The early American colonists discovered the Bayberry tree growing throughout the East and used it to make fragrant candles rather than medicines. In folk medicine, bayberry was used internally as a tea for its tonic and stimulant properties, and in the treatment of diarrhea, fever, and dysentery.
Nineteenth-century physicians recommended a hot tea of powdered bayberry tree bark at the first sign of a cold, cough, or flu. The powdered root bark was an ingredient in what was known as “composition powder”, widely used for laryngitis, colds, flu, sinusitis, and asthma. Though still available, it is however no longer in common use.
Herbs are plants that contain healing properties and can potentially assist with a number of health problems. They have exotic flavors and unique aromas, that are used to enhance the taste and smell of your food. Consumed dried or fresh, herbs are beneficial either way.
The organic compounds in herbs contain many impressive health benefits, varying widely depending on the species. Some help by boosting psychological health, others by reducing the risk of cancer, regulating bowel movement, fighting inflammation, or simply by their rich content of various antioxidants. These are essential nutrients the body uses to fight various health problems, support cardiovascular health, fight against bacteria and fungus, and more. And the list doesn't stop there ; others botanicals can help with fighting the symptoms of cough and cold, alleviating pains, supporting flawless skin, healthy bones, promoting long hair and fighting infections.
Each herb possesses unique ways of helping you to stay healthy and support your body, mind, and spirit. Herbs are used for a variety of purposes. In addition to medicines, herbs are often used for making teas, bathing, body care products, flower essences, supplements, and as a fragrance.
Although certain herbs have medical science behind their use, and are even used by medical professionals in treatments, They are NOT effective unless under the supervision of a medical professional, as something as simple as a wrong dose, or an interaction can have severe and lasting implications. Please, if you have a medical condition, consult your medical provider.