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Uses of Fennel

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fennelUses of Fennel

Hi everyone! Let’s talk about one of my favorite snacks for a second! Fennel! And yes, I mean that plant you see in the grocery stores that kind of looks like an onion, but you’re never really sure what it is. Well, that’s fennel! It’s extremely delicious, and tastes just candy! The taste of licorice to be specific. But did you know that uses of fennel are endless? While it’s most commonly known for its yummy flavor and many uses in food, fennel can also be used in bath and body products, for skin and hair care benefits, in soap and candle making, and even for medicinal purposes!

Fennel does contain many vitamins and minerals that are essential to the body. Some of these include vitamins A, C, and E, as well as magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, and potassium. When used for its medicinal purposes, fennel can treat many conditions such as bronchitis, coughing, diarrhea, cholera, loss of appetite, bloating, flatulence, backaches, and even bed wetting. Specifically for women, fennel works to treat the pain of and regulate menstrual cycles, it increase breast milk production in nursing mothers, and also helps to reduce all the effects of PMS. Ancient Romans actually thought of fennel as the “herb of sight.” Fennel can be used to treat glaucoma and reduce eye disorders like macular degeneration. Fennel also works to maintain heart rate and blood pressure, helps to increase oxygen flow to the brain, and can even protect from and treat cancer!

Some common bath and body products that can include fennel are facial masks, body powders, lotions, perfumes, scrubs, and even eye pillows. When used for soap making, fennel works as a natural decorative element and also exfoliates the skin. There are many other skin care benefits to fennel as well. It reduces mild skin irritations, protects from and treats inflammation, it cleanses, exfoliates, and tones the skin, fights the signs of aging, and even prevents acne and cell damage. Your hair can greatly benefit from fennel as well. Fennel treats any bumps of the scalp as well as any itchiness. It also treats dandruff and helps to prevent the hairs from breaking. You can even fill your home with the scent of delicious licorice by using fennel seeds in potpourri. Its aroma is also wonderful for eye pillow recipes.

Did you know that ancient Greeks believed that a stalk of fennel carried a coal that would bring the knowledge of the gods down to man? I’m sure you’re wondering how to get your hands on this wonderful product as soon as possible! But please don’t take this blog as medical advice, it’s meant for educational purposes only! And here at Nature’s Garden, we specifically sell fennel for external use only! So please don’t eat it! Just type “fennel” into the search bar on our site and it will take to a page offering our Fennel Seeds and our Sweet Fennel Essential Oil! While you’re there, make sure to check out all of our awesome free Fennel Class for even more uses of fennel! Enjoy this amazing product and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Marshmallow Root Uses

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marshmallow root usesMarshmallow Root Uses

Hello all you amazing people out there! Have you ever tried marshmallow root in any of your products before? No, I don’t mean the delicious sugary things you stuff inside of a yummy smore, although you can make those with marshmallow root! Marshmallow root is actually a great herb that can be used for many different purposes, besides culinary! It can be used for medicinal purposes, skin care, bath and body products, soap making, and even for hair care! Did you know that fibers from marshmallow root can even be used to make paper? Or that marshmallow root is used to clean Persian rugs?

Some common bath and body products that can include marshmallow root are salves, facial masks, facial toners, creams, lotions, ointments, hair products, scrubs, bath teas, bath bombs, soaps, and even natural tooth paste recipes. Marshmallow root has many great hair care benefits. It works to remove knots and detangle and soften the hair. It also works to soothe dry and inflamed scalp, as well as working to promote new hair growth. Marshmallow root is great for your skin as well. It treats many skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and rosacea, as well as reducing any swelling, and soothing the skin. Marshmallow root helps to promote new skin cell growth, takes away redness and fine lines, and helps fight the signs of aging.

There are many wonderful medicinal benefits to using marshmallow root as well. It contains many vitamins and nutrients that are important to the body such as iron, selenium, copper, zinc, and vitamins A, B, and C. For nursing mothers, marshmallow root will actually help to increase the amount of milk production and it also enriches the milk. For pregnant women, marshmallow root helps to allow the belly to grow without stretch marks, and it helps to heal chapped skin. Ancient Egyptians used to use marshmallow root to help treat sore throats, and Arabs used it in a poultice to treat and reduce inflammation. Marshmallow root also works as an effective diuretic. It aids in the passing of kidney stones, as well as working to reduce the level of pain they cause. Marshmallow root can treat many other conditions as well including bronchitis, coughing, whooping cough, pneumonia, asthma, the flu, ulcers, colitis, diverticulitis, arthritis, diarrhea, constipation, dysentery, heart burn, and even irritable bowel syndrome. For infants who are going through the pain of teething, marshmallow root can be used to relieve their aching gums.

Did you know that oil from the seeds of the marshmallow plant can be used to make paints and varnishes? Please don’t take this blog as medical advice though, this is just for educational purposes only! We only sell marshmallow root for external use only! Wondering how to get your hands on this awesome herb as soon as you possibly can? Well, all you have to do is type “marsh root” into the search bar on our website and it will bring up our Marshmallow Root Powder! While we’re thinking about yummy marshmallows, try out our Toasted Marshmallow Fragrance Oil! And be sure to check out our Marshmallow Root Class for even more marshmallow root uses! Enjoy this wonderful herb and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Slippery Elm Bark Uses

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slippery elmSlippery Elm Bark Uses

Have you ever heard of all the slippery elm bark uses? Well, this herb that has a variety of wonderful benefits when added to your hair care, skin care, bath and body products, soap making….slippery elm bark can even be used for culinary and medicinal purposes as well! This herb is sure to leave your products with the feeling of sitting underneath a big beautiful elm tree in the middle of summer! Can’t you hear the sound of the wind just blowing through the branches? Slippery elm has been used for centuries, even the Native Americans used slippery elm bark to make natural bandages!

Some common bath and body products that can include slippery elm bark are bath teas, lotions, hair products, ointments, creams, facial toners, bath bombs, face masks, soaps, salves, and even natural tooth paste recipes! The slippery elm helps to relieve aching gums when used for tooth paste recipes. It has many skin care benefits as well. Slippery elm can treat many skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema, reduces swelling, and it also helps to slow down the aging process. Slippery elm works to speed up the healing of wounds, reduces redness, helps to make the skin feel soft and supple and even promotes new cell growth. Your hair can greatly benefit as well. Slippery elm removes dandruff, helps to detangle the hair, makes the hair smooth and soft, and can even improve the volume and strength of the hair!

There are many great medicinal benefits to using slippery elm bark as well. It offers many vitamins and nutrients such as zinc, calcium, phosphorous, manganese, and vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C. For women, slippery elm can be used as a lubricant to help ease labor pains. It also helps to treat vaginal inflammation and other conditions of the female organs. Essiac Tea is a tea that can be used to treat and combat cancer. One of the main ingredients in this tea just happens to be slippery elm bark. Besides using slippery elm as a natural bandage, Native Americans also used it to treat boils, burns, ulcers and wounds, and to reduce and heal any inflammation. There are many other conditions that can be treated with slippery elm as well such as gout, syphilis, herpes, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, rheumatism, constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, hemorrhoids, abscesses, colitis, and even irritable bowel syndrome.

Did you know that the yoke of the Liberty Bell is actually made with slippery elm bark? How cool is that? Slippery Elm can even be eaten, it can used in a porridge which is fed to young children and the elderly! This is such a versatile herb that you just can’t turn it down! For even more information on slippery elm bark uses be sure to check out our free Slipper Elm Bark Class! Enjoy this fantastic product and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

Nature’s Garden sells slippery elm bark powder for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great slippery elm bark is for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for treatment purposes.

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