Herbs

Herbs

Herbs Questions

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
801
by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I consider myself mostly a crap cook, I never experiment as I usually balls things up and that's half why Paleo has worked so well for me purely because being so healthy is so simple...(Generally..) I'm looking to modify the tastes of... (more)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46
Matt_11 0 · April 05, 2014 at 2:56 AM

Pick flavors you like. Try spices until you figure out which you like. Thyme, oregano, and cilantro are my go-to herbs. Paprika, cumin, black pepper are my go-to spices. Other go-to flavorants: garlic, ginger, fish sauce, tamarind,... (more)

0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10
1
Votes
1
Answers
13
Views
971
by 2341 · about 4 hours ago

Have you ever noticed any significant benefits from utilizing herbs? Especially herbal teas? Sometimes i wonder if it's all BS. There seems to be very little proof and lots of claims. And even further, statements like this make me... (more)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206
maryDeeeeeee 0 · May 19, 2013 at 1:46 AM

HERBS GLORIOUS HERBS.. HOT SAUSAGE AND MUSTARD. LOL wrong song but yeah Benefits are plentiful = improved taste- bringing out flavours, rounding out flavours, complimenting flavours..etc etc.. Then theres the other benefits alot of herbs and... (more)

8b51c46130ecc183bf370e1d5e455392
1
Votes
1
Answers
1
Views
2K
by 8 · about 4 hours ago

I take k2 MK7 45mcg every other day, and Carlson MK4 5mg every day. I know that these can effect coagulation and can block the thinning effects of coumadin etc. However, I also take curcumin and eat raw turmeric root, and other blood thinning... (more)

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f
Amy_B_ 0 · September 07, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Vitamin K2 is mostly involved in the proper deposition of calcium (in our bones and teeth, and not in the soft tissue, joints, blood vessels). Vitamin K1 (found in leafy greens) is the one with a bigger role in blood clotting. Not sure to what... (more)

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5
2
Votes
2
Answers
9
Views
5.3K
by 5381 · about 4 hours ago

It seems likely that paleo man/woman would have ingested non-nutrient plants for medicine. Possibly for even "fun" during the plentiful times. But generally the idea of regular non-caloric, non-nutrient "foods", high in phytochemicals seems... (more)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46
Matt_11 0 · July 31, 2012 at 12:16 PM

The idea that plant compounds are complex and have unknown health consequences. I agree completely with this statement, but your follow-up statement that we are ill-evolved/adapted to consuming these phytochemicals is not necessarily true. Humans... (more)

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c
1
Votes
1
Answers
2
Views
3.4K
by 10255 · about 5 hours ago

i visited a naturopathic doctor yesterday and she made some observations and recommendations; she took my BP sitting- 100/60 laying down- 100/60 upon rising- 80/50 she proclaimed my adrenals to be fatigued due to shift work, IFing, having a... (more)

best answer

Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d
Firestorm 0 · October 20, 2011 at 12:10 AM

I'm familiar with each of the individual herbs in the complex. Ashwagandha (aka Wythinia) is a nightshade, and acts as a soporific. It will help with relaxation and sleep, and can act as a nervine and anti-spasmodic with proper dosing. It's very,... (more)

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e
2
Votes
2
Answers
3
Views
1.1K
by 1600 · about 5 hours ago

As far as I can tell each have benefits and drawbacks. Himalayan is probably the "safest" bet but does not have any real benefits that I know of The activated charcoal Hawain black salt is supposedly cleansing BUT I worry it would bind with the... (more)

C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d
air_hadoken 0 · September 14, 2011 at 3:59 PM

I made bone broth last week and salted the bowls of it I was eating with Himalayan pink salt. This is where I discovered that some of the pink-causing minerals are not water-soluble. I got grit in the bottom of the bowl each time. One thing to... (more)

B22e5946e28a1845a6006737e59edfc6
5
Votes
5
Answers
4
Views
12.4K
by 2437 · about 5 hours ago

I saw an article that said a side-effect of saw palmetto was a lowered sex drive. Saw palmetto blocks conversion of testosterone to DHT so many take it to protect their prostate or to prevent hair loss. The drug finasteride also does this and... (more)

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900
Senneth 0 · September 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Hey Check out this blog: http://www.dannyroddy.com/ He is way into hair loss issues and is a smart guy!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094
3
Votes
3
Answers
8
Views
4.6K
by 78422 · about 5 hours ago

According to Douglas Kalman MS, RD, FACN, many herbs have a deleterious effect on testosterone levels. Many extol the benefits of turmeric but in light of the following data(from the above source) would turmeric be a wise addition to the... (more)

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117
The_Quilt 0 · August 11, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Turmeric should be in the water supply in my view.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b
3
Votes
3
Answers
7
Views
1.7K
by 8979 · about 5 hours ago

I grow this in my garden, and find it to be tasty and also make a refreshing tea. Does anyone else use this herb? What for, and what is the result?

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc
Shari_Bambino 0 · August 10, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Holy Basil (Tulsi) is an adaptogen. GOOD stuff! I drink the tea almost daily and it helps keep me from becoming a raging lunatic. Well most of the time it helps. I'd love to try freshly grown. What a great thing to grow in your yard. The... (more)

1f9b52f29960095986234231d91e1967
1
Votes
1
Answers
4
Views
650
by 529 · October 23, 2014 at 4:14 AM

An itinerant good friend is visiting, and juuust starting to show signs of a cold/sore throat. Any effective remedies I can use to nip the sickness in the bud, other than: bone broth recommending/helping with rest good hygiene keep the air... (more)

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790
VB 0 · August 26, 2013 at 1:26 PM

A very very clean eating that is low in fat works for me. No dairy, no nuts and no eggs. The idea is to boost your immune system. No bread, no gluten, no dairy. Tons of green veggies and chicken soup with carrots and garlic. Echinacea added to... (more)

E8dd83fe24a0879d8b16ab4ca92b72dd
1
Votes
1
Answers
1
Views
1K
by 1307 · October 23, 2014 at 3:41 AM

Guess what? I have a digestive question. I know! Unheard of right? Anyways, I'm halfway through my ZC protocol and will be moving on to a GAPS or SCD to let my gut heal. Here's some questions I have though. Can you ever get off of those diets?... (more)

B6114a1980b1481fb18206064f3f4a4f
Heidi_1 0 · June 08, 2012 at 7:28 PM

GAPS is very compatible with Paleo. The "maintenance stage" is basically a grain-free, low sugar, whole foods diet with an emphasis on traditional foods such as ferments and bone broth. If you are already committed to remaining Paleo for life... (more)

F2e94ea58913a347af98d8ec15daed49
1
Votes
1
Answers
0
Views
546
by 15 · October 23, 2014 at 3:29 AM

I am confused about whether Alfalfa Tea and/or suppliments (and I'm NOT referring to alfalfa sprouts) are paleo friendly. I enjoy making my own nutritive herbals teas and alfalfa contains a lot of nutrients. But I believe it is a kind of grass and... (more)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094
1
Votes
1
Answers
1
Views
376
by 78422 · October 23, 2014 at 3:24 AM

What are your thoughts about Traditional Chinese Medicine? I just noticed one prominent blogger bashing TCM, implying that it's a brutal anti-environmental form of medicine that causes species extinction. Since I have a master's degree in... (more)

7b39eb6898aadc4a67889f811e1e8d92
evan_2 0 · November 16, 2011 at 3:28 PM

I love chinese medicine

2870a69b9c0c0a19a919e54cb3a62137
19
Votes
19
Answers
7
Views
1K
by 1515 · October 23, 2014 at 3:18 AM

Do we do better with the inclusion of phytochemicals in our diet? To what extent? Should they be used to regulate a carnivorous diet like the Masai might have been doing? Have we evolved using herbs in addition to meat, not so much... (more)

best answer

C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a
Hannah 0 · August 07, 2011 at 4:48 PM

There is no doubt that throughout history we have used all kinds of wild plants to our benefit. I find that wild greens and other edible plants tend to be more "potent" than domesticated ones. They are often more nutrient dense but they also have... (more)

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af
2
Votes
2
Answers
7
Views
340
by 1786 · October 23, 2014 at 3:13 AM

thinking about a much larger topic, wanting some considered feedback i'll start by triggering some people. a lot of paleo-talk is #whitepeopleproblems. due to price, availability, and lack of adequate distribution models (not to mention lack of... (more)

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7
Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · May 24, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Hello, 1) You mention Paleo by itself is lacking. Can you please elaborate? 2) You mention that you are eating Archevore strictly and then in the same sentence your non-trivial consumption of supplements. This is arguably an oxymoron given... (more)

82a8b7c6e7f67787c2b16bd595db510e
2
Votes
2
Answers
8
Views
1.5K
by 253 · October 23, 2014 at 3:07 AM

Is there a good authoritative source for information on the vitamin/mineral content of herbs? I can't find much on nutritiondata or fitday, but I may not be looking hard enough. There are a few specific ones, but not everything I want to know... (more)

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038
PaleoGran 0 · January 18, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Shelly, I don't count on herbs for vitamins or minerals, as I use them to give my meals a bit of variety. The odd vitamin or mineral is nice, but could be unavailable for use due to phytotoxins. Here is the website link for Horizon Herbs. The... (more)

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3
3
Votes
3
Answers
16
Views
2.5K
by 20787 · October 23, 2014 at 3:06 AM

My friend has some serious issues with inflammation and is in heavy use of naproxen. SHe uses that one because compared to other common pain killers, it is less problematical to her stomach. Don't bother with any sermons on the evils of grain as... (more)

best answer

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208
gilliebean 0 · December 02, 2010 at 1:57 AM

Good answers at the following questions that have already been answered about anti-inflammatories: for Acute Inflammation for Ligament Injury for Joint Pain ... Top ideas: Krill Oil, from Krill Tumeric, a ginger-type plant Ginger, a... (more)

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9
2
Votes
2
Answers
2
Views
825
by 504 · October 22, 2014 at 4:01 AM

some people consider it the closest thing to anabolic steroids

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790
VB 0 · March 31, 2013 at 2:36 PM

No, it is not the closest thing to anabolic steroids. most moomiyo that is sold in health stores is poor quality. To get the good stuff you have to go to some ancient cave and spend a good week there, looking for 1,000,000 year old bird poop. you... (more)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206
8
Votes
8
Answers
18
Views
1.6K
by 2097 · October 22, 2014 at 3:59 AM

Ive pared down my supplements as im on a budget and prefer trying to spend more on quality foods. Currently i take vit D, vit C *with cal/pot/mag, fish oil, Sea Kelp for iodine, and 5http for sleep. I have tried tried various other sups such as... (more)

Medium avatar
Travis_Culp 0 · March 09, 2013 at 5:37 AM

I can say for sure that I don't get sick anymore because of D3. Sick jerks with whom I have close contact can cough and sneeze all over everything and it makes no difference. I don't have anxiety anymore because of magnesium. I take a... (more)

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790
8
Votes
8
Answers
8
Views
1.6K
by 15400 · October 22, 2014 at 3:38 AM

I am editing this question since I cannot delete it. The reason why herbs were helping me for a while (I no longer take them) is because they offer some very important anti-oxidants and stimulants. So in a way, they work like a natural... (more)

8496289baf18c2d3e210740614dc9082
interrobung 0 · May 03, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Without listing the herbs in question, no one can answer question 1. Even if you were to list them, it's quite likely only a DOM (or equivalent degree) could answer fully. Perhaps you should ask the doctor you saw, as he fits that description... (more)

Ef2f6c723983d7fe7a06bd57af6adeed
1
Votes
1
Answers
4
Views
1.5K
by 1720 · October 22, 2014 at 3:25 AM

It seems like there are a lot of vitamins that work well together, and some don't work well if you don't have another vitamin. Which vitamins/supplements work together, and which ones can I take separate from each other? Is there a general... (more)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094
paleohacks 0 · October 29, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Yes, there is general rule: you need all of them. Deficiency of single vitamin may lead to many different problems. See The Ultimate Supplemental PaleoHacks Thread for some suggestions. About guessing the dose, there is a lot of experimentation... (more)

7431586c21bca496c5a7ec7bd0ca4d6e
1
Votes
1
Answers
1
Views
901
by 974 · October 22, 2014 at 3:15 AM

Why do plants produce vitamin K1? I've noticed that faster growing plants (herbs, for example) tend to be higher in vitamin K1. Does vitamin K1 regulate growth in plants (possibly via calcium metabolism).

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb
Matt_1 0 · June 12, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Vitamin k1, also known as Phylloquinone, is involved in the process of photosynthesis in plants. It is found within the thylakoid membranes of chloroplasts, the parts of plant cells that convert sunlight into energy for the plant. Phylloquinone... (more)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094
2
Votes
2
Answers
2
Views
477
by 78422 · October 22, 2014 at 3:08 AM

Hej Do you know any teacher, video , websites, books, quotes, stories, etc., on wild edible and medical herbs and paleo diet? Is there maybe someone who harvests his green vegetables out of the wild? I know there are some. How do they... (more)

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6
Chickenosaurus_Rex 0 · January 28, 2011 at 1:04 AM

For her research for the Earth's Children series, author Jean Auel uses the books Earth medicine- earth foods by Michael Weiner, and All Good Things Around Us by Pamela Michael. (more)

F40a1ee203a57f1ed97030168fbbe9d5
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
1.3K
by 30 · October 21, 2014 at 4:17 AM

I've recently been getting into drinking the occasional cup of tea here and there mainly green tea but I've been trying many others as well. For me it's nice and relaxing to have a nice cup of tea as well as a nice beverage change other then... (more)

best answer

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106
greymouser 0 · March 04, 2013 at 7:42 PM

The biggest issue you will have with bagged tea is if the bags are bleached (if they are white, they probably are). If you don't mind investing in a plain old tea strainer, then go for loose tea. Tea wise, go for organic and stick to green tea,... (more)

B22e5946e28a1845a6006737e59edfc6
0
Votes
0
Answers
0
Views
485
by 2437 · October 21, 2014 at 3:11 AM

If someone is allergic to traditional nightshades such as bell peppers and tomatoes should they also stay away from Ashwagandha? I really like Robb Wolf's write up on his current recovery and training and planned to follow it myself as I have... (more)

Get Free Paleo Recipes