It’s been feeling like fall here in the Midwest and I have those awkward days of wondering whether I should wear my flip flops or boots. These are the only two things I wear on my feet for the most part – because they are easy to wear and it gives me less choices I have to make when I start my day. Yes, I am in that season of life where anything that makes life easier is necessary. Continue reading
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, help keep our Immune Systems Strong, but adding essential oils like Pine, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Eucalyptus and Lemon will prove to be invaluable. Continue reading
What is a salve? A salve as defined by dictionary.com is “a medicinal ointment for healing or relieving wounds and sores.”1 Many over-the-counter remedies are salves such as Neosporin®. Lip balms are also a form of salve, so a salve doesn’t have to be medicinal, just nourishing to the skin. Salves in general are a simple formula with just a few ingredients. They generally include an oil and a wax to create a semi-solid material. Today people use the terms “lotion bars” or “balms” to also describe salves. Continue reading
Symptomatic COVID-19 positive and likely patients treated by homeopathic physicians – an Italian descriptive study
SUMMARY (by Dana Ullman, MPH, CCH) Continue reading
Houseplants are probably the most commonly grown specimens for indoor gardens and greenery. Therefore, it’s extremely important that their indoor environments suit all of their growing needs. Continue reading for information on keeping houseplants healthy. Continue reading
- Andrographis is an adaptogenic herb with health benefits that include antiviral, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective and anti-inflammatory properties
- Andrographis has a calming and anti-anxiety effect and it helps improve memory, tremors, fatigue and incontinence in people with multiple sclerosis
- The “bitter reflex” is stimulated when you taste something bitter. Your body releases gastrin to strengthen digestive function and the reflex stimulates cell repair in the pancreas and intestines
How Jennifer got her kids to ask for essential oils more than pills
Throughout our evolutionary history, humans have utilized various edible plants. The ingestion of plants provided our bodies with valuable nutrients when meat was scarce, as well as with an array of phytochemicals. (1) Research indicates that the latter component of plant foods, phytochemicals, played a pivotal role in shaping our physiology. Continue reading
I can’t say it enough; there’s nothing more enjoyable than having the opportunity to taste all the mouth-watering treats you’ve harvested from your own garden. Whether it’s straight off the vine or included in your favorite recipe, nothing compares to the fresh, juicy flavors of garden-grown vegetables. If you’re anything like me when it comes to harvesting, there always seems to be the question of what to do with everything. Continue reading
When you grow an herb garden inside , you can benefit from enjoying fresh herbs year round. In order to be successful at growing herbs indoors, follow a few simple steps. Keep reading to learn how to grow herbs indoors successfully.
Researchers have determined that the nation’s farmland is now 48 times more toxic to insects than it was just 25 years ago, and much of this rise in toxicity is being blamed on the widespread use of a dangerous category of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. Continue reading
Eating the same foods every day can get boring, even if you’re already enjoying healthy dishes made with familiar ingredients. If you want to taste something new (and also nutritious), try adding harissa to your food.
People often consider plantains as common weeds. But this herb has a wide variety of medicinal uses. In the 10th century, the Saxons included plantains among their nine sacred herbs. While plantains are not as used today, they make excellent home remedies – and even medicine in case of an emergency. Continue reading