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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 »
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 »
A Guide to Edible Flowers By Grit Blogger Karen Newcomb Many good cooks love to add new ingredients to their meals, not only their favorite herbs or spices, but an edible flower or two. Many herbs do double duty in the garden because their flowers are also edible. No garden should be without an herb garden […]Read more »
2 Herbs for Skin Video by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Protecting your skin’s health is just as important as healing any other ailment. The two herbs for skin covered in this video — calendula and aloe — have stood the test of time and are proven to be reliable skin healers. Calendula is a wonderful herb for […]Read more »
Doesn’t that title make your mouth water? Calendula & Dandelion Egg Muffins. Or actually egg cups because when you think of muffins, you think bready. These are gluten free, grain free and pure deliciousness!! Before I get to the recipe, here is a blurb about each herb that I used. 🙂 Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is growing […]Read more »
We here in the Northern Hemisphere have just celebrated the summer solstice–the longest day of the year and the beginning (for most of us) of the summer holiday season. All of this sun, mild weather, and blooming gardens have me thinking about calendula (aka marigolds or Calendula officinalis). You’ve probably seen marigolds a hundred times; […]Read more »
Calendula is one of the easiest-to-grow medicinal herbs and so versatile in its healing properties that it invariably finds its way into the hearts and gardens of all herb lovers. It has been used medicinally for centuries to heal wounds, burns and rashes, both internally and externally. The sunshiny flowers have also been used traditionally […]Read more »