Category Archives: Herbs

Organic Super Greens – One Easy Way to Get your Veggies

 

SUPER GREENS

Living healthy is something we all want. It’s even more important when life gets hectic and stress is tearing at us, literally depleting us. Organic super greens  provide an incredible array of nutrition and are an easy way to replenish the body. Just one serving mixed with water or your favorite juice in the morning can really jump start your day!

For those of us who love a good smoothie, try this one:

Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Organic Super Greens (Powder)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup of apple juice
  • 1/4 cup of frozen berries

Blend and enjoy!

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How to use Moringa Leaf Powder

Moringa leaf powder can be added to just about anything you eat. It is a food, therefore, there is no “recommended” dosage.

Roughly, seven pounds of fresh Moringa leaves, will make one pound of Moringa leaf powder. 7 lbs. fresh = 1 lb. ground and dried. Most people will use between 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon daily. Some people may use a lot more than that. Use your body as your indicator. Since dried Moringa leaves make a very “potent” powder, you should go s-l-o-w-l-y. Start out with a small amount, and increase it over time.
Moringa leaf powder can be effectively added to or used on:
– Smoothies            
– Cole slaw          
– Salad dressing    
– Split pea soup      
– Garlic butter          
– Muffins            
– Chip Dip                   
– Pancakes
– Mashed potatoes  
– Potato pancakes
– Bread mixes
– Milk shakes (Oh, yes, it can! Especially to mint chocolate chip.)
– Pizza sauce
– Spaghetti sauce
– Baked potatoes
– Sliced tomatoes
– Herb teas
– Mayonnaise
– Cooked brown rice
– Vegetable Dip
– Green sauces.
– Guacamolé
– Casseroles
– Popcorn: just sprinkle it on, after the butter, and add sea salt if desired
– Pizza – as a topping
– Scalloped potatoes
– Garlic bread
– Corn bread
– Oatmeal
– Minestrone
– Cream of spinach soup
– Cream of broccoli soup
– Peanut butter
– Fruit juices
– Bruschetta
– Chicken Soup
– Cocktail Sauce
– Creamed vegetables
… and many more. The possibilities are endless. You will find ways to enjoy the goodness. Oh, so many ways.
Moringa leaf powder can also be used to make Moringa tea. However, the hot water poured upon the leaf powder will result in the loss of some important nutrients. It is better to ingest the whole leaf powder.
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Moringa Chicken Soup

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It’s okay to cheat on this one. If you don’t have the time to cook from scratch, you can simply add fresh Moringa leaves to your favorite canned soup after you heat it according to directions. Homemade or not, Moringa makes it nutritious and delicious. Just add fresh leaves right before serving.

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Moringa Scrambled Eggs

Moringa scrambled eggs

INGREDIENTS:

  • Eggs, well beaten 
  • Freshly picked Moringa Oleifera leaves 
  • Olive oil and/or butter
  • Minced fresh garlic cloves or garlic salt
  • Sea salt and/or other spices you like 

Add the Moringa leaves right before you are ready to eat your scrambled eggs, so there is very little heat applied to them. As soon as the Moringa leaves turn bright green, and wilt a bit  your dish will be ready. Enjoy! 

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Moringa Omelette

Moringa omelette

INGREDIENTS:

  • Eggs 
  • Freshly picked Moringa Oleifera leaves 
  • Sauteed onions and mushrooms
  • Fresh, diced tomatoes
  • Olive oil and/or butter
  • Minced fresh garlic cloves or garlic salt
  • Sea salt and/or other spices you like 

Add fresh Moringa leaves, however many you like, right before serving your omelette. Enjoy!

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Moringa Pizza

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Wholegrain crust or wholegrain flat tortilla 
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Chopped onions and chopped spinach
  • Freshly picked Moringa Oleifera leaves – lots 
  • Queso, mozzarella or other cheese of your choice
  • Minced fresh garlic or garlic salt 
  • Olive oil for drizzling 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Be sure to cover the crust with sauce to about 1/4 – 1/2 inch from the edge. Add your other ingredients. Choose as many Moringa leaves for your pizza as you like. Bake pizza until cheese melts and crust is light brown. Enjoy!

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Rosemary

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Rosemary is a popular Mediterranean herb used to flavor many soups, sauces, and meat dishes. For centuries, Rosemary has also been used as a remedy for a variety of ailments.

Use:

  • Cancer Prevention – studies of its efficacy against breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, leukemia, and skin cancer show promising results.
  • Improved Memory – research found that rosemary contains carnosic acid that has neuroprotective properties believed to protect against Alzheimer’s disease and normal memory loss that happens with aging. In tests, even the smell of rosemary has been found to improve memory.
  • Improved Mood – the same study that found that smelling rosemary improved the memory of test subjects also found that their mood was significantly improved.
  •  Pain Relief – a popular natural migraine remedy for centuries:  boil rosemary in a large pot of water and pour into a bowl, place a towel over your head and lean over the pot to inhale the steam for about 10 minutes.  Essential oil of rosemary can be applied topically as a treatment for arthritis, sore muscles, and other joint and muscle pains.
  • Anti-Inflammatory – Rosemary contains two potent anti-inflammatories, carnosic acid and carnosol.  Studies found that they inhibit an enzyme that causes pain and inflammation in the body, as well as the production of excess nitric oxide, which also plays a role in the inflammatory process.
  • Immune Boost – thanks to antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic properties Rosemary can boost not only the immune system but the overall health of the body, and heal in so many ways.
  • Antibacterial – studies show Rosemary’s powerful antibacterial properties effective against bacteria that cause stomach ulcers and Staph infections.
  • Improve Digestive Health – often used to help treat digestive problems like upset stomach, constipation, indigestion, and much more.  Also helps prevent food-borne illnesses when ingested with foods such as meat or eggs.
  • Healthy Scalp and Hair– use as hair oil or rinse to stimulate hair growth, improve shine, and get rid of flakes.
  • Freshens Breath – can be used as a natural mouthwash: steep fresh rosemary in a pint of heated water, strain and use as a mouth rinse as often as you like. Keep in the fridge, covered.
  • Diuretic – can help get rid of bloating and water retention. When  used regularly, it may help increase urine flow, kidneys function at optimal levels to get rid of excess water in the body.
  • Respiratory Health – the scent of the essential oil may help with congestion due to colds, allergies, respiratory infections, and the flu.  Boil fresh rosemary in a pot of water, place it in a bowl, and breathe in the steam to help clear the lungs and throat, relieve sinus or head pain associated with respiratory conditions.
  • Detox the Liver – used to treat liver problems for hundreds of years, studies found that rosemary extract reduces cirrhosis, a compound that is toxic to the liver.
  • Anti-Aging – a popular ingredient in anti-aging skin creams because it helps reduce puffiness, stimulates cell regeneration, increases firmness, and improves overall skin tone.  Rosemary is a natural anti-inflammatory and increases blood flow to the skin.

Precautions:  Rosemary is considered safe with no side effects.  However, pregnant women should avoid consuming large amounts because it may lead to uterine contractions and miscarriage. Since it may raise blood pressure, people with high blood pressure should not take rosemary.

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Healing Nopal Cactus

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The Nopal Cactus, scientifically known as Opuntia Ficus-Indica, grows in the southern areas of North America. It has been used as a food and healing plant for thousands of years. The fruit (cactus fruit), stems and leaves are used as a food substance and as an extract in a multitude of medicinal remedies. The cactus is harvested and dried as a natural supplement. It is used medicinally to help clear the digestive tract, treat hangover, inflammation of the blood vessels near the heart, viral infections, and diarrhea, treat enlarged prostate and high cholesterol, prevent the absorption of insulin into the blood stream, and promote heart and liver health. It is also used as a diet pill to curb hunger pangs. Many have used Nopal cactus as a diet pill. The dried Nopal fibers can swell up to 50 times their dried size. This produces a temporary feeling of fullness. This helps those on a diet to eat less without resorting to chemicals that may have unpleasant side effects.
Nopal cactus is not only high in dietary fiber, niacin, and vitamin B; it is known to be a powerful antioxidant. It is also high in pectin and mucilage. Those are the two main components helping to reduce the glucose absorption in the intestinal tract. Studies link the consumption of Nopal cactus to lower glucose levels in some diabetes patients.

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Diabetic patients using certain medications should consult their physician before using Nopal cactus due to the chance of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and other adverse effects.

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Wonderful Lemon Balm

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Lemon Balm is part of the mint family and widely grown in Europe, Africa and Asia. It is also known by Dropsy Plant, Honey Plant, Sweet Balm, Sweet Mary and Melissa. A strong lemon mint smell and flavor are characteristic. Lemon balm plants grow up to about 2 feet tall and have pale yellow flowers.
The leaves and the essential oils extracted from the plant can be used. The essential oils are soothing to the skin and nerves around the area where applied. Studies show that lemon balm is one of the herbs most widely used for its medicinal benefits in the United States and elsewhere. The medicinal benefits of lemon balm include a calming effect with anxiety, sleep problems, vomiting, menstrual cramps, headaches, toothaches and mental disorders like melancholia and hysteria. It has traditionally been used to treat bronchial inflammation, earache, fever, flatulence, headaches, high blood pressure, influenza, mood disorders, palpitations, vomiting, and to soothe menstrual cramps and help relieve PMS. Lemon balm is also known to be effective with the herpes simplex virus, sores, painful swellings, and gout when used as a compress. Research  suggests that, when used in combination with common sage, lemon balm has a positive effect on improving memory.

The volatile oils in lemon balm are said to contain chemicals that relax muscles, particularly in the bladder, stomach, and uterus, thereby relieving cramps, gas, and nausea. European studies show internal use of Lemon Balm effective for tenseness, restlessness, irritability, and symptomatic treatment of digestive disorders, such as minor spasms.

Topical application of the ointment is likely to be felt almost immediately, while  treatment of the nervous system with a good tincture may have to be taken three times a day to be beneficial. Post surgery treatment guidelines warn individuals that combining lemon balm with other forms of medication may cause drowsiness. Any usage of the oil should be stopped at least two weeks in advance of any surgery.

Lemon balm is regularly used as a flavoring in a number of foods and beverages.

Not enough information is available on the impact of lemon balm on breastfeeding or pregnant women. Please consult your physician before use.

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Add A Gourmet Touch With Delicious Herb Butter

Herb butter is easy to make and great to use with many dishes: pasta, steamed vegetables, baked potato, corn-on-the-cob, fish, toast, etc.  It keeps well in your freezer, and is great to keep on hand for jazzing up those last-minute meals, or add a gourmet touch on special occasions.

1. Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Combine all ingredients. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.

 

2. Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese (fat-free works fine as well)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon zesty Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon juice

Combine all the ingredients until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Try this zesty butter on a slice of homemade bread hot from the oven. There is nothing better! The fresh herbs make a little go a long way. You will use less but still get great flavor. It’s also amazing on baked potato.

 

3. Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon and 2 teaspoons minced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne

Mix all ingredients until evenly combined.

Lay about a foot long section of plastic wrap or wax paper on a work surface. Put the herb butter on the bottom center, and form into a mound about 8 inches long. Fold the bottom edge over the butter and roll forward until completely wrapped, forming a tube of butter about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Twist the ends together. Refrigerate until firm or freeze for up to 1 month. Slice as needed.

Go ahead and experiment with herb combinations: Parsley, sage, or a combination of parsley, chives, basil, thyme and tarragon. Chives, chervil, salad burnet, tarragon, cress and capers make a tasty combination as well. Also delicious are: parsley and chives with small amounts of thyme, dill, basil, oregano or rosemary.