Conceiving With Herbs? Oh Baby!

If you’ve been struggling with infertility, you may feel like nothing can help you achieve a pregnancy other than medications and IVF. Think again. Herbs may be the solution to your baby-making woes.

Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine are achieving amazing results in the area of infertility, according to one study, with up to 60% of couples who use herbs becoming pregnant within four months. If you are looking for ways to turn back your reproductive clock and start a family, herbs may be what you’ve been looking for.

Good luck and have fun trying! ~EH

Up to 50 % of infertile couples are turning to alternative therapies like Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to help boost their chances of conceiving and managing the stress that struggling with infertility creates.

A recent study from the Adelaide University titled “Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the management of female infertility: A systematic review” found that that “Chinese herbal therapy improved pregnancy rates as much as 2-fold in just a 4-month period in comparison with Western Medical fertility drug therapy or IVF.”

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Herb Spotlight: Calendula

Flower power has long been associated with the Bay Area. Today, instead of being associated with hippies and the Haight Ashbury scene, Elemental Herbs has taken the taken the power of flowers into the realm of healing with the use of calendula in our products.

Calendula, a lovely gold and amber marigold-like bloom, has a long history of use as a skin-soothing botanical. Although it is sometimes also called a ‘pot marigold,’ calendula is not a true marigold. It is worth its weight in gold, however, as a substance that promotes healing through its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.

Our calendula comes from Mt. Barnabe Farm and our own Four Elements Farm, which are both certified organic. We grow our own medicinal plant, harvest and dry the flowers, then stir them into many of Elemental Herbs potions, like All Good Goop and All Good Lips. Calendula — and as a result, our products — can help treat everything from burns and scrapes, to bug bites, diaper rash and chapped lips. Some studies suggest that calendula’s healing ability is powerful enough to treat the dermatitis association with radiation treatments.

While Elemental Herbs promotes the use of calendula (in combination with other yummy herbs) topically, proponents of calendula have also been known to ingest it in tinctures and teas to soothe stomach ailments and as a gargle to treat gum and tooth infections. The petals are edible and can be also used fresh in salads or dried as an herb.

To make calendula tea, buy the dried petals at your local health food store. Use one heaping teaspoon per cup of hot water. Either drink it as a tea, or soak a washcloth in the mixture to use as a soothing compress for skin irritations.

Or, better yet, save yourself the trouble and grab a tub of All Good Goop and a tube of All Good Lips to instantly feel the power of the calendula flower.

Welcome to the New Elemental Herbs Blog!

Welcome to Elemental Herb’s new blog! We look forward to having you visit us here to learn more about our company, about special offers and information about our partner companies.

But what exactly is Elemental Herbs and why should you purchase our products?

Elemental Herbs is proof that sometimes the best products start with the simplest ideas. Elemental Herbs started with a straightforward vision: to harness the natural powers of the environment’s purest, most elemental ingredients and organic herbs in order to offer natural healing products that are not only good for people but good for the earth.

The mission began with owner Caroline Duell, a massage therapist and outdoor enthusiast who wanted to start a company that would connect nature and healing. She was living and working on an organic farm in Northern California where she began to experiment with the healing power of the plants that grew around her.

Made of five different plants, the ingredients in All Good Goop were chosen for their medicinal properties. Blended together in a healing balm, they proved strong enough to fight the dry skin of cracked carpenter’s hands, and gentle enough to heal a rash on a baby’s bottom. Continue reading “Welcome to the New Elemental Herbs Blog!” »