Healing Herb: Astragalus

Healing Herb: Astragalus

Astragalus membranaceus is a member of the pea family. It has been used by Chinese doctors for centuries for various aliments. In the book, The Killer Plagues to Come, author William Lee, R. Ph. Ph.D. and Lynn Lee, CN share information about Astragalus as a potential...
Apothecary, Past and Present

Apothecary, Past and Present

The term Apothecary has become popular and there are many springing up throughout the country. The Old Time ApothecaryIn the past, an Apothecary was a person who prepared and sold medicines and drugs and did some surgery. As an Apothecary would prescribe and make the...
Show Love to Your Heart

Show Love to Your Heart

The first Friday of every February is designated as American Heart Month. Since 1964, this federally designated month has encouraged millions of people to unite in a common goal to eradicate heart disease and stroke. You may even notice many people wearing red to...
Healing Herb: Aronia

Healing Herb: Aronia

Aronia, also known as chokeberry, is native to South Dakota and the Midwest.  It grows from a shrub and is in the Rosaceae family. It is most commonly found in wet woods and swamps.  Aronia berries contain higher levels of antioxidants, ployphenois, and anthocyanins...
The GREENS

The GREENS

When it comes to consuming enough vegetables, are you falling short?  According to surveys conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only about 27 percent of Americans get more than three servings of vegetables per day [1].  For optimal health and...
Herbal First Aid

Herbal First Aid

One thing is for sure, a well-stocked First Aid Kit is a handy thing to have when you need it. As much as we love summer, it also invites sunburn, bites, cuts, abrasions, scrapes and even the unexpected.  At Herbs4You we carry a handy-sized Herbal First Aid Kit...
Virus vs Bacteria

Virus vs Bacteria

When one is sick, identifying what type of infection is causing the problem is KEY to helping the condition. Recently, I have had several clients down with some kind of infection. They may be taking LDM, echinacea, or some other good herb, and not get better.  By...
Juicing for Life

Juicing for Life

The health value of juicing fresh fruits and vegetables has been known for decades.  The fact is, to have LIFE and vitality, one must eat living foods. The History of Juicing Throughout the ages, herbalists and health practitioners have grated and squeezed out the...
Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

It is great to have the warm weather and see the sun shine.  Spring is on its way, and NOW is the time to start some serious internal cleaning. Cleansing There are 5 main cleansing organs in the body:  bowels, kidneys, liver, lungs and the skin.  When we plan to detox...
Good Morning Brew

Good Morning Brew

This month, I am introducing several of our delicious healthy teas.  One that has become a favorite for me is our Good Morning Brew, which can take the place of coffee.A nice cup of hot coffee is a a hard habit to break, yet it is detrimental to our health.  Coffee is...
Nourish Your Body

Nourish Your Body

Nourishing Tea This tea has been one of our favorites.  It is a mixture of herbs that are high in nutritients.  The peppermint gives it a pleasing flavor that children and adults both enjoy.   Here is a look at the herbs that are in this great tasting tea.Alfalfa...
Detox Tea

Detox Tea

Detox tea is a simple way to detox your body. It not only delicious, but it can take the place of coffee, and tastes similar to Chai tea.There are 15 herbs in this great tea. Together, these herbs detoxify the blood, liver, and gallbladder, stimulate the digestive...
Healing Herb: Licorice

Healing Herb: Licorice

Several of our modern candies have old roots that actually are based in health and healing. One of these is licorice.About LicoriceLicorice root has been prized for its rich flavor for over 3,000 years – King Tut, Alexander the Great, Roman Emperor Caesar, the Ancient...
Healing Herb: Juniper

Healing Herb: Juniper

The juniper is an evergreen tree native to Europe, Asia, and the northern parts of North America. Its botanical name is Juniperus communis L. The first recorded mention of Juniper is in an Egyptian papyrus from 1500 B.C. The main part used is the berries, which are...
Healing Herb: Mullein

Healing Herb: Mullein

Mullein is a great herb to know and very easy to identify. It is a large plant with soft velvet-leaves coming from a tall stalk, growing up to 8 feet. In the first year it appears as a basal rosette of leaves, and in the second year, it sends up huge flower spikes...
Healing Herb: Lavender

Healing Herb: Lavender

Lavender’s scientific name, Lavandula, is a genus of 39 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. The Latin name of lavender is Lavare, which means “to wash”, due to its clean aroma. It is native to the Old World and is found from Cape...