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The Benefits of Herbs

The Benefits of Nettle

Posted by Brett Riley on

Nettle has been one of the most constant and generous herbs traditionally, and one of the best all-round supporters that we have in the plant world. Nettle contains histamine which helps with allergic reactions, it also has a long standing reputation for assisting with skin problems such as eczema and acne. This partly due to the way it helps the liver and kidneys to eliminate waste products. When taken internally, the formic acid which causes the sting, helps to calm down allergic responses. Tea made from stinging nettle contains a number of biologically active compounds with possible health benefits. Nettle...

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The Benefits of Mullein

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MULLEIN Mullein is one of the most versatile herbs found today. Mullein is mild-tasting and has gentle sedative properties. Mullein is commonly available and can assist with a number of ailments such as easing an irritable cough or a sore throat, and is good for acute situations such as bronchitis and sinusitis, and can play a useful role in the management of asthma. It can be used to help people stop smoking and is said to clear and refresh the lungs even when smoked. Mullein is high in iron, magnesium, potassium, and sulfur. It is considered the herb of choice...

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The Benefits of Passionflower

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Passionflower Some herbs give clues to their virtues in their names. Passionflower does the opposite; rather than raising fire, it helps to calm it down. Passionflower is the first choice for people who have difficulty sleeping. It helps to ensure a restful nights sleep without the hangover feeling in the morning, that comes with many conventional sleeping pills. Its sedative qualities also makes it useful for those who suffer from anxiety and nervousness. In any situation where stress is a factor Passionflower may be worth trying. Take it last thing at night for sleeplessness (insomnia), or regularly throughout the day...

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What herbs can do for us!

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The most basic action of herbs is to feed us, not only in the physical sense but on a spiritual level as well. They enhance our vitality and tend to have a tonic action like fresh sea air or a really good belly laugh. They wake us up and get us moving. This can be experienced with more bitter herbs or tinctures. You pull that face that is instantly recognisable that you have just tasted something nasty. Saliva will start to flow, digestive juices in your stomach and intestines will kick start and your liver will activate. Your digestive system...

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