Best Herbs for Stress and How to Use Them – Nervines and Adaptogens – A Beginner’s Guide

Best Herbs for Stress and How to Use Them – Nervines and Adaptogens – A Beginner’s Guide

Stress isn’t a new phenomenon and men and women have found ways to help us to cope throughout the ages. Whether it is from a cup of tea, herbal tincture, flower essence, essential oil aromatherapy or a hot herbal and mineral bath, herbs can be 

Teas From “Weeds” and Plants in Your Yard

Teas From “Weeds” and Plants in Your Yard

While I love to grow herbs for culinary and medicinal purposes, there’s something I love even more about foraging and harvesting herbs from the wild. Maybe with all the uncertainty in the world, it gives me peace to know what plants I have around me 

Herbal Sore Throat Healing Tea and Natural Sore Throat Remedies

Herbal Sore Throat Healing Tea and Natural Sore Throat Remedies

When a sore throat starts what we all are looking for is immediate relief. So what heals a sore throat quickly and takes the pain out? My Nearly Magical Herbal Sore Throat Healing Tea can! And the great thing about this is that it is 

How to Make Honeysuckle Infused Honey and Elixer Recipes

How to Make Honeysuckle Infused Honey and Elixer Recipes

Honeysuckle Honey is not only delicious and super easy to make, but it has medicinal qualities and is safe to use for colds, flu, and fever.

Easy DIY Intestinal Parasite Cleanse: For Adults, For Kids, Homemade, To Buy

Easy DIY Intestinal Parasite Cleanse: For Adults, For Kids, Homemade, To Buy

Natural Herbal Intestinal Parasite Cleanse for Children and Adults A DIY natural parasite cleanse is easy to make and not that bad to take. You will probably need to take a trip to your local natural food coop or herb and vitamin store to get 

How to Make Easy Natural Skin Toner

How to Make Easy Natural Skin Toner

hen I was in my teens and early twenties, I had severe acne. Skin toners were an essential part of my twice-daily skincare routine, but there was nothing natural about it. After the acne went away and I became a busy and sleep-deprived mother of 

How to Make Natural Face Masks from Food in Your Kitchen

How to Make Natural Face Masks from Food in Your Kitchen

We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us. They give us so many vitamins and minerals that are good for maintaining a healthy body. Some of these plants that we eat are also great for our skin! Since our skin readily absorbs 

Beginner Herb Garden – What Herbs to Grow

Beginner Herb Garden – What Herbs to Grow

  So You Want to Start an Herb Garden… As I write this, it’s the day after Christmas. And what season comes after Christmastime? To a plant lover and gardener, it’s Seed Catalog season, of course! Haha! As the darkest day of the year has 

Bee Balm Oxymel, Tea and Honey

Bee Balm Oxymel, Tea and Honey

In Virginia, summer is the main time to make herbal medicines out of fresh plants. The St. John’s Wort I planted last year is finally blooming and I will be making more St. John’s Wort Oil and tincture. Learn how here. But my “wild” Bee 

Why I use Nourishing Herbal Infusions and You Should, too!

Why I use Nourishing Herbal Infusions and You Should, too!

  Are you getting high-quality nutrients out of the foods and supplements you take? Want to know how you can get them even on the days you don’t eat all those veggies and without taking expensive supplements? I grew up taking good quality vitamins, green barley 

5 Books That Could Save Your Life

5 Books That Could Save Your Life

    So, I’m not a big doomsday prepping-for-the-zombie-apocalypse kind of person, but I don’t have my head buried in the sand either. I don’t think we need to live in fear of what could happen–even though it really could! I mean, come on, how 

The Best FREE Herbal Education Online by Top Herbalists

The Best FREE Herbal Education Online by Top Herbalists

Free Herbalism Education and Resources Online Susun Weed’s Videos are a great place to start.  I have created a playlist for them on my Youtube channel. She has a weekly internet radio show every Tuesday evening on Blogtalk Radio. She usually features a guest and 

St. John’s Wort Oil

St. John’s Wort Oil

The search for St. John’s Wort I’ve been wanting to make St. John’s Wort oil for some time but I’ve had trouble finding St. John’s Wort or growing it. This year I’ve been trying to get several herbs to grow from seed. I even purchased organic 

How to Dry Herbs–without a Dehydrator!

How to Dry Herbs–without a Dehydrator!

How to Dry Herbs without Using a Dehydrator When we spend so much time growing or foraging for our medicinal or culinary herbs, we want to make sure that they last with as much taste and medicinal potency as possible! The simplest form of preservation 

Coltsfoot Honey — A Natural Cough Syrup

Coltsfoot Honey — A Natural Cough Syrup

Coltsfoot Blossoms Coltsfoot was the first flower I saw this year in March growing on the side of the driveway to our new house. At first, Coltsfoot blossoms look like dandelions, but unlike dandelions, the flowers come up before the leaves. I quickly looked up