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How to Make an Herbal Tincture

There are a number of ways to use herbs.  One of the more popular methods is to create liquid herbal extracts out of either fresh or dried plant materials using alcohol as the solvent, creating an herbal tincture.  Herbal tincutres preserve the active plant constituents, and are able to extract not only the water-soluble properties, […]

Healing Oil for Ear Infections

With the increasing problems associated with over-prescription of antibiotics, I believe that one of the most under-utilized solutions are herbal remedies for common ailments.  Ear infections are the most common reason that children are brought to the doctor, and anti-biotic therapy is the most common prescription given to treat them.  However,  time and time again […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cool Off With Herbal Popsicles!

Spring is in full swing and summer is right around the corner.  With that, the weather is warming up and so is our taste for cool, sweet, juicy treats!  Who doesn’t enjoy a popsicle on a hot sunny day??  While yes, there are many to choose from at the store and even plenty of natural […]