SUSTAIN YOUR HEALTH WITH MEDICINE FROM YOUR GARDEN


Jane Hawley Stevens Four Elements Organic Herbals North Freedom, WI.

Planet Health, Soil Health, Water Health, Your Health

Must keep YOU in the circle of caring and maintenance that you would do for your farm or enterprise. Be a picture of health, for example is the best illustration of what you represent.

OVERVIEW:

Herbs for the Immune System Herbs for the Endocrine System: Adaptogens Herbs for Digestive Health Herbs for the Nervous System Herbs for Skin Care Muscular Skeletal System How to make some home remedies : Guaranteed to improve your wellness! Herbal Tea, Tinctures, Poultice and a Tonic

My hope is that you find some herbal allies that will support you on your life’s path

An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure

Example: Maintaining liver health can eliminate many health concerns. In Chinese medicine the liver is considered “the Seat of Health” By keeping your liver functioning properly, your filter system can keep you running smoother.
Some liver herbs are Dandelion, Burdock and Yellow Dock

Immune System Herbs
EchinaceaStimulates immune system

Astragalus – Tonifies immune system
Elderberry – Anti-viral, Natures flu shot CodonopsisBuilds the body and immunity Ganoderma- used in cancer, anorexia. Artists conk in Midwestern woods. Usnea- Northern lichen Allium spp.-Garlic and Onion

Ganoderma or Reishi

Usnea Lichen

Helps you cope with stress…
Withania somnifera – Ashwaganda Ocimum sanctum – Holy Basil/Tulsi Panax quinquefolius – American Ginseng Eleutherococcus senticosus – Siberian Ginseng Polyganum multiflorumFo Ti
Ganoderma lucidum – Reishi
Glycyrrhiza spp. –
• “….an adaptogen enables [the body] to avoid reaching a point of collapse or over-stress because it can adapt „around‟ the problem.… The core of their action appears to be in helping the body deal with stress… Adaptogens seem to increase the threshold of resistance to damage via the support of adrenal gland and possibly pituitary gland function. By stretching the meaning of the word it can come to mean what in the past was called a tonic. This is especially when an herb can have a normalizing effect; that is, contradictory actions depending on the body‟s needs. This restorative quality is a common and unique feature of herbal medicines.…” David Hoffman

Adaptogens

Digestion

*Most of digestive issues comes from overly processed foods and stress. * Eat a balanced diet * Drink Water!
Dandelion- Bitter and assists liver function Lemon Balm – Carminative, mild bitter, nervine Licorice Root- Demulcent and softening on tissues Chamomile- Carminative, nervine, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, mild bitter Peppermint- volatile oils get things moving Bitter Herbs- Increase digestion and bile flow, like Wormwood, Gentian and Dandelion root

Herbs for the Nervous System
• • • • • • • • • • • St. John’s Wort Lemon Balm Skullcap Tulsi/ Holy Basil Oats in the milky stage/ Oatstraw Blue Vervain Chamomile Roses Lavender Motherwort California Poppy

Muscular Skeletal
• Anti-inflammatory: Angelica, blue cohosh, black cohosh, meadowsweet, dandelion flower, willow bark, wild yam, Anti-spasmodic: black cohosh, valerian, cramp bark Circulatory Stimulant: peppers, ginger, prickly ash bark, peppermint, Analgesic: willow bark, meadowsweet, valerian, Nervine: Lemon Balm, blue vervain, black cohosh, valerian, Diuretic: yarrow, tea, dandelion leaf Alterative: Burdock root, yellow dock, dandelion root, Black Cohosh

• • • • • •

Skin
your interface with the world
• Vulnerary- comfrey, calendula, burdock, plantain, chickweed • Emollient- marshmallow, comfrey, slippery elm, licorice • Astringent- yarrow, witch hazel, rose geranium, sage, lavender, roses • Anti-inflammatory- calendula, St. John’s Wort, chamomile, plantain, sage, rosemary, roses • Liver/Hepatics- burdock, yellow dock, dandelion root • Kidney/Diuretic- red clover, nettles, dandelion leaf, cleavers

Clay Masks – get some bulk Clay, add just enough water to spread on face, smooth on face, let dry, wash off. Spray on herbal tea, hydrosol, or toner. Moisturize. Take an herbal bath: make a quart of a strong herbal infusion, add ½ cup Epsom salts, and soak for 20-30 minutes Meditate – read uplifting books Take a walk, alone or with a friend Cultivate a few positive relationships Express gratitude!

Simple ways to cultivate Wellbeing; for skin, self and spirit

How to Brew a Proper cup of Tea
• Boil water • Pour over herbs, (leaves and flowers)
1-3 teaspoons per cup of water

• Cover • Let steep for 10 minutes, after that, keep herbs in water • For minerals, let steep for at least 3 hours to overnight • Bark, seeds and roots need to be simmered for 10-15 minutes to release their qualities. 1-3 teaspoons per cup of water

You don’t need anything fancy to make herbal remedies: Just go to your garden, pick a handful of herbs, put in a jar, pour boiling water over them, steep for 10 minutes and ENJOY!

Herbal Extracts or Tinctures

Mineral Rich Blend
• Collect Yellow Dock and Burdock • Wash thoroughly. • Chop • Fill pan 1/3 full of roots • Fill pan 2/3 full with water • Boil down 50% • Let soak overnight • Strain off herbs • Put in bottle with 50% mollassas • Take 1 tablespoon everyday to stay strong

Describes Health as “Health is a state of complete physical, emotional, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

World Health Organization:

Will you help me choose the name of my new fennel forward tea, used as a digestive aid?

Fennel and Friends Digestive
After Dinner Fennel- Mint Aromatic Herbal Apertif

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