Summer is the perfect time for DIY beauty treatments. Garden herbs or wildcrafted herbs are ideal for facial steams, foot baths and hair rinses, or try seasonal vegetables for homemade beauty products.
How to Add Edible Weeds and Wild Herbs to Your Diet
Now is a good time to go foraging for dandelions, nettles and other edible weeds. Here are a few easy ways to use your wildcrafted herbs at home.
Foraging Tips: Where and How To Pick Wildcrafted Herbs
Foraging is a great way to learn more about the herbs and edible weeds that grow in your area.
Foraging: The Benefits of Eating Edible Weeds and Wildcrafted Herbs
Edible weeds are essentially free, nutritious food that might even grow right on your doorstep.
The Health Benefits of Lemongrass
Based on its traditional uses and its nickname “fever grass,” lemongrass is the perfect choice for herbal infusions during the cold and flu season.
Cold Herbal Infusions: Healthy Drinks for Hot Summer Days
This is the best method for delicate herbs that would lose some of their flavor and quality in hot infusions: herbs such as lemon balm or lemon verbena, and many flowers.
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 […]
Things To Do with Lavender
Lavender is used in herbal medicine, in aromatherapy as essential oil, in cooking, in beauty products… it is one of the most versatile herbs, and it is safe for most people both as an herb and as essential oil (look for Lavandula angustifolia/officinalis/vera essential oil for therapeutic use). Do you grow lavender in your herb […]
Refreshing and Healthy Summer Herb Teas From Your Garden
Herb teas and herbal infusions are healthy and refreshing drinks on hot summer days. Most herbal teas taste great cold; add a few ice cubes, a little honey or a few slices of lemon to ice cold herbal tea for a thirst quencher. If you grow a few common medicinal herbs in your herb garden, […]
DIY Detox Herbal Infusion: Nettle, Dandelion, and Birch
I’m not a big fan of expensive detox packages, but this infusion is homemade. You might even find all the ingredients in your garden. I use this simple blend in the spring as a DIY liver cleanse/detox. I usually make my herbal infusions with fresh dandelion, nettle,and birch, but I also dry some […]
8 Common Cooking Herbs and Their Health Benefits
Many common kitchen herbs are also used in herbal medicine. Use these herbs in cooking, in herbal infusions and herb teas – and in baths and home beauty treatments. An infusion of sage is one of the best herbal remedies for a sore throat. Red sage is especially good for throat infections. Sage also […]