Herbal Living

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Tammye McDuff

Tammye McDuff

Tammye McDuff is Editor-in-Chief for Bellflower Bulletin; Senior Journalist & Copywriter for Homes & Living eZine, and iSocial Media developer. Among past credentials include the Festival of Films; L.A. Examiner; Perils of Cyber Dating; and The Boston Globe Contributing articles to Pagan Pages; Spirit One Magazine and Sage Woman while serving as Senior Journalist for Downey Connect Magazine. Summer 2013, you can find her on HubPages; as a guest blogger and creating content for Your Wellness Guide eZine and Demand Media Studios

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Dreaming of a large garden with an acre or two for herbs and flowers and botanical beauties is my favorite past time. Meanwhile, I am happy to discover those bits and pieces that I can actually add to my sanctuary. Come sit and swing on my patio, roam one of my gardens or dig your hands into the dirt in my little plot of paradise ...

I would like to share with you, my favorite board on Pinterest ~ My Heaven~
http://pinterest.com/YourWellnessGuide/my-heaven

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Arnica: The Homeopathic First Aid

A few years ago, I attempted a really foolish thing.  While trying to coax my cat from the top of our roof; standing on a rickety wooden ladder; barefooted; saucer of milk in my right hand and reaching for the cat with my left … I took a serious fall.  I had the cat in one hand and not wanting to crush my kitty,  managed to twist my body so that I would not land on her or hit my head on the saltillo tile in our atrium.  In doing this magnificent feat I landed hard on my right side, twisting my right leg, ankle and foot.  I could feel nothing for the first couple of hours and then the pain came!!!!  I couldn’t tell if I had broken anything or not.

Surprisingly I broke nothing, but I was told I would be on crutches for weeks and be badly bruised and swollen.  After returning home from the hospital, I had remembered that my Grandmother had a “magic” cream for twisted limbs and bruises, Arnica.

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  • Lizann Bassham
    Lizann Bassham says #
    I use arnica all the time, but never took time to learn about it's history, or even see how beautiful it is when it grows. Thank
  • Paola Suarez
    Paola Suarez says #
    Thank you Tammye for the reminder to keep Arnica in the house! I will put it on my list. Do you have a particular brand you would
  • Tammye McDuff
    Tammye McDuff says #
    Good Morning Paola! I purchase Bioron Arnicare from my local Natureway Food Store. But any natural food store will carry it. You
  • Paola Suarez
    Paola Suarez says #
    Thank you for the recommendation and the link. I will follow up on these right away.

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ArtichokesI’ll never forget the first time this Southern girl had an artichoke. I was in Junior High and my Mother decided it was time for us to upgrade our palettes. She steamed them and showed my sister and I how to peel the leaves, dip them in sauce, and eat them. For my Mother and sister, it was love at first bite! For me on the other hand – it left a bit to be desired. However, as I grew and became a Mother myself, teaching my children to try new and interesting foods, I found myself choking down an artichoke or two. Thanks to the American Botanical Council’s Herb Clip news service, I have discovered that artichokes are more than just a ‘tasty’ vegetable. In fact, artichokes have impressive medical benefits.

Way back in the 4th century B.C., the noted naturalist Theophrastus first described artichokes [Cynara Scolymus] botanically and noted that they help calm an upset stomach. The old boy was right: Modern research has shown that artichokes stimulate bile flow. Bile helps digest fats. Several clinical trials have shown that artichoke leaf extract soothes indigestion and helps relieve flatulence, nausea, and irritable bowel symptoms. In a few studies 87 to 98 percent of people who took artichoke extract [now that I could handle] said it worked as well as or better than other medicine they had taken for their gastrointestinal symptoms.

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  • Lizann Bassham
    Lizann Bassham says #
    I can't wait to eat my next artichoke and use that lovely meditation!
  • Tammye McDuff
    Tammye McDuff says #
    LOVE Front Porch Spirit LizAnn!
  • Emily Mills
    Emily Mills says #
    I had no idea that they were so beneficial, or related to milk thistle! I also love that they help cholesterol levels, since they
  • Tammye McDuff
    Tammye McDuff says #
    I have tried them several ways - I have graduated to artichoke heart dip - I am working on this vegetable!!
  • Ashling Kelly
    Ashling Kelly says #
    They always seem far more effort than they're worth, but the idea of the frozen hearts is great--thanks!

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