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Arthritis can be an excruciating experience for many people, both young and old. You know you have this debilitating disease when you have aching inflammation and an inflexibility of your joints. Pain in the joint can include any part of the joint itself; ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and muscle. Studies show that almost 40 million people […]Read more »
If Monday’s child is fair of face… I must have been born on a Monday. My skin has always been fair and sensitive. Facial toners that are geared to sensitive skin still leave my face red and irritated. I found that making my own herbal concoctions was the better way to go for my skin […]Read more »
Grandpa’s Herbal Mouthwash Video by Mother Earth Living Try this easy-to-make, effective herbal mouthwash to heal inflammation and maintain a healthy mouth. For more great videos check out MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends on YouTube!Read more »
Apothecary museums featuring herbal remedies, such as the Stabler-Leadbeater in Alexandria,VA , are near and dear to my herbal heart. I hope you enjoy their apothecary video tour and find it as fascinating as I do. My father was a pharmacist of 50 years (from 1930’s to 1970’s). Before the advent of over-the-counter commercial products, […]Read more »
Borage, the Brave! The title reminds me of a children’s book but this beautiful plant is anything but child’s play. I have known of Borage for many years and eaten the flowers as part of a salad or a simple snack as I walk past my garden. The leaves sauteed in a stir fry are […]Read more »
Sitting on a front porch, strolling through a garden, enjoying a mindful moment, noticing the scent of the flowers and herbs, sun warmed and brought to you on a peaceful breeze is one of lifes great pleasures. Lavender is one of my favorites to grow. It is relatively easy to grow in planting zones 4-9, in […]Read more »
Make a Ginger Compress to Soothe Sore Muscles Video by Mother Earth Living Aches and pains plague all of us. Whether you’ve overdone a workout, experienced an injury or are coming down with the flu, achy muscles may leave you reaching for over-the-counter remedies. But you can soothe sore muscles with homemade natural remedies, such […]Read more »
With my abundance of elder in flower in June, I always devote some harvest for this delicious summer drink. Like lemonade, fizzy, with elderflower taste obviously. Once friends taste it, they want gallons the next year. Pick your elderflowers at peak when they bloom out and smell so fragrant. Remember not to cut all the […]Read more »
Use powerful natural remedies to heal ear infections. Tests have proven that cryptolepis is a stronger antibacterial than pharmaceutical varieties. Ingredients • 1 ounce berberine plant • 1 ounce cryptolepis (or sida or alchornea) • 1 ounce echinacea • 1 ounce juniper (or other pine needles) • 1 ounce usnea lichen • 2.5 ounces […]Read more »
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) All mints (Lamiaceae or Labiatae, as they were formerly called) have three features in common: square stems, rolling the stem between the fingers to feel the four sides opposite leaves—each pair of leaves emerges from the same level, on opposite sides of the stem “lipped” flowers—blossoms shaped like open mouths, the upper […]Read more »