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  • Dandelion - the Backyard Herbal Remedy

    By Amanda McQuade Crawford

    Dandelion Herbal Remedies

    Have you ever tried to dig up pesky dandelion roots? They break off to grow another day unless one digs deep and patiently. As a child I was paid by my parents, who loved the appeal of a suburban perfect lawn, to dig out dandelions.

    Little did we know what I would one day do for a living: champion the deliberate spread of dandelions in all organic residential yards. It seems ironic – no, ridiculous, that weed-killers target this sunny yellow flower with exactly the health benefits so many people today need. Read More

  • 5 Quick and Easy Rejuvenation Tips

    What to do to Rejuvenate yourself between cleanses!

    Rejuvenating yourself this summer isn’t just about cleansing your body and digestive organs. It can also be about small, incremental lifestyle changes that don’t seem like much when considered individually, but when combined as a whole can change the way you act, look – and even feel. Check out these 5 easy tips for home-made rejuvenation! Read More

  • New to Cleansing? Revive 5-Day Cleanse

    New to CleansingCheck out the Revive 5-Day Natural Colon Cleanse! Everyone has heard of cleansing by now – from Oprah to Dr. Oz, cleansing of some form or another is sweeping the country.

    Juice cleanses, fasting, all-natural vs. chemical laxatives … the options can be somewhat overwhelming. But due to the nature of most cleansing products, how do you work this kind of health regimen into your hectic daily schedule? Read More

  • Herbal Teas - Brewing Outside the Bag

    Herbal tea.This month has been all about Tea at Blessed Herbs. But so far, we’ve concentrated entirely on “Traditional Tea” – or, simply brewed or steeped beverages who’s flavor and active ingredients are derived (even in part) from the “Tea” plant, Camillia sinensis. But we all know there’s way more to “tea” than that! Read More

  • Green Tea - A Hidden Treasure

    Green Tea starts out as the same plant as Black Tea – Camellia sinensis. But it’s one of the healthiest draughts you can drink … so what makes Green Tea so much more than its other fresh-brewed brethren? The answer is antioxidants – and a truly unique preparation process! Read More

  • Tea: A Brief History

    Tea – a simple three-letter word belying a deep heritage and rich traditions. A beverage once drank as medicine, then as a refreshing pick-me-up, and now thanks to analysis by modern science, tea is touted as a healthy, beneficial drought approaching super-food status.

    Tea LeafBut what is tea? There are two ways to define “Tea:” as a warm or cold beverage derived from brewed or steeped leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, or any beverage derived from the process of pouring or soaking dried plant or botanical parts in hot or boiling water. Either way – tea is a fascinating subject in and of itself. Read More

  • Feminine Comfort - Botanical Help for Menopause

    By Amanda McQuade CrawfordFeminine Comfort

    The difference between Feminine Comfort and other herb formulas for menopausal dryness is the synergy of the best ingredients drawn from both ancient medicinal traditions and hard-nosed science. We need a steady supply of essential fatty acids in our bodies, but not all Omega-3 oils are created equal these days. Instead of turning to cold water fish or plant parts that many women cannot metabolize, the Blessed Herbs Feminine Comfort formula uses Chia seed Omega-3 to provide a low-fat, bio-available source for real symptom relief of feminine discomfort. Read More

  • Menopause Hot Flashes, Night Sweats

    Hot flashes night sweatsFor many women entering or experiencing menopause, hot flashes and their nocturnal cousin night sweats are a source of discomfort, annoyance, and even depression. While a rise in body temperature may seem trivial, any woman can tell you they’re no joke. Read More

  • Menopause Mood Swings

    Natural Reactions to a New Stage in Your Life

    For many women, menopause and pre or “perimenopause” (and in some cases post-menopause) carries with it mood swings: abnormal variations in your emotional and psychological state that can range in severity from mildly annoying to extremely disconcerting – even scary.

    A New Life Stage, a New OutlookBalanced Mood

    There’s no other way around it: Menopause is a life changing event, signaling the metaphorical “end” of one stage of your life, and the beginning of another. But that’s no reason to panic! Read More

  • Natural Cleansing for Menopause Relief

    By Amanda McQuade CrawfordWomen's Rebalancing Cleanse

    To understand why your body will benefit from the Women's Rebalancing Cleanse, it is important to understand the chemistry behind your menopause symptoms, or to put it bluntly: Why would our bodies give us menopause symptoms as all?

    Why do our body temperatures suddenly shift, so that we must fan ourselves and change into fresh clothing, or feel our emotions rise unexpectedly? Read More

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