Monday, September 3, 2012

Herbal Healing

As the cooler weather approaches, try to include some of these natural ingredients into your daily lifestyle:

Witch hazel flower

Chamomile: More than just a delicious tea, this ingredient holds antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and even mild sedative properties. This tea is perfect if you feel congested and it will also help you relax after a tiring day.

Peppermint: In addition keeping your breath minty fresh, this tiny greenish-purple flower known for its aromatic leaves, and can also stimulate digestion as well as settle an upset stomach. I prefer to add peppermint to almost all of my iced teas and seltzer drinks. Peppermint can also help alleviate headaches, dispel tension and soothe menstrual cramps.

Eucalyptus: In oil form, this herb can be rubbed on the chest to help create a barrier for colds and the flu. Helping keep the airways clear and open, eucalyptus can also help restore free breathing.

Lavender: It can be used to aid burns and to reduce scarring in addition to helping to ease any pain from itchiness and bites. Lavender can also be inhaled for headache relief and to help combat insomnia.

Witch hazel: This is an excellent astringent that could help the acne prone. It is also great with helping to unclog pores. In addition, witch hazel can help stop the bleeding in cuts and scrapes. A cloth soaked in witch hazel tea can relieve the pain from bruises and help reduce swelling.

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