Living in our world today has its challenges to be healthy. Smog, pesticides, and other chemicals permeate the air we breathe. Pesticides and herbicides saturate the food we eat. Water is becoming more and more polluted. Combined, these can have some serious effects on our health. If there is nothing else! That’s why I have partnered along side a few other bloggers with herbs, healing, and their perspective. Why put off feeling good?
Air pollution can have some nagging health effects ranging from weakness, learning problems, muscle aches, and inability to sleep. When we eat food covered in pesticides; nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, dizziness, anxiety, and confusion may result. Common health concerns from drinking polluted water include bacterial and viral infections. Whether your health concerns originate from these avenues or you are battling other chronic conditions, journey with us as we discover ways to combat sickness and disease.
Herbs, Healing: Another perspective
Strep throat is very common, though we haven’t had to battle it here. Rebekah Baker from Naturally Blessed Mama has a wonderful post “How We Beat Strep Throat” and how she cured her husband and kept the rest of the family from contracting it. She also includes a recipe for homemade garlic toast, using fresh garlic.
Whatever water issues there may be, it is important to drink water. It is how our kidneys cleanse our bodies. To be perfectly honest, I don’t like water. Anya Jang over at Prepare and Nourish has the perfect solution with her 12 Detoxifying Infused Water Combinations. Through the use of herbs, healing can occur. The Meyer Lemon Thyme is one I want to try, as I have plenty of thyme growing. I love how she pairs the sweet and bitter together for a lovely unification.
The more I study herbs, the more I find that just grow wild. Susannah Shmurak over at Healthy, Green, Savvy has some great information in her 7 Remedies From Your Yard. She suggests that people battling sleeplessness should try some lemon balm tea. An interesting tip she includes for growing mint is planting in a buried container as it is very prolific in its growing habits. One of my favorites is lavender for relaxation. Who can’t use that?
The study of herbs remains fascinating to me. I hope you have enjoyed herbs, healing, and another view. With them right at your fingertips to eat and drink, let’s get started! Why wait to feel better?
Which herb is your favorite and how do you use it? Let me know in the comments.
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