use for auto-immune disease cases, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, brain fog, insomnia, anxiety, nervous exhaustion, and stress. Perfect for someone who works out and, as we said above, topically. 
  • Moringa: The leaves of the tree are nutrient-dense and a great source of protein. It’s a brain and liver tonic, stress reducer, increases milk supply, antioxidant-rich, and helps with stress. Many studies have been done, and it has been said to help cancer patients. 
  • Nettles: A staple in herbal medicine but not very heard of. It is used to treat arthritis and lower back pain. May reduce inflammation, may lower blood pressure, and may treat enlarged prostate symptoms. 
  • Spirulina: A superfood in the health world, a blueish-green alga that also contains chlorophyll. (Chlorophyll is a green pigment found in plants. Plants use chlorophyll and light to make food.) Spirulina is also a great source of phytonutrients, copper, iron, manganese, potassium, B vitamins, iodine, and Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). 

Face Mask Recipes:

Thyme Face Mask:

Mix ¼ cup oatmeal with a tablespoon, dried lavender leaves, rosemary leaves, and thyme leaves in a food processor. Add a small amount of fresh aloe vera gel. Seal the paste in an airtight container.

To use, mix the mask powder with enough water to moisten to a spreadable consistency, apply to the face (avoiding eye area), and leave it on for 15 minutes for a soothing and invigorating self-care ritual.

  • If you have fresh aloe meaning a plant, get a piece of the aloe and follow the instructions below correctly. If you guys would like a video, please comment below.

Step 1: Remove the base: First, use a sharp knife to cut the base off the leaf off at a slight angle. You may also want to remove the pointed tip and sides. 

Step 2:Drain the inside from the leaf: Let the aloe leaf stand upright in a container or in your sink for about 10 minutes to let the yellow sap drain out. This sap is called aloin, and while it is not toxic, it has a very bitter taste and may cause stomach discomfort, so it is best to dispose of it. 

Step 3: Remove Sharp edges: Use a sharp knife and cut the pointy sides off. 

Step 4: Remove the outer layer: Use a knife or vegetable peeler to remove the leaf’s thin outer layer, revealing the clear jelly-like substance inside. Note: Be careful! The aloe will be very slippery. You can then cut the leaf’s bottom layer or scoop out the inside. 

Step 5: Harvest Gel: Remove any remaining green pieces of the leaf. If you notice any reddish-brown remnants of the aloin sap, you can cut it out of the gel or rinse it off. Cut in 1-inch cubes and store in a tight air jar in the fridge. You can also use aloe in fresh juice or smoothies or by itself. 

Skin Detox Mask: May reduce skin puffiness and lighten skin proteins.

You will need activated charcoal, turmeric, witch hazel, and whole milk yogurt.

Mix ½ teaspoon of each ingredient for one mask. Mix the activated charcoal, turmeric, and yogurt first before slowly adding in the witch hazel. Apply and let sit for 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.

Lemon Light Mask: Helps with dark spots and old scars.

You will need raw honey and lemon juice.

Combine two tablespoons of raw honey with ½ tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply to the skin and leave on for at least 20 minutes so the lemon juice can exfoliate the skin. The honey will moisturize and soothe the skin as well. To remove, rinse with warm water.

Nutmeg Exfoliating Mask: Has calming antibacterial properties best for sensitive skin and is a gentle exfoliant.

You will need nutmeg and whole milk.

Make a nutmeg face mask by combining 1/2 tablespoon of ground nutmeg with a tablespoon of whole milk. Apply to skin and leave on for up to 10 minutes to soothe healing and sensitive skin before rinsing with warm water.

Spice Blend Recipes:

Fajita: 

2 tbsp paprika

2 tbsp ground cumin

2 tbsp garlic powder

1 tbsp onion powder

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp dried oregano

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground coriander 

Instructions: Add spices to mixing bowl and stir to combine, store in airtight jar 6 months to a year.

Poultry:

3 tablespoon sage dried

 1/2 tablespoon rosemary dried

1 1/2 tablespoon thyme dried

1 tablespoon marjoram dried

1 teaspoon white pepper

1 teaspoon smoked paprika optional

1 teaspoon ground coriander optional

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions: Add spices to mixing bowl and stir to combine; grind into powder and store in airtight jar 6 months to a year.

Creole Seasoning:

6 tablespoon paprika

2 tablespoon dried oregano marjoram

2 tablespoon black pepper

2 tablespoon onion powder

2 tablespoon garlic powder

1 1/2 tablespoon sea salt flakes

1 tablespoon dried basil

1 tablespoon dried thyme

½ – 1 tablespoon cayenne

Instructions: Add spices to mixing bowl and stir to combine, store in airtight jar 6 months to a year.

Greek Dry Rub:

3 tablespoon dried oregano or marjoram

2 tablespoon dried basil

2 tablespoon garlic powder

2 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon dill weed

1 tablespoon sea salt flakes

1 tablespoons ground black pepper

1 tablespoons ground thyme

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon optional

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions: Add spices to mixing bowl and stir to combine, store in airtight jar 6 months to a year.

Steak Seasoning:

3 tablespoon salt flakes

3 tablespoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

1 tablespoon crushed coriander seeds

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon red chili flakes

Instructions: Add spices to mixing bowl and stir to combine, store in airtight jar 6 months to a year.

Italian Seasoning Blend:

2 tbsp dried basil

2 tbsp dried oregano

2 tbsp dried rosemary

1 tbsp dried thyme

1 tbsp dried marjoram

1/2 tsp dried sage

Instructions: Measure out all the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Next, mix with a dry spatula or whisk.

Then transfer the seasoning into an airtight spice jar or a mason jar (if you make a large quantity).

Tips:

  • How much to use?- Depending on your taste buds, I would start with 1-2 tablespoons serves 4; I will generally use 2-3 tbsp. 
  • How long to store them?– Will store fresh for up to 6 months in an airtight mason jar. After the herbs may start to lose their freshness. Make a new batch once that happens. 

Oils all around

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Hey, everyone! Welcome back for another post. Today, we are going to be talking about essential oils/carrier oils. From diffusers to mixing a number of other products, essential oils are used nationwide. Like herbs, always consult with a doctor before changing your diet or testing anything on ANY body part.

Essential oils: 

A natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the plant’s characteristic fragrance or other sources is extracted.

Before using a new essential, always do a test patch to test for any irritation or swelling.

 WHAT are carrier oils:

Carrier oils are naturally derived from vegetarian sources like the seeds, kernels, or nuts of plants. They have a neutral scent and dilute concentrated essential oils to be safely applied to the skin.

WHY use them:

Essential oils are harsh, which means they evaporate quickly and contain the plant’s natural scent and characteristics they’re derived from. This can make them too strong and result in skin irritation if applied undiluted. Carrier oils do not evaporate or have a strong scent, making them ideal for diluting essential oils, reducing the essential oil concentration without diminishing its properties. When you dilute an essential oil with a carrier oil, you can also control its attention before applying.

Jojoba Oil:
  • Slightly nutty aroma.
  • Medium consistency.
  • Superior, non-greasy absorption, similar to the skin’s natural oils.
  • Moisturizing for skin and hair.
  • Long shelf life.
  • Good for hair products 

Sweet Almond Oil:

  • Has a slightly sweet, nutty aroma.
  • Medium consistency.
  • It absorbs relatively quickly; leaves a slight hint of oil on the skin.
  • Rich in vitamin E and oleic acid.

 *Caution: May cause a reaction to those with nut allergies.*

Coconut Oil:

  • Unlike coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil is liquid at room temperature.
  • No noticeable aroma.
  • Absorbs well; leaves skin feeling silky and moisturized; non-greasy.
  • High in essential fatty acids.
  • Long shelf life.

Grapeseed Oil: 

  • Light, thin consistency.
  • Well suited for massages, it leaves a light glossy film over the skin.
  • Moisturizes skin.
  • High in linoleic acid.
  • Relatively short shelf life.
  • Mostly used in hair and skin products.

Other carrier oils include shea butter, olive oil, and cocoa butter. 

Carrier oils should typically be used within six months, but some oils can stay usable for up to one year. To maximize shelf life, store oils in their original air-tight containers in a cool, dark place.

Different Types of Oils:

Tea Tree:  Safe to use on skin, good for fungus, acne blemishes, and fungal skin infections like athlete’s foot. It also serves as a numbing agent for toothaches and eliminates the infection.

Lavender: Works on bruises, cuts, and skin irritation too. Good stress reliever also (Sleep/Depression).

Calendula: Used to reduce the appearance of acne scars. You can also put a drop in your bath water to soothe psoriasis.

Chamomile: Used for pain oil, anti-inflammation, can also be used for eczema and or rashes. 

Peppermint: Peppermint purifies and stimulates the mind. Apply oil to temples for headache/migraines. It also can increase mental alertness, Also suitable for indigestion in small doses. 

Frankincense: Used for relaxation, may heal bug bites, scars, may help with depression symptoms, inflammation, immunity-boosting, and awareness.

Oregano: This oil has naturally antibacterial qualities, which help to fight colds and other sicknesses.

Lemon: Lemon oil can be used not only to detox the body but it can also to help with acne. Useful for increasing focus and concentration. As a bonus, it can help keep fleas away when used on your pets.

Grapefruit: It’s a natural antiseptic, good for fatigue, and you can add it to your homemade household cleansers to keep your home safe and clean.

Eucalyptus: It has many antibacterial properties and has been known to stimulate the immune system, helps with colds, allergies, and nasal congestion.

Lemongrass: Used as aromatherapy to relieve muscle pain, externally to kill bacteria, ward off insects, and reduce body aches, and internally to help your digestive system.

Thieves: Supports Healthy Immune System and great as a deodorant.

Olive leaf extract: Natural antiviral and immune booster.

Rosemary: Stimulates hair growth, may help with pain management, and repels specific bugs.

Orange:  Used for various applications that range from lifting mood and reducing stress to adding a fresh, citrusy aroma to a room. Some examples include antimicrobial activity, pain relief, and anticancer properties.

Cinnamon: Used as an antibacterial and antifungal agent. It can also be used in aromatherapy as a relaxant.

Clove: Used for easing digestive upset, relieving pain, and helping with respiratory conditions. 

Patchouli: Often used for things such as skin conditions, relieving stress, or controlling appetite. You can apply the diluted oil to your skin or use it for aromatherapy.

Clearly, Sage: Helps with stress reduction, has many antibacterial properties, and may be used as a natural antidepressant. 

Thyme: Commonly used as a preservative in foods, cosmetics, and toiletries. It can also be found as an ingredient in mouthwash.

Diffuser Blends: Feel free to experiment to find the one that works for you.

Tips:

  • Wear Gloves 
  • Always store in dark glass bottles. 
  • Write down the amounts of each oil used.
  • Sniff some coffee grounds to clear your olfactory senses
  • Mix oils in a small bottle and use from that
  • If you have children or pets around, use fewer total drops
  • Strong essential oil, use fewer drops (for example, Patchouli, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang).
  • In a large room, use more drops
  • For a strong aroma to fill the area, use more drops
  • For a gentle aroma, use fewer drops.

For Uplifting:

  • 4 drops Peppermint, 4 drops Cinnamon, 2 drops Rosemary

Energy: 

  • 2 drop Rosemary, 3 drop Peppermint, 2 drop Lemon
  • 3 drops Wild Orange, 3 drops Peppermint

Peace & Happiness:

  • 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Chamomile, 2 drops Wild Orange, 1 drop Grapefruit
  • 2 drops Chamomile, 3 drops Siberian Fir, 2 drops Frankincense

Enhance Memory:

  • 3 drops Rosemary, 2 drops Sweet orange 
  • 3 drops Cypress, 2 drops Coriander
  • 2 drops Black pepper, 3 drops Yuzu

Panic attack/Stress:

  • 2 drops Cleary sage, 3 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 1 drop Rose, 4 drops Lavender
  • 1 drop Neroli, 4 drops Petitgrain
  • 1 drop Rose, 4 drops Frankincense

Confidence:

  • 3 drops Frankincense, 2 drops Mandarin
  • 3 drops Sweet orange, 2 drops Rosemary
  • 3 drops Marjoram, 2 drops Cypress

Promotes Sleep:

  • 5 drops Roman Chamomile, 5 drops Clearly Sage, 5 drops Bergamot 
  • 5 drops Vetiver, 5 drops Patchouli, 5 drops Mandarin
  • 3 drops Lavender, 3 drops Vetiver
  • 4 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops orange 

Nausea:

  • 2 drops Ginger, 3 drops Peppermint
  • 4 drops Spearmint, 2 drops Ginger, 2 drops Cardamom, 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Ginger, 3 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Basil, 3 drops Black pepper

Cleaning day:

  • 2 drops Pine, 3 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Lemon, 2 drops Eucalyptus

Oils can be found online on Etsy ( support small business), amazon, doTerra, and young living.

Leave any questions below! Check back tomorrow for another post!

Herb Catalog Pt 2

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Hey everyone, jumping back into our Herb catalog today to see part one; check out our other post. Alway’s remember never to change your diet or try a new regimen without consulting a doctor or herbalist. 

This post will cover herbs for muscles, energy, symptoms of depression/migraines, allergies, digestive system and organ/body function.

Muscles:

Chamomile – Used to heal muscle pain and soreness, helps with insomnia and restlessness. 

Tart Cherries – Used as a muscle relaxer, anti-inflammatory, & antioxidant.

Peppermint – Used as a muscle relaxer for backaches, leg pain, & tension headaches.

Cayenne Pepper – Reduces muscle pain, stiffness, & inflammation.

Epsom Salt: Relaxes the nervous system, removes toxins, & helps with pain and inflammation.

Valerian – Helps with muscle spasms, may help treat insomnia, headaches, and anxiety. 

Arnica – Used as an anti-inflammatory & improves blood circulation.

Lavender – Reduces pain and swelling, helps calm the mind & helps with inflammation.

Passion Flower- Helps with muscle spasms & joint pain. Rich in nutrients and antioxidants, It may always be used for stress, insomnia, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Raspberry Leaf Tea – Used for muscle pain & cramps, also rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Supports healthy menstruation and tones the uterus.

Magnesium oil – Topical for muscle pain & cramps.

Organ/Body Function:

Milk Thistle – Supports liver health, promotes skin health, may improve allergic asthma symptoms, and may reduce cholesterol. (great for hangovers)

Chromium Picolinate – An essential mineral that you absorb from the foods you eat. Some people take a supplement as a complementary and alternative therapy to help a chromium deficiency control blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, or lose weight. 

Dandelion – Supports kidney health, may reduce cholesterol, may lower blood pressure, and may help with weight loss.

Cayenne – May lower blood pressure, help with a metabolism boost, and may lower cholesterol.

Bilberry -Helps if you have diarrhea, eye problems, varicose veins, poor circulation, and even cancer.

Apple Vinegar Cider -Helps lower diabetes, treat cancer, heart health, high cholesterol, and weight loss.

Resveratrol – Protects cells from free radical damage, inhibits the spread of cancer, especially prostate cancer, lowers blood pressure, keeps heart-healthy, and improves elasticity in blood vessels. Normalizes anti-inflammatory response, Helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Digestive:

Digestive enzymes – Helps with digestive health and also inflammation.

DGL – Licorice Root Extract that aids digestion and treats stomach complaints, including heartburn and indigestion.

Probiotics – Helps with gut health, has an immune system booster, and a good bacteria. 

Marshmallow root tea – Treats cough and colds. It may act as a pain reliever, aid in digestion, or be used as a diuretic. 

Slippery Elm – Used against diarrhea and an intestinal and rectal coating to eliminate viral and bacterial infections.

Allergies:

Quercetin – Used for natural antihistamine (seasonal allergies and allergic reactions)

Nettle Stinging Leaf (tea) – Used for allergies.

Detox/Antioxidant/Radiation:

Vitamin C – Used as detox and immune system booster and repair. 

DMG (N-Dimethylglycine) – Improves oxygen utilization, detoxification, cell protection, immune system modulation, and physical performance.

Glutathione – Used as a super antioxidant for stress and used for injuries.

King Chlorella – Cleaning out environmental toxins/heavy metals.

Iodine (liquid kelp) – Protection against radiation.

Beet Root – Used as a body detox.

Antioxidant, heart health, anti-aging:

Green Tea – Full of antioxidants, may also reduce bad breath and may help with heart disease. 

Activated Charcoal – Used as full body detox, works through the digestive tract and whitens teeth.

Bentonite Clay – Used as a heavy metal detox, treating oily skin and acne and detoxifying the skin.

Diatomaceous Earth – Used as a heavy metal detox, helps treat constipation and be used as an exfoliator. 

Cilantro -Rids heavy metal in the body, may lower anxiety, lower blood sugar, and help prevent a UTI (Urinary tract infection).

Organic Citrus peels – Rich in fiber, vitamin c, folate, calcium and can be used a metal detox.

Spirulina – A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, may reduce blood pressure and detox heavy metals. 

Oil of oregano -A powerful antioxidant used to purify the blood, detox, & repair the immune system.

Echinacea – A super herb used to purify the blood, detox, & repair the immune system.

Depression/Brain/Migraines:

Vitamin D – May help with mental health, used as an immune booster, used for scar healing, and keeps muscles healthy.

Lithium Orotate –Used as a mood stabilizer, used to help with anxiety and for cluster headaches. 

Vitamin B-6 – May improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression, promote brain health, and treat PMS symptoms. 

Magnesium – May help with migraines, keep blood pressure regularly and keep bones healthy. 

Glutathione -May help with migraines, may reduce stress, and may help fight against autoimmune diseases. 

Molecularly distilled fish oil – May help with symptoms of depression, removing heavy metals and other toxins.

St. John Wort –  May help with symptoms of depression and decreases nervousness and tiredness related to depression.

B2 – May help with migraine symptoms, also helps break down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.

Energy:

Pantothenic Acid – Filled with (Vitamin B-5) It’s necessary for making blood cells, and it helps you convert the food you eat into energy.

Eleuthero root – Increases energy and reduces fatigue, also may manage menopause.

Sleep:

Melatonin – Used as a sleep aid.

Valerian – Used as a sleep aid, also promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety.

Chamomile -Promotes relaxation and used sleep aide, also so may help with PMS symptoms.

Tart Cherry Juice – Used for sleep help, also used to treat gout and illness prevention.