When the doctor diagnosed 77-year-old Ma Su Qun with lung cancer in January, her family decided not to tell her the bad news. This is a normal practice in much of China, where cancer is seen not as something to be fought and defeated but as a definite death sentence. “When people think of cancer,… Continue reading Drinking Poop Tea with the Chinese Villagers Who Swear by It
New Delhi: Every human being experiences stress at some or the other point of time in life. Thanks to our tiring jobs, faulty eating habits, pollution and, most of all, our lethargy, which adds to the cause of stress. According to studies, drinking herbal teas can help reduce stress in a natural way as they… Continue reading Know why drinking herbal tea is good for your health!
Tea offers so much more than warmth and hydration. Steep the right teas and you’ll relax, be better equipped to fight off a cold, feel more energetic, and, yes, defend against wrinkles! For the biggest beauty benefits, I always recommend tea rather than coffee. A few of my favorite teas for healthy vanity: 1. Chamomile… Continue reading Why You Should Drink Tea For Clear, Beautiful Skin (And 7 Teas To Start Drinking)
Milarepa, the Tibetan saint, was said to have lived on nothing but nettles for decades of meditation. Yet another weed that most of us pull and throw out, like dandelions, nettle is a wonderful health-boosting herb that should never be dowsed with weed-killer, but plucked and dried to make into an herbal panacea that could… Continue reading 29 Nettle Tea Benefits: Sipping on Nettle Tea for Better Health
Recently my wife and I were walking in the woods when I spotted a rotting birch tree. All over the decaying trunk were clusters of a gnarly black growth, which I quickly recognized as chaga (Inonotus obliquus). Relatively unused in the west, chaga is a potent immune enhancing agent that is highly popular in Russia… Continue reading Chaga Mushroon as a Potent Immune Enhancing Fungus
What is Damiana? Damiana, or turnera diffusa, is a flowering shrub found throughout Mexico, the West Indies, and parts of Central and South America. The leaves have historically been used as traditional herbal therapies for tonic and cleansing purposes. Indigenous people in Central and South America have used the leaves to make a tea, which… Continue reading The Weight Loss Benefits of Damiana Tea
Calendula is loaded with powerful skin-healing, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, yet is gentle enough for most people and animals to use safely. This week, on the blog, I’ll be sharing recipes and projects that you can make with calendula flowers and then we’ll wrap it up around Thursday with a free little eBook that you… Continue reading 14 Uses For Calendula Tea