Category Archives: Herbal Teas & Vitamins

Making a Frankincense & Myrrh Tincture

Frankincense and Myrrh have been used in herbal science for centuries. Both of these resins have many beneficial properties. I am taking it for support of my bones, joints and brain.

Frankincense & Myrrh Tincture

1/4 cup each of Frankincense and Myrrh. Put in a 16 oz jar. Add Tito’s vodka (tastes best, made in U.S.) Lid tightly. Shake daily for 4-6 weeks. Much of the solids will dissolve. Strain through cloth to remove the remaining solids. Store in a colored glass bottle away from light and heat. Label bottles well.

To use: Place 5-10 drops in water and take once a day. It will take about a week or 10 days to really notice changes. This tincture also  helps cleanse and support healing of wounds.

Herbs for Men’s Health.

Here are studies on herbs that help with urinary tract issues and a man’s reproductive system:

Saw Palmetto Berry:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23432584    Serenoa Repens, lycopene and selenium: a triple therapeutic approach to manage benign prostatic hyperplasia.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25154739  Serenoa repens, lycopene and selenium versus tamsulosin for the treatment of LUTS/BPH. An Italian multicenter double-blinded randomized study between single or combination therapy (PROCOMB trial).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12137626   Serenoa repens for benign prostatic hyperplasia.   REVIEWER’S CONCLUSIONS:  The evidence suggests that Serenoa repens provides mild to moderate improvement in urinary symptoms and flow measures. Serenoa repens produced similar improvement in urinary symptoms and flow compared to finasteride and is associated with fewer adverse treatment events. The long term effectiveness, safety and ability to prevent BPH complications are not known. The results of this update are in agreement with our initial review.

NOTE: This is 3 of at least 64 studies on the NCBI PubMed site.

Mullein:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27980574  UHPLC-ESI-MS/MS and GC-MS Analyses on Phenolic, Fatty Acid and Essential Oil of Verbascum pinetorum with Antioxidant, Anticholinesterase, Antimicrobial and DNA Damage Protection Effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25048704  Verbascoside–a review of its occurrence, (bio)synthesis and pharmacological significance.

NOTE: This is 2 of at least 11 studies of Mullein.

Parsley:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24660617  Parsley: a review of ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry and biological activities.

NOTE: This is 1 of at least 17 studies of Parsley.

Decide for yourself if herbs can help a man’s health.

 

Raspberry Leaf and Women.

Here are links to some studies I have found:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24330413   Herbal medicine use in pregnancy: results of a multinational study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23843424  In vitro inhibition of human CYP1A2, CYP2D6, and CYP3A4 by six herbs commonly used in pregnancy.

http://www.pregnancy.com.au/resources/topics-of-interest/pregnancy/raspberry-leaf.shtml   Raspberry Leaf info from Austrailia

http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2154002   University of Michigan Health System

This on is worth exploring:   http://www.herbcyclopedia.com/item/raspberry-leaf-tea-2

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-309-red%20raspberry.aspx?activeingredientid=309&activeingredientname=red%20raspberry

 

Herbs and their benefits.

I have included here some links to studies I found on various herbs

“Rose Hip”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17514536   Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of native Rosa sp. from British Columbia, Canada.

Rose hip inhibits chemotaxis and chemiluminescence of human peripheral blood neutrophils in vitro and reduces certain inflammatory parameters in vivo.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17657440

“Peppermint”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18355409 Aqueous extracts from peppermint, sage and lemon balm leaves display potent anti-HIV-1 activity by increasing the virion density.

“Thyme”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23828496   Antioxidant and antihypertensive activity of extract from Thymus serpyllum L. in experimental hypertension.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21452174   Anti-tumorigenic activity of five culinary and medicinal herbs grown under greenhouse conditions and their combination effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19809973    Impact of thymol in thyme extracts on their antispasmodic action and ciliary clearance.

 

 

Good Night Tea – Nervous Tension Herbal Vitamins

Testimonial from Courtney C:

I absolutely love the Good Night tea. I really struggle with falling asleep and staying asleep. With the help of the tea and also the Nervous Tension / Depression herbal supplements, I’m able to get a good night’s sleep without feeling medicated.
These also enabled me to get off of a prescription sleep medicine. I’m so grateful for the wonderful women at Healing-Scents.