Friday, December 13, 2019

Olive leaf, wow, amazing!

Western Botanicals Olive Leaf extract  
I had a customer asking about Olive Leaf extract today which got me looking into it a bit more. I had been on it a few years ago recommended by my health care practitioner. Olive Leaf is broadly anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial, and it covered the issue I was working on. During that time I was on it I had been gradually losing weight, and then when I went off it I gradually gained weight. I’ve had some stressful things going on in the past few years and with working on my own health issues never even considered that the OIive Leaf was helping me with my weight.  I felt that as the health issues got better that my weight would get where I wanted it to be, so I didn’t worry about it.
When I looked at it today, some things jumped out at me about Olive Leaf that I had no idea about. Here is what I found on healthline:
Olive leaf extract is a natural source of wellness with therapeutic properties that are:

  • gastroprotective (protects digestive system)
  • neuroprotective (protects central nervous system)
  • antimicrobial (inhibits microorganism growth)
  • anticancer (reduces risk of cancer)
  • anti-inflammatory (reduces risk of inflammation)
  • antinociceptive (reduces pain stimuli)
  • antioxidant (prevents oxidation or cell damage)

These properties mean that olive leaf extract may help with weight loss, heart health, and herpes breakouts.

Olive Leaf extract:

  • reduces cardiovascular risk, like atherosclerosis
  • lowers blood pressure
  • helps treats type 2 diabetes
  • supports weight loss
  • eliminates free radicals
  • boosts immunity
  • fights herpes
  • reduces inflammation

Western Botanicals Olive Leaf bulk     Amazing right? It sounds like Olive Leaf would be good for a lot of people. I originally bought the 4 oz. bottle of Western Botanicals Olive Leaf extract, and also got a pound of the cut herb and made up a bunch on my own extract to refill my bottle. It is easy to make an extract and save money over buying it prepared. For people that need their money to go further this is a great option. Olive leaf is available in capsules, extract 2 oz. and 4 oz, and bulk cut and powder, 4 oz, 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes (scroll down on link and select size and type wanted).
How to make an Alcohol Extract
    Herbal Preparations and Natural Therapies, Debra Nuzzi St. Claire recommends using 100 proof vodka, which is readily available and is equal to the required solution of 50 percent alcohol and 50 percent water. Use four ounces of herb to one pint of alcohol. The herb should be finely cut or powdered, placed in a clean glass jar. 

    After pouring the alcohol over the herb, the jar is tightly covered. Shake the jar for a minute or two each day. At the end of two weeks, strain the tincture through cheesecloth, a jelly bag, or a coffee filter. If you happen to have a wine press, you could use that. "It is best to put up one's tincture on the new moon and strain it off on the full moon so that the drawing power of the waxing moon will help extract the herbal properties". Store herbal tinctures in dark glass bottles away from heat and light.

    At Herbs First we have bulk herbs from Acai to Yucca root and almost everything in between.  Feel free to call me if you have any questions and to place and order 801-228-1901.
 Free shipping in the United States on your $75.00 order! Order online or phone in your order at 801-228-1901. Email me and I can send you links to help you learn more about what you need to know!

Wishing you the best as you strive to care of your family!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Where do you get your Calcium?

Calc Tea    I’ve been using Dr. Christopher's bulk Calc Tea powder for many years, I add a teaspoon to my smoothie in the morning. I’ve fallen a number of times in the past three years and not broken any bones. One of my falls I hit my collar bone and was amazed that it didn’t break. I had a feeling that my bones must be pretty good! I recently had my bone density checked and found that my bone density is way above that of people my age, and I attribute that to the good herbal calcium that I eat every day.

    Dr. Christopher always taught people to use herbs to get the right kind of calcium for building strong bones and teeth. This is vitally important for the developing child as well as all of the rest of us, for all of our lives.

    “Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Calcium Formula/Calc Tea in bulk is a wonderful natural calcium capsule, extract or tea or powder made up of horsetail grass, oat straw, comfrey root and lobelia. As explained in the book "Biological Transmutations," the silica in horsetail grass converts to calcium, and the other herbs work in close conjunction with this master calcium herb. We need calcium for nerve sheath, vein and artery walls, bone, teeth, etc. This combination is all pure herbs. It is also used for cramps, "Charlie horses," and for all calcium needs in the body.

     Children with crowded, crooked teeth who later must have the wisdom teeth pulled because of a too narrow jaw are lacking calcium in the body. The pregnant woman should increase her natural calcium intake now for two people, so as to build for the child a good wide jaw and tooth material. Sugars, pastries, soft and alcoholic beverages, breads, candies, etc., leach the calcium out of the body, causing varicose veins, cramps, Charlie horses, loss of teeth, nervous upsets, etc. [Herbal Home Healthcare book page.185]”

Dr Christopher's Herbal Calcium Capsules    Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Calcium is available in capsules, extract and a child version called Kid-e-Calc. It is also available in bulk under the name of Calc Tea in powder and cut. We also have a page where we sell a “kit” to make 3.5 lbs of powder or cut/tea for larger families. Any way you use it, this is going to be the best calcium you can put into your body! Here’s a link to the Herbal Legacy page to learn more about Herbal Calcium.

   We sell these and other great healing herbal formulas and essential oils at Herbs First. Free shipping in the United States on your $75.00 order! Order online or phone in your order at 801-228-1901. Email me and I can send you links to help you learn more about what you need to know!

Wishing you the best as you strive to care of your family!