Ezekiel 47:12 (NIV):
“Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear fruit because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.“
God created this sensational machine known as the human body. It is only fitting that we go to the manual, the bible, that describes how to properly care for His workmanship. Going elsewhere first is like trying to fix your frigidaire stove with a Sony TV manual.
When my computer charger stopped working I didn’t want to travel the hour’s distance to the Apple store, so I went to a local store to get the charging cord and box. Well within 3 months my computer began slowing down again and the charge lasted less than half of its normal time. I finally got up off my duff and drove an hour to purchase the correct charger and my computer has been working fine ever since. Our bodies are the same way. They respond best to the real thing from the manufacturer.
As the crisp autumn air settles in and the winter chill approaches, our bodies often require extra care and attention to stay healthy and resilient. Instead of reaching for over-the-counter medications, consider the incredible healing potential of herbs and herb tinctures to boost your immune system, alleviate common ailments, and keep you feeling your best during the fall and winter months.
Seasonal Herbs for Fall and Winter:
1. Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea):
- What it does: Echinacea is a well-known immune system booster. It helps the body fend off common colds and flu by enhancing the production of white blood cells.
- How to use: Echinacea tinctures can be taken regularly throughout the season to support overall immune health.
2. Elderberry (Sambucus nigra):
- What it does: Elderberry is celebrated for its antiviral properties. It can help reduce the duration and severity of cold and flu symptoms.
- How to use: Elderberry tinctures are great for preventing and managing viral infections.
3. Ginger (Zingiber officinale):
- What it does: Ginger is a warming herb that aids digestion and soothes nausea, making it a valuable ally during the holiday season.
- How to use: Ginger tinctures can be taken to support digestion or combat motion sickness.
4. Peppermint (Mentha x piperita):
- What it does: Peppermint is a natural decongestant and can help alleviate symptoms of colds and respiratory congestion.
- How to use: Peppermint tinctures are useful for clearing sinuses and soothing sore throats.
5. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris):
- What it does: Thyme is known for its antimicrobial properties and can be helpful for respiratory infections and coughs.
- How to use: Thyme tinctures can be used to soothe respiratory discomfort.
This is World Wellness Week!
And do we have a treat for you! Saturday, September 16th you get to know more through a double feature.
- At Life Force Wellness Center at 11 am we will have our Tincture and Tea class where you will learn how to make medicinal* tinctures with herbs you may have right in your kitchen.
- Then Part II at 4:30 pm at our farm-to-table cooking studio, Cleangoodeats located in Radcliff, KY, we will teach you how to jazz up your foods using fresh and dried herbs that will give your foods a flavorfully healing* boost.
But until then, here are some key reasons we love using herbs and having them in our pantry and medicine cabinet
The Importance of Herb Tinctures:
- Gentle Healing: Herb tinctures offer a gentle and natural approach to healing. They work in harmony with your body’s innate mechanisms to promote wellness.
- Customized Solutions: Tinctures allow for precise dosing, making it easy to tailor remedies to your specific needs.
- Reduced Side Effects: Compared to many over-the-counter medications, herb tinctures often have fewer side effects and are less likely to lead to dependency or resistance.
- Holistic Approach: Herbs not only address symptoms but also support overall health and well-being. They often contain a variety of beneficial compounds that work synergistically.
- Sustainability: Growing your own herbs or sourcing from local, sustainable producers reduces your environmental footprint and supports the local economy.
As we navigate the fall and winter seasons, it’s comforting to know that God’s creation provides us with a treasure trove of healing herbs. By incorporating herb tinctures into your wellness routine, you can boost your immune system, alleviate common ailments, and enjoy the holistic benefits of natural remedies.
Join us this Saturday, as we embrace the power of herbs and nurture your well-being through this season.
Reserve your spot here.