Herbal Living

As metaphysically minded people, we need to be very aware of the impact and importance that herbs and plants have, not only spiritually, but physically. The Herbal Healing Perspective will strive to provide you with safe non-toxic alternatives. Living well is a life long journey.

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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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Clear & Clean in 2014

Happy 2014! So many people make the resolution to 'get healthy' with the coming year. Instead of trying to put yourself on some fad diet or harsh exercise, get clear and clean first. 

Your body is an amazing vessel. Most of us cram it full of junk and toxins. Most everyone is born with organs that innately know how to detox and keep excess toxins at bay. Although detox is not a new concept, the truth is that some of us, because of genetics, don't have a strong defense against toxins. This can manifest as weight gain & control; skin problems of all sorts; infertility; fatigue or inflammation and infections. Each one of us is dealing with one or more of these problems. As I was cruising my Facebook this morning, I found a link to a favorite page, Young and Raw. The company discusses the benefits of healing and cleansing with raw or whole foods.  They provide 21 day and 90 day cleanses with meal plans and recipe books for a healthier living. I have used a 21 day cleanse and the results for my body and energy level were amazing!

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Happy, Happy October!

The most best-est favorite time of year!! Yes I am quite aware that is improper grammar, but October is our time. There is so much to do, rituals to plan, parties to attend; decorating and cooking, that we can sometime wear ourselves down, compromise our immune system and catch a virus. This month Herbal Living will focus on three of my favorite herbs: Basil, Eucalyptus and Ginger.  If you carry nothing more in your magickal cabinet ~ you must have these. Come by my Pinterest Page and take a sneak peak at what I have planned for you! http://www.pinterest.com/YourWellnessGuide/herbal-living/

Take a stroll in Magikal Martha's garden and sit for a spell.

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Chickweed

I recently spent sometime learning how to scour the California country side for medicinal plants and herbs. One plant that was a surprise to me was the abundance of a weed known for its fascinating health benefits and tasting remotely like fresh picked corn.

The botanical name ~ Stellaria media ~ meaning ‘little stars’, or commonly known as Chickweed, can affect your physical and psychic health, by opening up cosmic energies and giving the strength handle these energies. Chickweed has been used in folk medicine for skin conditions, indigestion rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, stomach ulcers and as a "blood cleanser". When chickweed is consumed, it increases the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, especially minerals. It can also dissolve and break down unwanted matter, including disease-causing bacteria, cysts, benign tumors, thickened mucus in the respiratory and digestive systems, and excess fat cells. Yes, you heard me correctly; drinking chickweed infusion can eliminate fat cells.

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A Wytch's Garden

Herbal Living was created to familiarize or reintroduce you to the benefits of living a holistic lifestyle. There is so much to share;  I wouldn't have the time to tell you everything. In an effort to give you all of the information that I have collected over the years, I have begun a new Pinterest board just for this column.

http://pinterest.com/YourWellnessGuide/herbal-living/

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Natures Finest Medicine - Wheatgrass

While visiting the local Farmers Market today, I noticed a great addition to the growing easy ups. This new vendor just sold freshly grown hers.  You can buy the herb picked or planted,  I was particularly drawn to the Wheatgrass display.  It looked so fresh and healthy I decided to share some of the interesting benefits shared by the vendor.

Wheatgrass is one of the most potently healthy substances on earth. Yet for some reason it is still not mainstream – even though there are thousands of wheatgrass benefits that are so clear and felt so quickly. A few of the benefits really caught my attention. Did you know that Wheatgrass can cause gray hairs to vanish; clear Rosacea; and get rid of bad breath?

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  • Paola Suarez
    Paola Suarez says #
    Shared this post on my Goddess Spiral Health Coaching FB page (http://www.facebook.com/GoddessSpiralhc). Thank you for providing a
  • Tammye McDuff
    Tammye McDuff says #
    Thank you very much for sharing Paola!
  • SophiaDawn
    SophiaDawn says #
    Thanks for the great info. I recently started growing wheat grass and selling the juice shots at my shop. It has been a learning
  • Tammye McDuff
    Tammye McDuff says #
    I used it in the past as a hit and miss - but after doing the research and speaking to the vendor - I will be including it much mo
  • Lizann Bassham
    Lizann Bassham says #
    Wonderful post! Reminds me to get some at the Farmer's market tomorrow!

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Lughnasadh ~ Sky High

We will be celebrating Lughnasadh high in the sky at The Great Park in Irvine, CA!

Fly by Your Wellness Guide Pinterest Page for festival inspiration for the wheat harvest.

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Olive Leaf: Your Secret Weapon on Immunity

Being one to reach for a holistic cure, before dowsing myself with all sorts of medications, I also attempt to do the same for my four-legged-furry family. I am here to extol the amazing healing properties of Olive Leaf. Recently all of my babies contracted Feline calicivirus, a cat upper respiratory illness, commonly known as the cat flu.

Those of us who own animals understand that sharing space with them is like living with a continual three year old, well I have five of them … all sick at the same time. When speaking to the veterinarian, he basically told me there is no specific treatment for FCV. Antibiotics could be are used for secondary bacterial infections, and immune modulators, but not much else can be done. I went back to nature.

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  • Lizann Bassham
    Lizann Bassham says #
    Thank you thank you thank you! Off to my local apothecary!
  • Tammye McDuff
    Tammye McDuff says #
    Anytime dear lady. If you need further assistance - feel free to contact me .....

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