Grocery stores give us access to fresh herbs and medicinal plants all year long, but it’s good for us to do the gathering, and to know what to look for, no matter what season it is!
We often take the benefits of “sweet” spices for granted, so I wanted to talk more about the benefits of allspice. Yes, it’s delicious, but it’s also very good for you!
Why can’t babies eat honey? It is a common idea that infants can not eat honey. Let’s examine the idea to see if it’s true sometimes, all the time, or not at all.
To make traditional Holiday recipes healthier, you need a good corn syrup substitute and a substitute for hydrogenated shortening. Read on to find healthy and viable substitutes for both!
Can dogs eat honey? Yes! Can cats eat honey? Yes! Let’s take a look at how and why to give honey to your pets, and also how much you should be giving them.
People have been using herbs for depression, anxiety, and general sadness for many years. Refer to the following list of herbs for help with mild such cases.
Here’s a quick and simple thyme tea recipe to try. Thyme helps with congestion, chest colds, mucus, and has been used for bronchitis and other illnesses.
Lemon verbena benefits us in many ways. From settling the stomach and expelling mucus, to easing anxiety and joint pain, it is a very useful herb to grow and have around.
Can you take flu or cold medicine while pregnant? Perhaps some of them, but why not try these safe herbs for cold and flu first. You have nothing to lose!
Juniper berries have a long tradition of use in food, beverages, and medicine. They can be useful for colds, congestion, cough, UTIs, arthritis, and gout. Let’s learn how to find, harvest, and use them now!
A lot of folks can benefit from using herbs for high blood pressure. The herbs listed here have been shown to reduce blood pressure by varying degrees. Read it over and find what works for you.
As a child I thought the only uses for crabapples were to throw them at my friends. Little did I know, that fruit tree has so many uses and benefits. Enjoy!
Have you ever thought about growing popcorn? Let’s examine 6 reasons we should be growing our own popcorn. If you can’t grow it, be sure you are buying organic!
People have long valued the medicinal qualities and benefits of sage. Let’s learn how we can use several varieties and applications to support better health.
Last week I outlined how to make smudge sticks, and as promised, wanted to follow that up by writing about some of the most common smudging herbs to use. Enjoy!
Learn how to make a smudge stick and consider doing what I do, freshen the air in your home using the entire plant, not just one concentrated form of the plant, like essential oils.
Black walnut leaves and husks have some pretty cool medicinal uses. While the nuts are delicious and nutritious (if you can get to them) don’t ignore the leaves and husks!
So you want to start selling homemade products? Be sure to familiarize yourself with these common facts and myths before you begin selling your homemade natural products.