Posts Tagged ‘Herbs’
Question by Kemi: Is there a way to check the potency of my herbs?
I know herbal supplements are not regulated by the FDA so you dont know how much of the real stuff you are getting but is there any way to find out what the actual potency is of a supplement from a certain manufacturer? Or any experiments to determine this?
Answer by aspirit
The instrument you use to check the potency is your body. Plants are the source for herbs. Each plant grows in soil and depends on the nutrients of the soil to be healthy. A healthy plant will give you the maximum potency. A sick plant won’t be much help. You will have to do some research with the companies that you buy your herbs from. See if they buy the plants from a source out of the country. See if they grow their own plants. The best way to get full potency is to grow your own plants and harvest them. For this you will need to understand soil, climate, water, and seasons for that plant. Then you will need to learn which parts of the plant to harvest and how to dry it. Being an herbalist isn’t easy, but your will get much better results once you learn.
Give your answer to this question below!
Helpful herbs: Burdock beats blemishes
In Japan, burdock's edible roots are served as a vegetable in stir-fries or salad, writes Kathryn Hawkins in “The Herb and Spice Companion.” You might recognize its 3-foot stalks of palm-sized, heart-shaped leaves as that weed in your yard. Its purple …
Read more on Western Front (blog)
Planting guide: Get started with spring veggies and herbs
Late Spring- after the last predicted frost- typically end of May- Beans, corn, cucumbers, melons, squash, pumpkins, basil and dill. Purchase these as started plants- peppers, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, eggplant and most herbs. To check if your garden …
Read more on The Detroit News (blog)
Museum fence and herb garden
Image by Julie Lyn
Herbs enough to beat fever and diabetes
Besides the power to turn the plot of an epic around, medicinal herbs can be effective weapons against common ailments, as Mumbaikars are discovering. With the kitchen terrace garden earning more fans thanks to green thumb blogs, everyday sickness …
Read more on Times of India
BioXplore Discovers Healing Plants In Israel
Dr. Faran makes a number of skin creams based on medicinal plants (and indeed, this writer learned to make several kinds of creams in courses Dr. Faran teaches). She gives an example of a cream for atopic dermatitis based on purslane. Other products on …
Read more on Green Prophet
VoiceAmerica™ – Holistic Healing with Herbs and Chinese Medicine
from Holistic Healing with Herbs and Chinese Medicine
Price: USD 0
View Details about VoiceAmerica™
Some cool medicinal herbs images:
Image by OnceAndFutureLaura
Image by Philip Ed
Synonyms and Common names: Pot marigold, Mary bud, Mary gold, gold bloom, Garden marigold, holigold, golds, ruddes, ruddles, Mary Gowles, Oculus Christi
Image by MissusK (Cindy)
3-10 cm tall
Beautiful waxy-looking blooms and lovely scent.