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...
Wild Cherry Syrup

Wild Cherry Syrup

Now that it is cold and flu season, I have seen and heard several with a cough or cold.  So it is time to stock up on Herbs that help.  Today, I want to feature our Wild Cherry Syrup.  This is a delicious effective syrup that contains herbs that have been used...
Essential Oils

Essential Oils

August is Kids Month at Herbs4You!  We love kids and want to keep them healthy!  As much as we hate to see summer come to a close, school is fast approaching.  With fall around the corner, we should start thinking of ways to protect our family from illness.  Essential...
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...
The Signature of Flowers

The Signature of Flowers

Centuries ago, there was a system called the “doctrine of signatures” that identified the properties of plants. This was made into a book, and was used as a guide for people to better understand the unique properties of each plant in order to know how to...
Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Today, I would like to talk about a condition that affects around 50% of Americans. The main symptom of acid reflux is heartburn, which at times can be severe enough to feel like an heart attack. Acid reflux is thought to be caused by excessive amounts of acid,...
4 Signs You Need to Detox

4 Signs You Need to Detox

Spring is a great time to Detox.  It is the body’s natural time that it throws off the old sluggishness from winter and needs to get a fresh start.  So how can you tell if YOU need to Detox.  Here are a few signs. Fatigue –  muscle aches, joint pain, and...
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...
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...
Heartburn & Acid Reflux

Heartburn & Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is very common and affects around 50% of Americans. The main symptom of acid reflux is heartburn, which at times can be severe enough to feel like an heart attack.  Acid reflux  is thought to be caused by excessive amounts of acid, and anti-acids are...
Healthy Tidbit: Liver Lift

Healthy Tidbit: Liver Lift

July 25, 2016The liver has a vital role in maintaining our cholesterol, so here’s a great drink to give your liver a boost.Juice of 1 lemon1 clove of garlic1 inch slice of ginger1 Tablespoon of olive oilPut in blender with 1 cup of water and blend well.  Drink...
Healing Herb: Ginger

Healing Herb: Ginger

October 19, 2015As the weather cools and we start enjoying hot spicy foods, such as apple cider and pumpkin pie, understanding some of the herbs used in these tasty treats will help us value them more. One great warming and soothing herb that we often use is ginger....
Healthy Tidbit: Bentonite Clay Bath

Healthy Tidbit: Bentonite Clay Bath

October 12. 2015Taking a bath in Bentonite Clay is said to draw out heavy metals and toxins from our body, right through the skin. The more toxic a person is the darker and slimier the clay will be after you are done with the bath. Directions: Draw a bath with warm...
Healthy Tidbit: Garlic Oil

Healthy Tidbit: Garlic Oil

August 31, 2015Crush several cloves of garlic. Place in a small non-plastic bowl and add enough olive oil in it to cover the garlic pieces. Then place this in a pan with water in it. Set the pan on the stove and heat the water. (This will warm the oil without burning...
Healthy Tidbit: Sage Wisdom

Healthy Tidbit: Sage Wisdom

April 13, 2015Try sage the next time you have a sore throat. Sage has excellent antibacterial and astringent properties. Sage tea combined with a little cider vinegar used as a gargle is excellent for sore throats, laryngitis, and tonsillitis. Sage disinfects and...

Oil Pulling to Improve Your Health

Today I want to introduce you to a simple therapy that is super cheap and very effective, known as Oil Pulling. HISTORYOil pulling has its origin in Ayurvedic medicine in India and was called “oil gargling”. It dates back over 2,000 years. Ayurvedic practitioners...