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Help soothe your child’s earaches with this herbal combination. A recent clinical study showed that an herbal oil formula was just as effective as conventional anesthetic ear drops in easing the paid of acute otitis media (ear infection) in children older than six. The herbal formula, a combination of garlic (Allium sativum), mullein (Verbascum spp.), […]Read more »
Try ginger extracts to aid with the pain of osteoarthritis and musculosketetal issues. Warming, stimulating ginger has been used for more than 2,500 years in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints, including osteoarthritis. While research has documented ginger’s effectiveness against nausea and vomiting, few studies have investigated its reputation […]Read more »
Some of the most commonly used remedies from an herbalist’s medicine chest. In memory of Cascade Anderson Geller. The criteria for getting on this list of favorite herbs is that I have to have known the herb very well, have used it for a long time, and it would have had to be successful […]Read more »
Healing oil between your toes instead of itching. Researchers have identified many plants with antifungal activity. This activity can be put to good use in treating fungal skin infections such as athlete’s foot, clinically called tinea pedis. Athlete’s foot is quite common and results in itching, redness, scaling, and vesicles on the skin, especially between […]Read more »
Food, shade, flavoring, and a pillow for your head. This hard plant does more than flavor and preserve beer. Around the world and through the centuries, few plants have been used on the scale of hop (Humulus lupulus); it is arguably one of the most important agricultural herbs. Best known for its fruit, which preserves […]Read more »
Headache and fever remedies DO grow on trees. While working with seedlings last March, I developed a definitive hangnail, one that sent jolts of agony up the top of my hand. Remembering a bruise remedy I’d used while camping, I hurried out to the woods near my house and picked a mess of wintergreen (Gaultheria […]Read more »
Learn how to forage for and use lambsquarters in everyday life. If you want to learn more specifically about lambsquarters, the plant, read Lambsquarters: The Wild Spinach. The Plant One of the first signs of spring is a flush of tiny little purplish-green leaves with red stems of baby lambsquarters all over the garden. Easy […]Read more »
In this episode, host Joanne Bauman discusses Elder (Sambucus), its history, folklore, and how to use it. Mother Earth Gardener – Elderberry Benefits Mother Earth Living – Amazing Elderberry Properties Herbal Living – Elderberry vs Pokeberry Identification JoAnne’s Website: Prairie Magic Herbals JoAnne’s Facebook: Prairie Magic Herbals Products and Books Elderberry Syrup Kit with honey Elderberry […]Read more »
In this episode, host Joanne Bauman discusses Mullein (Verbascum), its history, folklore, and how to use it. MOTHER EARTH NEWS – Mullein a Gift From the Birds Mother Earth Living – Herb Profile: Mullein JoAnne’s Website: Prairie Magic Herbals JoAnne’s Facebook: Prairie Magic Herbals Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources that may […]Read more »
Part of our series on Herbs and Herbals, this episode focuses on Rose (Rosa) Host: JoAnne Bauman Sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs Find Rose products from Mountain Rose Herbs! Heirloom Gardener – North American Wild Roses Mother Earth Living – Wild Roses: History and Health Benefits MOTHER EARTH NEWS – Rose Water Recipe Mother Earth […]Read more »