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Understanding the intricacies of natural plant medicine for pain management can sometimes feel overwhelming. Especially when you’re dealing with chronic pain or when you’re in a situation where you need immediate relief. Plus, in the wake of plant medicine’s big comeback to the forefront of modern consciousness, there seem to be more questions than ever about which herbs and plants to use for managing pain naturally. Unfortunately, there’s even more misinformation. At Real Wellness, it’s our mission to formulate products and share information backed by years of rigorous study and expertise gained through our experiences as trained herbalists.

So where to begin? Well first, let’s talk about pain management with synthetic medications vs holistic medicine. 

Using Holistic Plant-Based Medicine Vs. Synthetic Medications for Pain Relief

Pain management can scale from being simple to complex, depending on the type of pain you’re experiencing. With a never-ending amount of readily available over-the-counter and prescription pain medications, it’s no surprise that most people are looking for a quick fix to use for their pain relief. However, these short-term medications can come with many downsides, such as dependency and long-term effects on the nervous system and adrenals. 

In an article published by The NYU Dispatch, Andrew Weil, an American celebrity doctor who advocates for holistic health and integrative medicine, said, “I have argued for years that we do not have a health care system in America. We have a disease-management system—one that depends on ruinously expensive drugs and surgeries that treat health conditions after they manifest rather than giving our citizens simple diet, lifestyle, and therapeutic tools to keep them healthy.”

Synthetic medications work by raising the pain threshold, sedating the nervous system, and altering signals to the brain and spinal cord. Simultaneously, the benefit of such treatments is their fast-acting effects. But again, these medications often come with a lengthy list of side effects such as heart attack, stroke, stomach ulcers, liver or kidney toxicity, insomnia, and many more. 

Holistic plant-medicine traditions have been traced back to a number of ancient civilizations including the ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Babylonians, and Native Americans, and are becoming increasingly more popular to use for pain management today due to their mild side effects and less long-term damage on the body when compared to synthetic remedies. A government study conducted by the National Center for Health Studies found that approximately 36% of U.S. adults aged 18-years and older reported using some form of complementary and alternative medicine. While this study was conducted in 2002, everyday an increasing number of people are opting for natural pain-relievers instead of relying on chemical drugs and medications. 

Here’s what you need to know about seven of the best herbs we’ve ever used for natural pain relief remedies.* 

*Holistic medicine requires trained knowledge just like modern synthetic medicine does. If you are suffering from severe pain and health issues, consulting a holistic practitioner is suggested for proper dosage and blend.

The Most Effective Herbs We’ve Ever Used for Relieving Pain Naturally

Arthritis pain? Sore muscles? Inflammation? Back pain? Headaches? There are herbs for that…Here are 7 essential herbs to know about for herbal pain-management and pain relief.

Disclaimer: This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to substitute for medical advice or diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease, illness, or ailment. Please consult a licensed doctor or physician if you are experiencing issues with your health or if you require expert medical advice.

1. Arnica (Arnica Montana) 

Arnica has been used for its soothing properties for centuries. In folk remedies, arnica is applied externally for aches and bruises—which is why we added it to our best-selling Repair Salve, a 10-in-1 formula made with hemp extract and a soothing symphony of 9 additional herbs known for their analgesic (pain-relieving) effects. When applied topically, arnica-infused creams, lotions, and salves can be used for sprains, strains, soreness, and bruising.

Caution: Never apply arnica-infused creams or topicals to an area of the body with open cuts, wounds, or broken skin. 

2. Calendula (Calendula Officinalis)

With its uplifting allure, Calendula (also known as Marigold) is a popular garden plant with bright orange or yellow flowers. It’s used in herbalism, aromatherapy, and homeopathy for its antispasmodic, antiseptic, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. 

3. Camphor (Cinnamomum Camphora)

When Camphor is steam-distilled, it’s fractionalized into blue, brown, and white camphor. Blue camphor is used mostly in perfume distillation, while brown camphor contains potent carcinogens and should be avoided. White camphor, however, has strong medicinal qualities. It contains expectorant, decongestant, analgesic, antiseptic, and bronchial-dilator properties.

Camphor may also help to alleviate pain linked to arthritis, rheumatism, gout, and joint and muscle pain. 

Caution: use camphor in small doses only. 

4. Cayenne (Capsicum Annuum) 

Chances are you already know that Cayenne is a red hot chili pepper globally admired for its bold and fiery flavor. But did you also know that cayenne possesses analgesic, emetic, decongestant, expectorant, antispasmodic and carminative properties? Cayenne may also assist digestion and warm circulation. 

And when applied externally, cayenne oil or cayenne-infused topicals may reduce the symptoms of arthritis, cold joints, muscle soreness, cramps, and aches and pains.

Caution: Do not give cayenne to children under two years old. Use rubber gloves when chopping up cayenne peppers, as they may burn. If burning does occur, wash with vinegar several times, rinsing carefully. Pepper oil will cause severe pain on contact with sensitive tissues, such as the eyes or genitals. Heavily cayenne-based creams, liniments, and infused oils should only be used in small areas and rubbed in well. Cayenne can aggravate acidity and heartburn when taken internally. 

5. Lavender (Lavendula Augustifolia)

Calming lavender is one of the most versatile, popular, and widely therapeutic herbs on the planet. It can be used in a variety of forms, from a reviving yet soothing essential oil, to an ideal ingredient for teas, food, a relaxing bath, or in an oil blend for a massage.

Lavender also possesses antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, analgesic, decongestant, and antispasmodic medicinal properties. 

Caution: Lavender is usually safe for all age groups, but some hay fever or asthma sufferers may be allergic. Dilute well if taking homeopathic remedies. 

6. Peppermint (Mentha Piperita)

Cooling peppermint is an age-old herbal remedy often used to aid digestion, especially in the form of tea. It’s also mildly stimulating with analgesic, expectorant, antispasmodic and carminative properties. 

Peppermint may relieve muscle and mental fatigue as well as spasms, nausea, toothaches, menstrual cramps, headaches, and some migraines. 

Caution: Do not use during pregnancy. The amounts taken in food are harmless. Not suited for infants. The pure oil may irritate the skin of sensitive people. Do not use it while taking homeopathic remedies. Do not use it for long periods of time. 

7. St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum) 

St. John’s Wort has a rich history in Ayurveda, Western herbalism, and homeopathy. This common, wild plant possesses mild antidepressant properties and is also a potent anti-inflammatory that is antispasmodic, antiviral, and analgesic. 

St. John’s Wort may also ease pain linked to neuralgia, sciatica, back pain, deep wounds, uterine cramping, and menstrual problems. Oil infused with St. John’s Wort can be used to enhance the effects of massage therapy, especially when mixed with lavender essential oil and other soothing herbs. 

Caution: St. John’s Wort can cause photosensitivity in direct sunlight. 

An Herbal Remedy to Soothe Your Arthritis Pain, Sore Muscles, Inflammation, Back Pain & Headaches from Real Wellness

We recommend our 10-in-1 Maintenance & Repair Salve, it’s an analgesic (pain-relieving) blend formulated to loosen and relax stiff muscles, joints, and tendons. This “wonder salve” is a rich herbal balm made with hemp extracts and infused with a blend of herbs well-known for their ability to generate fresh blood flow when applied topically.** 

**Ingredients: Organic coconut oil, beeswax, 350mg full-spectrum hemp extract, arnica, calendula, camphor essential oil, cayenne, lavender essential oil, menthol crystals, rue, St. John’s Wort, and wintergreen essential oil.

But don’t take our word for it; read the rave reviews to see for yourself what our customers have to say about this best-selling salve—previously sold out four times. ’’I share it regularly and have heard positive results with rheumatoid arthritis and when being applied acutely for migraines and/or headaches. This truly is the wonder salve!’’  — Evan ***** (Satisfied Customer who gave Real Wellness Repair Hemp Salve a five-star rating) 

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Relieve Sudden Anxiety & Stress: Relaxation Tips You Can Do Anywhere https://realwellnessherbal.com/relieve-sudden-anxiety-stress-relaxation-tips-you-can-do-anywhere/ Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:30:05 +0000 https://realwellnessherbal.com/?p=40469 Do you ever have days where the feeling of emotional overwhelm is well…overwhelming? Did you know this could be a sign of anxiety & stress?  While labeling our overwhelming moments as anxiety can sometimes feel too clinical, anxiety is a lot more common than you might think—affecting roughly 40 million adults in the U.S. alone. […]

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Do you ever have days where the feeling of emotional overwhelm is well…overwhelming? Did you know this could be a sign of anxiety & stress? 

While labeling our overwhelming moments as anxiety can sometimes feel too clinical, anxiety is a lot more common than you might think—affecting roughly 40 million adults in the U.S. alone. The reality is, there are many levels of anxiety, which can be brought on by multiple internal or external triggers, like decision making, crowds, thinking of the future, workload, or feeling out of control.  

So what do you do when you are feeling anxious, panicked, or stressed? Here are some simple practices for real wellness you can do to help shift your focus and find your center anytime, anywhere.

1. Calm Your Mind with Breathwork Meditation

Meditation and breathwork are incredibly beneficial practices to center your mind and calm you down following an anxiety attack. Studies show that meditation shrinks the amygdala, the part of the brain that controls anxiety and fear. But it’s also proven that meditation may slow down aging, build memory, and increase compassion. Breathwork meditation, in particular, refers to various breathing exercises and techniques in which a person consciously changes their breathing pattern to enhance mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional wellness. 

We recommend this very simple 12-Second Breathwork Meditation to help you ground your body and energy. The US Navy Seals also teach this same technique, which they call “Combat Tactical Breathing,” to calm down during stressful situations like combat. According to an article by Harvard Health Publishing, titled Relaxation techniques: Breath control helps quell errant stress response, “Deep abdominal breathing encourages full oxygen exchange — that is, the beneficial trade of incoming oxygen for outgoing carbon dioxide. Not surprisingly, it can slow the heartbeat and lower or stabilize blood pressure. 

It’s easy to underestimate the amount of stress that our daily lives create, which is why we often normalize our busy schedules and growing to-do lists. However, applying this short breathing technique can assist in promoting relaxation. Yet, the best part about breathwork is that it’s a simple way to meditate you can do anytime, anywhere. All you need is a quiet and comfortable place to sit, be, and just breathe. 

2. Self-Soothe from the Inside Out with Aromatherapy 

Our sense of smell and taste are connected to the limbic system, which governs the emotions, behaviors, and long-term memories and biologically helps us determine threats like rotten food and enemies. While you may not be facing immediate danger or poisoning during an everyday stress-induced anxiety attack, we can utilize our sense of smell and taste receptors also to calm us down and feel safe.

Herbs such as calming Lavender have been studied for their effects on depression, anxiety, pain relief, and even convulsion. Lavender is often used in oral form or topical to soothe the nerves, assist with stress and sleep, and support mind-clarity and meditation.

Adding it to your meditation routine may enhance your experience and promote better relaxation. Simply use lavender essential oil in a diffuser, or place a drop or two into your palms before rubbing them together and inhaling the calming, soothing scent. You can also rub a little lavender essential oil on common surfaces around your home to elevate the vibe of your space such as your kitchen counter, tables, light switches, etc. 

3. Try Herbal Remedies to Restore Relaxation & Inner Peace

Believe it or not, herbal remedies were the first medicines we humans ever used. Essentially, they were the only real medicine we had until around 100 years or so ago. And, our bodies actually contain special receptors for their compounds. Meaning: we’re born into this world with abilities that can only be unlocked by the right plant substance. As such, there’s a whole catalog of herbs and plants you can use in a variety of forms to help reduce anxiety and restore balance within. From teas and tonics to juices, smoothies, and wellness shots—there’s no shortage of ways in today’s world to get the vital dose of herbal plant medicine your body wants and needs.

So we recommend our calming Serenity Hemp Tonic, a powerful combination of hemp with herbs all known for their sedative effects including Lavender, Passionflower, Lemon Myrtle, Catnip, and California Poppy.

We also suggest our signature Real Wellness HappiTea, which is a unique herbal blend of Jujube Dates, Licorice Root, and Wheat Berries formulated to nourish the heart and calm the spirit. We created this DIY formula to help you put your healing in your own hands. But we also have travel-friendly pouches to make this product an efficient and sustainable staple for the healer on-the-move.

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What Kind of Healer Are You? https://realwellnessherbal.com/what-kind-of-healer-are-you/ Fri, 01 May 2020 20:06:32 +0000 https://realwellnessherbal.com/?p=39856 The post What Kind of Healer Are You? appeared first on Real Wellness Herbal.

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By: Naima Abdi

Are you an herbalist, energy healer, wellness coach, or crystal healer? Perhaps all of the above? Maybe even more? Find out your healer archetype(s), and how best to awaken the healer within.

Do you recognize yourself as a healer? If not, then you definitely should. Simply because the ability to heal others and the self is a gift that belongs to everyone. Plus, the term healer can be applied to virtually anyone who provides physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, financial, legal, socio-cultural or economic healing to others via the work they do in the world, their talents, or how they choose to relate with people and the planet—not just spiritual healers.

From doctors, nurses, and shamans to devoted mothers, empathetic children, wise elders, and more—the healer is an ancient universal archetype that encompasses so many types of people from all walks of life. Healers serve a vital role in society that transforms the way we live, eat, think, breathe, move, and everything we do. They consciously tap into their innate sense of sacred power to reveal which parts of the human mind, body, and soul need to be brought into balance when we need it most. And they use their experience along with the tools of their trade to facilitate a multitude of ways to heal and be healed.

So as a healer, there’s nothing more important than developing yourself and your healing abilities. Because it’s how you’ll come to better understand your healer archetype(s) as you evolve your practice. But if you’re new to healing, then you’ll need to awaken the healer within first by familiarizing yourself with the basic categories of healing.

Here are four of the most popular to get you started.

4 Main Types of Healing for the Mind, Body & Soul

Disclaimer: This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to substitute for medical advice or to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease, illness, or ailment. Please consult a licensed doctor or physician if you are experiencing issues with your health or are in need of expert medical advice. 

1. Energy Healing

Everything is energy. From the thoughts you think, your physical body, and your emotions, to the sun, sky, and the very world around you. Energy healing is a practice that aims to balance, conjure, and transmute these energies via a number of different healing modalities such as reiki healing, cranial-sacral therapy, aura healing, massage, sound healing, chakra balancing, and more.

FYI: Chakras are the spiritual energy centers that channel the Universal Life Force Energy, known as Qi/Ki, both in and out of our physical and spiritual bodies. In total, there are seven main chakras, each with its own intrinsic meaning and significance. And much like a creek with leaves and debris blocking its passageways, sometimes the energy in our chakras gets stuck and cannot properly flow. Energy healers focus on these imbalances and work to clear them so that the energy of our auric, mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical bodies can function optimally.

To a degree, all healers are equipped at energy healing in some form or another. This is why healers are typically so good at picking up the vibrations of others in need. For newbies to the world of healing, it’ll be helpful to attune yourself to the energies in and around you. Start by doing this simple exercise to activate your energetic healing abilities.

Energy Healing Activation Exercise:

Sit under the sun with your eyes closed. Take three deep breaths. On every inhale, feel the warm energy of the sun rays fill your body with light. Then on every exhale, release the sun’s energy from your body back out into the earth. The sun is our planet’s most powerful source of energy and can be used to activate our energetic connection to the vibrations all around us.

2. Herbalism

The traditional practice of herbal medicine dates back thousands of years, and in many ways is the foundation from which all modern conventional medicine was built—up until the 19th century when it deviated from herbalism as the advancement of new theories and methodologies shifted the practice of medicine considerably. Nowadays, herbalism’s influence is still strong, as more people are in search of natural alternatives to pharmacology and Western medicine.

Primarily, there are three categories of herbalism: Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Ayurveda (which originates from India), and Western Herbalism. Each offers a unique perspective on how to best incorporate herbs into your daily routine and which herbs are best suited to address different needs. But what ties them together is the miracle of utilizing plants as a vital medicine. As herbalists trained in all three types of herbalism, we value the diverse range of insights we’ve gained from each and their impact on our life’s work. Real Wellness is firmly planted at the forefront of herbalism as we experience the collective wisdom that our ancestors have amassed and passed down for us to use in advanced and highly specialized ways. This is why our formulas contain next-level combinations of Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Western herbal recipes, enhanced by pure concentrations of hemp. We use different mixtures of herbs such as cinnamon bark, hook vine, licorice, quince, turmeric, white peony, hemp, calendula, and cayenne.

So we recommend all beginners get to know the basics about each branch of herbalism. Then, as you get more familiar, you can go deeper on the one(s) you’re drawn to most. The beauty of herbalism is that it’s an ancient practice with a rich and fascinating history—so no matter what you come across on the topic, there’s always something practical and exciting to discover. We also suggest researching which herbs are ideal to incorporate into your daily routine based on what you’re experiencing physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We find that it’s one of the easiest and most interesting ways to immerse yourself in the world of herbs.

3. Crystal Healing

Crystal healing is an age-old holistic healing practice, that dates back thousands of years, in which crystals are either placed on the body or on a nearby space to help remedy specific ailments, assist in overcoming certain obstacles, or to infuse a person, place or object with specific energies. Ancient civilizations such as the Sumerians, Egyptians, Mayans, Greeks, and more often used gemstones to adorn their bodies, buildings, monuments, statues, amulets, and jewelry.

Crystal-healing practitioners believe all minerals from the earth possess a signature vibration that also corresponds with certain color frequencies and areas along the body, including the chakras. The aim of crystal healing is to help pinpoint and remove energy blockages by using the right stones and their energetic vibrations as conduits for clearing and release. Crystal healers also consider aspects such as the color and shape of a crystal (i.e. spheres, pyramids, generators, hearts, eggs, etc.) to be key factors when determining which stones to use and why during healing. But it’s also important to understand that you don’t have to be an advanced crystal healer or even go to one to experience the benefits of working with stones to fulfill a particular purpose. In fact, crystal healing is actually the perfect DIY activity that anyone can do anytime or anywhere, as long as you have your intuition, a few stones, and crystal clear intentions.

4. Food, Health & Fitness Healing

In our society, this type of healing is all too often overlooked. But it’s most definitely essential. Holistic wellness coaches, personal trainers, fitness teachers, and nutritionists are healers who focus on cultivating a deeper mind-body connection to promote a healthier, happier life. The healing work they do offers the world with foundational wisdom on how to heal and take better care of ourselves from the inside out.

And although it’s common knowledge that the food we eat and the lifestyle we lead are what determines our quality of life, many people still struggle with making consistent and balanced choices. Yet as public interest in holistic health and wellness increases, more people are seeking the guidance of healers who understand what food and actions will lead them closer to a lifestyle of wholeness and healing.

Ultimately, these types of healers are people who walk the talk, live the work, and lead by example. They take care of themselves by honoring their body as they would a temple. So if this type of healing work appeals to you, it’s important to make time to connect with your body through fitness and food. Use each time you eat and exercise as an opportunity to enhance your mind-body connection. Cherish yourself with ripe, colorful, and nourishing foods. Seize the opportunity to move your body whenever you can. Starting and keeping a regular practice of mindful eating and moving is a powerful first step in becoming well-versed in this mode of healing work.

Final Thoughts: Finding Your Healer Archetype

Keep in mind that, overall, this is just a brief foray into some of the most basic branches of healing. As you continue along your healing journey, you’ll find all sorts of healing practices and art forms that will appeal to your unique healer identity to shape your precise archetype. So give yourself the time and space to expand and explore the world of healing fully. Make sure to be extra kind to yourself as you work to find what modalities fit you as a healer best. And remember, practice makes perfect. So apply what you learn as you go. In our experience, it’s the best way for new healers to grow.

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Immunity in Viral Times – Guru Jagat https://realwellnessherbal.com/immunity-in-viral-times-guru-jagat/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:58:21 +0000 https://realwellnessherbal.com/?p=39078 The post Immunity in Viral Times – Guru Jagat appeared first on Real Wellness Herbal.

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Recorded on March 15, 2020 in Venice Beach, CA, Real Wellness Co-Founders Linnea Miron and Ricky Williams talk with Guru Jagat of RAMA Yoga Institute about staying positive and strong during viral outbreaks, the 4-herb Protective Shield formula and their DIY Tea-makers Kits that empower Household Healers to take care of themselves and their loved ones from home. Kits available through realwellnessherbal.com

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How Can I Boost & Protect My Immune System Naturally? https://realwellnessherbal.com/how-can-i-boost-protect-my-immune-system-naturally/ https://realwellnessherbal.com/how-can-i-boost-protect-my-immune-system-naturally/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2020 03:07:37 +0000 https://realwellnessherbal.com/?p=38980 The post How Can I Boost & Protect My Immune System Naturally? appeared first on Real Wellness Herbal.

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By: Naima Abdi

Four of the best natural strategies for stronger immune system support. 

Disclaimer: This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to substitute for medical advice or to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease, illness or ailment. Please consult a licensed doctor or physician if you are experiencing issues with your health or are in need of expert medical advice. 

Be honest: how often did you think about your immune system before the coronavirus pandemic? Chances are if you’ve been stressing out about COVID-19 and social distancing but haven’t been focused on living a balanced, healthy lifestyle with regular self-care, mindful eating, movement, and sleep, then the answer is probably not much. 

The good news: now is an opportune moment to redefine your relationship with yourself and your health. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, the topic of attaining optimal health and wellness from the inside out is at the forefront of global consciousness. And seemingly, humanity is collectively beginning to understand the vital importance of keeping our immune system healthy. 

What Exactly Is The Immune System? And What Does It Do? 

Your body is a temple, and your immune system is the gatekeeper of all that is sacred within you. It’s an intricate network of cells, organs, and tissues designed to collaborate together to shield and protect your body from illness. But when your immune system is compromised, it can’t do its job to the fullest. Contrary to popular belief, there’s actually no one-size-fits-all approach to boosting your immune system. That’s because the immune system is just that: a complex system—with many dimensions and moving parts that require harmony and balance (homeostasis) to operate properly. And while genetics do play a role, a 2016 study on twins and variations in the human immune system suggests that our immune response is primarily driven by non-inheritable factors. The germs you’ve been exposed to throughout your lifetime plus major lifestyle components like diet, stress, exercise, and sleep, may all contribute to how the immune system reacts. 

Still, there are a number of proactive measures you can take that may enhance and optimize your immune system to give it a fighting chance. 

4 Strategies for Natural Immune System Support

1. Eat Healthy, Nourishing Foods & Stay Hydrated

While it’s technically true that no single food, substance, vitamin or supplement has been scientifically proven to address immune function on its own, our immune systems need the right combination of fuel to fight on our behalf in the face of illness. So many experts have recommended taking a multi-faceted approach to boosting the immune system. Starting with a healthy, well-balanced diet that’s ripe with colorful, nutrient-rich foods to nourish and feed the body with essential vitamins, minerals, and compounds that are easy to digest.

Foods high in vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, probiotics, antioxidants, and electrolytes are your friends. Experts also suggest avoiding foods with processed sugars and trans fats, which are less nutrient-dense and have been linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health conditions that may compromise immune system health. 

Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water to keep your body in homeostasis (balance), and so it can successfully flush out toxins and waste. Most health and wellness experts will advise you to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces per day. So for example: if you weighed 175 pounds, you would drink 87.5 ounces or about 11 cups of water per day. 

You can also add herbs and teas into your daily wellness regimen to complement the collective benefits of the healthy food you eat and the lifestyle you lead.

The traditional practice of herbal medicine dates back thousands of years, and in many ways is the foundation from which all modern conventional medicine was built—until the 19th century when it deviated from herbalism as the advancement of new theories and methodologies shifted the practice of medicine considerably. Nowadays, herbalism’s influence is still strong, as more and more people are in search of natural alternatives to pharmacology and western medicine. 

As trained herbalists, we’re passionate about exploring new ways to bring what we love into our quest to awaken the healer in every household. And in the process of learning more about how we can protect our own immunity during these chaotic times, we discovered some interesting recent medical studies and clinical trials that were conducted on certain herbs in viral outbreak prevention programs from the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine. Which inspired us to formulate our first-ever herbal tea DIY kit to promote immunity support.  

In it, we used three ingredients from the famous 800-year old Jade Windscreen formula and added sweet Licorice, a chi (life force) booster. While astragalus provides a second charge to our energy reserve, atractylodes defends the immune system from external pathogens and siler root gently repels them like a personal security guard. Together, we believe these herbs are a veritable team of protection officers specially curated to keep the light shining bright during the challenging times when those around us rely on our strength and care the most.  

Learn more about the medical research studies and clinical trials conducted on these herbs in viral outbreak prevention programs, published by the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine. 

2. Reduce Stress & Rest

Did you know that high-stress levels are like kryptonite for your immune system? When you get stressed your levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) spike—which experts say can cause the cells in your immune system to shut down thus weakening its ability to function properly.

To minimize your stress try doing something you enjoy. It could be a hobby like writing, painting, singing, dancing, cooking, designing, teaching, crafting or even tending to plants. Or perhaps an act of self-care like practicing a regular skincare routine or simply spending a quiet evening at home curled up with a good book, a cup of tea and a calming hemp-infused herbal tonic like our 6-in-1 serenity tonic made with a harmonizing symphony of whole-plant ingredients known for their sedating effects. Laughter is also an essential tool for reducing stress. As is meditation and mindfulness—which studies suggest may help ease psychological stresses like anxiety, depression, and pain. 

Getting adequate sleep is also immensely important too. Lack of sleep depletes the body of the energy it needs to function. For most adults, 7-8 hours of sleep each night is optimal. While younger and elderly people may require more sleep depending on their age and individual body chemistry. The New York Times reports “People who sleep seven hours a night are healthier and live longer. Sleeping less than seven hours is associated with a range of health problems including obesity, heart disease, depression, and impaired immune function.” 

3. Make Time For Exercise & Movement 

Regular physical activity is another great way to reduce stress and improve overall health. Because even low to moderate exercise naturally lowers cortisol levels and can support immune function.

But if you’re opposed to going to the gym to prevent the spread of germs, try going outside for a walk, jog or run if you can. Or, pop on a fitness video and work out at home for 30-60 minutes a day. Just make sure you don’t overdo it. Doing too much exercise may actually weaken the immune system and leave you susceptible to getting sick. 

4. Maintain Consistent & Careful Hygiene 

To protect yourself from a viral illness, keeping yourself clean and practicing solid hygiene is paramount. That includes washing your hands regularly and avoiding open coughing and sneezing, face touching, eye touching and sharing food or drinks. 

These common-sense preventative measures are an integral part of fortifying your wellness regimen so you can keep yourself and others around you healthy and safe. That’s why it’s important to take them as seriously as you plan on taking your diet, exercise, sleep, and stress levels because when combined, these factors all work together to naturally boost and protect the immune system so it can come to our body’s defense when we need it most. 

Ultimately the key to making these strategies work for you is to take a comprehensive and balanced approach when trying to implement them in your life. That means making adequate time for each as much as you can, and listening to your body when it tells you what it needs from you to feel well. Is it better nutrition? More movement? Rest? Relaxation? Slow down, listen up and recalibrate your connection to your health. It’s also just as important to consult with your doctor, physician or licensed medical professional before making any major changes to your health and wellness regimen. Since everyone has a unique body chemistry and health profile, your doctor may have some advice or pointers that can help you best incorporate these strategies depending on your health history and any current conditions. 

Remember, significant and monumental change happens over time. So be patient with yourself throughout the process. Real wellness takes real work.

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Is Arnica Good for Relieving Pain, Inflammation & Arthritis? https://realwellnessherbal.com/arnica-for-pain-and-inflammation/ Thu, 02 Jan 2020 00:14:09 +0000 https://realwellnessherbal.com/?p=34838 Arnica—Ancient Flower Medicine. Our go-to natural remedy for all things pain and inflammation-related is arnica. Also known as the Mountain Daisy, arnica was first a flower of foretelling future that inspired the phrase “She loves me, she loves me not” long before it was reducing bruises and easing arthritis.   This flower traditionally grows in meadows […]

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Arnica—Ancient Flower Medicine.

Our go-to natural remedy for all things pain and inflammation-related is arnica. Also known as the Mountain Daisy, arnica was first a flower of foretelling future that inspired the phrase “She loves me, she loves me not” long before it was reducing bruises and easing arthritis.  

This flower traditionally grows in meadows on the hills and mountains of central Europe up to 3,000 meters above sea level, exposed to strong sunlight and harsh weather conditions at its high altitude. The higher the altitude, the more aromatic and potent this plant becomes. It is no wonder this resilient flower has the fighting power to soothe inflammation all over the body! Typically found in creams and ointments, arnica is a trusted analgesic for sports injuries, bruising, arthritis, muscle aches, and inflammation.  

One of the most common forms of inflammation in the body is arthritis, a condition that over 50 million Americans suffer from.  Ranging from mild to severe, and temporary to chronic, arthritis can be a life-altering condition that affects the joints with symptoms of swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. 

Arnica is one of the nine plants found in the herbal mixture of our Maintenance and Repair Salve. If suffering from arthritis, our Maintenance and Repair Salve can be applied every 2-3 hours to affected areas on the body to ease any discomfort and encourage movement. 

Whether you are experiencing discomfort from a tough workout, arthritis flare-ups, or a pesky bruise, this salve is the ideal remedy for topically treating all sorts of inflammation. For a more holistic medicine cabinet, consider switching your pain relievers such as aspirin and ibuprofen for this 9-in-one combo of natural remedies. With arnica in the mix, it’s a must-have for keeping inflammation down and your body pain-free.

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Herbal Ingredients https://realwellnessherbal.com/herbal-ingredients/ Thu, 21 Nov 2019 18:25:47 +0000 https://realwellnesscbd.com/?p=30329 Real Wellness Herbal Product Ingredients QUINCE An excellent source of vitamins and minerals, this Chinese herb enhances your immunity and anti-inflammatory conditions. HOOK VINE A true miracle herb that takes action both internally and externally. It has been used medicinally to treat arthritis, multiple sclerosis, inflammation, infections, fevers, and skin conditions. TURMERIC This herb has […]

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Real Wellness Herbal Product Ingredients

QUINCE
An excellent source of vitamins and minerals, this Chinese herb enhances your immunity and anti-inflammatory conditions.

HOOK VINE
A true miracle herb that takes action both internally and externally. It has been used medicinally to treat arthritis, multiple sclerosis, inflammation, infections, fevers, and skin conditions.

TURMERIC
This herb has been trusted since ancient times. It eases aches and pains due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a natural mood enhancer.

WHITE PEONY
Used since 500 AD as a blood and liver tonic with a long list of benefits. It is used in RW products specifically for its ability to ease cramps and prevent muscle spasms.

CINNAMON BARK
One of the world’s oldest known spices, it is used for its antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-fungal properties.

LICORICE ROOT
This herb is best known for its ability to support adrenal function. It soothes pain, regulates digestion and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

BEESWAX
Great for overall maintenance to skin conditions and pain relief.

ARNICA
Soothes muscle aches, arthritis, and joint pain. It is a natural remedy for all sports injuries.

RUE
This naturally soothing anti-inflammatory herb prevents muscle spasms and helps with joint pain associated with arthritis. Rue also prevents infections and aids in healing processes.

CALENDULA
Widely known as a remedy for all skin conditions, it is crucial in the Maintenance & Repair due to its ability to calm muscle contractions, relax muscles, and promote blood flow. This herb is known to discourage cancer by fighting carcinogenic activity and infection in cells.

ST. JOHN’S WORT
Modulating inflammation, St. John’s Wort eases joint pain and has antibacterial properties.

CAYENNE
Relieves general pain and is an anti-irritant. This herbs anti-inflammatory properties make it great for psoriasis, arthritis, and diabetes related nerve damage.

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Lavender treats skin ailments, provides muscle relief, and encourages relaxation.

CAMPHOR OIL
This oil is sacred in Ayurvedic healing. It increases prana, opens senses, and stimulates the mind. It is an excellent tool for counteracting joint and muscle pain.

WINTERGREEN ESSENTIAL OIL
This essential oil eases all pain and soothes cramps.

MCT COCONUT OIL
A vessel for the herbal formula, MCT Coconut Oil aids in cognitive functions and combats harmful bacteria and viruses. Loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits, this oil is a must for heart health.

MENTHOL CRYSTALS
These crystals create a soothing sensation, facilitates healing and alleviating pain.

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Incorporating Chinese Medicine into Your Daily Wellness Routine https://realwellnessherbal.com/the-new-herbalism-movement/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 03:23:45 +0000 https://realwellnesscbd.com/?p=26123 Traditional Chinese Medicine—The New Herbalism Movement. How many times have you heard that Chinese medicine and the use of natural herbs have a profound effect on your health? Herbs are becoming more common in daily routines and even modern medicine. Herbalism is a timeless practice. There are more remedies, herbal mixtures, and beneficial uses of […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine—The New Herbalism Movement.

How many times have you heard that Chinese medicine and the use of natural herbs have a profound effect on your health? Herbs are becoming more common in daily routines and even modern medicine. Herbalism is a timeless practice. There are more remedies, herbal mixtures, and beneficial uses of traditional Chinese medicine than Starbucks on street corners, and these can be incorporated into your day-to-day lifestyle with very little effort.

RW is firmly planted at the forefront of this New Herbalism movement, as we experience the collective wisdom that our ancestors have amassed and passed down for us to use in advanced, highly specialized ways. RW formulas contain next-level combinations of Chinese, Ayurvedic and Western herbal recipes, enhanced by high concentrations of hemp. We use different mixtures of herbs formulated by ancient monks such as cinnamon bark, hook vine, licorice, quince, turmeric, white peony, hemp, calendula and cayenne.

When certain spices, herbs, and other compounds of Chinese medicine are mixed together, you won’t believe their effects. For example, receiving the benefits of our Optimize Tonic signature blend is as easy as taking a few drops under your tongue. Experience our blend of magical herbs and activate your inner physician and the warrior inside of you.

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Ricky Williams Explains Hemp Salve For Pain Relief https://realwellnessherbal.com/ricky-williams-explains-salve-for-pain-relief/ https://realwellnessherbal.com/ricky-williams-explains-salve-for-pain-relief/#comments Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:57:40 +0000 https://realwellnesscbd.com/?p=789 The post Ricky Williams Explains Hemp Salve For Pain Relief appeared first on Real Wellness Herbal.

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Open box. Smell it- (it’s pleasant!) we tried to add aromatherapy. Taking advantage of medicinal uses of the smell.

Put your finger in it, rub it in an area that’s sore and see how you feel. Just take a fingers amount and cover the area that is sore.

Then see how you feel!

Maintenance and Repair Salve by Ricky Williams

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