Wild morning to you all! it is December and it is cold. Yes, rather freezing. That’s why I decided to dedicate this month’s plant title to…(drumroll): ginger! Yes, the lovely juicy and spicy ginger. Its presence makes a difference and I love it in my drink, on my plate, and on my face! I love the ginger skin and hair benefits and I love the ginger smell on a cold December morning.
Wild morning to you, pretties! Red, purple-ish and festive is this month’s plant that I wish to present to you. Known as red forest gold in Sweden, cranberries are all that nature has to offer in terms of healing and miracles. With enormous amounts of positive cranberry health benefits, you will want to include these small berries in your pantry. Have I mentioned cranberry skin and hair benefits?
One of the world’s most popular spices, cinnamon is useful not only in the cooking area but can be considered as a natural remedy since cinnamon has loads of health benefits. It is a tasty addition to a lot of dishes and my personal favorite as leaves starts to turn color and the night air gets chilly.
Wild morning, pretties! Autumn is here and what can be better than drinking a relaxing tea in the chilly evening? Chamomile is one of the oldest plants in the world and one of the healthiest there are. Also known as a flower of sun, we’re all familiar with the plant of small white and yellow blossoms, that have a tranquil yet aromatic fragrance.
Wild morning, pretties! How about some fire on your plate and in your garden? Yes? Go for calendula. Calendula officinalis, also known as the poor man’s saffron, that is. Its blossoms shine with bright and vivid shades of sunset, anywhere between yellow, orange and russet nuances, calendula officinalis has innumerable health and beauty benefits and it can be used both internally as well as externally.
Wild plants Native Americans used were many and diverse. Native Americans had a great respect for the Nature and the wild plants they included in their everyday life served either as a nutritional source of food, as a skin or a hair product. Sore throat? Dry skin? Simple cold? They had it covered. There are many wild plants Native Americans knew of that have been gaining popularity either in the beauty industry or in the superfood department only in the past few years. Herbal medicine is quite old and the beneficial attributes of the wild plants are incredible. Have a look at the top 10 wild plants Native American used, their health and beauty benefits and maybe you get an inspiration too!
Green gold aka avocados is something to consider when you’re thinking of a healthy and natural extensive care for your body. While it is popular to include avocado in your regular skin and hair care, it can do wonders in terms of health and skin complexion also when eating it. Rich in fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins, avocado health benefits just don’t stop there. Its history goes well beyond into the ancient times of the Aztecs with healing, hydrating and nourishing. It has been considered one of nature’s healthiest foods and it hasn’t been called green gold for no reason.