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Part of our series on Herbs and Herbals, this episode focuses on Rose (Rosa) Host: JoAnne Bauman Sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs Find Rose products from Mountain Rose Herbs! Heirloom Gardener – North American Wild Roses Mother Earth Living – Wild Roses: History and Health Benefits MOTHER EARTH NEWS – Rose Water Recipe Mother Earth […]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 »
What is Euphorbia? Euphorbia, a part of the Euphorbiaceae family, also known as Spurge is a flowering plant. It is mostly found on open lands, roadsides and dirt roads. It is said to be a native of India and grows in South Asia, Australia, Africa and Central America. Some of the common names of euphorbia […]Read more »
Citrus Herb Foot Soak Are your dogs barking? Tired and achy? Sore tootsies? Have you ever thought about how truly wonderful and perfectly designed our poor feet are? They take pounds of pressure and force every day just going through the motion of daily life. Poor circulation, yeast, fungus, ingrown nails… none of which are appealing […]Read more »
Guest post by Susan Belsinger from Grit. Susan Belsinger talks about why you should bake up herbal breads for the smell of home to warm you in fall and winter. Bake up Herbal Bread Recipes • Homemade Biscuits With Chives and Parmesan Recipe • Maple Scones With Lemon Verbena Recipe • Skillet Cheddar Cornbread Recipe • Steamed Bread Recipe […]Read more »
An inhaler can become your personal little go-to garden and health remedy. Wouldn’t you love to be able to take the wonderful aroma of walking through a flower garden, or the whiff of lilacs in bloom with you? And doesn’t the smell make you feel good and refreshed? By using aromatherapy inhalers, you can have […]Read more »
DIY Herbal Salve with Natural Herbs Video by Mother Earth Living Skin is the first line of defense against sharp edges, hot coils and infections. Skin problems such as cuts, burns, rashes and many more can be treated with an herbal salve made from natural herbs. Salves are thickened ointments made from infused oil, beeswax […]Read more »
Pesto, it’s not just for basil anymore! By adding a variety of wild and cultivated plants, you can change this old favorite into something new and fabulous! I like to add pesto to a pasta or quinoa salad, to mayonnaise or aioli to change the flavor of a sandwich spread, as part of a summer […]Read more »
Reduce Toxic Burden with Natural Skin Care Every day you are bombarded with something you should NEVER do again. Your news feeds are filled with lists of things to avoid if you want to be healthy. If you sit and think about it, you could go crazy stressing about every little thing to avoid. The truth […]Read more »
Ingredients • 2 ounces antibacterial herbs such as artemisia, cryptolepis or sida • 2 ounces echinacea • 2 ounces evergreen needles (any kind) • 1 quart water Instructions 1. Combine herbs with water. Cover, bring to boil, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. 2. Let cool, then strain. Wash the affected skin liberally with […]Read more »