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Dandruff is a condition of the scalp where the skin becomes very dry and flaky. This hair rinse will help deep-cleanse your scalp and rid it of any dead skin cells. The vinegar in the rinse can be drying to hair. Avoid drying out your hair in the process of treating your scalp by following […]Read more »
What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are herbs that help us adapt to changes and stress caused by physical, biological, emotional, and environmental factors. They can assist in restoring balance within the body and help us defend against both chronic and acute stressors. One of my favorite adaptogens is astragalus. Astragalus (Astragalus Membranaceus) Astragalus is an adaptogenic […]Read more »
You probably know that nutrition significantly influences your health and wellbeing. Modern diets and medicine often forget to include the herbs that can be incredibly powerful and help you in many ways. In this article, we selected the top seven plants and their extract that can be magical for your health and wellness. 1. Schisandra Berries […]Read more »
Genus: Marrubium vulgare Pronunciation: (muh-ROO-bee-uhm vuhl-gare) Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) • Hardy perennial • Grows to 18 inches Horehound. The name likely calls to mind a big glass jar of vaguely molasses-flavored penny candy at the general store, or perhaps a package of old-fashioned dark-brown cough drops. It may not, however, summon up a picture of the source of […]Read more »
It’s a dark night in autumn. Days are becoming shorter and colder. Harvest time is ending, and pantries are being stocked with fruits and nuts for winter. Inside, beside a warm fire, an old uncle tells ghost stories. Firelight gleams on a bowl of red apples, ready for fortune telling and games. Spiced cider flows, […]Read more »
Fall is the time of year for crisp air, sweaters, bonfires, colored leaves and it’s the perfect time to fall in love with ROOTS! It is traditionally one of the best times of year to gather these powerhouses of herbal goodness. There are so many different roots to dig, who can resist? Many roots can […]Read more »
The cold and flu are viral infections that infect the respiratory tract. Viruses are the smallest microbe which infects human. The discovery of viruses are relatively new in medical history; it wasn’t until the 1930-40’s that there were microscopes powerful enough to see viruses. Since then have been over 30k different viruses identified. Viruses are […]Read more »
Gardening guru Eliot Coleman asserts that “the basic cold frame is the most dependable, least exploited aid for the four-season harvest.” I couldn’t agree more, whether you’re stretching the season for spinach, growing biennial flowers and herbs, or using a cold frame (also known as a winter frame) as a holding place for divisions taken […]Read more »
Save your favorite herbs by bringing them indoors for winter care, and enjoy fresh flavor throughout the season. Autumn. The harvest of herbs is winding down, and the frenzy of trying to stay ahead of the weeds has abated. It’s easy at this time of year to kick back, relax and forget about gardening […]Read more »
‘Awa—Kava-kava (Piper methysticum) This plant grows in moist, shady places in the tropics and has been under cultivation for so long that it can no longer reproduce itself in the wild. Today kava-kava—or simply kava—is consumed as a beverage in Fiji and Tonga, but in Hawaii it’s used primarily as a ceremonial drink or for […]Read more »