Herbal Solutions For Healthy Living - Richard Salzo, Herbalist, and Dr. Michael Cronin, Naturopathic physician
Green Tea Leaves
Prickly Ash Bark
BiIlberry: Similar to blueberry, the dried, ripe fruit, and leaves, are used for protective properties. Medically, it has been used to treat Chronic Fatigue, diabetes, kidney infections, to improve vision and lower cholestrol. It can also protect the blood-brain barrier and other blood vessels from being disrupted. Contains Proanthocyanidin (PCO) that are established as strong anti-oxidants.
Hawthorn Berry: Leaves, berries, and flowers of this plant are used in medicine. Thought to be protective, especially when sprinkled around the home, or consumed in tea or other herbal mixtures. Thought to promote fidelity in relationships. Medically, used for heart disease, abnormal blood pressure, digestive problems, menstrual pain, and reduce anxiety. Powerful in protecting the cardiovascular system.
Gingko Leaf: The leaves of the gingko plant are used in medicine as an expectorant, anti-tussive, anti-asthmatic, sedative, and mild astringent. Magical uses are or contacting spirits, and for vivid dreams. Eliminates excessive nitric oxide, a type of free radical.
Green Tea Leaves: Well renowned for their many medicinal benefits, green tea also promotes courage and inner strength. The medical benefits include mental alertness, low blood pressure, low cholesterol, fat, and decreasing risk for HPV and certain cancers. Contains polyphenols and flavonoids that make it a powerful antioxidant.
Rosemary Leaf: The leaves of this plant are often used in teas and mixtures. Its magical uses are protection, love, lust, healing, exorcism and purification, and good sleep. Medically, it has been used for preventing dementia, improving memory, preventing infections, and helping heart palpitations.
Prickly Ash Bark: The bark of this plant has been used as a nerve tonic in traditional herbal medicine, and is considered a circulatory stimulant. Used for love.
Brew these into a tea and charge some clear quartz with your intentions and needs for the tea, and set them into the bottom of the cup.
Now, as with any magic or spiritual work, the tea will give the brewer the most satisfaction and achieve their goals the best if intentions and care are put into the preparation of the tea. YOU make the magic, not the leaves.
If you’re taking medications or have any physical conditions, research any herbs you use before you consume them; Some herbs can interact badly with certain medications.
Who doesn’t like a fresh, gourmet drink during the summer? This one is packed with nutrients and antioxidants that are good for you, too!
Drink floats with Paw Paw and Papaya, topped with beetroot ice-cream, coconut shreds and Norbu sweetener.
For a superfood boost in this recipe, that packs it with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, with an extra flavor boost, add your choice among Vita Forte’s acai berry, coconut water powder, maqui berries, acerola cherry, camu camu or super fruit goji berry, golden berry, superfood cacao or cacao nibs. On top of tasting great, it’ll help you being healthy!
Recipe by Tropicalyse here: bit.ly/29YaCgk
Vita Forte: live a life on the acai berry purple lane!
The summer season is so close we can taste it. That means a whole lot of fun in the sun, cook-outs, beach bodies, and a wonderful opportunity to try out some new cocktails! Antioxidant cocktails are having a moment right now; combining antioxidant rich ingredients like lime, berries, ginger, carrot, tea, and lavender with the spirit of your choice, these drinks have health benefits in the mix.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite antioxidant cocktails with recipes for the season, so you can mix them up at your next get-together. Let’s get shaking!