Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
As the weather get warmer and the bugs starts to hatch, stop them from coming in your house with these natural insect repellents.
Improve circulation with these seven warming herbs and spices, recommended by Brigitte Mars from The Huffington Post.
Home sick for the day, Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren tests the effectiveness of natural home remedies for nasal congestion, sore throat and aching muscles.
Get in the mood with natural libido boosters, aphrodisiac spices and exercises to get your blood pumping!
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When jalapenos take over, what’s a rookie gardener to do? Dry ’em, freeze ’em, smoke ’em, and more.
Simply Organic Black Pepper is now available in a reusable tin that features a triple-use closure that allows users to sprinkle, spoon or pour the pepper.
Capsaicin heats up your mouth and your endorphins, so try out a homemade hot sauce recipe.
Growing invasive peppermints is not always a bad thing!
Get maximum flavor and brilliant color in a small garden space with peppers.
Peppermint, one of the most widely known mints in North America, can be distilled to extract its essential oil. Use this oil to soothe indigestion, sore throats and much more.
A Mexican restaurant shares the secrets of chili rellenos ''stuffed chillis'' without the long wait.
Please your spicier side with Muir Glen's recipe for savory Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Peppers.
Garden Girl’s Zippity Do Dah Peppermint Foot Cream packs a light punch when it comes to refreshing and invigorating your feet.
EcoSmart's new line of natural bed bug repellents can prevent the pests from hitching a ride home with you.
There are several herbs that will increase your energy and help you burn more calories.
This recipe for spiced nuts makes a quick and tasty snack or gift.
All too soon the winter months will be here, which is more reason to explore ways to preserve this vibrant and medicinal food to have on hand all year long.
In Costa Rica, all the elements are in place for a Slow Food revolution. Check out the organic bounty--and enjoy a delicious gourmet take on a traditional native dish.
Create your own secret ingredient chili recipe.
Wet and windy conditions haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia out of her herb garden. See how her plants are thriving despite the spring Texas weather.
Take a look at these exotic herbs that you can add to your garden.
I love discovering beauty products that use essential oils in lieu of artificial fragrances, which is what Pattern does with its body washes.
Beat the winter blues with this warming mint hot chocolate recipe.
Foods and herbs with natural antibiotic powers keep our immune systems healthy. Check out these antibacterial foods and antibacterial herbs!
A well-known member of the mint family, peppermint has been used since ancient times to treat a number of ailments, including upset stomachs, skin irritations and more.
Whether you're worried about your synthetic chemical intake or simply want to save some money, making your own herbal toothpaste or powder can be a simple change.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews peppermint natural lip balm from EO.
Try your hand at making your own reed diffuser oil. This fun DIY project keeps homes smelling clean and fresh without the use of possibly harmful chemicals.
Mexican mint marigold, green pepper basil and lemon eucalyptus are just a few of the herbs in Cynthia's herb garden showing new signs of growth this spring.
Have a headache? Instead of reaching for that bottle of ibuprofen, try one of these natural remedies for headache relief: lavender, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, feverfew or willow bark.
The Herbalista's container garden is planted and almost ready for harvesting. Check out her five favorite herbs to grow in an herb container garden.
A list of health promoting herbs for cooking and healing.
Tackle chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia and more.
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
Next time you need a boost of energy, put down the caffeinated beverage and pick up one of these natural remedies for boosting energy.
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
Inflammation and the loss of cartilage cause severe pain in arthritis sufferers. Reduce inflammation and relieve arthritis pain with these eight natural and herbal remedies.
The Lemon Verbena Lady goes back to her tried-and-true favorite, lemon verbena, and makes sure to stay prepared for the upcoming fall and winter season. She offers ways to preserve that wonderful lemony flavor so that you can savor it all fall and winter long.