Herbal Alternative Remedies

Herbal Alternative Remedies have been used successfully used for over 5000 years in many cultures. Traditional Chinese Medicine is an excellent example. I used Chinese Medicine when I began looking for natural ways to heal my many ailments constantly feeling fatigued, moody, emotional, angry, bloated, gassy, body pain, constipation, seasonal allergies and asthma. I began with acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Remedies,  along with Whole Food Therapy, and it was working! 

Herbal Medicine is common practice in Europe. The German Commission E  is a publication of 390 monographs which evaluate the safety and efficacy of herbs for prescribing in Germany. The scientific review board which is the governing body for herbal medicine in Germany, is the “Bundesinstitut für Arzeimittel und Medizinprodukte”.  The Commission E became known beyond Germany in the 1990s and is used as a reference book for doctors and herbalists.

Herbal Alternative Remedies

When using herbal alternative remedies to assist well-being, I start with addressing digestion because in my experience most people have digestive and liver stress.  Digestion is the foundation to our entire well-being. It feeds the body, which feeds the brain, which allows healthy, mindful thoughts and feelings. This gives us confidence and strength to pursue what makes us feel whole and connected.

Our digestion physically keeps us fueled, nourished, and in part cleansed through the gallbladder, which helps eliminate toxins through our bowel movements, thus cleansing our colon. Our gallbladder is needed to secrete the bile that helps us digest our fats. The beauty of herbs and food are they have five flavors and those flavors aid in healthy digestion among other things for good health. Bitter, Pungent, Sour, Sweet and Salty.

If there are gallbladder concerns then looking into a gallbladder cleanse would be very beneficial. - Bitters:

  • Aid in digestion of fats by assisting the gallbladder.
  • Bitters help cleanse the  liver supporting Phase I & II liver pathways.
  • Bitters aids in the production hydrochloric acid (HCL) that is secreted from the stomach lining. HCL aids in the digestion of fats/proteins/carbohydrates.
  • Bitter herbs and foods commonly used in both gallbladder and liver cleanses.


Bitter herbs are chamomile, dandelion greens and roots, burdock root, Oregon grape root, barberry root, milk thistle seed, cascara sagrada, sage, and aloe vera...

Bitter Flavours are known to:

  • Have purgative effects and induce bowel movements
  • Help with constipation
  • Help with inflammation
  • Help with infection and lower a fever because they are usually cooling to the internal body
  • Help maintain healthy balance preventing candida yeast over-growth or parasite infestation 
  • Keep our skin clear
  • Help with excessive mucus
  • Keep the arteries from mucoid deposits of fats which cause atherosclerosis (hardening of the artery walls)
  • Tonify (strengthen and tone) and vitalize the Kidneys and Lungs

Bitter Foods - celery, cucumber, lettuce, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, radish, scallion, turnip, walnuts...

Bitters keep the skin clear

How to cleanse your liver with herbal alternative remedies

In today’s world we are exposed to so many different kinds of toxins and stress; environmental and some just from daily life. Because the liver has so many responsibilities I like to do a gentle liver cleanse daily. I drink a cup of bitter tea  before one of my meals to aid in digestion. I have super greens  in some fresh raw organic apple juice or water to allow my liver and blood to be gently cleansed and to provide me with lots of nutrients which are easily absorbed.

Cleansing foods such as soup broth, fresh vegetable juices, lemon water, and fermented foods; (raw sauerkraut, rejuvelac, and apple cider vinegar) for as long as I feel the need. When I finish cleansing, I slowly add protein and fats back into my diet and continue to drink the bitter herbs before my heaviest meal and super greens in the morning. This helps me feel focused and clear and gives me steady energy so I can move through my entire day without having a crash between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Our body has an internal clock known as the Circadian Rhythm.

If there are digestion concerns then looking into a digestive herbs and a gallbladder cleanse would be very beneficial. - Pungent:

  • Pungent flavour helps strengthen digestion.
  • Pungent flavour increases circulation.
  • Pungent flavour helps clear phlegm.

Pungent (acrid, spicy, hot, aromatic)

Pungent herbs anise, basil, cloves, cayenne, cinnamon, coriander, chamomile, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, peppermint, sage...

Pungent Flavours are known to:

  • Help clear the lungs of mucus
  • Improve digestion in of the spleen/pancreas
  • Stimulate blood circulation and cardio tonic
  • Help clear and improve sluggish liver function
  • Help moisten the kidneys, which affects all the fluids
  • Help keep us supple
  • Help support a healthy nervous system

Pungent Foods -leeks, onion, kohlrabi, mustard greens, radish, scallions,  turnip...

Pungent strengthen digestion

Minerals, Vitamins and Enzymes are very important in the diet; they work synergistically with other nutrients necessary for healthy cells and overall well-being.

Herbal Alternative Remedies are one of your best ways of receiving these nutrients. 

Minerals & Trace Minerals:ŸŸ

  • Keep the body’s pH balanced Ÿ
  • Are essential to bone formation
  • Are essential for digestion of food Ÿ
  • Regulate the osmosis of cellular fluids
  • Stabilize electrical activity in the nervous system
  • ŸEnhance metabolic functions
  • ŸTransport oxygen through the system
  • ŸGovern heart rhythm
  • ŸDevelop healthy teeth and gums Ÿ
  • Are the principle factors in mental and emotional balance

Vitamins: Ÿ

  • Keep the eyes, skin and fur healthy
  • ŸŸKeep the immune system strong
  • ŸProvide a healthy mind
  • Ÿkeep us calm
  • Provide us with natural energy
  • ŸŸKeep the gums healthy
  • ŸAssist in wound healing
  • ŸBalance hormones

Enzymes are necessary for every chemical action and reaction in the body

This website is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advise. As with any diet program or herbal remedies, check with your medical care provider before you begin.

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