Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sourdough Recipes

As promised I wanted to include some sourdough recipes from my personal stash for my readers! Here are my most used ones, I hope you enjoy them as mush as I. Also, if you are interested in purchasing wheat berries and a wheat grinder a great web site for this is called also check out the free c.d on eating the bread of idleness. It tells you about the health benefits of eating fresh ground wheat!

Sourdough Whole Wheat Pancakes

1 c starter
1 1/2 warm water
2 1/2 flour
(can stand overnight sometimes more water is needed for pancake batter consistency)
1 egg (or 1tbls. gr. flax and 2 tbls. warm water)
2/3 c. milk
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tbls. honey
2 tbls. oil
sometimes I don't use the egg at all and it still comes out good

Sourdough Whole Wheat Belgian Waffles

1 3/4 flour; sifted
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbls. honey
3 eggs
1c sourdough starter
3/4 cup milk
6 tablespoons butter, margarine with omegas, ect.
yeilds 6

Use an electric mixer and thoroughly mix the wet ingredients then add the dry ingredients a little at a time. Yummy!

My favorite!
Honey Sourdough Whole Wheat Bread

1 1/4 c. warm water
3/4 c. starter
3 1/2 tbls. oil
3 1/2 tbls. honey
3 1/2 tbls. dry milk
3 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp. salt
nuts and seeds

Mix wet ingredients then add dry ingredients mix with either a dough hook or strong spatula. Pour into bed pan and allow to rise until it reaches the top of the pan cook on 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour or until tests done. Enjoy with butter. Yummmmm!

Your Certified Herbalist
Jenifer Harrod

Thursday, September 24, 2009

How to Make Sourdough from Scratch and its Health Benefits!

Sourdough is one of my favorite health foods to make. I just love the health benefits that come from good sourdough. It is a living food just like yogurt it has lactobacillius. I hope I spelled that correct. To make your own sourdough you should follow this recipe!

1 cup of flour ( I prefer fresh ground whole wheat for its superior nutrition)
1 cup of purified water ( I use RO but just make sure there is no chlorine)
then add some unsweetened pineapple juice to prevent the bad bacteria ( I don't do this unless I just have it around)

Keep at a temperature of 80 degrees or lower, any higher will kill your sourdough starter.

Another great fact about sourdough is that it will make your wheat easier to digest for those with intestinal problems. Before the invention of store bought yeast there were not the problems we see today with Celiac Disease because the sourdough probiotics helped people to digest the gluten in the grains correctly,  Soon I hope to get back on here and share with you some great sourdough recipies that I have accumulated. Incorporating Sourdough into our diet is one of the ways I fight candida yeast overgrowth! Happy Baking!

micro sourdough is a site that has great information about the health benefits of sourdough! is a great sight for learning more about baking bread!
Your Certified Herbalist
Jenifer Harrod

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Expectant Mothers!

It is so wonderful when God sees fit to cause a little baby to grow in a woman's womb. The gift of life is always a blessing! Whether planned or unplanned God gave you a gift to nurture and grow in His love! For some it is a welcomed friend for others it is a chance to get back to their creator a call to come to his healing side. Which ever the case may be for you. God loves both you and your little one and has his hands open to you for guidance. He will be faithful to lead you through this wonderful and sometimes frightening and sickening time of your life. Here are a list of herbs and supplements to comfort and help. Psalms 104:14


Note: I could sell any line of herbs. I choose to sell Nature's Sunshine Products, however, because I find that you get the most constant results with this line. The quality is absolutely "Top Notch!"

Excercise Daily walking, stretching,.............
something. Exercise reduces fluid
accumulation, swelling. Notice
strengthened abdomen and heart.
False labor To relax the uterus drink Catnip
tea and rub Lobelia Essence
Extract on the abdomen.
Gas AG-X or Papaya Mint
General Nutrition All natural. Lots of fresh fruits and
vegetables have live enzymes which
help digestion and assimilation, so eat
as many raw as you can.) Nuts, grains,
64 ounces purified water daily.
Liquid Chlorophyll or green drinks.
Heartburn Papaya Mint Chewable Tablets, Ginger
Peppermint Oil, Food Enzyme
Hemorrhoids White Oak Bark internally and externally
(sitz bath). UC3-J,(internally) Psyllium
Hulls and Golden salve (for soothing topical)
High Blood Pressure Capsicum/Garlic/Parsley, HS II, K,
Liquid Chlorophyll - when abnormally high.
Insomnia Herbal CA, Chamomile, Passion Flower, HVS
ATC, Stress-J, Catnip. Warm herbal baths. You
can throw an herb like chamomile directly
into the bath the capsule dissolves.
Mask of pregnancy Add Nutri-Calm for the B vitamin
Miscarriage If it is preventable, these will help: Lobelia
Cayanne, False Unicorn, Catnip, Vitamins C &E. If the
miscarriage is threatening because of a hormonal imbalance, use
Siberian Ginsing/Sarsparilla for a period of time.If you are prone to a
miscarriage, it is best to use a condom when you are pregnant because
semen contains a hormone which can induce labor in some women. If
miscarriage occurs, rebalance with FCS II or FC with Dong Quai
Morning Sickness Small frequent meals with a little protein.
Red Raspberry, Ginger,
Combination Three, Liquid Chlorophyll,
Tei-Fu Essential oils, Peppermint Oil.

Stretch Marks Increase intake of
Vitamins A and E From beginning of pregnancy,
apply Vitamin E oil topically along with
Herbal Trim Skin Treatment

Super- Supplemental Natures Pre-Natal
Vitamins & Minerals
Toxemia Liquid Chlorophyll to clean blood stream. Hot
Ginger baths. Also, Combination Three, I-X, and more A & C.
Trace Minerals Combination Three
Varicrose Veins HSII. If not having at least 2 bowel
movements daily, cleanse
the bowel with LBS II and Psyllium Hulls

Labor HS II, Red Raspberry and Vitamin E. Liquid
Chlorophyll to help build energy.
Lobelia Essence Extract enemas
help reduce the intensity and pain
of hard contractions. (especially helpful in long labors)

POST-NATAL After birth pains More 5-w and APS IITearing, episiodemy Faster healing with Comfrey Leaf and
HIGS II or IGS II. Hot sitz bath with White Oak Bark.
Baby's nose stopped up Put a little Tei-Fu on the breast so baby can inhale the fumes and breath easier.Caked breast and infections Compresses with Lobelia
Essence Extract, Vitamins A,
C, E, Garlic, Liquid Chlorophyll.
Infection fighting herbs: Echinacea,
HIGS II or IGS II. Also,

rub on Tei-Fu Oil or Lotion to help circulation.

Decreased milk Sage or Parsley
Increase milk Blessed Thistle to increase
quantity. Marshmallow to enrich milk.
Alfalfa and/or Barley Greens Powder
Concentrate to strengthen Mom.INFANTS & CHILDREN
Colic, restlessness Catnip and Fennel Liquid Extract,
Chamomile tea. Rub a few drops of
tei-fu Essential Oils on tummy.
One drop Peppermint Oil in bottle
of water. A couple of drops of
bottle of water, plus a little rubbed
on the spine. A couple of drops of
Combination VAL in a bottle of
water, plus a little rubbed on
he spine. Colic Homeopathic.
Calming Homeopathic.
Colds CBG Extract. Goldenseal/Echinacea Extract.
Lobelia Essence Extract rubbed on the
hest and back if there is congestion.

Tei-fu Essentioal Oils rubbed on chest
and back; also on your breast if you are
nursing. Cold Homeopathic. Cough
Syrup Homeopathis. ALJ Extract.
HRP-C Extract. CC-A Yerba Santa.

Constipation LB Extract
Cradle Cap Vitamin E rubbed into the scalpDiaper Rash Pau D' Arco Lotion. Golden Salve.
Slippery Elm with Aloe Vera Gel applied
as a paste. or Tea Tree mixed with a lotion.
Or fill the bathroom sink with water;
add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil;
hold baby bottom in water to soothe bottom.
Diarrhea Red Raspberry, Slippery Elm.Earache Garlic Oil, Lobelia Essence Extract,
and Golden Seal/Echinacea Extract.
Or CBG Extract externally
and internally. Earache Homeopathic.
Fever Catnip enemas. Tepid Ginger baths.
Catnip or Red Raspberry tea.
For infection, use CBG Extract. Fever Homeopathic.
Gas Catnip & Fennel Liquid Extract.Teething Lobelia Essence Extract rubbed on the gums. Chamomile or Catnip. Teething Homeopathic.Ways to give herbs to little ones By dropper. (If the herb is a powder rather than a liquid extract, mix it with milk, juice and then dispense with dropper.) Mix with apple sauce, syrup, rice bran syrup,mashed banana, fruit juice, etc.
Capsules can be made into a tea to be drunk or given in an enema.

This information provided here is for educational purposes only
and should not be uses to diagnose and treat diseases. If you have
a serious health problem, we recommend you consult a competent
health practitioner.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


The gallbladder is a small non-vital organ which aids in the digestive process and stores bile produced in the liver. The gallbladder's main function is to break down fats in the body. Complications associated with the gallbladder include gallstones, nausea, and pain.
To avoid symptoms of gallbladder dysfunction there are certain ways you should combine your foods.
Meat and veggies should be eaten together, starches and veggies should also be eaten together, and fruit should be eaten by itself at least two hours before any of the other meals. Gas can occur when foods are not combined properly, especially when combining fruit and meat together. Of course you will want to avoid fried/greasy/fatty foods/too much meats (eat lean meats). Try cutting down on milk products, too many eggs, moderation in coffee/alcohol, corn and peanut butter.

There are supplements designed to devolve the gallstones and help them to pass. It is important to take Hydrangea to soften gallstones so that they can move freely without pain. The hydrangea will help to break down the stones, so is important for getting rid of them. Gallbladder Formula was formulated to help with the pain that accompanies these episodes. then to cleanse your gallbladder you can use the Liver Cleanse Formula. If you know that you are going to be occasionally indulging in some fried or fatty foods then it would be wise to take a supplement called Fat Grabbers to help your body more efficiently break down fats. Garlicmom's Herbs wishes you the best of health and hopes you will call or visit our online store.

Garlicmom's Herbs

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Herpes Roster or Shingles, is a highly contagious virus . It appears in a localized area as a red rash that fills with fluid and later crusts over and heals after 2 to 4 weeks. A person who has shingles has had the chicken pox virus as a child and the virus has been asleep in their bodies until it is awakened by a compromised or weakened immune system as well as with increased age. A person with the Herpes Roster virus can not spread Shingles to someone else. They are contagious because they can give the chicken pox virus to those who haven't had it before especially those with weak immune systems; such as babies and pregnant women.

The virus usually attacks the waist or torso of a person but can also attack the face, neck, legs, eyes and even the brain. If a person continues to suffer with shingles after the rash has healed then the pain and nerve damage can last for months on up to years. The Herpes Roster virus is a bothersome virus that can cause a lot of pain in the nerve endings and even nerve damage.

You may be asking yourself," what can possible be done in Alternative Medicine to combat this virus?" Many have found relief naturally by addressing the root causes of this virus; the weak immune system and the virus that is attacking the body. They also apply herbs and natural products to the rash itself.

For the immune system there is Vitamin-C, L-lyzine and Thai-Go a powerful antioxidant drink. There are many anti-virals but the ones most recommended for this malady are VS-C and Silver Shield. Topically the sores can be doused with Oregon Grape extract, Silver shield gel, Tea Tree, Lavender,Geranium, Healing AC Cream. For the pain there is MSM that is a natural pain reliever. Nerve Eight is a special combination for the nerves to relieve the pain and calm the body and Nutri-calm is another combination to help sooth the nerves by providing healthy doses of the B-complex vitamins. It is also a healthy source of antioxidants. It is also recommended to stay away from those foods high in arginine, those high on the list being chocolate, legumes and nuts especially pea nuts. These can all be found at

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Vein Health!

Hello friends! Many people suffer from varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and vein thrombosis etc. Today I will take you through some of the causes of these problems and suggest some supplements to aid healing as well as some practical advice.

Constipation, sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time, lack of leg exercise, and age can contribute. As our bodies age, if you are a woman, your body's elasticity can greatly be rearranged from pregnancy and hormonal changes. Weight gain in the hips and waist can also be added to the list with the extra pressure that is on your veins. Loosing weight should be considered especially if your condition is painful.

A great exercise especially for your legs is to get up on your tippy toes several times a day to strengthen your calf muscles. Another technique is to rub your legs toward your heart. In fact anytime you massage it should be toward the heart.

Adding more garlic, ginger and onions will help to break down the fibrin surrounding the varicose veins. There is a supplement for that as well called Bromelain.  Natures Sunshine testimonials indicate that Butcher's Broom, vitamin E and Varigon should be taken. If you experience Hemorrhoids the recommendation is to apply a proper lubricant to the capsule and place where it is needed. If you have hypertension don't take the butchers broom. I pray that you will soon be healthier and more pain free! God Bless!

The above information is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be a substitute for licensed medical advice.

You can find these products at and other quality natural health stores.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Sciatica has been an interest of mine for a long while so I have delved deeper into gaining knowledge about it. Sciatica as described in the Wikipedia Encyclopedia, " is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five nerve roots that give rise to the sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve itself. The pain is felt in the lower back, buttock, and/or various parts of the leg and foot. In addition to pain, which is sometimes severe, there may be numbness, muscular weakness, pins and needles or tingling and difficulty in moving or controlling the leg. Typically, the symptoms are only felt on one side of the body.
Although sciatica is a relatively common form of low back pain and leg pain, the true meaning of the term is often misunderstood. Sciatica is a set of symptoms rather than a diagnosis for what is irritating the root of the nerve, causing the pain. This point is important, because treatment for sciatica or sciatic symptoms will often be different, depending upon the underlying cause of the symptoms."
Here are some recipies and suggestions from those who have suffered from sciatica and had relief of pain:
Recipe #1
If you have the oils it work like a charm..
5 drops Helichrysum
4 droops Rosemary
4 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Peppermint

Recipe #2 (less costly if you don't have the oils already)

> I use Everflex (2 in the morn. & 2 at night) and massage area with
> Lavender first, then Lobelia Essence, Tei Fu Oil and Capsicum, in that order.
> When you want something to penetrate deep, relax the
> area first!!

Recipe #3

#1 ­ chiropractic care ASAP!
#2 ­ have a client that had sciatica problems (letter carrier) and the
sciatica homeopathic helped but did not totally relieve it. He started
doing 2 t. Silver Shield 2x/day and immediately felt improvement after just
24 hours.
#3 ­ the homeopathic needs to be taken frequently --- under the tongue, and
applied to the area where the pain is felt (with a spritzer bottle)
#4 ­ spray the are with Nature¹s Fresh after each application of the

Recipe #4

sciatica homeopathic
massage therapy / reflexology
stretching the piriformis muscle
applying capsicum, lobelia & tei fu oil all over lower back, spine and hips (across buttock too)
epsom salt soak (1-2 cups per bath)

many times sciatica comes from tight muscles in hip, all these things help this and maybe also consider anti-inflammatories like PLSII, IF Relief, etc.

I hope these things are a help to you and yours.

I no longer sell these fine products but you can find most of them at Natures Sunshine or other fine health food stores.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Raynauds, Scleroderma, and Lupus!

Raynauds is a condition where hands and feet loose their circulation and fluctuate from feelings of tingling to severe pain. Scleroderma is sometimes related to Raynauds and is a condition where hands and face (if non-severe) develop hardening. The severe cases involve hardening all over the body including the heart and can result in death. These can also be had in conjunction to Lupus an autoimmune disease also resulting in severe pain. Auto immune diseases are diseases where the immune system attacks itself.
I was very curious as to what Natures Sunshine had to offer people with these kinds of conditions and what kind of activities could aggravate these. So I sat down and did some heavy reading and found some supplements that gave great testimonies. I also discovered that smoking constricts the blood vessels, drinking causes the extremities to get cold, and caffeine causes the blood vessels to constrict.

Here are the top supplements that I have found for there cases.

Ginko/Hawthorn (heart and circulation)
Vari gone (vein health)
Mega Chel (circulatory and glandular)
Flax seed oil (essential fatty acids)
Vitamin E (moisture)
Liver Cleanse (for better circulation)
Ginko Biloba (increases circulation)
Capsicum (for circulation)
Yucca (moisture)
Collodial Minerals
Magnesium (muscle spasms)
Butchers Broom (circulation)
Olive Leaf (great for pain associated with Lupus)
Gotu kola (circulation)
Irish Moss Lotion (moisture loss)

These are some of the helpful herbs and supplements to build up your circulatory system and renew the moisture loss. Coordinate these supplements with emotional stress relievers. Don't forget to include Christ in everything you do. Get your advise from the Bible and trusted Christian friends. Build your faith daily with prayer and meditation on God's Holy Word!

"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who walked not after the flesh but after the spirit." If you are having problems sticking to a healthy life style remember its what God would have you to do! Do it for Him first and then for you. He wants the very best for you. Mind, Body and Soul!

I sell these products from Natures Sunshine when you click on this link a small portion of the sell goes to this large family. Thanks.

Your Certified Herbalist
Jenifer Harrod

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sunburns, Ticks and Mosquitos

Summer is nearly here and already people are asking me about bug spray. Ive been collecting some great bug spray recipes to share with my readers and now they are in. But first, I would like to share a sunburn solution for you to try.
Sunburn Soother
2 oz bottle
1 oz purified water
1 oz Aloe Vera Gel
8 drops Lavender AOC
8 drops Peppermint essential oil
Combine all together and apply generously to sunburned areas.

*Silver Shield Gel also works well for Sunburn!

Mosquito Repellent
2 oz spritz bottle
1 tbsp NSP concentrate
6 drops lavender AOC
6 drops peppermint essential oil
May also add drops geranium and/or 4 drops thyme linalol.
Spritz on generously before and during outdoor activities

Spider Repellent/Bug Repellent

Put about 4 drops of Tea Tree Oil in water in a spray bottle and spray the air/floor vents, around the pipes under the sinks and the door thresholds.
Grasshopper Killer
Heard a new pesticide remedy for bugs on your plants yesterday. Put a clove of garlic and jalapeno peppers in your blender then mix with a gallon of water and spray on plants.

On The Skin!
For your skin use Tei Fu Lotion. Works great. For a spray, either put Tei Fu Oil in a spray bottle of water, shaking regularly while you spray. Can also use Rue, Eucalyptus, and Citronella Oils - a little of each in a quart spray bottle of water. Shake while you use. A couple drops of Tei Fu Oils is great against those ants.

Garlic and Balanced B-Complex

Find these and many other great ingredients at I do not sell these products anymore but they are still a great product.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Liver and Female Hormones!

Have you been feeling agitated and annoyed more than normal? Have you been feeling out of control at times and just not yourself? Do small things seem to get on your last nerve? There is a connection between proper liver function and hormonal balance.
The Liver itself does not make hormones but what it does is break down the hormones once they have done their work in the body.According to Dr. Sandra Cobot M.D. the liver breaks down or metabolizes three hormones known as the steroid hormones. Those hormones regulate the balance of sodium and potassium and water in the body, the sex hormones which control sex and body shape, and cortisone which controls the immune function. With the first set of hormones being unbalanced then you get water retention etc. The second gives you a whole relm of problems such as; over weight issues and cellulite, hair in places you shouldn't have it and an imbalance in insulin as a result of being overweight.
I said all this to say that your emotions are connected to your hormones being balanced therefore it makes sense to have a liver cleanse and try some Chinese Liver Balance as well to get things back into focus for those of us who are experiencing this malady. For emotional wellbeing the "Fantastic Four" can be taken in combination depending on your specific emotions and restore a sence on balance so that you can see more clearly how to balance your life.
Go to and look for Liver Balance TCM, Mood ElevatorTCM, Stress Relief TCM, and Nervous Fatigue Formula TCM. If you have any questions email me.
Your Herbalist
Jenifer Harrod

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Natural Recovery from Alcohol Addiction!

Alcohol Addiction is an awful state. To be held in the clutches of a liquid drug that destroys your life from the inside out! If you are one who wants to quit but just can't kick it. If your body seems to be crying out to you for more all of the time and you don't know where to turn for help I would like to offer some help. Jesus loves you and wants to be your savior. He hung on an old rugged cross to pay for your sin and mine. All of your past present and future sin can be under the power of his life giving blood. If you can see yourself in need of a savior and that Jesus Christ lived and died and rose again so that you could have life. (John 3:16) All of your sin was placed on him the God of heaven so that you could have life abundant in Him. Just take a moment now and invite him to be your savior.
Now if you truly turned from your way to Christ and His salvation you are saved! Praise the Lord!
The next step is to align yourself with a local church so that you can grow in your faith. If you need a recommendation of a good Bible Believing church in your area I can locate one for you.
It is very important to have someone who has been where you are and been successful recovering to communicate with and encourage you in your walk of faith. I know a few people who can hook you up with someone and I could get you in contact with them.
To give your body a foot to stand on so that you can look up I have an herbal program you can do as well. Some herbs will help you to be more calm and more stable emotionally while recovering. For a complete evaluation and herbal work up email me. May God truly Bless you in your new walk!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Shield From the Swine

Hello Friends,

The Flew is circulating and everyone is concerned about their health. I am concerned also having 7 children. To combat the flew though I have a great helper. I won't let the flew get me down and out. Silver Shield is an all natural scientifically produced product that can help prevent the flew virus and can battle the virus if you do happen to contract it. It is patented product that is a weapon against viruses, bacteria and mold. There are many ways of using this product to keep you safe. It comes in liquid form which tastes not much different than water. It also comes in gel form which is even stronger.

Some easy ways to make use of this amazing product is to add about a teaspoon to your baby wipes or wet wipes and use them as germ killing wipes that will last for 4 to 6 hours of germ fighting. Another way to use the gel is to put ot on your face after you wash for killing the bacteria that causes acne. Also put a little in your nostrils to shield your face and your nose from the flew. You can spray your pillows and your mattresses for again hours of protection against bacteria, mold and viruses.

Spray the Silver Shield on your counter tops leave for about 6 to 10 minutes and then wipe for germ killing power that will last 4 hours. I spray it on the kids hands to help keep the sickness from spreading so quickly. You can get a oil vaporizer from Natures Sunshine and add an ounce of Silver Shield liquid and breath it in every day for 30 minutes to prevent sickness and to help with breathing problems. These are just a few of its uses.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Stomach Ulcers

Do you get that awful burning sensation after you eat and especially when you have eaten something spicy or over indulged? Stomach ulcers are prevalent in our society. Many people are suffering from them and are trying to cover up the symptoms by continually taking anti acids to releave the burning pain. In essence a ulcer is a sore like the ones that are found in the mouth. One type of ulcer is said to be caused by the H. pylori bacteria that burrow into the stomach's lining and form ulcers.

Aloe Vera is a wonderful natural product that God gave us to sooth and heal the stomach. There are many forms available. You can even get it freeze dried in a capsule if you can't tolerate the taste. By the way if the taste has been taken out of the product most of the good has been too! Another companion combination for soothing the stomach is called Intestinal Sooth and Build.

Here is the suggested program to rid of h. pylori bacteria:
Gastro Health-3 bottles the first month; 2 bottles each month thereafter up to 6 months.
Intestinal Sooth and Build- 2 bottles
Aloe Vera Juice- 1 ounce 2xs daily or freeze dried capsules 1 capsule twice daily (1 bottle total)
Stomach-Comfort- One bottle for pain if needed
Food enzymes- 1 bottle take with each meal after 2 weeks.
Silver Shield or Xylibright tooth paste- on the tooth brush.

The bacteria can be spread to others through drinking after someone with it!
These products can be found at but there are others like them if you search them out. Some of them can also be found at: and

Drop me a note if you would like me to pray for your ulcer condition.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Recipes From Nature!

I love spring. Around my apartment there are many many roses. They are so beautiful I had to learn something to do with them for my health and enjoyment. I learned that you can make a refreshing drink with a cup of rose petals a quart jar and a little honey and lemon. Just gather some fresh rose petals add them to your quart jar and fill with good filtered water. Leave in the refrigerator for about an hour, strain the water into a piture and squeeze the flowers out too get the lovely petal juice. I've found my zildren

(Zach,Zeke,Zoi,Zeb,Zena,Zelotes and Zenora) really like this drink because they help gather the leaves.
If you have large bamboo growing in your yard you could gather bamboo shoots and have a great healthy dinner tonight. You just look for those new bamboo that have not poked up out of the ground yet and get you a claw to dig them out with. Boil them with some rice hull powder and leave over night to get the harsh taste out then peel back the rough pieces on the sides and chop off the ends.

Another fun project we have done with plants out of our front yard is Fried Dandelion Flowers. Gather at least a cup full of dandelion flowers and dip them into egg and milk wash then straight into flour (whole wheat) which you can favor with sea salt and any kind of seasoning you like. They are really fluffy and tasty and good for you. Yumm! The Zildren are always trying to get me to make more of these tasty creations but right now most of them got mowed down by the neighbors.

Right now is a great time to plant a great herb garden as well and have fresh herbs right from your pots or garden spot. Hope I inspired you to treat your body to a tasty treat!

Jenifer Harrod
Certified Herbalist

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Under the Eyes!

Have you ever wondered what to do about your eyes? Zeke asked me today what can I use besides cucumbers.(we didn't have any cucumbers) I told him that you can use chamomile tea bags from your tea. They need to be a little warm. They will calm your eyes just like they calm the inside of your body. Another good practice to start for those bags under your eyes is-take your middle fingers and lightly apply pressure in a circular motion for about a minute or even 30 seconds. For eyes that have dark circles under them anemia may be the problem. Check up on that with the doctor and add some good iron to your diet in the form of spinach and other greens. We also have a great iron supplement from our website that combines iron and Vitamin C. You have to have Vitamin C to assimilate the iron. There is also the I-X supplement a really good iron and the Vitamin C Adsorbates. For the eye itself we have perfect eyes. Perfect eyes is great for eyes that have been injured and for relieving eye pressure in glaucoma.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Living bread!

Making bread has been a health issue with me for a long time. At first I learned about making bread from freshly ground whole wheat. The difference is in the nutrition. Just about all of your nutrition from the whole wheat is lost in the flour's shelf life through oxidation. Therefore whenever you buy whole wheat at the store to bake with; you may be getting a little better nutrition and every little bit counts, but you could be doing your body a big huge favor if you bought an electric grinder and ordered your wheat berries in bulk. For more free information on the nutrition of fresh ground wheat go to and sign up to receive their free c.d. it will tell you all about what I have touched on. You can also order your bucket of wheat there as well as many other grain products. I have also started ordering their oatmeal as well.
Now for the good part. This morning I am making Kefir(buttermilk) No Yeast Quick Bread, a recipe I received from in their annual calender they send with their magazine. You can view their magazine online at their web address. I love to sup rise the children when they wake up with a new recipe every now and then. This recipe called for letting the dough set over night to ferment and I would have done that but I didn't read that right away so I substituted 1/2 cup of the flour with 1/2 cup of my sourdough starter. That's easy to make as well. just add 1 or 2 cups or flour to the same of water and whisk through out the day for a few days until it begins to bubble and rise. Do not allow it to get above 80 degrees because this will cause it to go bad. For other methods go to If nothing else it is really fun to watch the guy on there bake bread on his videos. Today is a good day to make some healthy changes in your life. If God is using your body as his temple then we should give him our best to work with!
For another of my blogs on healthy products go to Have a Blessed Day in the Lord Jesus!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Garlic for your Health!

There are many ways to use garlic to improve you health or even maintain your health. Most people that I know love garlic toast and garlic in their food at the Ethnic restaurant and many have heard that it is good for your health but they know nothing about how to properly use it for their health.

One good way to use garlic is to make garlic tea. My brother has stopped by my house and asked for my ideas on how to help his blood pressure and this is what I did for him. I cut up a garlic clove and left it in a warm NOT hot cup of water for about 30 seconds to a minute. Just as long as you can handle it, strain and drink. If the garlic taste is too strong for you either reduce the time by half or add honey and stir. (always pure raw honey) If you are already on blood pressure meds then do not take this remedy because it will further thin your blood.

Another way to use garlic is to make a poultice with a few cloves. Smash or slice them thin and lay the garlic between two pieces of paper towel or cheese cloth and I add some olive oil or omega oil of some kind to cut the irritability to the skin. Then you can place it on the bottoms of your feet or your children's feet and don a pair of socks and wear them as long as you can over night is a good time to do this.

There is another good combination I learned for a Christian site called GOOT which stands for garlic olive oil and coconut oil, the good stuff that costs more they sell it for $7 to $9 in the pint size generally at the supermarket of Wal-mart. You mix 2 tablespoons of garlic two tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in the blender strain and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You can do the same with this recipe as the poultice and more.

One of the best things that I have learned is that garlic kills lice and their eggs 100% so you can give your children who are around other children with lice on a regular basis possibly at school or church a good dose of it not totally cooked. When you cook the garlic the medicinal qualities are gone. You can also give them a garlic capsule every day if they can swallow. I read a story once about a day care that did this after a lice break out.

You can read more about Garlic Oil in my other post.

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