Natural Health

Stay healthy with herbal remedies, a nourishing diet, and a chemical-free home.

Natural Remedies: Grow Your Own Medicine

By Ana Nez Heatherly

Fill  your garden with flowers and herbs that treat common health conditions. Grow high mallow, mullein, horehound, purslane, chickweed, amaranth, bee balm and more. Originally published as "Medicines as Close as Your Door" in the June/July 1995 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Dandelion and Stinging Nettle: Common Weeds with Healing Properties

By Steven Foster

The healing powers of stinging nettle and dandelion, both of which are used to strengthen the system and improve health. Originally published as "Lowly Wonders" in the April/May 1995 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Herbal Remedies: The Restorative Properties of Garlic, Slippery Elm and Alfalfa

By Steven Foster

Slippery elm, garlic and alfalfa have been used for centuries to treat common medical conditions such as sore throat, infections and diabetes. Originally published as "Nature's Penicillin" in the February/March 1995 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Use Comfrey Root as a Natural Remedy

By Joseph VanSeters

Comfrey root has many natural healing properties, and mixed with other natural herbs, comfrey can create a very potent cold remedy. Originally published as "Comfrey: The Forgotten Herb" in the December 1994/January 1995 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Treating Tendonitis and Broken Bones at Home

By Sid Kirchheimer

Here's some practical advice from practicing physicians for treating tendonitis and broken bones, two common fall injuries. Originally published as "Home Remedies: Tendonitis and Broken Bones" in the October/November 1994 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

The Last Laugh: Farm Health Vs. City Health

By Jeff Taylor

At first blush, farm health is superior to city health. But didn't the combination of city life and country diet kill Elvis? Originally published as "THE HEALTH FARM" in the June/July 1994 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Home Health Remedies for Summer Ailments

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

Before rushing to the hospital with bee stings, food poisoning, or heat exhaustion, try these doctor-tested home health remedies first. Originally published as "Curing the Ails of Summer" in the June/July 1994 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Healing with Herbs: A Guide to Medicinal Herb Teas

By Carol Pearson

Learn about the many ways herbs can be used to help reduce common ailments. Includes a guide to frequently-used herbs. Originally published as "First-Aid Teas" in the October/November 1993 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

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