Hi, I’m Eric Bowen. And like you, I wanted to be free from prescriptions and independent from my doctor.
I was tired of explaining my symptoms over and over again while receiving the same – and equally ineffective – medication from my doctor every other month..
I’d had enough of watching my retirement savings trickle away as I was spending over $1,200 EVERY YEAR on my prescriptions alone.
And get this. My blood pressure prescription was INCREASING my blood pressure (who would have guessed that?)
I didn’t want to blindly trust my doctor anymore.. I wanted to understand the needs of my body and make more informed, tailored decisions that worked for ME.
On top of that, I didn’t want to stuff myself with chemicals anymore.. Instead, I wanted a natural, more effective remedy.
One that targets the root cause of my blood pressure and hits it from the inside. A natural remedy that does what it says on the print without slaughtering my bank account or causing a whole host of side effects.
So instead of hanging on to every word of my doctor, I could care for myself AND my family without plunging chemicals into our system.
Wouldn’t you like the same?
Well, here’s the truth..
My blood pressure is lower than ever (my doctor couldn’t believe it), my retirement fund is safe from the prying hands of big pharma, and my body feels AMAZING!
Look, I was just like you.. And, honestly, most people are.
We’re led to put our faith in modern medicine. But the truth is, there are other (more natural) ways to remedy many of the common ailments we suffer from.
I’ve been an experienced herbalist for almost 9 years now, examining and testing 100s of healing plants our ancestors used on some of the most common health problems out there.
You’ll find a list of these health problems, along with what herbs are best for them inside my herbal guide.
So, if you’re looking for something simple and easy to read that’ll help you find what you can use to take care of yourself at home then this is the guide I’d recommend for you.
Here’s just a glimpse of what you’ll find in Herbs for Health!
The guide was designed to be easy to use so that it can provide you with all the information you need.
There are two simple ways to use this book.
First, you could scroll through the index… find what herb treats your ailment… and then apply or consume the fresh herb.
Each herb comes with a high-quality color picture and detailed research or study of the plant.
This way you’ll know exactly what its benefits are and why our ancestors used it.
The second way makes it easy for you to prepare a delicious recipe from your chosen herb.
Just use the index in the cookbook and find the recipe to prepare.
This way, you get to prepare a meal for the whole family to benefit.
The index will show you exactly what herb is being used in the recipe so you can find the right page in seconds.
I’ve made sure to include the nutritional value of each recipe so that your diet goals are always met.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or seasoned herbalist… This book makes it simple for you to identify the right herbs when you need them.
Nature’s Aspirin – The Most Powerful Herbal Painkiller! (Headaches and Lower Back Pain)
Over 635 billion dollars are spent on pain medication every year! The reason why it’s so high is that people have become addicted to the numb feeling it gives them.
Unfortunately, that can have a detrimental effect on your liver. Other side effects of synthetic painkillers include kidney damage, stomach pain, internal bleeding, fluid retention, and allergic reactions!
Most people report stomach and intestinal cramps after just a day or two and often don’t realize that it’s their painkillers causing the problem. Our herb may be the best natural solution that your body needs!
Researchers have found that this plant has a particular chemical (salicin) that turns into salicylic acid (the active ingredient found in Aspirin). Fortunately, the herbal remedy has virtually no side effects or risks when taken in moderation!
To get started, all you have to do is apply a drop or two per day of this herb in its distilled tincture form or you can drink it as a tea.
In one recent study examining the effect of herbal medicine on adults with acute, sub-acute, or chronic lower back pain, researchers found this herb to be the most effective compared to a placebo. (5)
They also believe this herbal remedy can help eliminate migraines by lowering the blood pressure in the small blood vessels in the head, easing tension, and relieving the painful, debilitating symptoms.
Discover what this incredible herb is on page 18 (highlighted under – Herbs for Headaches).
#1 Best Backyard Weed For Arthritis! (Rheumatoid, Osteo, and Gout)
If you have arthritis, whether it’s rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or gout, you need to start using this remedy immediately!
This herbal remedy can help relieve arthritis or joint pain, or an achy muscle just a few minutes after application (as reported by severe patients!).
The plant contains various compounds that will reduce inflammation and the pain you experience. Some people even compare the sensation to that of the heat gels you would normally apply. All you have to do is break off a few leaves and apply them to the arthritis-affected area.
What makes this plant so unique is that its surface contains millions of tiny hypodermic needles that, on contact, inject chemicals such as formic acid, histamine, serotonin and acetylcholine as well as multiple vitamins necessary for improving bone health!
When exposed to the plant, this unique combination of chemicals creates some anti-inflammatory effect that seems to be working.
Researchers are still left wondering which one of those chemicals is so effective, but they know that the plant is safe and can continue being used as a home remedy.
In one study of 27 patients with osteoarthritic pain at the base of the thumb or index finger, the leaf of this plant was applied daily for one week to the painful area. Researchers compared the effect of this treatment with a placebo. (4)
After one week of treatment with the herbal remedy, researchers saw significant pain reduction compared to the placebo treatment. The herb was approximately ten times more effective at reducing pain!
Many patients who participated in these studies felt they could replace their anti-inflammatory medication with this herbal remedy. If you want to learn about this particular herb, check out page 13 (highlighted under – Herbs for Arthritis and Joint Pain).
Drink 1 Cup Of this Herbal Tea Daily to Normalize High Blood Pressure!
If you want an excellent remedy with virtually no side effects, check out page 21 (my first herb under blood pressure).
In 2015, a study on a powerful herbal tea blend was conducted on 46 patients with high blood pressure.
Researchers found significant blood pressure lowering effects in both systolic (pressure of heart contractions) and diastolic (pressure of heart relaxations) by an average of 7.58 mmHg and 3.53 mmHg, respectively. (2)
Doctors even found that this tea worked as effectively as the blood pressure medication, Captopril!
So what makes this herb so effective? It has a diuretic effect, which means it rids your body of excess sodium without depleting essential potassium – a crucial mineral for regulating blood pressure.
In a different study on 65 people, given either the herbal tea or a placebo, it was found that this tea again significantly reduced systolic blood pressure compared to the placebo group.
After evaluating many more independent studies, researchers have concluded that this herb has a significant lowering effect in systolic and diastolic with no side effects!
One of the main side effects of blood pressure medication that I experienced is something doctors call ‘drug-induced nutrient depletion’. You probably won’t notice but when you take these drugs, you may end up with a calcium deficiency, a potassium deficiency, and a magnesium deficiency. (1)
What’s surprising is that all 3 of the minerals mentioned above are part of your electrolytes, meaning that these deficiencies contribute to having high blood pressure!
Sadly, the side effect ends up causing the actual problem that you’re trying to fix. Learn about this remarkable herb and many more powerful ones on page 21 to lower your high blood pressure naturally!
A Herb Which Happens to be The Best Food For Fighting High Cholesterol!
More than 60% of people with high blood pressure also experience high cholesterol. These conditions work together and can lead to cardiovascular disease.
When bad cholesterol (LDL) increases, it builds up in your blood vessels, eventually clogging arteries and forcing your heart to pump blood harder (increasing blood pressure).
Fortunately, I’ve discovered a fruit native to India and the Middle East that’s readily available online and can be used to combat these effects. It’s been used in Ayurvedic medicine (ancient indian medicine) for hundreds of years and can help keep your heart health in check by managing your cholesterol!
In a pilot study done to evaluate the effect of this herb on patients with dyslipidemia (abnormally high levels of LDL – bad cholesterol), researchers found a significant reduction in total cholesterol and triglycerides (blood fats) as well as an increase in HDL (good cholesterol).
Why is HDL so important? Our body uses it to remove LDL (bad cholesterol) from blood vessels and transport that cholesterol so that it doesn’t cause harm.
In 2019, researchers found even more evidence supporting this unique remedy’s benefits. This time they conducted a study on 98 dyslipidemic patients. (3)
Doctors divided the patients into herb and placebo groups. 500 mg of the herb or a matching placebo was administered twice daily for 12 weeks.
After 12 weeks, the herb again lowered total cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL, and VLDL cholesterol compared to the placebo group.
Even I was amazed after comparing this herb to approximately 3100 other foods and found that this plant was the most antioxidant-dense, at 301.14 mmol/100g. Antioxidants can prevent your cells from aging, and dietary habits and aging often lead to high cholesterol.
By adding this herb to your diet, you will be able to solve both problems and ultimately have the best heart health! Find this herb on page 29 (highlighted under – herbs for lowering cholesterol).
Why You Struggle With Erratic Blood Sugar Levels or Weight Gain and How the Herb in Our Porridge Actually Works…
When asked why losing weight is so difficult, most people will often agree that it’s because they have a slow metabolism.
But what exactly does this mean? A slow metabolism means that your body burns food into energy at a much slower rate than the average person.
What determines your metabolic rate may partially be your genetics but it largely depends on and is determined by your insulin. That’s what most people don’t know and that’s why they tend to struggle to lose weight.
Why insulin? Insulin is a hormone that lowers your blood sugar by getting your body to burn glucose for energy rather than fat – so fat ends up being stored in your body, and you gain weight.
But that’s only half the problem. What really makes losing weight so difficult is that insulin also prevents the breakdown of stored fat for energy (lipolysis) and that’s how it’s impacting your metabolism!
Now don’t get me wrong, insulin is a necessary hormone that you need. The problem is when your body is unable to absorb it properly anymore and so you need a way to lower your fasting insulin so that it does not prevent you from losing weight.
If you look at the average type 2 diabetic who has a very high fasting insulin level, you’ll notice that they’re typically overweight. But if you saw the average type 1 diabetic who struggles to produce any insulin, you’ll notice that they’re quite lean!
So what does all of this mean? Having a chronically high fasting insulin level will make it almost impossible for you to lose weight!
The herb I recommend on page 35 (highlighted under – Herbs for Weight Loss) contains a unique compound, known as cinnamaldehyde, that can mimic the effect of insulin! (7) The herb works faster and helps you lose weight when added to our porridge, the recipe can be found inside your cookbook.
The porridge will help lower your insulin and improve glucose absorption (lower your blood sugar). And because your insulin is decreasing, your metabolism speeds up and you start to lose weight.
In 2017, the National Library of Medicine published an article about this herb. They tested just 3 grams, over 16 weeks, on people with metabolic syndrome (the condition which leads to weight gain, fatty liver disease and insulin resistance) and found significant changes. (9)
After using this herb, people with metabolic syndrome saw an improvement of up to 34.5%. Those using a placebo only saw a 5.2% change.
In another 2018 article, they stated that blood sugar levels were reduced by an average of 52.2 mg/dL! That’s four times greater than your normal average (12.9 mg/dL) decrease in blood sugar. (10)
The Aloe Vera Smoothie: A Natural Solution for Indigestion and Dry Skin!
Sunburns, acid reflux and dry or itchy skin are all common problems people face. What’s terrifying is that these problems worsen as we age!
It’s easy to turn to medications or store-bought gels as the first option for relief, but what if a natural solution could provide even better relief?
Aloe vera juice (not the gels) is a great way to naturally help ease these symptoms without worrying about harsh chemicals or preservatives.
This juice is an excellent drink for people with fragile stomachs, as it helps to soothe and reduce symptoms of heartburn or indigestion. It can also help regulate your body’s hydration levels, meaning fewer headaches and less fatigue.
The best bit? It can also act as a skincare remedy, as it’s known to help lock in moisture and soothe dry skin areas!
A recent clinical trial published in the International Journal showed that aloe vera juice is an effective moisturizer for dry skin. It helps reduce wrinkles and improve skin elasticity, something common drug treatments do not offer. (6)
And although pharmaceutical gels made from aloe vera can be convenient, they tend to be highly processed with strange chemicals and preservatives (like sodium benzoate) – much less natural than drinking pure aloe vera juice.
To make this change as simple as possible for you, I’ve prepared the perfect aloe vera juice recipe, found in my Cooking with Herbs for Health cookbook.
In my juice recipe, you’ll find the special ingredients that help aloe vera taste better with higher long-term nutritional benefits.
It will also help to prevent immediate spoilage so that you can prepare your juice once, and drink it throughout the day without needing to make a new one!
The next time you’re dealing with a troublesome health issue or dry skin, try reaching for some aloe vera juice instead!
You’ll be glad you did!
Drink One Cup Every Morning to Bring Your Stress to Zero! (Also Alleviates Headaches)
None of us want stressful lives, but unfortunately, the situations we put ourselves into or the amount of work and pressure we take on every day can trigger our stress hormones.
For most of us, the cause of our worry is known (for example, work, kids, health), but there’s nothing we feel we can do about it. This worry leaves us feeling helpless and often times angry, increasing stress.
Unfortunately, chronic stress can affect our sleep patterns, food choices, social behavior, and ability to get things done.
Meaning that without a healthy coping strategy, your stress will end up consuming more and more of your life!
I have spent nearly three years trying to find the perfect herbal remedy that works with the science and can easily fit into your lifestyle. Today I’m happy to say that I’ve finally found it!
It turns out that GABA, a neurotransmitter responsible for inhibiting or blocking excessive amounts of cortisol (stress hormone), is burnt out when we stress for long periods. Think of GABA as some kind of stress neutralizer.
The tea I recommend can block the enzyme, which breaks down GABA, therefore more GABA stays in your body and you start to feel a lot calmer.
In a 2004 study, researchers gave 18 healthy adults two separate single doses of 300 mg and 600 mg of the herb or a placebo. The results showed that the 600 mg dose alleviated the adverse mood effects of stress, with 70% saying that they felt calm with reduced alertness. (8)
Find out what this impressive herb is on page 12 (highlighted under – Herbs for Anxiety), and start adding this herbal tea to your morning routine.
But There’s More That You’re Going to Get:
Growing Herbs for Health
I’ve added this guide to welcome my new friends. This ebook is just one of the two spectacular gifts I have lined up for you!
I thought it would be really convenient if you could grow these medicinal herbs in your backyard instead of having to source and purchase them.
So if you have no clue how to start your garden, this book will teach you…
… how to choose containers with good drainage, how to clean containers, how to improve drainage so that roots don’t become waterlogged, how deep you should plant seeds, how to ensure light requirements are adequate when growing indoors, and much more!
While gardening will get simple once you practice enough, one of the questions most people still ask is, “which medicinal herbs should I grow in my garden”? Of course, the most important herb for you to grow is the one that answers the health problem you have most often.
So all you really need to know is the medicinal benefits of each herb, for example, Thyme to boost the immune system or Yarrow to prevent bleeding! I discuss everything in this book.
I discuss popular annual herbs, popular perennial herbs, drought-tolerant herbs, herbal ground covers, and popular culinary herbs that everyone loves, and I discuss homegrown herbal teas!
Let’s start growing our own backyard pharmacy!