Chamomile

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla, Chamomilla recutita) This lovely, daisy-like flower is most often associated with children, as it has long-been used to help soothe upset tummies and relieve painful gas and colic. Chamomile is a gentle, calming sedative to the nervous system and superb for both children and adults alike, helping one to sleep more restfully and feel calmer during the day. Its bitter quality also makes it an excellent digestive aid, taken either before or after eating. Want to learn more… Continue reading

Hibiscus for Natural Health & Beauty

Renowned for their colorful tropical beauty, Hibiscus flowers also impart skin-softening properties when ground into a fine powder and mixed with a little water to make a paste. The paste is applied onto the skin and can also be used as a “shampoo.” In India, the flowers are included in medicated hair oil preparations for preventing hair loss and graying. Hibiscus flowers have also traditionally been used to help reduce fever and provide a mild diuretic and laxative effect.Dried Hibiscus… Continue reading

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