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3/28/2012
One guest blogger's special, original recipe prevents illness and quickly helps recover from, or completely ward off, colds, flu and other malaise.
8/31/2011
Learn how one blogger discovers the benefits of a peeving plant from her childhood.
11/22/2011
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
10/21/2011
Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.
3/14/2011
Take a look at these herbs to fight colds, flus and ear infections.
11/18/2010
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
2/25/2011
Relieve the worst common cold symptoms with this natural drink.
12/8/2008
Pre-packaged soup and an easy-to-make sandwich make me feel better, at least for a little bit.
7/29/2009
Prevent jet lag, motion sickness, colds and the flu while traveling with these herbal remedies.
3/18/2010
The natural world has many treatments for the cold and flu—and some of them might surprise you. Elderberry, Echinacea, green tea, oregano and garlic are my favorite natural remedies for treating and preventing illness.
2/19/2013
After its exploding popularity in the late 19th century, echinacea was widely researched. Since then, numerous echinacea benefits have been discovered. Try these two simple echinacea remedies to fight the common cold.
12/28/2011
Learn to protect yourself so you don't become one of the reported swine flu cases.
4/29/2009
Swine flu may or may not be the pandemic that cable newscasters are proclaiming - but why take chances? This most recent health scare is yet another reminder that eating local, organic food - preferably raised by a source you know and trust - is just a smart thing to do.
12/12/2008
Our colds have died down to a dull roar over here, but we're still struggling with some nagging symptoms. We've been relying on Burt's Bees Lavender Complexion Mist to perk us up in the morning, drinking lots of water, eating healing soups ... and
3/19/2012
Conventional toothpaste is loaded with fluoride, SLS, triclosan and other chemicals. Learn the dangers of fluoride and explore the world of natural toothpastes!
2/8/2011
Some consumers are wary of the impending federal phaseout of incandescent light bulbs. Are you?
2/23/2011
Most Americans have tried low-energy light bulbs and like them.
1/21/2013
Easily extend your growing season with a cold frame, a simple enclosure with a transparent lid.
3/16/2009
A new government-sponsored program calls for India to replace 400 million incandescent bulbs with CFLs by 2012.
2/26/2010
A GE Lighting survey finds that 82 percent of Americans use compact fluorescent light bulbs—and 75 percent have no idea that the government plans to phase out incandescent light bulbs starting in 2012.
12/8/2008
This Monday at Herb Companion HQ, we all showed up with sniffles. I can feel it coming on ... my nose is twitchy, my shoulders are achy, and my throat is scratchy. Learn how I treated this cold with herbs.
4/29/2009
Human cases of Swine Influenza, otherwise known as swine flu, may be emerging in the United States. Learn how you can take control of your health with these facts and tips on washing your hands.
5/21/2008
Herbs do work -- when you take them.
9/14/2011
Gray skies and frigid temperatures can leave you feeling down in the dumps. Here are a few ways to brighten your day even when the sun is nowhere in sight.
5/19/2010
Garlic has been used for centuries to treat colds and infections. Modern research shows that garlic may also be useful in preventing cancer.
12/17/2009
Recycling rewards program RecycleBank compiled this list of five household items that contain toxic materials or won’t biodegrade.
4/6/2011
In GE's new bulb, a halogen capsule—which turns on instantly—is nestled inside a compact fluorescent swirl. The halogen bulb turns off when the CFL warms up, maintaining the light's energy efficiency.
7/29/2009
President Obama and the Department of Energy are creating new standards for energy-efficiency in lighting.
1/25/2011
Make your own sweet, soothing elderflower infusion to help naturally alleviate cold symptoms.
11/9/2009
Ginger root treats circulatory and digestive systems, coughs, colds, aches and pains. Use it in recipes like Ginger Pumpkin Pie and Indian Lemonade-Ginger Ale.
7/1/2011
Get to know Traditional Community Herbalist Kristine Brown and enter to win a subscription to Herbal Roots Zine, a great resource for teaching kids about herbs!
9/21/2011
Don't let the fun of football season leave you fatter! Try these low-fat calories are your next tailgate instead.
8/4/2011
Cutting and drying herbs can be a great way for kids to learn about them.
4/19/2011
Herbs can be used to add flavor to a child's food from a very early age, and can often assist with health worries.
2/2/2012
Our Natural Home & Garden cover shoot process has evolved throughout the year. Read a behind-the-scenes take on our covers.
5/18/2011
Looking for refreshing drinks to serve to your little one? Use herbs to make drinks the whole family will enjoy!
6/7/2011
Learn some simple tricks to introduce your children to herb gardening
7/20/2010
Naturally sweet and healing, honey has uses in the pantry, the medicine cabinet and the beauty drawer. Discover the health and beauty secrets of honey with these four uses for honey.
2/16/2012
Kids learn about herbs and cooking through a Louisiana woman's "kitchen garden marketplace," Passionate Platter.
11/8/2011
The Herb Companion editors have found some gifts that give back to charities that are making a difference.
12/17/2009
Save your throat this cold season with homemade, herbal cough drops.
6/19/2013
Soothe sunburned skin with an easy-to-make cold compress, pure aloe vera or other natural sunburn remedies.
12/17/2009
The unexpected, freezing temperatures in southern Texas haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia down. Here are some of her cold weather, garden care tips.
12/4/2009
Cynthia, our guest blogger from Texas, winterizes her herb garden in preparation for the first winter snow.
12/30/2010
Sonya Newenhouse describes how she and her team insulated the perimeter of her model Passive House slab and installed an EPS foam frost skirt around the slab for cold climate construction.
10/19/2011
PRIMAVERA skin care has just made its U.S debut and is quickly raising the bar in the field of natural and organic skin care.
5/20/2009
Herbal syrups are a wonderful vehicle for immune-boosting, antiviral and antibiotic herbs for use any time of year. Use this simple method to make a powerful tool in the fight against biological baddies.
1/7/2010
Winter has certainly set in Texas. Learn more abouth how our Texas guest blogger is preparing her garden for the winter by perusing seed catalogs.
11/11/2009
Try using essential for skin care. Blends include remedies for acne, shingles and cold sores.  
1/13/2011
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
1/5/2012
After coming down with a cold, this Herb Companion editor kicks her sinus congestion to the curb with an herbal steam, an effective natural remedy for runny noses.
12/21/2011
As snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
8/2/2011
New research is suggesting that an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil may help prevent the common cold in infants if taken during pregnancy.
12/3/2010
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
5/6/2011
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
1/2/2012
As the paper garden catalog is slowly sinking in the west, the Lemon Verbena Lady is searching out herb seed catalogs and websites offering the best seed catalogs and herb seeds of every kind. This is the first installment of several catalog and website postings.
6/7/2012
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.


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