Many people know of Doctors Without Borders, but you may be surprised to learn that practitioners of alternative and complementary medicine are similarly active. Herbalists Without Borders is a local and global network of volunteers that travel to communities that have been impacted by natural disasters, violent conflicts, poverty, and other situations and have limited access to good health and wellness care
Herbal remedies have the power to support your wellness goals and even treat certain ailments. For example, ginger aids digestive health, elderberry helps support your immune system and turmeric can help reduce inflammation.
If you’re interested in how effective herbal remedies can be, and which ones to use in support of your health goals, it is helpful to learn different ways to use your favorite herbs. Here are five common ways you can use herbs in your day-to-day life as you work toward wellness.
Herbalism, the practice of the medicinal and therapeutic use of plants, has a history that spans thousands of years. It predates recorded history and forms the origin of much of modern medicine. Herbalism has also influenced many cultures, as countries such as South Africa, India and China have established their own unique herbal traditions. Interest in this form of medicine has transcended its origins, as about 80% of people in the world use herbalism, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
With herbalism, leaves, seeds, bark, flowers, and other plant parts are carefully selected to treat specific conditions. Since these plant parts are potent, they should be used as directed by a skilled practitioner. That’s where an herbalist comes in.
Looking for an easy, healthy way to get your chocolate fix this season? Try whipping up this Vegan Chocolate Bark for the holidays. You can even put your own spin on flavors, from spicy cinnamon-cayenne to cool peppermint–all are sure to be yummy!
Want to warm up with something that’s tasty and healthy, but not too spicy? Try our super simple tortilla soup recipe! This is a great recipe for a heaping dose of whole-food goodness that takes only ten minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cooking time. Enjoy!
After a stellar summer in Vermont, we are now harvesting squash, carrots, potatoes, and apples in abundance. On a cloudy, cool day when the wind is crisp and gloves are finally necessary, I can’t wait to get into the kitchen to create a heartwarming meal for my family.I often choose to make vegetarian meals, opting in the fall for the textures of fresh root vegetables and spices that warm the belly. With October being Vegetarian Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to experiment! Turmeric Harvest Stew balances spices with sweet apple and coconut milk transforming the hearty vegetables into a feast that the whole family will love.
Inspired by New Chapter’s 100% vegetarian herbals, this stew includes Turmeric plus Cinnamon, Ginger, and Garlic. Cultures from around the world have used these herbs for tonic and culinary purposes for hundreds of years. Check out our full Force line of pure whole herbals.
This recipe was inspired by some of New Chapter’s beloved ingredients. Pumpkin Seeds are part of our men’s supplement Prostate 5LX™ (as Pumpkin Seed oil). Pure Cinnamon is the centerpiece of Cinnamon Force™, and Flame Raisins are one of the many organic fruits, veggies & herbs delivered in Perfect Prenatal™ multivitamin for moms-to-be.
What better way to feel nourished than a simple warming soup? Chock full of freshly chopped veggies, grated fresh ginger, and fermented miso, this soup was inspired by favorite herbs and vegetables found in New Chapter products! We recommend eating with a spoon and a fork (or chopsticks) to not miss any of this slurpable one-bowl meal.