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DIY Herbal Tincture with Peppermint Leaf Video by Mother Earth Living Making herbal tinctures is exceptionally simple and takes only a few ingredients: 80 proof alcohol, water, and the herbs you wish to use. Peppermint leaf is used in this video and is great for treating stomach aches, motion sickness and morning sickness. As with making […]Read more »
Rosemary Gladstar Discusses Herbs for Depression and Anxiety Video by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Rosemary Gladstar joined us in the garden to share plant wisdoms as part of the Free Herbalism Project. Rosemary discusses the healing properties and uses for Sage and Thyme.” >> For more great videos check out MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends on […]Read more »
Sweet spicy Monarda (Monarda fistulosa and sp.) also known as Bee Balm, Sweet Leaf, Red Oswego (red monarda didyma) blooms late June through August, depending upon where you live. In my state, Kansas, early July is the perfect time of year for monarda to be in bloom, because I think the tubular flower appearance resembles […]Read more »
4 Herbs to Help You Fall Asleep Video by MOTHER EARTH NEWS MOTHER EARTH NEWS Senior Editor K.C. Compton answers a reader question: “I sometimes have trouble sleeping. What herbs would you recommend?” >> For more great videos check out MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends on YouTube!Read more »
Arthritis can be an excruciating experience for many people, both young and old. You know you have this debilitating disease when you have aching inflammation and an inflexibility of your joints. Pain in the joint can include any part of the joint itself; ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and muscle. Studies show that almost 40 million people […]Read more »
Sumac grows pretty abundantly here in the Midwest. You’ll see it along highways, roadsides, in parks and on the edges of yards. I think it looks rather stately in late summer and early fall with its reddish fruit, called drupes, popping out from the green vegetation. There is a poisonous sumac, but it has white […]Read more »
If Monday’s child is fair of face… I must have been born on a Monday. My skin has always been fair and sensitive. Facial toners that are geared to sensitive skin still leave my face red and irritated. I found that making my own herbal concoctions was the better way to go for my skin […]Read more »