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Herbal Living is a joint effort by Mother Earth Livingand Mother Earth News magazines to create a wellspring of information on herbs, herbal remedies and recipes, natural living, and much more. Our community is made up of everyone from seasoned herbalists who share ways to grow and use herbal remedies and cooking enthusiasts who turn to herbs for their intriguing flavor profiles to beginners hoping to learn how to make a homemade cough remedy. Whatever your reason, we’re glad you’ve stopped by.
Herbs provide a tangible link between our bodies and nature. It’s hard to deny that herbs, even just their scents in some cases, affect our bodies in a real way. Chamomile and lavender, for example, are known to calm, relieve stress, promote good sleep and happiness. Ginseng is supported by science as a good way to promote brain activity. Peppermint and ginger can soothe an upset stomach, while turmeric and white willow bark can soothe the pain of arthritis. On this site, we hope to share scientific information about herbs, homemade remedies passed down through generations, gardening tips for growing your own herb garden, questions, ideas, advice and more.
One quotation we hope will resonate with you was said by Rosemary Gladstar a prominent herbalist today, “Our health is integrally linked to that of the world around us” (from Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health). Herbs and natural remedies may not be able to fix the world’s health problems or slow the progress of climate change, but we can certainly take our own health into our hands. Use this website to research old and new discoveries of herb uses, find natural remedies to your health problems, and delve into natural and homemade beauty products to limit your exposure to chemicals and other toxins. Humans have enjoyed a rich and strong relationship with plant medicines for decades. Let’s honor that long-standing relationship by exploring together all the wonderful and useful ways we can use herbs to bolster our health. We hope you will become a member of our community to aid you on your journey toward a cleaner, healthier and more natural life.
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