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What do you think of Stinging Nettle? I am always amazed at how much this plant can do for you. Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) is chock full of medicinal and nutritional benefits. It is called “stinging” for a reason – fine, stinging hairs filled with formic acid, just like fire ant bites, cover the entire […]Read more »
Violets bring back fond memories for me. I have spent many springs as a child in the woods collecting fists full of these purple beauties to hand to my mom who would proudly display them on our kitchen table in a used jelly jar. They never lasted very long and they didn’t have the strongest […]Read more »
Help Reduce Allergy Symptoms Naturally Spring is here and for many of us that means allergy season. Herbal teas, essential oil blends, and environmental modifications are great places to start to help reduce allergy symptoms naturally. To have the most effective and optimal results, begin by seeing your allergist or medical professional find which specific allergies affect […]Read more »
Hello, again, fellow lovers of everything natural! I love this list so much, I HAD to share it! I compiled this list over the past few years, based on research and experience. These are, in my humble opinion, the most essential herbs/herbal essential oils that EVERYONE should have on hand, for daily use or emergencies! Please don’t […]Read more »
Hello, fellow lovers of everything natural! Have you ever taken the time to read the ingredient label on your personal care products? That alone was the biggest reason why I made the switch to a more natural lifestyle. It never ceases to amaze me how the popular mall bath and body care store can seemingly advertise […]Read more »
Stress We all have it, we all complain about it, but we also all downplay the affect it has on our health and well-being. Small amounts of stress are motivating and propel us in a forward motion allowing us to be inspired and passionate. Large amounts of stress, such as family emergencies or financial burdens, […]Read more »
For the past few years I’ve kept up a tradition of virtual medicine walks on the stages of the Mother Earth News Fair. I never like to duplicate, so each year I change the theme of this “walk” and add new plants. If I were coming to the fair year after year I would want […]Read more »
Shiitake and Morel Mushrooms are a couple of the best tasting mushrooms, well if you grow your own or wild harvest, that is. Those store bought mushrooms grown on sawdust in dark buildings cannot compare to the fresh taste of log grown shiitakes !! I am on a mushroom kick this week because it is […]Read more »
It’s frightening to not be able to catch your breath. It’s down-right terrifying to see your child struggle to breathe. Asthma is inflammation of the bronchial passages of the respiratory system and is accompanied by excessive mucous production in the lungs. Spasms in the smooth muscles of the respiratory system lead to the classic wheezing […]Read more »