Natural Health

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4 Herbs to Support Gratitude

By Marlene Adelmann, The Herbal Academy

The key to observing gratitude is to open your heart and center yourself. Take a look at these four herbs that will help you do just that!

Apitherapy: Bees as Medicinal Midwives

By Melanie M. Kirby, Zia Queen Bees

Making magic with plants and flowers has its roots deeply entwined in the interspatial relationships over millennia with insects as pollinators. Pollinators procured the sweet and tangy nectars and the rich and robust pollens for their own nutrition and self-medication. In so doing, they have helped to fertilize flowering plants and thus, have served as midwives to blooms across the globe producing food and medicine for varied species for millennia.

How To Protect Tap Water From Legionalla Bacteria

By Kayla Matthews

For most, there’s nothing easier than turning on the tap when you need a drink of water. New research shows that a glass of warm or room-temperature tap water could harbor harmful the legionella bacteria. Follow these preventative measures to protect your tap.

Argan Oil: Its Benefits, Uses and Purity

By Elena Julian, OilYit

You’ve probably heard of argan oil: the new “miracle” ingredient in DIY natural cosmetics. You may know it’s made in Morocco and that it’s beneficial for your hair, body, and even as a food ingredient. However, you may not know that studies suggest it accelerates burn healing and fights cancer and diabetes. I’ve compiled the last 20 years of research on argan oil benefits.


5 Natural Remedies for Insomnia

By Ann Katelyn

The good news is that there are many natural remedies for insomnia that can be very useful for people struggling with the problem. The solutions range from lifestyles changes to the use of herbs, and they include the following six.

How to Make an Herb Journal (Plus a Free Herbalism Class)

By Agatha Noveille, The Herbal Academy

In addition deepening your understanding and experience of plants, creating a personal herb book ('materia medica') is a convenient way to organize and easily reference all the information you’ve gathered so that you will have it on hand when you need it most. Learn how to get started with the Herbal Academy's free program!

Adaptogenic Chai Recipe

By Hannah Kincaid, Senior Editor

This chai recipe’s adaptogenic herbs, including ashwaganda, eleuthero, and rhodiola, help regulate stress and boost mental clarity.

Myrtle: Medicinal and Culinary Properties

By Anna Twitto

Myrtle (Myrtus communis) is an evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean region and is extensively grown in Israel, mostly for decorative purposes and also for its uses in the Jewish tradition. Its pleasant smell and year-round fresh greenery make it a great choice for decorative hedges, but myrtle also has some wonderful health properties and, as we have recently discovered to our surprise and pleasure, culinary uses.