Baking Soda; the miracle.

Baking soda or Sodium Bicarbonate is derived from the natural mineral called Natron.

Humans produce acid with almost all bodily functions. Acid helps in many of the processes our bodies under go to keep us alive and healthy. The thing we often do not realize is the over abundance of Acid that is detrimental to our over all well being.

This over abundance of acid can cause many different problems from heart burn to longer term negative health effects such as osteoporosis. Also, feelings of inflammation and gas are irritated by acid and actually cause a lot of the fatigue and headaches we as humans tend to experience on a day to day basis.

That is where the alkaline chemistry and all of its divinity come into relieve our pain caused by an extreme imbalance in our pH levels.

The opposite end of this acid-alkaline spectrum can be found in baking soda, a cheap, inexpensive, easily accessible mineral derivative. A small amount mixed in with water can reduce the un-ease and rawness of high acidic levels.

There are other benefits of ingesting a small amount of baking soda from reducing and eliminating acne, to calming an upset stomach. Also, of course the use of baking soda as a cleaning ingredient. Eliminating stains from teeth and also as a gentle exfoliant for the skin. Because of its anti-septic properties baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate is a miracle that we often overlook.

Being more aware of our pH levels on the acid-alkaline scale is a huge asset to further our health and overall life. Of course to much of this mineral derivative can also have poor effects as with any other induction to our living bodies. The key here is balance, how every scale should be placed.

Herbs and Plants: Chamomile

Chamomile is a very popular and good choice for those suffering from ailments. The amount of benefits one can receive from Chamomile is tremendous.

Benefits:

  • Promotes Sleep, Treats Insomnia
  • Helps Immune System
  • Reduces Stress
  • Reduces Stomach and Menstrual Pain
  • Induces Relaxation
  • Antioxidants
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Relieves Skin Irritation
  • Minimizes Wrinkles and Breakouts
  • Treats Diabetes and Symptoms

A cup of Chamomile tea before bed, puts the mind and body at rest. This can help with people who suffer from insomnia. Lack of sleep can have so many worsening effects on the mind and body, so improving sleep patterns is a great benefit of Chamomile.

Stress is a killer, chamomile helps reduce stress making aspects of life much more enjoyable. When we stress to much we can be left irritated, frustrated and annoyed. Chamomile will help relieve those symptoms and prevent them from happening to you in the first place!

The anti-inflammatories and antioxidants work wonders for the skin. Wrinkles and blemishes are deminished with the help of Chamomile and these benefits prevent further worsening of the skin, leaving your skins texture smooth and supple.

The boost Chamomile gives to the immune system is great for colds and flu like symptoms. Helping your body fight off sicknesses faster and with less work on your body.

Strawberries with Chamomile Cream Recipe[1]

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream, divided
  • 2 best-quality chamomile tea bags or 2 teaspoons dried chamomile flowers
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Make

  1. Heat 1/2 cup cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until bubbles form around edges of pan. Remove pan from heat; add chamomile. Let steep 20 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Cover; chill until cold, about 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, toss strawberries with 2 tablespoons sugar in a medium bowl to coat. Set aside to allow juices to form.
  3. Strain chamomile cream through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl. Add remaining 1/2 cup cream and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Using an electric mixer, beat chamomile cream until soft peaks form.
  4. Divide berries among bowls. Spoon chamomile whipped cream over berries.

[1]https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/strawberries-with-chamomile-cream-395452

Herbs and Plants: Ginseng

The best remedies can be found in the grocery isle of your local shop. The wide array of herbs, plants and vegetables are the simplest way to produce energy and vitality through out your life.

Ginseng

Benefits[1]

  • Boosts Energy, Fights Fatigue
  • Supports Brain Function
  • Quickens Immune System
  • Antioxidant
  • Lower Blood Sugar

The benefits of consuming ginseng are very abundant. Antioxidants protect the body’s cells from free radicals.

Free radicals speed up aging processes and slow down the body’s immune system. Any way to fight free radicals is going to boost your body’s health 10 fold. Ginseng is a great way to do that.

Boosting energy Ginseng can give you that extra pep in your step when you are feeling a bit under the weather.

A quick cup of Ginseng tea in the morning will provide you the alertness and better brain function throughout your entire day. Also, the lowering of blood sugar can put your body in a calm and happy space for you to better focus on other tasks.

With Ginsengs ability to quicken the immune system, it is a great remedy for the common cold or flu like symptoms.

The proven effects of Ginseng are surely to create a positive stream of good health for you in your life.

This bitter root can be eaten raw or steamed to soften. You can even make a tea out of ginseng, add some lemon peel and honey for taste.

The bitter taste of ginseng alone is sometimes liked by consumers or can be masked by adding in other botanicals and herbs.

Ginseng Tea Recipe[2]

Ingredients

  • 8 slices ginseng root
  • Honey (to taste)
  • 5 cups water

Make

  • Peel the ginseng root and make 7 or 8 thin slices.
  • Coat the ginseng with a generous amount of honey and let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Pour very hot (but not boiling) water over the ginseng and honey and let steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Scoop or strain out the ginseng slices.
  • Serve and enjoy!

[1]https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-health-benefits-of-garlic[2]https://www.thespruceeats.com/homemade-korean-ginseng-tea-insam-cha-recipe-2118533

Moon in Taurus

Calm, relaxed and gentle this Moon energy is laid back. She is best when she is able to help other signs become stabilized. Her ability to stay atterri is unmatched. Always helping others to think in a reserved manner and bring their spirit back down to terra-firma, she is a peace worker. Civil unions and partnerships are her favorite and she makes an effort to ground the powers of emotion through bonding and collections.

Moon

Deeper feelings and necessity is present from the Moon. The Moon attains unconscious thoughts and emotions. Reflections of ourselves are found in this enlightened planet. Conception of immortality are found through the Moon.

color: white

metal: silver

crystal: moonstone

Taurus

Taurus of the Earth. Full bloom in spring. Taurus is ruled by Venus, Goddess of love. The enchanting forests, and smoldering jungles. Taurus of the ground, faithful and firm. Love of Taurus endures all things. Honesty and fidelity are what this Earth Sign gives and craves to receive. Determined Taureans are hard to stop! Always keeping their eye on the prize, unless they stop to smell the roses.

element: earth

planet: venus

quality: fixed

Protection Spells

Protection spells are good for when you may be having a psychic attack. When you feel like you are losing control of your mind or body and want to regain your reign, a protection spell can empower your mind and soul to regain center clarity.

White Room

Picture yourself sitting in a white room with two doors in the room, one on either side of you. As one thought enters your mind, it comes in through a door and immediately leaves through the other door. Leaving no remnants of its presence with or near you. The thoughts or emotions may enter in to this room with you, but are forced out by you. You control this space and your soul and mind.

Purple Pentacle

You are sitting on the floor in a pentacle/pentagram, you are in the middle of the pentacle and a purple sphere is surrounding you. This bright purple sphere is your new center. You are safe in the sphere and center in your mind. Nothing outside may enter into your mind or spirit. Only healing and protecting purple energy is being absorb by you.

Cut the String

Every thought you are having is connected by a string to your mind. If you are being bothered by a thought; you cut the string, and the string then detaches from your mind and spirit. This protects you from negative energy of that thought, person, or place. These strings are you and you are the strings. You are one, you choose what you want to be attached to.

Venus in Virgo

Everything tidy and neat, Venus in Virgo is a perfectionist. When people help, organize, and put things in order they can win over Venus heart! This energy is particular and feminine. Wanting people around them to put time and effort into decision making and planning. Dates, lists, and time sheets are second nature to this earthly being. She is virtuous, giving and hopeful. Under her practical mind is a deep love for familiar feelings and belongings.

Venus

The Virgin of the Zodiac. Virgos like to keep things clean. Picking up the pieces that others over look, Virgo has an eye for particulars. Advising copines to settle their scores, and mend their lives. Always improving their own lives, in one way or another, rarely does the Virgo fear.

color: green

metal: copper

crystal: emerald

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Virgo

The Virgin of the Zodiac. Virgos like to keep things clean. Picking up the pieces that others over look, Virgo has an eye for la particularité. Advising copines to settle their scores, and mend their vies. Always improving their lives, in one way or another, rarely does the Virgo fuir.

element: earth

planet: mercury

quality: mutable

Venus in Taurus

Earth, nature and high end possessions are Venus in Taurus desires. She is the ruler of sensuality and has expensive taste. Her looks are also high end and she knows this. The look and feel of coûteuse is what she is after. Everything else can wait for this Terre sign. Beauty to her is like paradise. She revels in the luxe expenses and lights up at the idea of a lavish night, complete with wines, candles and bubble baths.

Venus

Déesse of love. Inspiring Venus gives grace, la gratitude, and beauty. Money and riches can be found through her ethereal love. Art and allure is her fountain. Bloom and glamour signify Venus power. No match for her beauty as she created such art.

colour: green

metal: copper

crystal: emerald

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Tarus

Taurus of the Earth. Full bloom in spring. Taurus is ruled by Venus, Goddess of love. The enchanting forests, and smoldering jungles. Taurus of the ground, faithful and firm. Love of Taurus endures all things. Honesty and fidelity are what this Earth Sign gives and craves to receive. Determined Taureans are hard to stop! Always keeping their eye on the prize, unless they stop to smell the roses.

element: earth

planet: venus

quality: fixed

Mars in Capricorn

Strong will, and desire fuel Mars in Capricorn. Hardwork, dedication, and perseverance make this sign very successful. They do not lack foundation and are reliable. Never missing a day of work, and always about their business, this sign never has a lack of spirit. Power comes through their devotion and drive. Weakness is absent here.

Mars

Survival and animal instincts are found in Mars. This planet represents war, drive and determination. Also, Mars depicts our sexual desires and passion. Action and energy claire from this aggressive planéte.

color: red

metal: iron

crystal: bloodstone

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Capricorn

Constructer renegade, Capricorn boasts of successes wise beyond years. Taking something and making it new. Cap is the epicenter for architecture of the mind. Multi-faceted and able to see the bigger project ahead. Strong willed and hard working. Life is career to cardinal earth sign. Structure and conformity are easy for Capricorn.

element: earth

planet: saturn

quality: cardinal

Capricorn

Constructer renegade, Capricorn boasts of successes wise beyond years. Taking something and making it new. Cap is the epicenter for architecture of the mind. Multi-faceted and able to see the bigger project ahead. Strong willed and hard working. Life is career to cardinal earth sign. Structure and conformity are easy for Capricorn.

element: earth

planet: saturn

quality: cardinal