Based on its traditional uses and its nickname “fever grass,” lemongrass is the perfect choice for herbal infusions during the cold and flu season.
The Health Benefits of Cinnamon
As the weather gets colder, now is a good time to add cinnamon to foods and drinks.
How to Use Medicinal Herbs at Home: Making Herbal Infusions, Decoctions and Salves
Herbs have been used in the traditional medical systems of many different civilizations for thousands of years. Medicinal herbs are perfect for treating everyday ailments at home, and many medicinal herbs grow well in your own herb garden.
Herbal Medicine at Home: 20 Tips to Get You Started on Herbal Home Remedies
Many herbs have been used as medicine and as home remedies for hundreds or even thousands of years. If you are thinking of starting a medicinal herb garden, or if you want to make your own herbal home remedies, here are 20 posts to get you started. How to Grow and Use Medicinal Herbs at […]
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We are giving away ONE (1) Free Enrollment into the online Introductory Herbal Course – a home study program for beginners in plant medicine, in partnership with the Herbal Academy of New England. That’s a $195 value!
Medicinal Herb Garden Must Haves
Many medicinal herbs are easy to grow, and most of them can be used in both cooking and home remedies. Use herbs in teas and herbal infusions, in homemade herbal oils and salves, in herbal baths, and in home health&beauty treatments. Calendula Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is a traditional skin healing herb: it was already used […]
How to Make an Herbal Infusion
An herbal infusion is much like herbal tea, but infusions are usually stronger. You can drink herbal infusions to relieve specific health complaints or to boost general health and wellbeing. Infusions are often used when taking medicinal herbs for a long period of time (several months). What Are Herbal Infusions? When making an herbal infusion, […]
Healing Herbs to Grow in Your Garden
Grow these healing herbs in your herb garden, and you will have a natural first aid kit always at hand. Whether your herb garden is in the backyard or on a window sill, the following medicinal herbs are always good to have at home. Mint Mint (Mentha – several varieties including Mentha piperita, peppermint) is […]
Get Prepared: A Natural First Aid Kit
In addition to a home first aid kit, I like to keep an herbal “first aid” kit for emergencies. The following natural remedies are always good to have at home. Homeopathic remedies should not be stored next to strong smells, so keep your homeopathic tablets separately from your essential oils. Useful Natural Remedies for a […]
Nettles and Nettle Tea: Benefits and Uses
The humble stinging nettle is one of the most vitamin and mineral rich wild herbs. Nettles are high in vitamins, especially C and E, and several minerals including iron. They grow in abundance and are easy to find – too easy in many gardens. Instead of treating nettles as weeds, pick some and use them […]
The Handbook of Vintage Remedies—A Review of An Herbal Primer
The Handbook of Vintage Remedies: A Modern Family’s Guide to Herbal Medicine by Jessie Hawkins, MH is an informative and helpful family herbalist book for natural home health and wellness.