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Simple Cough Syrup Recipe

If you or one of your loved ones happens to come down with a cold or the flu, and an accompanying cough, you’ll be happy to have this simple recipe on hand to help soothe the throat and alleviate the bothersome cough.  It’s a simple syrup, both in ingredients (most of us have them at […]

How to Make an Herbal Syrup

Herbal Syrups are likely the tastiest of all herbal preparations.  They are concentrated herbal extracts that have been combined with honey, maple syrup, or other sweetener to give them a thick consistency and sweet taste.  Kids love them, and because of that they are one of the best ways to prepare herbal remedies for children. […]

Indoor Herb Garden Ideas

LOVE these pretty ways of growing herbs right in the kitchen!  So pretty, simple, accessible and efficient!      

Cleaning Cuts and Wounds Naturally

Growing up, whenever someone in my house got a cut or scrape, my mom would get out the hydrogen peroxide and pour it on until the bubbles subsided.  The only thing about her ways that made me think twice was knowing that the hydrogen peroxide was going to sting, but if it bubbled up, it meant […]

Stinging Nettle

Nettle, or Stinging Nettle – Urtica dioica – is one of my favorite herbs.  An all-around nourishing herb, it can be used as part of a daily approach to health.  It has a high mineral content, and contains considerable amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and silicic acid. Nettle has an affinity for the immune, […]

DIY Herbal Lip Balm

There is no doubt that my 6 year old daughter is fancy!  She loves clothes, fashion and makeup as much as I love herbs.  I usually let her wear lip gloss, and figured we could combine our interests by making our own.  We had a lip gloss/balm making party with her friends, and the results […]

Herb Centerpiece Ideas

I love botanical center pieces to dress up my table!  Here are some easy and pretty ways to do just that.

Shatavari – a rejuvenating tonic for women

In my lactation work, I see many mothers who struggle with low milk supply.  One of my favorite herbs to use to help increase milk supply is Shatavari.  In Ayurvedic medicine it is considered the most important rejuvenating tonic for women, and is said to nourish and strengthen the reproductive system.  It has an affinity […]

Herb Butter

Who doesn’t love a nice, warm piece of bread with melted butter?!  Add some fresh herbs of your choosing and go gourmet!  It’s super easy and will have you coming back to experiment with a variety of herbs to compliment any entree, vegetable or side dish.     Ingredients: 8 Tablespoons (1 stick) Butter, softened […]

Herbal Ice for Teething Babies

Oh, the sleepless nights of teething babies!  Our third and last little love, Arya, is 9 months old, and her top front teeth have been trying to break through for a couple of weeks now.  Last night, I was able to catch up on some TiVo between the not-so-lovely hours of 3-5am thanks to these […]