Herbalism is one of the oldest sources of healing in the world.
A wide variety of healing plants grow naturally on Planet Earth and we should all take advantage!
Herbalism is a healing practice, no doubt about it.
Here are 3 timeless principles to this ancient art:
1. Herbalism promotes self-care.
The approachable vibe of Herbs are very welcoming to those who have personal health issues that they are interested in treating.
Herbalism encourages people to look into their situations and find out which herbs will be best for them to take. Physical issues can be treated with herbs but also things like anxiety can be alleviated with certain herbs.
2. Herbalism believes in the natural law.
We are all from the Earth. Herbal practitioners understand that the Earth has everything that we need to be healed and thrive on this planet.
When we say One Love, we’re not just talking about people. We are all one with the planet as well.
Accepting the gifts of the Earth allow us to reap health benefits.
3. Herbalism is interested in the root cause.
Modern prescription medicine is often criticized for treating symptoms instead of the root cause of a health issue.
Herbs are also used for alleviating uncomfortable symptoms. However, it goes deeper than that.
Seeking to heal the root cause of an issue is the view that will allow your body to get the most benefits from an herbal supplement.
Quality of Herbs is important. Research natural brands and remember, you do get what you pay for.
Always do your research so you know what you’re putting into your body! And, drink lots of water 🙂
Sage is an herb that is known for several different things. It can help out nutritionally, physically, spiritually, and other ways too. This article is a good list: 12 health benefits and uses of sage.
Sage is very well-known as a tool that is used to clean the air / atmosphere. Any stuffy places will be refreshed by burning sage. The smoke actually disinfects too – it kills bacteria in the air. More specifically, it’s the essential oils that become airborne that do the cleansing. We can thank the powerful sage essential oil for that.
Of course, a dry bundle of whole sage leaves is not the only form it’s found in. As an herb, rubbed and/or ground sage is found in many spice cabinets. The savory flavor goes well with comforting foods.
Fresh sage is really interesting – the leaves are soft like plant-based velvet. If you need to smudge your house in a emergency and you don’t have any sage bundles, you can boil fresh sage leaves and use the steam to do what you need to do.
Consuming sage in the form of a tea is great to fight inflammation in the body’s digestive system. The cleansing effects that sage brings to an environment also extends to the environment of your body. Be consistent with your sage consumption and your immune system will thank you. It comes in capsules to make it easier to eat a lot of. Remember, gaining benefits from herbs comes down to
1. Eating them consistently,
2. Over a respectable period of time.
Sage also smells wonderful and will cover up almost any other smell, for example burnt food or tobacco smoke.
Don’t leave hot sage unattended because sometimes it’s still smouldering when it should have gone out a while ago.
Can we talk about something unwholesome metaphorically?
Yes drugs are bad, don’t worry. But just because something comes from a plant doesn’t make it healthy.
The reasons why that’s true are a long list. Some of those reasons are subtle but sometimes it’s for a big, obvious reasons.
By name alone, we know that coke is not something that should be done. It has a big reputation of being bad for your health. Do not do drugs.
Speaking of drugs, it seems like the worst ones are mostly chemical looking and really processed. The more processed something is, the worse it usually is for your health. Especially when you can’t read the ingredients.
It’s a risky situation. You have a right to know what you’re getting. No thank you for mystery ingredients.
Stepped on coke is when people add a lot of inorganic material to the drug to make it stretch further. In the agriculture world, they step on the food growing with pesticides for the same reason: so that the food will last longer.
That wouldn’t be a bad thing if organic sources were used but no – lots of commercial farms use nasty chemicals that have been known to cause cancer.
Pesticides are bad. They make the food not as healthy and nourishing as it can be.
Back on topic, plant-based coke is an illicit illegal drug for lots of reasons. Technically, it comes from a plant called the coca tree. Sometimes the workers chew on the leaves as they harvest it.
But we will never see an agriculture worker tasting the process of spraying pesticides. It’s the opposite for them; they have to wear protective suits and masks.
So it looks like, with produce, the bad pesticide stuff happens before it’s picked. And then with cocaine, the bad energy begins when the plant base is picked.
Chemicals, no matter how small the amount may seem, will accumulate in the body for years and years.
Plant-based food items that have bad ingredients are sort of the same. Eating lots of sugary foods may give you a bad feeling. Bad habits and addictions have a way of showing up in ways that you don’t want to deal with in life.
Truth be told, this is a whole rabbit hole that is a little boring to discuss. BUT more than that, it is important to remind others that just because something is available does not mean that you should have it.
Consider this: junk food is a drug. That’s why we eat so many at one time. The taste of sugar, fat, and chemicals all make a very pleasant combination that you want to eat more and more of.
One reason why cocaine is so detrimental is the tendency users have to become addicted.
Studies show that white sugar is just as addicting as cocaine, but why is nobody talking about it?
There is a lot to go on and on about here.
Obviously coke is not the only plant-based drug. At one time, all drugs were plant-based. And then as science progressed, the smart people at the time figured out the chemical compounds inside the plants that make them effective. After that, instead of using plants still, they learned how to create the chemical without the extra plant matter.
Prescription drugs are stronger than herbal supplements for that reason. They’re also harmful, for different reasons – health and non-health.
Chemicals in our lives are nearly impossible to avoid all together. But when you know what’s bad for your health then you can try to avoid it.
This article on if plants can be used as drugs proposes that the lighter your body is, the more a person will be able to feel the effects from qualitysourced herbs. Check it out.
The search for healthy energy drinks may have reached an apex. I can’t imagine anything surpassing these Yachak Yerba Mate drinks.
It’s not pronounced mate, it sounds like MAH-TAYE.
Herbal caffeine sources are not as potent as coffee beans. Although, coffee is a bean so it is a plant (score one for plant based lifestyles!). But it’s roasted, which makes it not very good, unfortunately.
As a life long coffee lover, the flavor of coffee just cannot be substituted for me. At least, I haven’t found a good substitute yet. (If you know of any please let me know!)
HOWEVER, I have found a good caffeine source that’s better than coffee.
Yes, I said better than coffee. It’s better because it’s healthier.
Sometimes coffee creates the jitters – especially when there is a sale where you can purchase a large coffee for only one dollar. That means, I’ll probably consume too much coffee. And sometimes I’ll feel weird afterward.
Okay, okay, this post is not supposed to be about coffee. Of course I can talk about this, at length, for pages and pages.
but, I won’t waste your time with my coffee love letter. This is what we are here to talk about:
This drink is wonderful. Aluminium packaging aside – I don’t have anything bad to say about this.
I purchased it from a rural 7-Eleven. The cans are kind of big and I was hesitant to drink the entire thing at one time. But I did.
It was glorious.
The natural caffeine in this drink was a smooth arrival. I felt lifted, naturally. Not jittery, not too hype. Natural is a perfect word for it.
It’s in a can but no, it’s not caffeinated. It is herbal flavored, especially the Infused Mate flavor (above).
But there are other flavors too, I was pleased to discover.
I was skeptical about this one because of the mint but it was good too. I really don’t have anything bad to say about these drinks. They’re refreshing and I’ve had a solid number of them over this summer 🙂
Something else wonderful about Yerba Mate is that it is not dehydrating like coffee/green tea/black tea.
This one is my favorite flavor. It has real juice in it.
If you’re seeking a super sweet drink, this is not it. These are slightly sweet, kind of fruity (if it’s a berry flavor) and refreshing as hell, especially on a hot summer day!