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Nutritive Herbs

Nutritive herbs help to nourish and strengthen the body's immune system by providing alkaline minerals that counter the effects of excess acid in the body.

Historically, Nutritive herbs were used as concentrated food sources during times when fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds are not very abundant. Today, our hectic and fast-paced lifestyles often lead us to fast, quick and convenient processed foods that generate excess acid. This imbalance, over time, can contribute to the development of conditions like arthritis, gout, joint pain, and uric acid kidney stones. Nutritive herbs, fresh vegetables and most fruits help balance the effects of the acidic foods to maintain blood alkalinity.

Most people, on average, are severely deficient in minerals due to a present or past lifestyle of poor eating habits. A poor diet can have serious impacts on health, causing deficiency diseases such as scurvy and kwashiorkor (an acute form of childhood protein-energy malnutrition), health-threatening conditions like obesity and metabolic syndrome, and such common chronic systemic diseases as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

Nutritive herbs can supplement the missing pieces of a modern diet to ensure you are getting all the necessary nutrients the body requires for optimal health. While many nutritive herbs can be cooked and eaten daily and are easily incorporated into many delicious foods and recipes, Infusions are the best preparation for nutritive herbs. When nutritive herbs are infused in herbal tea preparations and herbal tea recipes, their healing properties are "unlocked", providing a mineral boost that is packed with calcium, silica, magnesium, zinc and iron.

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Poor health can be caused by a lack of required nutrients or, in extreme cases, too much of a required nutrient. For example, both salt and water (both absolutely required) will cause illness or even death in excessive amounts.

Foods can be a great source of healing. Herbs like Spinach, Kale, Nettles, Dandelion and Chickweed are rich in essential elements like Calcium, Magnesium, Iron and Vitamin A and are readily grown in our own gardens. Nutritive herbs to fight disease and increase someone's health are increasingly accepted as effective alternatives to expensive drugs and vitamin supplements.

Rose Hips assist the body in preventing colds, the flu, and infections. With a highly concentrated vitamin C (approximately 60 times that of Lemons) rose hips contain vitamins A, D and E, and are high in antioxidants.

Oat Straw has nutritive properties that are highly beneficial for most individuals, and especially for pregnant and nursing mothers. Oat Straw includes saponins, flavonoids, calcium, iron, complete B-vitamins, and lysine and also rich in silica, manganese, and zinc.

Alfalfa is broadly recognized as a nutritious source of chlorophyll (more than any other plant), beta carotene, calcium, and the vitamins D, E and K.

Nettle Leaf also contains an extremely high chlorophyll content along with being a substantial source for vitamins C and A, calcium, silicon, potassium chloride, protein and fiber.

Slippery Elm Bark is highly nutritive and the primary constituents include mucilage, tannins, calcium, and zinc. Slippery Elm Bark can be given to people who can't keep any food down and is used it as a survival food.

Marshmallow Root is nourishing and contains significant amounts of plant proteins, antioxidants, oxygen, calcium, and magnesium.

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Herbs with nutritive properties include

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