This weeks homework is to pick an herb from the alkaline list below and use it.  Use it in a tea, cook with it or even heal with it.   Do your own research but some of the health benefits are listed below.  Have fun with it…since taking care of yourself naturally is so awesome.  If you have questions please contact me at


This is not an all encompassing is constantly growing & I will add to it…but this is what I have so far.

ACHIOTE (Annato)

Improves digestion, helps to manage diabetes, aids in prevention of cancer, helps in treatment of gonorrhea, aids in maintain healthy bones, beneficial in reducing signs of aging, prevents macular degeneration and cataracts & reduces the risk of neural tube defects in newborn infants

 Allspice ALLSPICE

Aids in digestion, rich in antioxidant properties, aids in maintaining a healthy heart, helps to improve blood circulation, boost immune system and dental health, gives relief from arthritis, gout and hemorrhoids.  Caution: Avoid using if suffering from gastric ulcers or ulcerative colitis.


Aids in faster healing of wounds, gives relief from rheumatic and arthritic pains, aids in eliminating intestinal worms in children, boosts metabolism, stimulates the nervous system, provides relief from excess gas, indigestion and flatulence, helps in clearing congestion in lungs and respiratory tracts, provides relief from stress, anxiety, depression, anger and insomnia, effective in sedating nervous afflictions, hyper reactions and convulsions, provides relief from cramps, coughs, aches and obstructed blood circulation


Helps prevent cancer, gives relief from anxiety, aids in managing diabetes, improves health of hair follicles, helps to alleviate various respiratory conditions, facilitates efficient digestion and nutrient intake, helps to lower levels of stress hormone, eliminates bad cholesterol from cardiovascular system and aids in reducing inflammation caused by sore joints and arthritis.

 bay leaf
 Burdock__Root_Tea_article2 BURDOCK

Lowers blood pressure, stimulated the digestive system relieving constipation and preventing bloating, helps balance hormones, boosts immune system and improves skin health.

Caution:  Although rare, some people have allergies to Burdock.  Also avoid if you are on potassium diuretic therapy as Burdock is very high in potassium and can cause potassium toxicity.


Reduces diabetic complications and hyperglycemia, boosts the immune system, relieves muscle spasms and menstrual cramps for women, reduces inflammation, soothes the stomach, helps promote restful sleep, helps relieve back pain, helps relieve rheumatism and improves liver function

 Cloves CLOVES

Aids in digestion, boosts immune system, provides relief from headaches, protects liver against infections, effective against bacterial infection, beneficial in preserving bone density, helps in controlling blood sugar levels, provides relief from inflammation and pain, rich in anti-cancer and anti-mutagenic properties and aids in treating gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontal disease


Aids in digestion, reduces risk of cancer, helps reduce inflammation, improves immune system, cures respiratory disorders, helps maintain menstrual cycles, provides relief from diarrhea & dysentery, calms hiccups due to allergies, beneficial for bones, helps control diabetes and prevents excessive gas

 elderberry ELDERBERRY

Helps in weight loss, boosts immune system, reduces appearance of wrinkles and age spots, aids in eliminating excess cholesterol from bodiy, alleviates respiratory conditions such as cold and cough, eliminates constipation and boosts gastrointestinal system, beneficial in reducing blood pressure and managing diabetes, promotes bone strength and development of new bone tissue, helps prevent atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular issues and helps alleviate joint pain and soreness caused by inflammation


Purifies blood, excellent antiseptic and anti-spasmodic agnet, provides relief from menstrual problems, stimulates brain and neural activity, improves amount of milk in lactating mothers, effective in treating cough, relieves gas trouble and indigestion, kills intestinal worms and increases frequency of urination

Caution:  To be avoided by pregnant women & women with breast cancer

 garlic GARLIC

Aids in digestion, helps cure hypertension, usefl for curing ear aches, helps treat cough and cold, provides relief from acne and asthma, protects against side effects of diabetes, provides relief from intestinal ailments, reduces high cholesterol levels, aids in treating eye infections and reduces risk of cancer


Good for food poisoning, indigestion and diarrhea, provides relief from menstration problems, strengthens heart health, helps reduce inflammation and muscle pain, relieves depression, mental stress, exhaustion and anxiety, effective against nausea and respiratory disorders, aids in dissolving kidney stones, prevents dandruff, helps treat malaria and yellow fever, eliminates impotency and prevents premature ejaculation

 oregano-leaves OREGANO

Helps to energise and rejuvenate the body, aids in digestion, boosts immune system, reduces risk of atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes, aids in speeding up metabolism, beneficial in detoxifying body and helps to protect against bacterial that can affect skin and gut

Caution:  May cause allergy


Reduces internal inflammations and helps to cleanse liver, helps to prevent cancer, useful in managing diabetes, protects agains osteoporosis and helps in maintaing bone health, helps to strengthen immune system, provides relief from rheumatoid arthritis, beneficial in controlling urinary tract infections and gallbladder stones

Caution: Avoid exess consumption during pregnancy

 raspberry_leaf RASPBERRY LEAF

Strengthens immune system, aids in weitht loss, reduces risk of macular degeneration, helps to maintain healthy and glowing skin, promotes good health and protects against cancer, regulates menstrual cycle, helps milk production in lactating mothers, relieves nausea in pregnant women, protects against infections caused by bacteria and fungi, aids in reducing wrinkles and age spots


Aids in managing diabetes, helps keep skin healthy, improves digestion, rich in antioxidants, helps growth and development of bones, boosts cognitive development and immune system, hekps to reduce inflammation and improves overall health

sea salt SEA SALT

Helps in maintaining balanced levels of blood sugar and blood pressure, effective in providing therapeutic relief from rheumatoid arthritis, promotes dental health and helps maintain bodys electrolyte balance

Caution: Avoid excess intake of any type of salt

Alkaline food list was acquired from


2 thoughts on “BODY & SOUL AWARENESS HOMEWORK-Alkaline Herbs/Spices”

  1. might just be the ignorance of a religious guy without a tv. Who uses the term Floor Stretch? If it’s really common, maybe we do need to come up with something else. Any sugtosgiens?

    1. Floor Stretch is a term used to describe stretches done while seated or lying on the floor…ie Floor Stretch. 🙂

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