Herbal Infusions and their benefit for Wellness
Through my studies of Herbs and Healing diets as part of my syllabus of Natural Medicine I came across Herbal Infusions. I would like to share with you the four most essential Herbal Infusions that have made a tremendous difference in my health!
Red Clover (Trifolium Pratense)
Red Clover is considered to be one of the richest sources of iso -flavones, which are water-soluble chemicals that act like estroge
( known as phytoestrogens)
Red Clover is therefore used for hot flashes/flushes, PMS, breast health as well as lowering cholesterol, improves circulation of the blood.
Red Clover is also a source of many nutrients including calcium,chromium,niacin,phosphorus,potassium,thiamine,and vitamin C.
It is important to add that you should infuse the herbs in order to retain all of these vital nutrients a tea bag just won’t do.
Oat Straw (Avena sativa) is rich in calcium and magnesium. It can be used for both physical and nervous fatigue and is helpful for depression.
Oat straw contains B-complex vitamins, silica, calcium, flavones, saponins,and Vitamin A.
Excellent toner for the whole body. Softens and soothes damaged surfaces such as gastric mucous membranes, strengthens the nervous system.
I find it very calming. It’s important to remember that the benefits are greater when you replace the stimulants and sugar and incorporate these infusions into your daily routine
Stinging Nettle ( Urtica dioica) One of my favorites because it cures what I need! Nettle builds energy for those days when you just feel like your not going to get through. strengthens the adrenal to reduce the stress factor. one cup of nettle provides 500 milligrams of calcium.
excellent source of vitamins, A,D, E, and K. For flexible bone and heart health, thick hair, and beautiful skin.
My hair was thinning due to stress and In a matter of weeks of drinking nettle infusion the difference was revealed in the shower when my hair wasn’t coming out in globs! Much better now thanks to all these incredible herbs!
Pearl Barley (Hordeum Vulgare)
This jewel was introduce to me when I was researching how to treat brown spots on Asian skin. My good friend she is from Japan came to me with her concerns. That was the day that I was introduce to this wonderful plant that is yummy in all forms but for the skin it is most beneficial. For as I have written before it is important to nourish the inner cellular of the body for optimal results to be the reflection you desire for healthy skin hair and nails. in Japan it is used as tea.
The list of benefits is long. I will share an outline with you.
Barley is a complete protein (or whole protein)which is a source of protein that contains an adequate proportion of all nine essential amino acids necessary for our dietary needs.
Excellent source of fiber keeps the body toxin free. The phosphorous an copper contained in barley grass juice is 11x greater than calcium contained in milk.
Contains magnesium we need this for normal bone production. It contains twice the amount of Vitamin C that is found in oranges.
For the skin Barley is rich in selenium which preserves the elasticity thereby protecting it against free radical damage.
It truly is one of the most essential foods to incorporate into your daily diet.
In my next post I will continue the conversation of these 4 incredible herbs and grasses and show you step by step how to infuse and recipes with Pearl Barley grass.
May your day be filled with Joy and happiness ! One body One Mind One soul . Take care of it. You are worth it!
-Christina T Diaz