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Showing posts with label Herbs for healing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Herbs for healing. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Drying Oregano and How to Use it | Herbs

    I finally got another video done. I wanted to show everyone how I use our backyard oregano. I love this time of year when I go out back and can smell the oregano. In this article I wanted to go into a little more detail about the medicinal benefits of oregano, as well as some tips on when you can add it to your meal. 

Oregano is a wonderfully fragrant herb that is ready for use during the warm summer months. The technical term or Latin phrase for oregano is Origanum vulgare, or wild marjoram, mountain mint, and winter marjoram. It is a flowering perennial plant that grows wild in the Mediterranean region, in Asia, and is cultivated in the U.S. It is widely used in cooking all over the world, and especially in Mediterranean. The Oregano herb flowers from July through October.

growing herbs
Medicinal benefits of the Oregano herb is also widely known. Oregano contains many nutrients such as vitamins A, C, E, and K. Oregano is also a good source for  fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, calcium, and potassium. Oregano also has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-fungal effects, and may kill MRSA, listeria, and other nasty pathogens. The essential oil of the herb may be useful for respiratory ailments like colds and flu symptoms. And like most herbs, fruits and vegetables alike. Oregano also has anti-cancer properties. 

 How to Use Oregano

Oregano can be used medicinally in many forms. Obviously we can use it on our foods. Typically used in pasta sauces, and many Italian dishes. When eating raw, you can sprinkle on sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and any other non sweet fruits that you like. also great with greens and veggies. We can also use it medicinally, as an herbal tincture, oil, infusion, or tea.

Properties and uses:  Oregano can be used to relieve spasm of involuntary muscle (antispasmodic), can have a sedative effect (calmative), relieves gas (carminative), as well as promotes sweating (dia-phoretic), and the expectorant of mucus. Oregano also aid in digestion and promoting appetite (stomachic). Because of this Oregano makes a great go to tonic.

An infusion of the fresh herb has a beneficial effect on upset stomach, indigestion, headache, colic, nervous complaints, coughs, whooping cough, and many other respiratory ailments. It also helps to relieve abdominal cramps in women, and will regulate the menstrual cycle when taken three to four days before a regular time. Also us an infusion of the flowers for seasickness and to ease toothaches. The Oregano tea can also be used as an additive to your bath. You can even put the bruised leaves in your pillow for a all natural sleep aid.

To make an infusion simply steep 2-3 tsp of herb in 1 cup of boiled water for about ten minutes. Take 1-2 cups daily for desired benefits. Here is a video that shows you how to make an herbal infusion aka tea lol! It's pretty much the same thing. For information about how to prepare herbal tinctures/extracts see my Making Herbal Remedies post.

As you can see Oregano is one herb that has a wide range of remedy. I hope you like the video and addition information. I love learning about herbs and how they can aid us along our healing journey. Thank you and God bless! 




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DISCLAIMER: The content published by MyFruitThing, Joanne Utke, or www.myfruitthing.com is intended for informational purposes only and is not meant to be medical advice. I would never ask anyone to substitute my judgment for their own. I am not a doctor. FYI The statements made by Joanne Utke may not be the same as your doctor. Please consult your doctor, or certified Naturopathic  Practitioner before implementing a new diet. As always common sense it key and you are the only one who can make decisions regarding your health.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Making My Own Herbal Remedies


   How I make my extracts!

   One of the things that I have always wanted to get into was making my own herbal remedies for myself and my family to use. If you have read some of my other articles or seen my videos you know that I am following the protocols of Dr. Robert Morse to heal my body and rid my thyroid of the nodules. I am doing this through a diet of primarily fruit and eliminating the use of toxic foods and products.
Because what we put in, on and breath in to our bodies is what is making us sick!

As part of my game plan I am consuming herbs. Herbs are natures medicine and there are herbs to help our bodies heal from anything! I can't always afford to buy prepared formulas so I like to make some myself. I am currently using a Licorice Root Extract that I made myself. Check out the video below. I will also include a detailed step by step on this post. It's super easy and with a little know how and time you can be making your herbal remedies too.

"All tinctures are extracts, but not all extracts are tinctures!"

I recently learned the difference between and extract and a tincture. An extract is dry or fresh herb, and 80 proof alcohol as our solvent. The alcohol extracts the medicine A tincture is the same thing except there is distilled water in it too. The water makes a little less potent product, but it will still extract the medicinal qualities quite nicely.

The alcohol extracts the pure essence out of the herbs making it an easy way to get it into your system. You could eat a whole bunch of herbs to get the medicinal qualities in one dropper full of extract.

You can take extracts or tinctures by mouth as is, or your can put it into some water or juice. I like to put my licorice root extract in my morning lemon water or juices. I also use the dry licorice root in my Heal All Tea for an added and more enjoyable flavor.

So basically all you need to make your own herbal medication is some 80 proof vodka and some herbs. I feel dry herbs are great because they can be stored and kept for a long time. You can also use fresh clean herbs. When you use fresh clean herbs you have to make sure that it is completely dry first and you simply just fill the jar a little more than you would for dry herbs.

Also you will need to do your research and find out what herbs you need to be taking. You will want to find out what herbs do what and how to dose your tinctures and herbal medications. There are many good books out there for learning all of that. For online information I suggest Mountain Rose Herbs on YouTube. They have some awesome tutorials and tons of useful information.

I also have bought some of my herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs as well. They have lots of choices and most of which are certified organic. I also find the prices reasonable :)
Mountain Rose Herbs guide to making tinctures

Here is some more awesome information that I thought you should have so that you can begin making your own herbal remedies.

Thank you for reading and God bless!

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The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies 

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Drying Oregano and How to Use it | Herbs





Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Dr Morse's Heal All Tea Benefits

Dr Morse's Heal All Tea

How I make it, and the awesome benefits! 


   Diet is a big part of detoxification and our overall healing journey, but another important part of that is our use of herbs. When I began to watch Dr. Morse and learn from him, It became apparent to me that herbs, in addition to a raw vegan fruitarian diet was a must to any good healing program. So after watching some videos and reading The Detox Miracle Source book by Dr. Morse I decided that his Heal All Tea was a great place for me to start with the herbs. I didn't want to start with stronger herbal formulas. I am taking it slow and don't want to buy a bunch of herbs that I don't know what to do with. I have always been a tea drinker, more specifically green tea. But, when I began this journey towards optimal health last October green tea with honey or agave sweeter was one of the foods that I gave up. So, my Heal All Tea has replaced my usual tea consumption.


Heal All Tea is a combination of eight different powerful herbs. It is called tea, but it does not contain tea leaves. Heal All Tea is actually an herbal tea, containing only herbs. It is called Heal All because of the beautiful combination of herbs specifically selected to target key areas that must be worked on in any type of natural healing journey.

I have to be honest! When I first made this tea I didn't like the taste. It is an interesting and strong taste. I was a little discouraged. I really wanted it to taste awesome, so that I could consume it daily and experience the benefits. I wondered how I was going to drink the recommended 4 cups daily, but I knew I could add additional herbs to dress it up a bit. So, I reached out for suggestions in the Dr Morse Detox Support: for women only group on Facebook. A couple ladies there suggested cinnamon stick, and licorice root.

I felt that this was great advice because cinnamon is also beneficial to our health, and licorice root is the first herb that I started with. In my video Why Raw Vegan Fruitarian? Thyroid Nodules, Low TSH, Hypothyroid I discuss why I am consuming licorice root and what benefits I am looking to obtain with that. I also decided to add lemon juice to my Heal All Tea because of the astringent qualities to aid my body in this cleansing journey. The lemon also adds a nice tangy and tarty goodness to my tea! Pay attention to my video below explaining how I make my Heal All Tea drink along with some other useful information.

So, what are the benefits of Heal All Tea?

I will be using The Detox Miracle Source Book as a reference to explain the benefits of this product. When I looked up these herbs I could see exactly why Dr. Morse chose these to be in the Heal All Tea. These herbs are known for their astringent/cleansing qualities, as well as detoxification, anti parasitic, system and cell strengtheners such as the lymphatic system, the healing of tissues (even tooth enamel), lymphatic movement of waste, and the promotion of kidney filtration which is a must.

There are of course many other benefits of Heal All Tea herbs, but I will list some of the main ones. If you want more information I suggest that you get The Detox Miracle Source Book by Robert Morse. You can find the information about these herbs and more in MODULE 8.2. The herbs we see being used in this proprietary blend is as follows, White Oak Bark. Plantain Leaf, Black Walnut Hull, Chaparral Herb, Burdock Root, Marshmallow Root, Comfrey Root, and Comfrey Leaf.

For ASTRINGENT/CLEANSER; 
Burdock Root
Comfrey
Plantain
Whit Oak Bark (powerful cleanser used mouth washes, poultices, douches, enemas and abscesses)

DETOXIFICATION; 
Black Walnut Hull (detoxifier used to balance sugar levels)
Burdock Root (burdock rids the body of mucus and toxins)
Comfrey

ANTI PARASITIC, ANTI BACTERIAL; 
Black Walnut Hull (one of nature's most powerful anti parasitics)
Chaparral Herb
Comfrey
White Oak Bark (expels worms from the body)

SYSTEM AND CELL STRENGTHENER; 
Black Walnut Hull (strengthens bones and high in calcium)
Chaparral Herb (used for cancer, HIV, and all types of stone formation)
Comfrey (rebuilding of the skeletal structure)
Marshmallow (helps regulate blood sugar and is excellent for diabetics)
White Oak Bark (great for the GI tract and the healing of varicose veins)

THE HEALING OF TISSUES/BODY; 
Black Walnut Hull (like helping to restore tooth enamel and healing all tissue)
Burdock Root (it is anti-inflammatory as well as used rheumatic and arthritic conditions)
Comfrey ( one of natures top healer herbs)
Marshmallow (great for vaginal issues, it's anti-inflammatory, so it's excellent for rheumatism, arthritis)
Plantain (useful for inflammation and for its healing abilitis)
White Oak Bark (use to heal skin conditions)

LYMPHATIC MOVEMENT OF WASTE; 
Black Walnut Hull
Chaparral Herb (also used to remove tumors, boils, and abscesses)

KIDNEY FILTRATION; 
Burdock Root (helps remove acid build up throughout the body)

Like I said there are so many more benefits not listed here but they are outlined in Dr. Morse's book. I also like to add the licorice root as well as cinnamon so I will list some of the benefits of doing that as well.

Licorice Root is a powerful herb for the Adrenal glands. Also licorice is a powerful endocrine glandular herb, in other words thyroid health.The benefits to the Adrenal glands as well as endocrine gland system is the main reason why I am taking it daily. Licorice is also anti-inflammatory as well as anti-fungal and antibacterial. Licorice balanced blood sugar, promotes healing, especially of the GI tract, licorice is a great cleanser and detoxifier. It is also great candida issues, respiratory infections, removes mucous, and heals hemorrhoids.

Like I said above by itself the combination of herbs that is in the Heal All Tea just doesn't taste that great in my opinion, but with my recipe I am enjoying it very well. I feel great drinking it along with my raw vegan fruitarian diet and I will be getting some more.

My Recipe!

Step 1. Fill a mason jar full of water (that's about 3 1/2 cups), and place it in a 2 quart sauce pan and bring to a boil. I use a mason jar to measure my water because I like to have at least a mason jar full of the tea in my fridge daily.










Step 2. Add 1 heaping tsp of Heal All herbs, 1 tsp of licorice root,  and 1 cinnamon stick into the boiling water. Let simmer for 7 minutes and turn off the heat.

Step 3. Let steep until it cools down a little bit.

Step 4. Now with a strainer, strain the solution back into your jar.

Step 5. Juice 1 nice size lemon or 2 small lemons. I like to use a hang juicer to squeeze the juice out. You could also use a juicer and juice the cleaned skin as well for an even more powerful astringent drink. After you add your lemon juice and notice that some of the water has evaporated just add more water to fill the jar.


As you can see it gets cloudy with the lemon juice added. You can drink this hot or cold. I store it in the fridge and heat it up if I want a hot drink. I usually drink it cold all day, but I like it hot in the morning, especially during the winter.



I've been doing it this way and loving it! If you aren't familiar with Dr. Robert Morse and his healing protocols I suggest that you look him up on You Tube and buy his book. 


The Detox Miracle Sourcebook

 
Stay tuned for more! God bless :)




DISCLAIMER: The content published by MyFruitThing, Joanne Utke, or www.myfruitthing.com is intended for informational purposes only and is not meant to be medical advice. I would never ask anyone to substitute my judgment for their own. I am not a doctor. FYI The statements made by Joanne Utke may not be the same as your doctor. Please consult your doctor, or certified Naturopathic  Practitioner before implementing a new diet. As always common sense it key and you are the only one who can make decisions regarding your health. 



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