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.
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.
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.
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:
Bitter Foods - celery, cucumber, lettuce, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, radish, scallion, turnip, walnuts...
Bitters keep the skin clear
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
need. When I finish cleansing, I slowly add protein and fats back into my
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.
Pungent herbs anise, basil, cloves, cayenne, cinnamon, coriander, chamomile, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, peppermint, sage...
Pungent Flavours are known to:
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: