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 […]
Probiotics are often vilified by the medical industry as snake oil of our time. The truth is, before refrigeration, most of our food was preserved using bacteria. Our internal gut health is dependent on a healthy supply of beneficial bacteria. After all, as Hippocrates said, “all disease begins in the gut.” Without a proper a […]
This recipe can detangle even the curliest of hair and slowly restore even the most badly damaged hair.
June 10-16th is Aromatherapy Awareness Week. Aromatherapy is one of the most enjoyable complementary therapies, and essential oils are natural, concentrated home remedies for many everyday health problems. Use them in massage, baths, oil burners and vaporizers, compresses, steam inhalations, and homemade beauty products. 10 Ways to Use Essential Oils at Home: 1. Do […]
This no-poo shampoo recipe is simple enough and contains none of the waxes and oils that shampoo companies use to hide the chemical burn damage of their products.
Stinging nettles grow everywhere in the spring and early summer, so now is the best time to use this amazing edible weed. Nettles are full of health benefits; they contain vitamins including C and E, minerals such as iron and magnesium, and they detoxify the body and purify the blood. Boil nettles quickly in a […]
Hay fever symptoms range from the mildly uncomfortable to very annoying. Stuffy or runny nose, itchy and red eyes, sneezing, tiredness, a dry cough and a sore throat are common symptoms of hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis. Symptoms happen when the immune system reacts to pollen. Fortunately, there are many natural remedies that can […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Digestive upsets are common in the festive season, but they easily treated with herbal remedies. Indigestion and many other stomach problems respond well to simple home remedies. Keep bags of chamomile, peppermint and ginger teas in the cupboard for the holiday season – or make your own herbal infusions with dried or fresh herbs. […]