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Rose Tea

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Rose Tea
This is a long time favorite tea recipe of northern Europe.

Very high in vitamin C. This is good for daily use when extra Vitamin C is required.

You can purchase the Rose hips tea  at most health food stores and herb shops.

You can gather Roses from old fashion garden varieties of roses known as Tea Roses.



Step 1:

Grind or crunch up a couple of teaspoons

of dried Rose hips.

Step 2:

Soak in a small amount of water for

12 hours before using.

Step 3:

Make a tea by simmering 1 teaspoon of

prepared Rose hips in 3 cups of water

for 30-40 minutes.

Step 4:

Add water if needed as the tea simmers.

Step 5:

Honey, lemon or mint can be added for extra taste.

Step 6:

Sit back and enjoy!




The World of Herbs

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Butterfly on Lilac


The World of Herbs
We can learn more about natural healing by digging deeper into the world of herb wisdom.
Herbal wisdom covers many topics and types of alternative medicine techniques that use plants known as herbs for healing. Alternative medicine or healing with herbs is not as simple as making a cup of tea, although it can be with an understanding of why plants work to heal.
Healing with herbs works better when used as part of a alternative healing system which addresses the body as a whole.
These systems of logic do not necessarily correspond with those of science but they have worked for healers for thousands of years.
Knowing the difference of the healing systems is valuable for choosing the right herbs to use for health.

Natural Healing

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Holistic Healing

Herbology is often referred to as Holistic Healing but Holistic healing is only one of the alternative healing systems that use herbs as medicine. Holistic healing is a much broader subject then plants alone and includes preventive and treatments by diet, attitude, emotions, relationships, and activities along with the use of herbs.All of these factors play an important role in the well being of the body. Holistic therapies are aimed at treating the whole person not just the body part that is ill.The therapy might include fasting or massage along with herbal support. As you can see Holistic healing covers a whole realm of subjects that are for the betterment of the body, both mentally and physically.Homeopathic HealingAnother system of alternative healing began in Europe and spread to America in the 19th century is Homeopathic medicine. This system is based on the logic that symptoms (such as fever) are the means by which the body acts to eliminate the cause of illness…