These three underappreciated plants deserve their time in the sun, so to speak! Let’s dive into Local First Aid, learning about the edible and medicinal uses of these common wild plants: violets, plantain, and yellow dock.
With herbs and lemongrass in your garden, you can keep out mosquitoes, add flavor and spice to your summer menu, and have the ingredients for your own homemade bug spray. This blog post shows you how to harvest and cook with lemongrass and offers two easy, all-natural mosquito repellents you can make yourself.
“Golden” will be the first word to enter your mind when you see the roots, rhizomes and dormant buds of Hydrastis canadensis. You’ll understand immediately why the common name is “Goldenseal.” This very useful native woodland plant will not only charm and entertain you spring, summer, and autumn — it can even heal you.
It's easy to say "thank you" with these free Herbalist Day cards! Download and print your favorite card or grab one to share a little appreciation online with a favorite herbalist.
Beautiful calendula is easy to grow and use. Find instructions for homemade calendula-infused oil, plus other uses for calendula flowers.
Learn how to make Rosemary Gladstar's original Fire Cider recipe and chutney to help keep your immune system healthy, and to ward off infections. Also learn about the Fire Cider controversy, and why it should matter to you.
Dogs may have had nothing to do with the naming of the season, but they, like us, will most likely desire some respite from the heat. Here are several cooling herbal recipes for your furry friends to try at home!
Don’t get caught off guard by cold and flu season this year. Prepare an easy elderberry elixir for a natural alternative for flu prevention and recovery.
To make potent extractions of the medicinal properties from plants growing nearby, you can easily learn to make your own tinctures and infusions. Alcohol-based tinctures are often used for acute or specific concerns, while water-based infusions are strong, medicinal teas which gently strengthen the body over time.
Plantain is probably growing in your lawn right now. Instead of cursing this common weed, use it for both tasty food and herbal first aid!
If you struggle with insomnia or just have occasional trouble drifting off, consider trying one of the following herbal sleep aids.
Valerian is known for its sedative qualities, which can help to increase sleepiness, as well as to decrease nervousness and restlessness.
There is deep nutrition in weedy herbal infusions that can fill a glaring gap in our modern, processed diets. As a passionate herbalist and vegetarian who’s endeavored to pay close attention to the nutrients in my diet, I found myself wondering: Can nourishing herbal infusions replace a daily multivitamin?
The Sustainable Herbs Project is a new project by the producers of the award-winning documentary, Numen: the Nature of Plants, the first feature-length film on the healing power of plants. We are creating an online interactive documentary following medicinal plants through the supply chain to launch a more educated and responsible consumer movement supporting high quality herbal remedies and sustainable and ethical sourcing.
Ease the suffering of asthma attacks with the help of these healthy herbs!
There is no experience or practice more valuable, empowering, and utterly satisfying than enabling the health and well being of ourselves, our family, friends and community... naturally.
With our chickweed and lavender salve, the bites I typically get that are swollen and painful were nothing more than a minor annoyance. All came from ingredients that we made ourselves.
Bring Andrea Candee’s "The Healing Kitchen" workshop to you and take charge of your wellness naturally.
Fenugreek has been indicated in some historical texts as being used for inflammation of the stomach and digestive tract, too. It is said to be the oldest recorded herb found so far. When you couple this flower with another common flower, Thyme, there isn’t a swollen sinus passage that stands a chance!
The discovery of an uncommon remedy for blood poisoning in my pantry.
Most health problems we face in our lives are minor annoyances. It's time we cut out the expensive middle man and grow our own delicious tasting medicine to treat them.
To get fast relief, here are eight natural bee or insect sting treatment options you can use at home. You likely have what you need in the kitchen cupboard!
You don’t have to endure persistent fatigue. Use two stress-busting herbal remedies, Rhodiola and Ashwagandha, as part of your adrenal fatigue treatment program.
Sometimes what starts out as a cold or flu develops into a deep bronchial cough that just won’t go away. These natural treatments can help you heal your bronchitis without antibiotics.
Jessica expounds on the concept of cures in your cupboard with a few natural remedies for anxiety, general wellness, headache and menstruation/menopause.
The editor of Herbs for Health magazine offers practical advice about some herbs and simple techniques gthat can help you sleep better.