Saturday, September 25, 2010

Monthly Herbal: Red Raspberry Harvesting

I wanted to show this video from Learning abotu harvesting raspberry leaf.
I didnt know that fresh leaves could be harmful and to ingest the leaf/tea you should dry it first.

Monthly Herbal: Red Raspberry

I have posted videos and info about The Renegade Health Show with Kevin and Annmarie Gianni before, so today when I watched Annmarie discussing the wildcrafted herbs used in her beauty products I wanted to share that she uses the seeds of red raspberry in some of her products.
Annmarie uses red raspberry seeds in her anti-aging products because raspberry is a nutraceutical loaded with essential fatty acids, vitamin A for damaged skin, vitamin E for scars and irritation, and anti-oxidants!

The raspberry info is nearer the end but this video is full of herbal information.

So much love going on!

So, like my title says, so much love IS going on!
I got married last Tuesday, which might explain to my readers why I haven't been updating my blogs lately.
Wedding was in New Orleans, LA on Pirate Alley (absolutely amazing and everyone was soooo nice)!

So what should you expect from the newly married Happy Healing Chic?
Well I am working on a few projects that I hope to come together in the next couple of months. I won't say exactly what's going on (its a surprise) but I will say that it involves:
organic bees wax direct from the beekeeper, my husband's grandpa
studies in hemp oil and its wonderful healing properties
lots and ls of soap making
and the hunt for local essential oils...

more info, research, and stuff coming soon!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Monthly Herbal: Red Raspberry

Red Raspberry
Rubus ideaus
Raspberries contain significant amounts of polyphenol antioxidants liked to health protection against several human diseases. They also have up to 20% fiber per total plant weight, which is high for fruit plants.
Raspberries are said to fight against such problems as inflammation, diabetes, allergies, age-related cognitive decline, and age-related degenerative eye-sight. There is even preliminary research evidence that raspberries can help fight against AIDS and AIDS related problems.

The Rubus ideaus plant is mostly known for its edible berries, however, this plant's leaves should be noted.
From personal experience a tea made of raspberry leaves (Traditional Medicinals brand) is very nice at the end of a long day.
Benefits from red raspberry leaf tea include strengthening the uterus, relieving menstrual cramps and could be a factor in a healthy pregnancy.