Archives For Herbs and Spices

In the beginning there were just plants and herbs. There was no Big Pharma to control what you are given when you feel unwell, there was no side effects, prescription drugs, overdoses and white mouse tests. There was just Mother Nature and you. Traditional medicines  understood the incredible value of herbs and spices. There was a potent natural remedy for every  ailment .Now most of the hers and spices are used for cooking , not so much as a remedy. I believe in preventive natural everyday nourishment for the body and the mind.
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So let’s go back to the start. I am starting a little series of posts where I would like to share most of the herbs and spices and their benefits to you and your well being. I will include a simple and easy recipe , that might give you an idea to make something, that you will enjoy.

I decided to start with Cinnamon because is one of my favourite spices .It is also one of the oldest known spices. To prepare it, the bark of the cinnamon tree is dried and rolled into cinnamon sticks. Cinnamon can also be dried and ground into a powder.

So here there are 7  health benefits of cinnamon.

1.Cinnamon  is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.

2. Several studies suggest that cinnamon regulates  blood sugar. This makes it beneficial for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike. You can also benefit if you want to stable your energy levels and mood.

3.It’s been proven effective for menstrual pain .  Cinnamon contains a natural chemical called cinnamaldehyde, which studies show increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone production in women, helping to balance hormones.How good is that!

4.Research at the University of Texas, published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, shows that cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells . This is a very promising study for anybody .

5. Consuming cinnamon improves  the body’s ability to utilize blood sugar, but just smelling the wonderful odor of this sweet spice boosts brain activity!

6.Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties  that helps those suffering from stomach ulcers .This also makes cinnamon beneficial in preventing   heart disease, heart attacks and  strokes .

7.Cinnamon possesses anti-fungal properties, making it an excellent option for those suffering from yeast infections.

Cinnamon can be used all year around in the variety of dishes and teas.

Recently I have been Loving my own combination.It is a perfect drink before bed time-soothing, aromatic and tasty.

So here is what you need for Mother Nature Cinnamon TeaMother Nature Cinnamon Tea

1 cinnamon stick

7-8 fennel seeds

2-3 cardamon pods

3-4 cloves

hot water

Manuka honey(optional)

Make sure that you cover the dish, that you are brewing it in to keep all the essential oils.

Enjoy!

Please share this with your friends-you might be doing someone a big  favour.

 

Raw Food Forest is a young and trendy company, that offers variety of super foods.Based in  Burlington, VT has a true understanding about wellness and clean natural products.

The true understanding of wellness is when healing happens daily by simply using raw  foods as nature intended. 

I am a great believer in the infinite power, that can be found in pure and good nutrition. There is a solution in nature for every ache and pain, that you body experience. The challenge is to find what, when and how to use all the plants and super plants from Mother Nature. Super foods have become incredibly popular in the last few years and you can easily find where your foods comes from and everything that you want to know about it. Raw Food Forest are provide high standard products and committed to give their customers great service. Getting yourself educated is the first step into taking your health in your hands and unleashing the vibrant cells of plants to help you thrive.

raw pine pollen
The raw foods have the unmistakable ability to help you tap into your natural potential to heal and feel energized and full of vitality. Being healthy is not just about the absence of any illness , but more so the feeling of vitality and being able to thrive.

Raw Forest Foods was found in the spring of 2000. Ryan and everyone else in the team have set very high standards and have been helping people to find solutions for their health problems. 
From the amazing list of products, that Raw Forest Foods offer my favourite on is the Pine pollen.This a raw potent food, that is full with raw unprocessed anti oxidants. The pollen has been harvested at the peak of it’s potency from pure Mountain sources.This is pure , potent, selectively wild-harvested pollens with cracked cell walls. This is done to ensure easier digestion and better absorption. 

It contains plant hormones, which help the body to balance  and restore healthy testosterone to estrogen ratios.

Pine pollen has been used widely in the traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean medicine as a treatment for a long list of dis balances and some of them include- relief from arthritic pain, boosting energy, increasing stamina, regulating the immune system, improving skin quality, strengthening the heart, improving the digestion and stomach function, eliminating prostate issues, promoting healthy weight loss and overall improved vitality and strength.  

 

 

Now a days the science agrees with many of them.

  • Restore healthy hormone levels in men and women
  • Increased libido;
  • Increased male fertility and sexual functioning;
  • Balance hormone levels in women, particularly with menopause or perimenopause;
  • Increases vitality and stamina;
  • Promote cardiovascular health, including lowering LDL and vLDL cholesterol;
  • Increased skin and hair health, including skin elasticity, age spots, acne, and nourishing hair follicles;
  • Regulation of the immune system (including rheumatic pain);
  • Increased superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels for improved heart, blood, liver, and brain health;
  • Improved brain function
  • Improved liver health and regeneration (including gallbladder)
  • Better prostate health 
  • Powerful anti oxidants properties
  • Promoting healthy weight loss 
  • Increasing stamina and vitality 

You can see Ryan’s Favourite ways of using Pine Pollen. 

Pine Pollen is truly good for you. It contains a  wide range  of nutrients with specific anti-ageing compounds, including bio-available androgen hormones, raw amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, and dense antioxidants. For further and more detailed information please visit the extended information provided about the raw pine pollen. 

All products are vegetarian, vegan and Kosher. They come from FDA GMP certified facilities and many of the ingredients are certified organic For more information and full list of products please visit Raw Forest Foods.

Connect with Raw Forest Foods on Facebook, Twitter and watch their videos on You Tube. 

Fair Dinkum Seeds is a company who sells home grown, organic seeds of every plant you could need. Our love of gardening is what sparked their interest in starting the company. We are a couple who resides in Queensland, Australia, and we are working on their own personal garden and harvesting seeds every day of the year.

Our company, Fair Dinkum Seeds, has everything from flowers, herbs, vegetables, and everything in between. We wanted to start a business that sells organic and non-modified seeds to the public. When you purchase seeds from a store you never really know what you are getting. They use pesticides and genetically modify seeds, so think about the quality you are receiving when you purchase seeds from a local store. You can be sure that all seeds from Fair Dinkum Seeds are 100% home grown and no chemicals or pesticides are used.

We do all of the hard work themselves and by hand too. We do not use any machinery for sorting or anything else for that matter. We are truly a hard working couple who does what they love to do. We dig all holes by hand, and every plant is hand watered, pruned, picked, harvested, sun-dried, winnowed, sorted, packed up and shipped all by us. We do not sell old seeds and if there are any seeds that don’t sell within 12 months’ time, we just don’t sell them. We give them to friends, use them for compost, or feed them to the birds.

Some amazing Red Eggplants

amazing Red Eggplants-Click Here to learn more about them and order seeds

Here is a list of all the different categories that we offer on our website:
Aquatic, Swamp, and Moisture lovers
Beans, Peas, and other Legumes
Brassica lettuce and Asian greens
Chili Garlic and other Hotness
Edible roots and other Tuberous Vegetables
Ethno botanical or Medicinal plants
Flowers and Ornamentals
Herbs, Insecticides, and Herbal Extractions
Native Feral and Bush tucker Species
Tomato, Eggplant, and other Cool Solanum
The Mrs. Cool Cards and Crafts
Trees, Shrubs and Large Perennials
Vines and Climbers of every sort
As you can see we have a long list or every plant imaginable and better yet everything you will ever want.
We use blends of different herbs alongside companion planting to control insects, large companies use harsh chemical pesticides. We make our own fertilizer and it is a combination of grasses, legumes, unwanted seeds, mulch, compost, and our own free range chooks and guinea pig manure. As you can see we use only natural things for every step in the growing process. We also grow everything on a 3-6 month rotation all through the year.
Another thing we do differently is plant them during whatever time of the year we want too. Some plants like hot weather and some like cold, but we plant them no matter what they like. We of course have had plenty of losses, but this makes the plants tougher in the long run. So by the time the seeds are ready for selling you can bet they will be tough and should be hard to kill. We know of nobody else that sells seeds and does this method, so we consider our company very unique.
If you are looking for something in particular and you don’t see it in the store, this does not mean we don’t grow it. We may just not have any ready at the moment, but if you would like to request something feel free to contact us and we will try to help you out.
So now that you know the ins and outs of how we work, I am sure you are ready to buy some seeds. You can find us here- www.fairdinkumseeds.com
Happy Planting——————————————–

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