Understanding Herbs

By Dori Cranmore RN Bees produce Honey in most of the countries of the world. Cinnamon and Honey are both superfoods.  Scientists of today also note honey is a very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases because it contains powerful antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for …

By Dori Cranmore R.N. Garlic has been used in many cultures for both its culinary and medicinal properties. Folklore shows garlic bringing good luck or protects against evil, ward off vampires and at the same time guaranteed to transform any meal into a bold, aromatic and healthy experience. Native to central Asia, garlic is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world and has been grown for over 5000 …

The leaves are mostly used for tea and tinctures but the flowers and root can also be used.  It has been reported since the early 1900’s to help with coughing, lung weakness, respiratory constriction and chest colds. It is quite literally one of the best lung healing herbs out there.

By Dori Cranmore RN Hawthorn is known as the ‘heart herb’ for its many benefits as a heart tonic. Traditional use of hawthorn berries has been confirmed by German studies to strengthen and normalize the heart beat, prevent and reduce heart arrhythmia’s and guard the heart against oxygen deficiency. There is research to suggest that hawthorn might also be effective when used in the treatment of mild-to-moderate heart failure. Hawthorn …

By Dori Cranmore RN Turmeric comes from the ginger family and has a peppery, warm but slightly bitter flavor.  It smells like a cross between ginger and oranges. It’s known as one of the ingredients to make curry but it is also used as a natural colorant in many foods like mustard. You might have heard it referred to as curcumin. The yellow-orange pigment in turmeric is what is referred to …

By Dori Cranmore RN Collagen is a protein that is part of cartilage, face, skin, nails, teeth, bones and other tissues in animals and humans. It provides the infrastructure of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissues, which is necessary for mobility and it is the most abundant protein in the body. Peptides are short chain amino acids naturally derived from collagen protein. These natural peptides are highly bio-available, digestible and …