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9 Ways to Use Stinging Nettle for Health and More

Stinging nettle is a very useful herb, and one of my favorite. Uses range from eating them to allergy support tea to even making paper! Enjoy these 9 uses and be sure to try some that you’ve never tried before.

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Echinacea Purpurea or Angustifolia: Which is Best?

Echinacea Purpurea and Echinacea Angustifolia are the two common types of echinacea used today. Let’s take a look at both and figure out which one is best or if both can be equally used to boost immunity and maintain health.

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Hibiscus Tea Benefits and a Recipe for Colds and Flus

Hibiscus tea benefits our health and wellness in many ways. This hibiscus tea recipe is great for circulatory health, blood pressure, cholesterol and has even been found to reduce the occurrence of kidney stones. Enjoy this recipe and let us know how you like it!

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How to Make a DIY Flower Press to Dry Flowers

I love pressing flowers at harvest time and am excited to share my husband’s plant press design with you. I recommend making several so you can have a few drying projects going simultaneously. Enjoy!

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Get Sore Muscle Relief with This Homemade Liniment

This homemade liniment recipe has been used for sore muscle relief for 100’s of years. If you have sore muscle pain, mix this up, spray it on, and enjoy relief. The recipe is based on the work of Jethro Kloss, author of Back to Eden.

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3 DIY Pumpkin Beauty Recipes For Face, Hair, & Body

Three DIY pumpkin beauty recipes you will love! A DIY Body Wrap, a Homemade Hair Mask, and a Homemade Face Scrub. Pumpkins are all the rage this time of year, but they’re also good for us in many ways!

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Fever Remedies: Make a Natural Fever Relief Tea

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, mums are used fresh and dried for fever remedies, colds, and to support the liver. For this fever relief tea we added peppermint, catnip, and honey for taste and extra kick.

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Treat Earaches Naturally with Homemade Mullein Oil

Pain in the ear? Consider making homemade mullein oil before reaching for those prescription solutions. This oil is a simple, natural earache remedy and will work whether it is a viral or bacterial ear infection.

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7 Immune Boosting Foods and Herbs for Back-To-School

These 7 immune boosting foods and herbs will help you boost your immune system for back-to-school time. As the weather cools it’s good to switch to warming foods like steamed greens, bone broths, and warm grains. Here are a few of my favorite plants that we work into our diet.

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Health Benefits and Interesting Facts About the Cashew

Cashews are high in monounsaturated fats—similar to that of olive oil—which is great for heart health. Cashews are also packed full of copper and magnesium, which is great for your bones, blood vessels, and connective tissue. So eat up and enjoy!

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Learn How To Grow Plants for Use as Natural Dye

There are so many common plants that provide natural dye. They are easy to grow and look beautiful in your yard! Here are some great options if you’re interested in growing and making your own dyes.

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Foods to Ease Teething & A Teething Popsicles Recipe

Here are my favorite teething remedies (herbs & foods) to keep around when adult teeth are emerging in children. Also included is the teething popsicle recipe that I make for my kids when they have teeth coming in.

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How to Use Summer Berries and Peaches as Medicine

Our first abundant fruit harvest has hit, and my kitchen is overflowing with blackberries and peaches (along with green beans, cucumbers, and zucchini)! Many of us think only of the food value of these fruits. Did you know that most summer fruits also have medicinal value? Let’s take a look!

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Adaptogenic Herbs: What They Are and A Helpful List

Adaptogens are plants that support the body’s ability to manage physical and emotional stress. Use this list to find which adaptogenic herbs may help you. They usually support the proper functioning of the immune system and are often used to help fight and prevent cancer.

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair: A Natural Conditioner

Why use apple cider vinegar for hair? It’s a pH balancer, antibacterial, anti-fungal, detangles, removes soap and oil build up without stripping, and even helps protect against dry skin and dandruff. You’ll love this apple cider vinegar conditioning rinse I’ve been using for years!