raw diet

Eating FullyRaw gives us EVERYTHING that we need to be healthy! Fruits and veggies nourish us with all of the colors in the spectrum, and each color plays an important role in helping us function perfectly! Check out this color food wheel and find out why eating the rainbow makes you feel super bright! 

Herbs

Parsley
Labels: Herbs
Uses: A strong diuretic; helps strengthen the immune system as a source of iron, calcium, and vitamins A,B and C; increases lactation in mothers; freshens breath if chewed raw.
Parts Used: Leaves, roots, stems, seeds
Harvest: Leaves in early summer, rots in the fall, seeds in the late summer of the next year.
Shelf life: Leaves, stems, roots 1-3 years; seeds 3-4 years.
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy.

Oregano
Labels: Herbs
Uses: Chewing oregano leaves, which are easily available from shops and supermarkets, is a perfect way to help relieve toothaches. Oregano in a fusion or tea helps to ease both coughs and indigestion and can bring on delayed periods.
Parts Used: Leaves, stems.
Harvest: As needed from a mature plant.
Shelf Life: 1-3 years.

Sage

Labels: Herbs
Uses: As a soothing, astringent skin lotion and aftershave. In tea it is a natural HRT treatment and eases colds and painful periods. Mix tea with cider vinegar as a gargle for sore throats and laryngitis. As a mouthwash to combat ulcers and gum infections. The juice can improve the shine of dark hair. Clary Sage shares many of its characteristics and can be used instead.
Parts Used: whole herb, leaves.
Harvest: As needed or, if drying, in the summer.
Shelf Life: 1-3 years.

( Wild ) Thyme

Labels: Herbs
Uses: Drink as a tea for headaches and mild pain relief. It is also thought that a tea made from wild thyme can prevent nightmares. Take as a tincture for congested chests. A strong infusion of this herb will help ease flatulence and other digestive complaints.
Parts Used: Flowering herb.
Harvest: When the flowers are in full bloom-from May to October. If drying, toward the end of summer.
Shelf Life: 1-3 years.

( Wild Herb ) Basil
Labels: Herbs
Uses: Olive oil infused with wild basil has long been used by villagers in Northern Greece to treat ulcers and wounds. Basil tea eases stomach complaints while the leaves, added to a salad and other foods, help digestion. Drink an infusion to strengthen the immune system.
Parts Used: Leaves.
Harvest: Use as needed. If drying, harvest in spring or early summer.
Shelf Life: 1-2 years.

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