Step outside of the situation and see it for what it is. Take a moment to reflect on things. You can go back with clarity and see all things with fresh eyes. Maybe you are feeling waterlogged, filled to the brim with emotions or feelings. Youmay have staurated yourself too deeply into one area of life and.
Go have some fun or relax for an afternoon. Negativity finds you when you refuse to give yourself time to provide self care and get a break from all of those viewpoints that may not be your own or are muddied up with emotions. Driving forward can harbor destruction and breakdown of the body, mind, and spirit. Step back and see what has been draining you and see it clearly. So many people think that everything they see is truth, especially when it is in the form of an advertisement or on the news.
One of the biggest purveyors of the local plants being dubbed as weeds are the owners of agrochemical companies like Bayer who not too long ago bought out the company Monsanto and the brand herbicide Round Up! These are most likely corn crops; did you know corn is nutritionally void? Well, it is.
I am not here to talk about the woes of inconsiderate companies but to enlighten you with some herbs which are gems hidden in plain sight. Those that may be sitting in your backyard reaching their green leaves toward the sun.
I will introduce you to these human friendly plants and hopefully by the end of the talk you too will have an appreciation for what some dub as weeds and see how much they really are gems. As I go through you may have questions, please feel free to post your questions in nearby and I will come back to them after I go through the workshop. We have a good amount of detailed ground to cover. Please note that for the sake of time that I have had to cut a good amount of the Science behind the actions and I am bringing you the highlights.
Thank You. Dandelion Taraxacum officinale — All Regions, this very common weed is in the Asteraceae family, also known as the sunflower family. This is the largest of the families with 23, species and are found anywhere on the globe.
The flower head is made up of many little flowers in a compact fused form, this family has one of the three styles: ray flowers, disc flowers, or a combo. This is the most advanced family for the sole reason of the fusing of the flowers together to form what looks like single petals. Dandelion has only ray flowers and the fruit are the pappas which is the downy poofs that we blow off, they carry the seed and float on the wind. Brae It seems to cap off the flower on the bottom as if it stems from them. The roots are best harvested in the Spring or fall of a two-year plant.
Many people use them as a replacement for coffee after they roast them in an oven. They do in fact contain caffeic acid at no less than 8. Petersen, , p. Dandelion has the highest amount of potassium in any medicinal plant, which replaces what a synthetic diuretic normally takes away. Synthetic diuretics also cause constipation and cramping in the stomach. Chronic constipation over time can lead to build up in the colon and cause major problems. Instead you could use the dandelion as a gentler diuretic which would not strip away the potassium.
Dandelion also stimulates bile and gastric juice flow as well as the kidneys, bladder, liver, spleen, and pancreas. All of these organs are filters and like our air conditioners, they too need to get cleaned so there is no build up.
If someone has gout then this is the medicinal herb for them as the sulfur content will help the body to flush out the urea and uric acid. Acne, anemia, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, breast problems lack of milk, congestion , bronchitis, bruises, cellulite, circulatory problems, cirrhosis early stages constipation, diabetes, eczema, eye troubles night blindness , fevers, gallbladder tonic, gallstones, gout, heartburn, hepatitis infectious , hypoglycemia, indigestion, jaundice, joint stiffness, kidney complaints, liver troubles, muscular rheumatism, edema, premenstrual fluid retention, psoriasis, sluggish digestion, and skin problems.
This plant is highly fond of people and can be found in the areas where there is activity of humans. On a medicinal aspect this plant is very loving to the body. All of the parts of Plantain can be used from the spike to the root.
They are most effective when dried fast but not in the sun and lose their potency if left to dry at a slow rate. The spike has fruit which holds the psyllium seeds and for ispaghula husks, which are most sought after in the natural food market.
They are used as a fiber and can be found in any psyllium fiber supplement. The whole plant has mucilage and this mucilage aids in cleansing as it has astringent properties, which will clean anything to a squeaky-clean state yet still gentle enough to not harm as some astringents may do. It contains seven flavonoids, beta-carotene, crude fiber, dietary fiber, fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Plantain also contains calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and zinc.
Young leaves are easy to eat raw but when you want to eat the older leaves you will need to at least blanch them to make them tender as they have stringy fiber strands within them. My favorite use for this plant is the first aid purposes when you are in the woods.
If you get a cut, an insect bite, boil, bruise, burns, diarrhea, ringworm, scalded, scratch, stings, toothache, uterine infection, water retention, wounds, and worms. It has an antiviral action glycoside acubin will help stop infection right away. It is said that the top of a leaf will draw while the bottom of the leaf will heal. It is an effective blood cleanser and antibiotic as well. Canada : Parks Canada invites visitors to enjoy the best of Scotland. I got a fair sense of what he means after a bite of his amuse-bouche - a macaron chaat replete with hung yoghurt, lime powder, onions, coriander roots and all the seasoning, niftily presented on a miniature cycle rickshaw.
Royal Indian iftar in Dubai. To set the culinary mood, there's always an amuse-bouche for you to nibble on while looking at the menu and wine list. Rustic pleasures. Here for a recently introduced tasting menu, our experience begins with a selection of amuse-bouche. Dictionary browser? The shoes.
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But wait! Perhaps everyone would like to go? Fun and whimsy, and art so fine, next to the place where one can dine. Peek inside, and could it be? Wilkins and his wife Lauren moved to San Luis Obispo with their son, who is in high school, all the way from Sedona, Ariz.
Apperently San Luis Obispo did the job. They all love it here. Stepping into the gallery is like stepping into a magical place where smiles are born.
Along with the art of Dr. Everhart gives us the colorful wonders of Charles Schulz—the Peanuts characters: Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the gang. Marna Schindler does a variety of original paintings. A Muse Gallery has sculptures, jewelry, glass, and even a couple of fine art chairs. The jewelry at A Muse is handcrafted, modern, a bit whimsical, and sure to make a perfect gift. The glass is fun and—like everything else in this fine art gallery—will get the reward centers of the brain firing in no time!
A Muse Gallery is at Higuera St.