DECEMBER 9, 2017
Well I hope everyone had a festive and safe Thanksgiving, I would like to say thanks to Doug and Linda for their thoughts and patronage .
The drying processes are complete, all the grinding and milling is finished, and the last barrels of Raw unfiltered honey are tapped. So, I will be fully stocking the shelves at Myer the Florist over the next few days. All the goodies you benefited from all summer long should be there by Thursday, December 14th.
On Saturday, December 16th, between 12PM and 7PM Myer the Florist will be hosting a Winter Artisans Market where local entrepreneurs will be set up to introduce you to their skills, talents and local wares. There will also be music and a photographer there offering candlelight portrait services in the beautifully decorated holiday green house. I will be there with our local ORGANIC NON-GMO superfoods, honey, herbs and maybe some other locally grown and raw things from our farm. I will be available to talk, answer questions and offer alternative ways to improve your health and well-being if your ready to do so. Stop by and say howdy. If any of my wonderful regulars want to stop in to help me put the grow list together for the 2018 season I would welcome your suggestions.
As old man Winter begins to bless us with the last of four wonder-filled seasons, I still have numerous chores to complete on the farm but I will definitely be enjoying the first row seat witnessing natures creatures preparing for the climactic change that reminds us that it is winter. I personally feel that being outside with nature this time of year is more a part of the upcoming holidays than shopping malls or Amazon. There is more to life on earth than just human social pressures, cell phones and the internet.
FYI: Don’t miss the Geminid Meteor Showers which will be visible ALL night long in the Northeast Dec 13-14th. Up to 75 meteors per hour! It will be quite a show if we have clear skies. So after diner on the 13th, get your human derriere outside and breathe that clean crisp late Autumn air. In fact, why not make it a social event or family night. How many meteors can you count? We only live once and you cannot take your money, your job or status symbols with you, but you can take your memories…get outside, look up and grab some free ones.
Watch for new posts on the All Recent Posts page. Until then… Be Happy, Be Healthy, and Be Wise!
2017 Spring/Summer/Autumn Season
Check this page before venturing out to visit us due to the possibilities of changes being made throughout the season. Thank You.
The Myer the Florist location will be open.
2017 Spring Hours (May-June)
Saturday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
2017 Summer Hours (July-September)
Saturday 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
2017 Autumn Hours* (October-November)
Saturday 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
* Schedule is tentative at this time.
2016 Summer to Autumn Conversion Schedule
With the nights getting cooler and the days getting shorter we can look forward to yet another life change. Living in the north east we are truly blessed to have 4 distinct changes in life…EVERY YEAR! These natural changes are a sign that we, as creatures of nature on planet earth, need to open up and welcome good change in our lives. NOT ALL CHANGE IS GOOD, however if the change is natural and occurs as a result of Nature itself, then the change is good and no matter what the effects of these changes are in our lives, we need to remember that all things in Nature are constantly changing (the earth itself, the weather, the plants, the animals and yes even the soil and rocks are in a constant state of motion) and in order to extract the most out of our brief life on planet earth we must welcome natural changes and question in depth man-made -politically driven- change which has a long historical record of being “not good” or “wrong”. The governments of the past preached, promulgated, pontificated and petrified the enslaved people as they do presently to control behavior and opinions, and to incite or ignite emotions that divide the population pitting media labeled groups against each other resulting in a lack of human social unity. With the likes of ”the world is flat”, ”margarine is better than butter”, “cholesterol causes heart disease” and “there is no cure for cancer” the ruling upper class and the media have restricted and destroyed countless lives over the years. What else in these “our modern” days are we being told that is wrong or not good for the natural and free human animal? I could write a long list, backed by pure science and recorded data, believe me! I can clearly see that the Emperor has no clothes.
Why all the talk about change? Well, Mother Nature is telling me to change and I always listen to Mother. So as we begin to notice the very subtle yet obvious changes of the season I must begin my own seasonal change and begin my preparation for the short days that are to come, the painted landscape and the frosty nights, in order for me to continue providing the nutrient dense and delicious fresh eatables that will sustain our bodies into the cold and barren winter season. As a result our Milford stand hours are changing……..
This is a FURTHER NOTICE
Saturday OCTOBER 15th - We will open at 11:00 AM. I will be there until 2PM setting up the stand so that starting next Saturday October 22, and until further notice, fresh picked seasonal local produce will be available outside from Saturday at 10 AM through Tuesday 6PM. Raw Honey, superfoods, local herbs and tasty teas will be available inside the Myer the Florist building during their normal hours of operation Sunday through Saturday. Look for the shelf unit in the far right front corner of the store.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Our Autumn Season Hours Will Be:
Saturdays - Starting Sept.17th -
we will be open 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WE WILL NO LONGER BE OPEN REGULARLY ON SUNDAYS.
Also, The “RAW FOOD NOOK”
inside Myer the Florist, will be stocked
with our local herbs, teas, superfoods
and raw unprocessed unfiltered honey
every Saturday afternoon for your
convenience during the week and will
coincide with Myer the Florist hours of
hours). Please be sure to browse the,
soon to be, wonderful display of flowers
and plants which are the fruits of the
hard work and talents of the proprietors
of Myer the Florist. Grown locally from
seed, nurtured, and presented in a way
that MotherNature would be proud of.
Plants grown locally are adapted to our
local climate and are hardier and more
robust than the force grown offerings at
the big box stores. Please support your
Check this page for changes or updates before you venture out. When all the produce is gone on Saturday we close up so please, if you are planning to visit us, do not wait until the last hour to stop by… we may not have anything left.
May 26, 2016
Well it has been some interesting start to the season and as usual I have been very busy interacting with the ebb and flow of this Spring’s challenges. What a menu this year! At last count we will have 146 varieties and types of absolutely spectacular locally grown food. I am so excited to share these nutritious heirlooms, and several ancient or nearly forgotten tastes from early America, Europe and Asia. I have been very fortunate to have come across some of these beautiful nutritious varieties. Real solid old world nutrition. No-GMO’s here! Oh Yeah!!!!
I will be at Myer the Florist this Saturday May 28th between 12 noon – 4 PM to get the stand ready for the season. With the intense snap of heat that pounced upon us this week I will be picking very lightly so as not to stress out the plants at this time when they are doing so well. I will have a few different chards, and three or four different kales available while supply lasts. There is something special about the first pick of the season. Its a nutrition rush.
The Florist has their amazing display of homegrown flowers and plants (everything is grown by them in their greenhouses)across the entire front of their property so access to my physical stand might be challenging, however I will be there so stop in and say hello.
This season’s Grand Opening will be Sunday, June 5th at 11:00 AM until all produce is gone. I will post what will be available on the READY LIST page by Friday June 3rd. (evening).
2015 - 2016 Winter Schedule
November 23, 2015
Looks like old man winter is knocking on the door and with the coming short days and cold temps I do not anticipate vibrant growth of winter greens. I will continue to monitor them and weather permitting I will endeavor to execute one last harvest before the year ends. I will post something to that fact when the time comes. (between December 7th and the 15th.)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone!
I want to thank you for all for the kindness, generosity and great conversation this season. I am sure Santa will be extra good to you all. Stay healthy. read your labels and keep paying it forward with random acts of kindness. See you soon.
For Raw organic Non-GMO Super-foods, Local Honey, Tea and local Therapeutic herbs you can visit the RAW FOOD NOOK located inside Myer the Florist, Milford PA. The Florist occasionally changes their hours of operation so you may want to check with them before you visit. http://www.myertheflorist.com/all_occasions.php
Currently their hours are 9AM to 3:PM Monday thru Saturday and closed on Sunday. During the holiday season they are normally open later and on Sundays.
I will be harvesting sweet Winter Kales and Chard for Thursday November 12 and they will be available after 3:30PM on Thursday November 12, and between 9AM and 10 PM on Friday November 13 and Saturday November 14 while supply lasts. Location: On the right side of the Florist building at the white picket fence in front of the store.
Also, I have harvested the last of the mini-cantaloupe and a few different varieties of heirloom watermelon which will be made available for Thursday Nov 12 through Saturday Nov 14 also while supply lasts.
There may also be heirloom pears (farm pears) which are small juicy and although not the sweetest pears I have tasted, they are 100 percent natural organic LOCAL fruit.
See last seasons post below for details on the Raw Food Nook or go to http://www.locallyraw.org/whats-on-the-table/super-foods/ for even more item details.
2014 -15 Winter Market (November thru March)
Our Locally Raw Food Nook is located inside Myer the Florist located on Rt 209/6 in Milford, PA. I have carefully chosen the goodies that are available to meet very strict criteria such as 1.) RAW ; 2.) High Nutrient Density; 3.) Abundant natural enzymes; 4.) Anti Cancer/Pro Heart benefits; 5.) Great taste ; and 6.) Organic and Non GMO.
The following are all available during regular Florist hours of operation.
-Local Raw Unfiltered/Unprocessed Honey. Extracted right from the comb. Local Goldenrod/ Local Basswood- Dandelion-Locust/ Local Apple Blossom-Blackberry-Blueberry and of course No Spray Orange Blossom Honey 1/2 pound, 1 pound, 2 pound, 3 pound and 4 pound jars. The half-pound jars offer a sampling of these delicious honeys and are great for last minute gifts. Totally unfiltered and unprocessed.
-Local Raw Unprocessed Bee Pollen. Totally unprocessed PA. Brushed off the legs of the bees as they enter the hive, this pollen is loaded with all the benefits pollen offers and adds a sweet taste to your foods and beverages. Since the areas that the bees are placed are either un-inhabited remote broken up forest areas, on my organic berry farms or centered inside very large tracks of unfarmed lands and abandoned orchards, I am confident that chemical sprays on the flowers is surely NOT an issue here. We do not rely on “drop off” convenience, backyard farm crops, commercial produce farms, landscaped residential communities, or cow and horse pastures for nectar/pollen scources like many others do.
-Organic Raw Spirulina. Freshwater tank raised. Air dried to preserve ALL the nutritional benefits it offers. Has 18 of 22 important amino acids. Highest plant based source of protein. Very high in Riboflavin, Thiamin, Niacin, Copper, Iron and Manganese. Totally unprocessed.
-Organic Raw Chlorella. Freshwater tank raised. Air dried to preserve ALL the nutritional benefits and of course broken cell to allow the efficient absorption of heavy metals from your body. High in chlorophyll and a great daily detox. Crushed to fracture cell walls otherwise Totally Unprocessed.
Organic Raw Red Maca. Air dried to preserve ALL the nutritional benefits it offers. Red maca balances the body to create sustainable, balanced energy (not a stimulant) and it contains 60 potent nutrients, including beta-sitosterol, glucosinolates, and fatty acids, 18 amino acids, including 7 of the 9 essential amino acids, and a rich source of Vitamins and minerals. Red Maca has a mellow sun-dried butterscotch banana flavor. Ground dried root otherwise Totally Unprocessed.
-Organic Raw Moringa Powder. Air dried to preserve ALL the nutritional benefits it offers… Moringa leaves, pods, and roots contain large amounts of protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals and provide valuable nutrition for populations in remote areas that may suffer from food shortages and lack of protein sources in their local environment. Vitamins A, B complex, C and E; beta carotene is especially abundant in Moringa. Dried and ground otherwise Totally Unprocessed.
-Organic Raw Hemp Protein Powder. Air dried to preserve ALL the nutritional benefits it offers. Great Vegan protein source. With 90% of all soy products being GMO, why risk the health consequences that comes with Soy. Hemp Powder offers all nine essential amino acids, a complete plant based protein source, and best of all it is NON-GMO. Pressed organic seeds, dried and ground. No Heat.
-Organic Raw Tibetan Goji Berries. Air dried to preserve ALL the nutritional benefits it offers. Totally unprocessed.
- 11 essential and 22 trace dietary minerals
- 18 amino acids
- 6 vitamins
- 8 polysaccharides and 6 monosaccharides
- 5 unsaturated fatty acids, including the essential fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid
- beta-sitosterol and other phytosterols
- 5 carotenoids, including beta-carotene and zeaxanthin (below), lutein, lycopene and cryptoxanthin, a xanthophyll
- numerous phenolic pigments (phenols) associated with antioxidant properties
-Organic Raw Cacao Seeds (Whole Beans) . Air dried to preserve ALL the nutritional benefits they offer. Good source of Folate. High in Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, and Iron. Great source of Arginine, Aspartic and Glutamic Acids, Leucine, Phenylalanine, Lysine, Alanine, Glycine, Proline, Serine, Theobromine, and Omega-6 Fatty Acids. Since the beans are slowly air dried, all the essential enzymes are intact, unlike any processed chocolate or cacao products which are deprived of total enzymes due to the heat involved in processing. Remember HEAT destroys enzymes and without these enzymes you cannot properly digest your food. (Our society cooks the heck out of everything…it’s no wonder why people are overweight, malnourished and ill). Totally unprocessed.
-Raw Organic Pumpkin Seeds. Since I had a bumper crop of organic old-world heirloom pumpkins this year everyone now benefits! Carefully cleaned and air dried these pumpkin seeds are hulless and packed with enzymes and essential fatty acids. High in Magnesium, Zinc and a good source of potassium, Arginine and Lysine. Known to have anti-inflamatory properties. Totally Unprocessed.
-Raw Organic Dehydrated Blueberries. Once again a bumper crop year so I dehydrated them at very low heat. These blueberries are a great way to enjoy local organic nutrient dense blueberries in all your meals this winter. Also available this winter is blueberry powder which can be added to smoothies or any food or baked goods. The easier way to benefit from daily organic raw blueberry consumption. Totally Unprocessed.
-Raw Organic Dehydrated Black Elderberries. A late crop this year but after hand picking every precious berry I realized I had more than enough for my winter supply, so once again I slowly air dried them at very low heat. These little berries are a great tool to have in your flu-fighting tool box. Very high in anti-oxidants and bursting with life zest and flavor you can add them to just about anything. I even soak them over night to reconstitute them, macerate them and then “down the hatch” or you could add some to herbal tea. Elderberries sure keep the doctor away! Totally Unprocessed.
-Medicinal and Herbal Teas. 25 years ago I began to collect and grow nutritious and medicinal herbs from around the world. Initially I focused on Immune System (anti-Cancer), Cellular Health, and Heart Healthy herbs. The more I studied Phytomedicine, the more I experienced the healing effects, and the more species I grew… the more I realized that nature has provided everything to sustain a complete and healthy life for ALL it’s occupants. I now grow more than 100 different local and worldly medicinal plants. This year I have made available the following organic herbs for winter teas:
-Local Tea Herbs (No Caffeine)
1.) Local Organic Peppermint Tea (So fresh and potent you can smell it through the bag!) Shade Dried- No Heat.
The peppermint herb is loaded with nutrients and provides numerous health benefits. Drinking peppermint tea is an easy way to incorporate this nutritious herb into your daily diet. Here are just a few of the ways that peppermint is beneficial to your health:
A. Aids Digestion
Peppermint has been found to ease symptoms associated with indigestion in many cases. This herb has a calming effect on the stomach muscles. It also creates better bile flow, which is critical for fat digestion. When you eat peppermint or drink it in tea form, food moves more quickly through your stomach. Peppermint has also been found to relieve the painful gas that is often associated with digestive issues.
B. Relief for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
If you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you may find relief from taking enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules. The coating on these capsules prevents the heartburn and indigestion that may result from peppermint oil being released in the stomach. Numerous studies show that these capsules relieve symptoms associated with IBS such as gas, diarrhea, bloating and pain. Peppermint relaxes the smooth muscles around the intestines, decreasing the chances of muscle spasms and indigestion.
C. Cold and Flu Remedy
Peppermint is commonly used in cold and flu remedies. Studies have shown that it kills bacteria and viruses. It also has a calming and numbing effect. It dulls the pain of an aching body. The menthol in peppermint effectively thins mucus and breaks up phlegm. It provides relief from coughs and congestion. You will find menthol as a common ingredient in decongestants. It is also a common ingredient in rubs used on the chest to relieve chest aches experienced during colds and the flu.
D. Skin Remedy
Peppermint herb is highly effective in topical creams used to treat a variety of skin issues. Examples include treatments for hives, rashes, poison oak or poison ivy. When applied to the skin, these ointments have a soothing and healing effect. Brewing a strong tea and then letting it cool, apply this cooled decoction to the skin.
E. Protection against Cancer
The link between peppermint and anti-cancer effects is rapidly coming to light. A phytonutrient in peppermint has shown to stop cancerous tumors from growing in animals. These are tumors in the pancreas and liver, which are generally more difficult to cure. Protection against cancer using peppermint in animals has also been observed in the lungs, colon and skin.
Given its powerful ability to soothe and heal, think about incorporating peppermint herb into your diet and look for it as an ingredient in medicinal remedies. When you have a cold or the flu, think of peppermint as a remedy for uncomfortable symptoms.
2.) Local Organic Spearmint Tea (Shade Dried – No Heat)
Health benefits of spearmint
- Spearmint is pleasantly aromatic herb packed with numerous health benefiting vitamins, antioxidants and phyto-nutrients.
- The leaves and herb parts contain essential oil, menthol. Unlike in peppermint, spearmint leaves composes only small amounts of menthol, 0.5% compared to the 40% in peppermint. Less menthol content would make this herb the least pungent and subtly fragrant herb in the mint family.
- The herb has low calories (about 43 calories per 100 g) and contains zero cholesterol.
- The chief essential oil in spearmint is menthol. Other important chemical components of spearmint are α-pinene, β-pinene, carvone, cineole, linalool, limonene, myrcene andcaryophyllene. These compounds in mint help relieve fatigue and stress.
- The herb parts are also contain very good levels of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese,iron (148% of RDA), and magnesium. Iron is required for enzymes in cellular metabolism and synthesis of hemoglobin. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase.
- Further, the herb is also rich in many antioxidant vitamins, including vitamin A (provides 4054 IU or 135% of RDA), beta-carotene, vitamin C, folates (26% of RDA), vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), riboflavin and thiamin.
Almost all parts of spearmint herb has found a place in various traditional and modern medicine practices.
- The herb decoction is an excellent remedy for minor ailments such as headaches, nervous strain, fatigue and stress, as well as for the respiratory problems; helping with asthma, bronchitis and catarrh.
- It is very useful to deal with digestive problems, including nausea, flatulence and hiccups as it relaxes the stomach muscles.
- The essential oil, menthol, has analgesic, local anaesthetic and counterirritant properties. Menthol has also found application in the preparation of toothpaste and mouth refreshers.
- On the skin, when used as cream or lotion, it may help relieve the itching of pruritis, dermatitis, and hives.
- Spearmint oil is used as blended massage oil and in aromatic therapy to help relieve headaches, stress, fatigue, and nervous conditions and to relieve itching. A strong tea (decoction) can be used topically as well. Brew, Cool and Apply.
- Spearmint tea can be used safely during pregnancy. In women, it helps reduce unwanted hairs through its anti-androgenic properties.
3.) Local Organic German Chamomile (Shade Dried- No Heat) :
A medicine cabinet on it’s own! From improved heart health, insomnia aid and menstrual cramp relief to infant illness, skin irritations and mouth sore remedy this little flower is truely a must for the winter tea tin. But the main reason that I add it to every cup of tea I make is that it is an Immune System booster. A 2005 study published in the American Chemical Society’s “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” found that volunteers who consumed 5 cups of chamomile tea for two weeks showed an increased level of hippurate. Hippurate is associated with the botanical phenolics that boost immunity by fighting bacteria. This may explain chamomile tea’s reputation for effectiveness in fighting colds and viruses, notes the American Chemical Society. Amazing little flower!
4.)Local Organic Lemon Balm ( Shade Dried – No Heat)
Seven ways Lemon Balm can heal the human animal — a.)If you have insomnia, you will find that lemon balm tea has a calming effect on the system. It can help you in getting a better night’s sleep. The herb, Valerian, can also be added to Lemon Balm Tea to help even further in creating a calming environment.
b. Lemon Balm Tea is useful for when you have a fever due to colds or the flu. It helps to bring on perspiration, which, in turn, will help your fever.
c. If you are feeling depressed, a cup of Lemon Balm Tea may be of help. It has been known to lighten the mood and help with alleviating sadness. Lemon Balm Tea is also beneficial for helping to relieve tension and stress, and in today’s hectic times, who couldn’t benefit from that.
d. You can also use Lemon Balm Tea if you have nerve pain.
e. Lemon Balm Tea can also be soothing to an upset or nervous stomach. It can be taken occasionally throughout the day for maximum benefits.
f. Lemon Balm Tea can be beneficial in improving memory and other functions of the brain.
g. Lemon Balm has also been used to treat other ailments, such as flatulence, asthma, headaches and toothaches.
Although Lemon Balm is also available in other forms, such as capsules, extracts, tinctures and oils, the tea method is the easiest and best way to experience Lemon Balm.
If you are taking medication for hyperthyroidism, you should check with your doctor before taking Lemon Balm Tea, as it can interact with medication for that condition. (In other words lemon balm either does the same thing as the drug and will enhance the effect or it negates the effects of the artificial chemical.) You should also check with your doctor if you are taking sedatives, or are pregnant or breastfeeding. With those considered, Lemon Balm is the natural way to go.
Lemon Balm Tea is a very beneficial and tasty product and can help with a number of ailments. If you would like to experience some of the wonderful benefits of this product, try some Lemon Balm Tea for yourself.
5.) Organic Ginko Leaf Tea (Shade dried- No Heat) NYS
Ginkgo biloba is known around the world as a tonic for the brain. Ginkgo increases blood flow to the brain, in particular the cerebellum. It also thins the blood and increases oxygen levels for mind enhancement and improved memory.
Because it has been proven scientifically to increase blood to the brain, which naturally stimulates clear thinking and mental focus, it is often used as a natural herbal brain stimulant. Another known benefit of the ginkgo biloba leaf is it’s high amount of antioxidants, which also help to protect the cardiovascular network and central nervous system.
Ginkgo is thought to also help control the conversion of cholesterol to plaque and aid in the relaxation of constricted blood vessels.
The increase in blood circulation and immunostimulating effects, also prohibits platelet stickiness, decreasing such conditions as atherosclerosis and heart disease.
Scientific research attributes ginkgo biloba benefits and medicinal qualities to flavone glycosides and terpene lactones that are the active constituents. Both of these provide an increase in blood circulation and stimulate antioxidant effects.
Many herbalists consider ginkgo to be an adaptogen because it helps the body response to stress whether from internal or external conditions.
6.) Organic Tulsi Tea (Holy Basil) Local (Shade Dried – No Heat)
Tulsi is a low growing perennial herb originating from the Indian sub-continent. It is known to have been in cultivation for over 5000 years. The health benefits of drinking Tulsi tea have long been appreciated in this region of the world.
Our Tulsi tea blend contains the three main varieties of Tulsi. The three varieties are:
- Sri Rama Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) having green leaves is the most common.
- Krishna Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) having purplish or dark green leaves with very strong smell and taste.
- Vana Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum ) with mild green colored leaves that usually grow in forests.
All the three varieties of Holy Basil are rich in essential oils such as carvacol, eugenol, linalool, methylleugenol and caryophylline. Other health benefiting tri-terpenes namely flavonoids and ursolic acids are also present in this plant. The plant also constitutes various types of phyotochemicals.
Its ability to heal both body and mind have made this herb a central component of Ayurvedic medicine. The considerable benefits of Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, are now gaining much deserved recognition in the Western world also. And it seems that the latest research supports these ancient claims made for its healing powers.
Tulsi may be taken either as a tea or in concentrated powdered capsule form. It is, however, considered not only healthy, but also to be a delicious and refreshing beverage.
For those looking for a healthy and palatable alternative to traditional teas and coffee, this herb will tick all the right boxes. The leaves simply have to be steeped in recently boiled water for a few minutes. It may be taken with milk and sweeteners, such as honey, if desired, but this is not necessary.
Why is Tulsi Tea So Good For You?
Tulsi is a powerful adaptogen. In other words it helps the body to resist stress. Those suffering with stress related conditions may consider drinking three to four cups a day.
Tulsi is a natural sleep aid – it is important, however, to avoid those blends that include other forms of tea containing caffeine.
Tulsi boosts the immune system. Regular drinkers report a far lower incidence of succumbing to common illnesses such as colds.
This herb is absolutely packed with free radical fighting anti-oxidants and beneficial phytochemical compounds.
It can help to maintain healthy eye-sight.
Assists in maintaining a healthy metabolism.
Offers improved joint support.
It possesses anti-inflammatory properties and is therefore beneficial to those suffering from IBS, Chrohn’s disease and digestive disorders.
It improves levels of stamina.
Regular drinkers have a lower than average incidence of gum disease. It also helps to combat bad breath.
These are ten good reasons, besides the delicious taste, to develop a Tulsi tea drinking habit. Of course, when such a small plant has such great claims made for it, it will not be long before the clinical research follows. Early results are encouraging, and Tulsi may have a much larger role to play in health and well-being than previously thought.
A 1996 study published in The Journal Of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics discovered that diabetic patients drinking the tea experienced an 18% decrease in blood sugar levels compared to a non-tea drinking control group. The study cautiously concluded that Tulsi could have a role to play in treating mild to moderate cases of non-insulin dependent diabetes.
A 2003 study found the herb to be effective in preventing convulsions, whilst the Maryland Medical Center has suggested the tea may be helpful in combating the damaging effects of radiation therapy.
It is early and there is clearly much more research to be done. Nevertheless, few herbs have gained such widespread recognition for their health giving properties. If you haven’t tried the delicious Tulsi yet, now is the time to give it a go. You may well experience improved mental and physical health.
Worldly Tea Herbs (Caffeine)
1.) Japanese Sencha Green Tea Sencha tea makes up nearly 80 percent of the total tea manufactured in Japan. Farmers harvest sencha tea from the top leaves and buds of plants grown in full sunlight. It is regarded as a high quality tea, with a golden color and crisp, grassy flavor. Black tea is created when tea leaves undergo a fermentation process. Oolong tea leaves are partially fermented. Sencha is a green tea, and as such it undergoes minimal processing and no fermentation. This allows it to maintain high concentrations of catechins, substances associated with numerous health benefits. Air Dried -No Heat.
2.)Gunpowder Green Tea. Gunpowder green tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, just like all varieties of green tea. Although the leaves are the same as those in other teas, they’re presented a bit differently: gunpowder tea leaves are rolled into small pellets that expand when steeped, releasing thier flavor and nutrients. The tea’s health rewards mainly come from flavonoids called catechins, which influence cell-signaling pathways, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. Cellular health is essential for disease resistance. Low heat dried.
The polyphenol content of green teas such as sencha make them helpful in the fight against heart disease, according to research published in “The Journal of the American Medical Association” in 2006. Shinichi Kuriyama, M.D., Ph.D, researcher of the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan, found that green tea consumption was associated with reduced incidence of death from cardiovascular disease.
Several studies reveal a potential cancer-fighting benefit for those who consume green tea. According to research conducted by J.J. Johnson of the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and published in the January 2010 edition of “Phytomedicine,” green tea polyphenols appear to show promise in the prevention of prostate cancer. The University of Michigan Health System adds that green tea may aid in reducing the risk of colon cancer, but notes that more research is needed to confirm the effects of green tea on cancer prevention. Kuriyama’s study did not find any link between green tea consumption and reduced cancer mortality risk.
In Closing for Now
With Old Man Winter warning us it will be a long cold one, think of sitting back after a long stressful day and sipping on a fresh cup of 3 parts Chamomile, 1 part Spearmint, 1 part Lemon Balm and 2 parts Tulsi mix Tea. In each sip you can feel the earth’s energy and soothing healing power. While you sleep your body will be rejuvinated. The next morning, before you eat or drink anything else, pour a big 16-24 oz glass of chlorine/fluoride/chemical free water (Non-Public supply)…add a teaspoon of spirulina, a tsp of chlorella and a tsp of Red Maca. Mix it up. and down the hatch, then swallow a heaping table spoon of Raw Honey..lick the spoon and you will be ready to start the day. Re-hydrated, re-energized and re-vitalized. Your body is nutritionally set until dinner! These are great healthy habits to adopt. It is the fast food of the wise. You cannot get more Non-GMO organic nutrition as easily digested and available any faster or cheaper. I find, that by the time I lick the honey spoon every morning, I feel wide awake and no longer need that cup of joe. ((smile)) Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the the taste of my own special blend of Organic Pacific Rim/Blue Mountain/Mexican Altura slow roasted beans…only after my afore mentioned morning routine. I now simply drink that smooth flavorful blend of the best because I enjoy it…Not because I need it. Next to raw honey … fresh, properly brewed, java is one of natures great tastes in my book.
Also available at the “Raw Food Nook” are those delicious immune system boosting Goji Cacao Squares and addictive Honey Crunch bars. Fresh Local Organic Free Range Eggs (Non-GMO winter food source mixed with organic kitchen and green house vegetable trimmings) every Sunday in “the cooler”.
SIDE BAR: Throughout the winter months there may be some additions to this list. So check it monthly. Be sure to check out the New Posts, Need to know Updates, Natures Wonders and Tractor Talk for some mind and soul exercise. Be healthy, Be wise, Be well. Enjoy.
2014 Spring / Summer Calendar for Johnny’s Organic Farm – “Locally Raw”
Location: Rt 209 and Rt 6 , Milford PA at Myer the Florist (Across from the Milford Motel next to the Chocolate Shop)
Wednesdays 3:00PM until 6:30PM or until the morning harvest lasts
Saturdays 11:00 AM until 4:30PM or until the morning harvest lasts.
SATURDAY September 20th - TOMATO HARVEST SALE. Stock up on your winter canning and freezing tomatoes and peppers.
All Tomatoes , Red, Yellow, Orange, Purple, and Chocolate sweet Bell peppers. You won’t see organic heirlooms so low again anywhere.
Bring your bags and boxes!
Location: The All Ocassion Fireworks ” store on Route 209 in Milford (South of the New Library and north of the cemetary) – Look for the red and white ”REAL FOOD” sign.
Fridays 3:00PM until 6:30PM or until the morning harvest lasts. EXCEPT for SEPTEMBER 19th. The stand will not be open on Friday September 19th.
Sundays 10:00 AM until 3:30PM or until the morning harvest lasts.
Check the Ready List for what will be available .
Look for us at Myer the Florist on Wednesdays in August. Date to be announced on our All New Posts page