Kerri Bailey

Kerri Bailey is a Certified Herbalist and Horticulturist. She earned her BS degree in Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and in 1997 she received certification as an herbalist through Highline Community College. Since 1998 Kerri has worked in the horticulture and water gardening industry teaching, writing and consulting. In 2002, Kerri established Herbal Elements and developed her own herbal product line of teas, remedies and skin care. Kerri also owns The Pond Pad water garden and retail pond store located inside of Alpine Nursery. She continues to grow through blog writing, E-books and custom herbal consultations and formulations. Visit her website: www.herbalelements.net

How to Deal with Diarrhea

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in How to Use Herbs at Home, Kerri Bailey, Latest | 0 comments

How to Deal with Diarrhea

How to Deal with Diarrhea Use Herbs- There are many herbs, that can be taken as teas, tinctures supplements, that help dry up loose stools, add digestive enzymes and support tissue health. Astringent herbs contain tannins that help “tan” your intestines, toning and supporting gut tissue. Examples are Agrimony, Blackberry Root & Leaf, Raspberry and Strawberry Leaf and Witch Hazel. Others, like Marshmallow, Slippery Elm and Fennel are demulcent herbs that provide smoothness and lubricate the gut. Epimedium, aka Horny Goat Weed, helps repair sphincter muscles (avoid if having a prostate...

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Combatting Constipation

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in How to Use Herbs at Home, Kerri Bailey, Latest | 0 comments

Combatting Constipation

Constipation can be annoying, uncomfortable and hard to consistently treat. Those with occasional constipation can avoid this fairly easy by following the steps & tips listed below. Those with Chronic Constipation, may not have such luck and may need to use stronger herbs that provide a Laxative affect. Make sure you pay attention to the precautions described below and remember that constipation is usually a result of several factors. See the full article at www.herbalelements.net   Some of the best ways to handle Constipation: Increase Peristalsis-   Mild Colon Cleansing Herbs-...

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Fall Gold Ginkgo

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Herbal Profiles, Kerri Bailey, Latest | 0 comments

Fall Gold Ginkgo

We now have Fall Gold Ginkgo leaves! This is my favorite form of Ginkgo, which is grown in the US and harvested while the leaves display their yellow & gold fall color. Usually when you purchase Ginkgo, it is grown in Asia and harvested during the summer when the leaves are green. It is thought that the gold leaves picked at the height of Autumn contain more medicinal properties than the green leaves. Ginkgo has been one of the top 10 selling herbs in the US for the past 5 years. It deserves this popularity for the many uses and benefits. The tea and tincture have been used for Brain...

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Lungwort

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Herbal Profiles, Kerri Bailey, Latest | 0 comments

Lungwort

Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis), is one of the first flowers to bloom in Spring and one of my favorite herbs for moist shady areas in the garden. The attractive, edible leaves come in many leaf variegation patterns with flower colors varying from dark blue to sky blue, white and pink-crimson. This long blooming perennial is native to the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. The use of Lungwort goes back many centuries as many people believed solely in the Doctrine of Signatures which is a theory that anything resembling a body part means that it is beneficial to that area in the body. Although...

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How to Make Awesome Iced Tea

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016 in Kerri Bailey, Latest, Teas / Tisanes | 0 comments

How to Make Awesome Iced Tea

Teas are not just for mornings or when your sick – they can make the most delicious & refreshing Iced Tea drinks! Perfectly brewed solo, or make it special by adding fresh fruit or herbs to enhance the flavor of the tea. Other ideas to make fantastic tea beverages are to add fruit juice and club soda, ginger ale or other carbonated beverages. Most any Black, Green, Red, White, Oolong & Herbal teas can all be used to make iced tea. As far as which teas can be made into awesome iced teas- it depends on your flavor preferences. Fruity or flavored teas taste delicious, or you can...

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Fo-Ti

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Herbal Profiles, Kerri Bailey | 0 comments

Fo-Ti

The Chinese name for Fo-Ti , seen as either- He Shou Wu or He-She-Wu- is named after a Tang dynasty man who was reputably cured from infertility by taking Fo-Ti. His long life, thick black hair and vitality has been believed to be attributed to this herb. Chinese legends boasts that when Fo-Ti is taken for one year-the 50-year-old root restores black hair; the 150-year-old root causes new teeth to grow in the elderly and the 300-year-old root yields earthly mortality.  Chung Yun, a famous Chinese Herbalist, supposedly lived to be 256 years old, was taking Fo-Ti on a daily basis. In TCM...

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