Herbal Allies for Pregnancy, New Parents, and Baby

Each pregnancy, birth, and child are different. So, too, are the herbs that can support a woman through this very special time in her life. As we observe the changes in our bodies, nourishing the baby inside, we need to listen to our bodies to understand what herbs will best support us. There are several deeply nourishing herbs women can use throughout her pregnancy and afterward to support her overall well-being.

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Let's face it. We live in a fast-paced world where we are bombarded by constant distractions. But, what if, for a few moments throughout our day, we took as little as 10 minutes to honor our bodies with a few self-care rituals to realign our mind, body, and soul?

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Tonic and Adaptogenic Herbs for Seasonal Health

 When it comes to seasonal health we immediately think of remedies that can help us cope with acute situations. here are 10 of our favorite herbs that we can use on a daily basis to bring our bodies back into natural balance.
 
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Avena's Ashwagandha Golden Milk Recipe

Cozy up with a warming cup of Ashwagandha Golden Milk. This vibrant blend of herbs and spices, used as a daily tonic, helps support the immune system, stimulate the digestive system, and ease inflammation.

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NEW Winter Wellness Elixir - Elderberry, Ginger & Thyme

The new Winter Wellness Elixir by Avena Botanicals is a special, limited-edition blend of Elderberry, Ginger & Thyme. View full article →

Ginger, Pear, and Turmeric Muffins



Ginger, Pear, and Turmeric Muffins Recipe

The warming and pungent qualities of ginger and turmeric make a perfect pairing for winter muffins. They both support healthy digestion and are known in the Ayurvedic tradition to enkindle agni (digestive fire) and clear toxins from the gut. Most herbalists worldwide agree that supporting good digestion and elimination is necessary for health and quality of life. Both of these delicious herbs support healthy immune function, clear congestion in the head and chest, warm the body when chilled, and stimulate good digestion.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 ¾ cup spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp organic turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp mixed pumpkin pie spice or your favorite combo of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup organic vegetable oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp grated fresh organic ginger
  • ¾ cup unsweetened milk
  • 2 small sliced pears
  • Optional: ¼ cup Avena’s Ginger Glycerite and/or chopped organic ginger candy

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 375. In a small bowl, mix flax seeds and water and set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, turmeric, spices, and salt. In a larger bowl, whisk oil, maple syrup, and Ginger Glycerite until well combined. Slowly pour flax mixture and milk as you whisk into the liquid mixture. Add grated ginger and ginger candy. Add flour mixture into liquid and mix until combined, taking care to not over-mix. Fold in sliced pears. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full with batter and bake 20-22 minutes. Eat fresh within 2 days or freeze. Enjoy these yummy muffins!

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The warming and pungent qualities of Ginger and Turmeric make for a perfect pairing during winter. They both support healthy digestion and are known in the Ayurvedic tradition to enkindle agni (digestive fire) and clear toxins from the gut. For a nourishing and warming tonic, I like to place a half to a full dropper of Ginger Turmeric Elixir on my tongue before eating, especially during the colder months. Both herbs support healthy immune function, clear congestion in the head and chest, warm the body when chilled, and stimulate good digestion. View full article →