Homeopathy at Home: 5 Useful Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic First Aid Kit

Homeopathy is based on the principle that “like cures like”: a substance that causes symptoms in large doses is used in very diluted doses to treat those same symptoms. The basic idea is to stimulate the body’s own natural healing ability with very diluted substances. This makes homeopathic remedies safe for the whole family. In […]

How To Use Yarrow as a Home Remedy

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has been considered a sacred herb in many cultures. It grows wild in many parts of the world, but you can also plant this valuable medicinal herb in your own herb garden. Both leaves and flowers are edible, although flowers are more often used for herbal remedies. The easiest way to use […]

7 Ways to Use Chamomile Herb at Home

Chamomile Flowers

Chamomile is a versatile herb that has been used for centuries in herbal medicine and as a home remedy. Herbal medicine uses two types of chamomile: Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) and German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), and although these varieties are slightly different, they can be mostly used for the same purposes. The easiest way to […]

Home Remedies for Pinkeye

chickweed-for-pinkeye

Pinkeye, also know as pink eye or conjunctivitis, is an inflammation of the membranes (conjunctiva) covering the whites of the eyes and the membranes on the inner part of the eyelids. It can be viral (typically linked to Adenoviruses), bacterial or allergy related. As the name suggests, the inflammation causes the eye to take on […]

Four Herb Teas for the Spring

Herb Teas for the Spring

Many edible weeds and wildcrafted herbs that appear in the spring are excellent home remedies for the springtime. Dandelion and nettle grow pretty much everywhere; both are full of nutrients and both also make great spring detox teas. Cherry blossoms and apple blossoms have a delicate sweet flavor and are lovely additions to DIY tea […]

How to Grow Aloe

How to grow aloe

Aloe Vera is one of the most beneficial plants you can add to your garden.  This amazing plant comes with a multitude of skin healing properties, and it’s easy to grow to boot!  Once you start growing this wonderful plant, you’ll wonder why it took you so long. Aloe is a succulent, meaning it retains […]

4 Home Beauty Treatments with Banana

Bananas for Natural Beauty Treatments

Bananas are a good source of vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, fiber, potassium, biotin, and copper. They are also inexpensive ingredients for natural beauty treatments. Banana works for all skin types and can be used in homemade face masks, natural body scrubs, and even home hair treatments. Leftover ripe bananas are often the best ones […]

10 Benefits of Using Turmeric

turmeric

Curcuma Longa is a rhizome typically associated with the bright yellow curries found in eastern foods. Do not confuse the color with the flavor, though. Turmeric has a mild astringent flavor but is very nearly tasteless, even to my exceptionally sensitive taste buds. It has been hailed as the queen of culinary and medicinal uses. […]

Homemade Chest Rub Recipe for Coughs and Colds

Homemade Chest Rub

Recently, I made my own chest rub for colds and coughs for the very first time, and I couldn’t believe how easy it was. I used a basic recipe for an herbal salve from Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family, […]