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Freakin’ out? Upset? Worried about what might happen? Have PMS? High blood pressure? You might just need some Motherwort! Motherwort may be just a weed to most, but it has many uses and benefits. Hidden among the other green plants, it thrives and flourishes. If you just look for it, you will find it. If […]Read more »
Black cohosh, vitex, dong quai, and other herbs to help ease menopausal symptoms. Black cohosh root (Actaea racemosa) a herb used in natural herbal medicine to treat menopausal and pre-menstrual symptoms in women. Recently, a large hormone replacement therapy (HRT) study was abruptly halted because researchers found that women who took estrogen and progestin […]Read more »
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 »
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 »
Many of the same herbs we use can also help our pets. Randy Kidd, DVM shares suggestions for pet eye health. From the perspective of a holistic practitioner, the eyes are much more than a functional mechanism that creates images on the brain. An animal’s eyes function as indicators of their inner health—collectively, they are […]Read more »
Case study for topical and internal herbal treatments of skin conditions such as dermatitis. It is often said that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but what about the human “cover”, your skin? Doctors recognize many varieties of problems and diseases of the skin. Although we can visualize the skin (in contrast to, […]Read more »
Trying to conceive can be one of the most stressful experiences because it’s not about the effort, it’s also about the expectations, hopes, and ultimately, disappointment when nothing happens. Getting a period while trying to conceive is probably akin to getting stabbed in the chest and losing air, as it’s the ultimate sign of failure. […]Read more »