The Herb Stop Blog
Good Herbal Choices In October
October is the month when we still experience warm days and colder nights. Adjusting to these fluctuating temperatures is very important now to prevent colds or the flu. Warm blankets at night, warmer clothing in the mornings/evenings, warming foods/drinks, as well as warming herbs are all part of this adjustment. Strengthening your immune system with herbs can give you additional protection against identified and unidentified viruses. Here are some herbal formulas to choose from, depending on your condition:
Sipping a warm cup of this tea in the evening can be warming and comforting to body and soul. The herbs in Relaxing Tea are deeply relaxing, calming the mind and body.
Many people say that drinking one cup of Immunity Tea once a day has prevented a cold or flu. This tea works by enhancing the body’s natural defenses, alkalizing the system and neutralizing heavy and deep compounds of toxicity.
The herbs in this formula focus on the stability and support of the immune system. Personal Immunity can be taken daily to help maintain a healthy immune system.This formula can be used at the onset of a cold or flu. For someone who already has a cold it may support a healthy immune response. Traditionally, this herbal combination has been taken for autoimmune conditions. Think of strengthening the immune system so that it is strong enough to fight off foreign invaders.
This herbal blend has shown to highly stimulate the immune system and increase viral resistance. When you experience flu like symptoms and chest congestion you may want to take Viral Defense. We have received many testimonials from people who have successfully “kicked” viral infections within a day or two.
We offer Immune Enhancer to those who prefer an herbal formula in liquid form. This formula enhances and supports the immune system. Many of our customers who suffer from conditions such as Epstein Bar, Fibromyalgia, herpes, HPV and other viral infections, use this formula. When you increase oxygen levels in the body along with building a more alkaline system you create an unfriendly environment for harmful bacteria and viruses and other diseases. One of the most wonderful things about this formula (and most herbs) is its positive side effects. Immune Enhancer can sometimes create a popping sound in the ears because this formula has been known to drain the sinuses. Also, some people claim it is helpful with ringing in the ears.
Warming and Immune Enhancing Soups
It is time again to cook up some soups! Soups are warming, nutritious, easily digestible and with the addition of herbs can boost the immune system. Here are some wonderful and easy recipes:
Carrot - Ginger Soup
4 cups carrots (cut up)
4 cloves of garlic (fresh and sliced)
4 teaspoons ginger (fresh or dried)
4 pints good water or broth
4 teaspoons Dr. Bragg’s Aminos
Sunflower or Grapeseed oil
Sauté the garlic and ginger in the oil for about 4 minutes. Add the carrots, sauté for another 4 minutes, then add water to cover and the aminos. Simmer until done (about 30 minutes). Puree and serve.
Lemon Verbena Beet Soup
4 beets (with or without tops)
4 tablespoons lemon verbena leaves
Yogurt, or buttermilk, or almond milk
Juice from one lemon
1 cup roasted and ground hazelnuts
1 cup sour cream
Snipped fresh chives
Simmer beets in water with lemon verbena until done (about one hour). When cooled, peel beets and puree them in a blender. Add lemon juice, yogurt/buttermilk/almond milk, to suit your taste. In a separate bowl mix hazelnuts with sour cream. Serve the soup warmed with a dollop of hazelnut cream and some snipped chives.
Scent For October
The essential oil produced from ravensara aromatica, a tree growing on the island of Madagascar, is an exceptional immune system stimulant, excellent to use at the beginning of a cold or when feeling run down. Ravensara is also great to use for sinusitis, aches and pains and cold sores. Use this essential oil in your room diffuser, bath or massage oil.
October 23rd - November 22nd Birthday People
If your birthday falls between October 23rd and November 22nd your astrological sign is Scorpio. Scorpio people have a tendency to have problems with their reproductive organs and genitals. Herbs and foods for Scorpio affect the glandular system, sexual drive and desire to procreate: blessed thistle, leek, horseradish, wormwood, and sarsaparilla.
Viral Balance essence boosts the immune system, clears the body of viral imbalances and thins the blood. Good for the whole family to fight colds and flues.
AZ Rim Country Tree Mix
AZ Rim Country Tree Mix is a homeopathic style remedy and has shown to be helpful for people who live in the Arizona Rim Country or similar environments and suffer from allergies, especially to Junipers.
Written by Leilah