Lately I’ve been posting about my herbal infusions on my personal Facebook page and I’ve been getting a lot of questions. What is an herbal infusion? How do you make one and what are they for? I thought it would be easier to write an article than to respond to each person individually, so I hope this is helpful to everyone.
We know that the calendar says spring is almost here, but for many it still feels like winter, and that can often mean depression and anxiety. Fortunately, there are natural supplements for depression and anxiety that will often work better than prescription drugs. So if you’re looking out the window and feeling like you just can’t take another dreary day, read on and find your way to some sunshine, even if it’s only in your heart for now.
How do you get rid of a migraine? As someone who has suffered from migraines for as long as I can remember, I’d like to offer a few tips on how to get rid of a migraine. These are things to try when you first notice your pain is increasing. You need to act fast because waiting, at least for me, will mean a full blown migraine. And that’s the last thing you want.
As fall approaches you are likely doing a variety of garden chores from cleaning up spent plants to planning your fall vegetable garden. Don’t forget to re-plant some of your favorite herbs for an extra harvest before the snow flies.
Comfrey has been used medicinally since as early as 400 B.C. Its name literally means to grow together or to heal. It is known by other names as well including knitbone, bruisewort and boneset. This herb has been proven valuable through the ages and continues to have value to us today. Continue reading
Organic gardening is becoming a popular movement even though it was common-place to our ancestors. Of course, our ancestors didn’t call it organic gardening; they called it feeding their family. With the advent of synthetic chemical pesticides, farmers and gardeners thought their worries were over as they doused their crops with toxic chemicals that not only killed all the insects, but as was later discovered, also contributed to a variety of health issues. Continue reading
If you are tired of the side effects from over-the-counter allergy medications, you may be ready to try a natural remedy. Herbs can ease allergy symptoms naturally so you’ll feel better. Continue reading
Part of living self-sufficiently includes managing your health as much as possible. I’m not especially fond of going to the doctor if I can avoid it, so I try to use natural remedies as much as possible. My personal choices are herbs and essential oils in most cases. In my way of thinking, essential oils are an extension of herbalism. They are all plant medicine.
So I finally made the lavender lemonade that my daughter posted on my Facebook page. The recipe was on the Healthy Holistic Living website. When the essential oils I ordered came in, I couldn’t wait to make this, but I had too much work to do, so it had to wait until today. Finally. Continue reading
I just realized that I had some ginger root in the refrigerator. I was having some problems with severe nausea for several days, so I bought it to make candied ginger. And of course, forgot I bought it. Because that’s what I do.
If you’ve ever eaten candied ginger, you probably know it’s pretty yummy stuff. You may not know that it’s good for upset tummies, it fights inflammation (making it good for pain) and some think it can even fight certain types of cancer.