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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.


Herbal Remedies for Stomach Trouble: Raspberry and Sweet Fern

By Corinne Martin

Both raspberry and sweet fern can be used for indigestion, as well as many other health concerns. Originally published as "Herbs of Summer" in the June/July 1993 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Herbal Allergy Remedies: Echinacea, Eyebright, Golden Seal and More

by Corinne Martin

Help relieve the misery of hayfever with herbs that reduce symptoms. Echinacea, stinging nettle, mullein, thyme and more. Originally published as "Nothing to Sneeze At" in the April/May 1993 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


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Herbal Cold Remedies: Solomon Seal and Wintergreen

By Corinne Martin

Natural care for colds and flu with the herbs Solomon seal and wintergreen; including harvesting and dosages. Originally published as "Solomon Seal & Wintergreen" in the February/March 1993 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Medicinal Herbs: Gentian and Jewelweed Uses

By Corinne Martin

In this seasonal guide to herbal medicine, learn to identify, harvest, and use two members of the natural medicine cabinet : jewelweed, a traditional poison ivy remedy; and gentian, a digestive aid and anti-inflammatory. Originally published as "Jewelweed and Gentian" in the October/November 1992 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Witch Hazel and Blackberry Medicinal Uses

By Corinne Martin

In this seasonal guide to medicinal herbs, learn how to find, harvest, and use witch hazel and blackberry—both natural astringents. Originally published as "The Herbalist's Notebook: Witch Hazel and Blackberries" in the August/September 1992 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Comfrey Medicinal Uses: The Herbalist's Notebook

By Corinne Martin

This seasonal guide to medicinal herbs highlights the uses, collection, and dosages of comfrey. Originally published as "The Herbalist's Notebook" in the June/July 1992 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.