Author Archives: Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Rejuvenate Your Skin, Body, Hair With French Clay

HISTORY OF FRENCH CLAYS Formed as a result of worn and weather-beaten volcanic ash, rocks, soil, or sediment, Clays are naturally-occurring, earthy, mineral-rich elements derived from these various sources. Due to their fine grains and fine particles, Clays are soft in texture and are pliable when moist. Depending on its source, chemical configuration, and therapeutic properties, each clay has a

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A Natural Cleanser: Witch Hazel

HISTORY OF WITCH HAZEL DISTILLATE USAGE Witch Hazel Distillate, sometimes also called “Witch Hazel Distillate Water” and “Witch Hazel Extract,” is extracted from the bark and leaves of the Hamamelis virginiana botanical, better known as the Witch Hazel shrub. When the Native Americans and the Puritans discovered the therapeutic properties of Witch Hazel, a botanical that is also commonly referred to as

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Meta-analysis Finds Chaste Tree Effective for Premenstrual Syndrome, but Published Research Is Heterogeneous; More High-quality Studies Are Needed

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the occurrence of physical and psychological symptoms during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and continuing into the first few days of menstruation. Symptoms include headache, edema, breast or abdominal pains, anxiety, depression, agitation, and aggression. Mild symptoms of these types are normal for many women, but in 5-8% of women, they can be severe

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Health Benefits of Vitex

Also, Known As: Chaste Tree Chaste Berry Vitex agnus-castus Family: Lamiaceae Even though it’s sometimes considered a classic “women’s herb,” the Renaissance name for vitex fruits was “monk’s pepper,” so called for their ability to decrease the libido of the abbey’s residents when sprinkled on their food. Since they probably needed it often, the monks no doubt had the “habit”

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A Women’s Natural Choice; PMS Relief with Herbs

Irritability, depression, cramping, and fatigue – your monthly cycle can present a host of challenges. Thankfully, Mother Nature offers welcome relief with some effective botanicals. For some women, the days just before and at the start of the menstrual cycle can be miserable. Rapid mood swings, migraines, bloating, sore breasts, and potentially debilitating menstrual cramps can put a damper on

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