Thursday, November 21, 2013

How Safe Is Your Medicine Cabinet?

    It is a sad story when you hear about people dying from an overdose of medication.  My son had a classmate who’s sister had sprained her ankle and the parents left her home to recover while they worked.  She was hurting from the sprain and took too much Tylenol over a number of days and died.  Most people don’t understand the dangers that are lurking in their own medicine cabinets, and kids certainly don’t either.  The best way to avoid this is to only have safe medicines in your home and we have found herbal medicine and essential oils to be safe and effective.  We are able to treat far more ailments at home than most people, and it is comforting to know if the kids get into the herbs or oils they aren’t going to hurt themselves.

Pain Relief    Western Botanicals Pain Relief Formula is a non-narcotic pain reliever, particularly suited for chronic pain. Relaxes and calms nervous irritation associated with pain. A good natural option is sometimes hard to find, Pain Relief Formula is helpful for head aches, back pain, muscle pain and joint inflammation. Available in capsules, extract and syrup.

Attention Focus    Western Botanicals Attention Focus and Attention Calm are a wonderful alternative to pharmaceutical options on the market.  Attention Calm is used for Attention Deficit problems where mental focus and clarity are a concern with hyperactivity.  Attention Focus is used for Attention Deficit problems where mental focus and clarity are a concern without hyperactivity. Available in capsules, extract and syrup.

Depression Formula    Western Botanicals Depression Formula: It is important to always deal with the underlying causes with depression.  Depression Formula along with regular exercise can be helpful in dealing with depression. The primary ingredient in Western Botanicals Depression formula is St. John's wort, which is known as a potent antidepressant. Clinical trials and studies have shown that St. John's wort is the herb of choice when dealing with depression. Available in capsules, extract and syrup.

Sweet Dreams    Western Botanicals Sweet Dreams Formula: A natural, non narcotic, non-alcohol based herbal product which helps to relax the body, mind and spirit allowing you to gently drift into sleep. Used effectively by children and adults. Not habit forming and completely non toxic to the system. Available in capsules, extract and syrup.

    These are a few of the great herbal products that are effective alternatives to drugs.  You can purchase these and many others at an affordable price at Herbs First.

Have a great month!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Alternative medicine is my family's affordable health care plan

    I am thankful that I live in a country that allows me to buy alternative medicine.  There are many countries where people no longer have this right.  I can’t imagine what would happen to my health if I did not have all of these wonderful herbs and essential oils to help keep me healthy.  I am also thankful for the extra sale we are having this month so I can stock up on the products my family loves to use.

    I was talking my niece Hollie recently and she mentioned that her son came home not feeling well after school.  She has a hard time getting him to take any herbs, but was able to rub his feet several times that evening with the Glandular Massage Oil and Garden Essence X-Plague combo.  In the morning he woke up feeling fine and was able to go to school.  I love this combo and will use it on my throat at night or any time I am feeling a sore throat coming on. Add 60 drops of X-Plague to the 2 oz. bottle of Glandular Massage Oil.  You get a lot for your money and lots of protection and healing for your family.

    Hollie has a special needs child that cannot use herbs due to her medical condition.  She diffuses oils during this time of year to help keep her daughter healthy and has avoided the hospital stays of the past.  The big favorite is again X-Plague which has highly anti-viral, antiseptic properties to help protect the body from the onset of flu, E-coli, colds, sore throats and more.

    Another blend that is good for colds, bronchitis, flu, sore throat and mucus congestion is Garden Essence Respiratory Congestion. I would make a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil or any other carrier oil, add 10 drops of Respiratory Congestion and apply on chest and feet as well as diffusing it into the air. This will be added protection for your family during the winter cold and flu season. We hope to be able to offer a great diffuser soon!  We’ll let you know!

    Here is a  great laundry combo to help fight the germs in clothing, soften the clothes and keep your front loading washer clean too! For a fraction of the cost use 1/2 cup white vinegar with 3 drops of Citrus Blend to kill the bacteria.  I didn’t have Citrus Blend so tried Garden Essensce Cleansing blend in my laundry.  Cleansing is a powerful antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, with sanitizing properties. Helps kill odors, bacteria, molds, fungus, anaerobic bacteria, mildew, cigarette smoke and other odors making it a great oil to use in the laundry. My laundry came out smelling fresh and the washer doesn't have that musty smell now!

    Cleansing is a great oil to diffuse or use topically in a roller bottle as described above.  You can purchase Cleansing and other Garden Essence single oils and oil blends at Herbs First where they are always on sale!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Western Botanicals Herbal Snuff, not for wimps!

Western Botanicals Herbal Snuff    I have always been somewhat curious about Western Botanicals Herbal Snuff, and hoped that I would never need it.  I did really well this summer with the allergies, but at one point  I got rather stuffy and it was hard to breathe. I finally broke down and bought it, though I had it for a couple of days before I worked up the courage to try it. 

    I cut off a straw and put little piles of the herbs onto a plate.  I found it best to quickly snuff it up my nose.  I just held one side shut while snuffing it up the open side, and then did the opposite side. Western Botanicals Herbal Snuff really packs a punch right where you need it. Depending on how much was in my pile and how quickly I snuffed it up would vary the reaction I got.  The feeling is similar to eating hot mustard but stronger since it is right up your nose.  It is rather shocking to begin with, but after a minute or two it all calms down and feels fine.  It is great to be able to use something natural to clear up the nasal passages and know that over time it will heal any problems I might have in my sinus cavity.

    Dr. Kyle Christensen who is the master herbalist that put this formula together stated that Western Botanicals Herbal Snuff has saved many people from sinus surgery.  I can’t imagine at what point people would decide to have sinus surgery.  I have always been the type of person that will explore why I am having a health problem and then find a way to solve it naturally. If you are looking for a natural solution to sinus problems then you have found it. 

    Western Botanicals Herbal Snuff contains Bayberry herb, Goldenseal root, Horseradish root, Garlic bulb and Habanero Cayenne pepper.  These herbs can relieve head pressure and clear your sinuses. Herbal Snuff works quickly and effectively. The sinuses can be breeding grounds for viruses, fungi and bacteria which can then cause respiratory illnesses that spread to the chest. If you need a fast-acting, deep-cleansing simple solution, Herbal Snuff will give you the results!  Affordably priced and available in 1/2 ounce and 2 ounce sizes.

Come and check out our great sale and save on these and other great herbal products at Herbs First.

Have a great month!