A tasty trio of herbs that may relieve congestion, reduce coughing, also can help with sinus pressure, sinus headache and fever. It’s called “Cold Care” tea, but I’ve had success with it for allergies, sinusitis, basically any kind of head congestion. Tired of the over-the-counter allergy/cold pill that fogs your brain up while it dries […]
It’s flu season. Practically every time I turn around I’m getting word that somebody’s sick. This time of year, I go through a lot of Elderberry Syrup. It’s my Go-To remedy for avoiding the flu and getting over it faster, so I’m constantly making it and giving it away, and taking it, and feeding it […]
A salve is basically just something applied topically to heal the skin. It can be a balm, ointment, or cream. They are made with oils and waxes to create a semi-solid material. To keep them shelf stable and nearly solid, there typically isn’t any water content, except when a small amount of tincture is added. […]
If I were to venture a guess, I’d say that lavender is one of the most well known and admired herbs. It can be more picky to grow than some of the other herbs which we’ve covered in this series, but it’s still an easy keeper and its benefits are countless.
By now, if you’ve been following along you know that most bath and body products have a mysterious chemical brew with known questionable ingredients. Synthetic fragrances are a big issue. They have been linked to reproductive issues, allergies, and other problems.1 There’s also DMDM hydantoin (also called glydant), a preservative because of how it releases […]
Astragalus is a Chinese legume, often used in culinary medicine in healing soups or other nourishing foods. It is an adaptogen, which means that it helps the body return to normal function, especially during times of stress. It is safe for most situations, even with long term use as there are no known contradications. It […]