Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
Take a look at these herbs to fight colds, flus and ear infections.
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
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.
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
Garlic has been used for centuries to treat colds and infections. Modern research shows that garlic may also be useful in preventing cancer.
Relieve the worst common cold symptoms with this natural drink.
Prevent jet lag, motion sickness, colds and the flu while traveling with these herbal remedies.
Soothe sunburned skin with an easy-to-make cold compress, pure aloe vera or other natural sunburn remedies.
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.
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.
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
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.
Bend, twist and turn upside down for a happy baby and healthy child!
Get your children excited about helping with the garden this year with these five fun activities.
Easily extend your growing season with a cold frame, a simple enclosure with a transparent lid.
Combining entertainment and education into one fun experience, board games are a great addition to structured play for kids.
Help your kids develop their green thumb by teaching them to compost.
The playground classic of jumping rope seems to have disappeared. It’s time for a comeback!
Getting kids outdoors and into nature helps promote healthy child development physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially.
Kids learn about herbs and cooking through a Louisiana woman's "kitchen garden marketplace," Passionate Platter.
Gardening with kids doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are five simple steps to make gardening with kids more enjoyable.
Encourage your children to read by taking them to the library.
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova details her excitement about raising her children in a multi-generational ecovillage once her family moves to the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage in Maine.
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova explains the benefits of raising kids in cohousing communities such as the Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage her family is moving into.
One guest blogger's special, original recipe prevents illness and quickly helps recover from, or completely ward off, colds, flu and other malaise.
Heat illnesses are serious business, but they are also easily preventable. Read on to learn more.
Keep your family safe and enjoy all of the fun of splishing, splashing and wading in the water with these pool safety tips for children!
Sprout Foods new line of Sprout Smash Organic Kids Snack Pouches have the great taste school-aged kids love, and the nutrition their parents demand.
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.
Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.
Here are some ingredients to make cooking with kids a tasty experience!
Red apples, orange carrots, green kale, purple eggplant—eating colorful foods is good for little growing bodies! A great way to get kids excited & interested in fruits and vegetables is to talk about it's connection to color!
Mighty Fine Gardens’ vertical garden kits provide families with a way to teach their children the value of outdoor time and of making healthy choices with food.
Childhood music lessons have long-term, positive effects on the brain.
Your kids will have fun sinking their fingers into this safe and natural play dough.
Use these five steps to encourage water conservation with children!
Pre-packaged soup and an easy-to-make sandwich make me feel better, at least for a little bit.
Make your own sweet, soothing elderflower infusion to help naturally alleviate cold symptoms.
Learn how one blogger discovers the benefits of a peeving plant from her childhood.
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.
The Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies offers scientific backing to herbal and natural medicine.
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.
Iced tea pops make fun treats for hot summer days, only they are healthy for the whole family, totally customizable, and packed with herbal goodness you won’t find in store freezers.
One guest blogger loves building fairy houses for kids and with kids. She never ceases to be amazed at their instinct for this activity. They see things in nature to use and create with that we could never imagine. Check out some fairy garden ideas from the brightest children.
Discover delightful garden projects for kids. The author of the Fairy House Handbook shows you how to make fabulous fairy creations out of mud.
Honor your traditions in a more sustainable way—while still pleasing your children—with these six eco-friendly gift ideas for kids.
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
Make faerie dust with the wee folks in your family to get them interested in herbs at a young age.
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.
Cynthia, our guest blogger from Texas, winterizes her herb garden in preparation for the first winter snow.
Try using essential for skin care. Blends include remedies for acne, shingles and cold sores.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Save your throat this cold season with homemade, herbal cough drops.
Herbs such as arnica, capsaicin and ginger relieve KC's aching muscles after a painful car crash.
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
McDonald's has new, healthier plans for its popular kids' meal.
As snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
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.
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
The best tips for natural pet-care from The Herb Companion's latest E-Book "Natural Pet Care."
Don’t hold your breath - stop hiccups the herbal way.
If you’re a dog owner you know that fleas can be a common hassle. These three herbs offer an alternative way to battle this pesky problem.
Can't shake that cough? Clear whooping cough from your life with these natural home remedies for the treatment of whopping cough, also known as pertussis.
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
Tired of looking tired? Try these home remedies for dark under-eye circles.
Bee stings can cause pain and swelling. Treat your bee stings naturally with these home remedies.
Treat your dry, itchy throat this winter with these herbal remedies
Relax and relieve your stress with these three herbs.
Kids and veggies don’t mix, right? Guest blogger Stephanie Small doesn't buy it. Re-learn a few tried-and-true tips to help your children actually enjoy their vegetables.
When you’re wrapping up your holiday shopping, consider shopping for a good cause. By giving all of your loved ones Cookies for Kids' Cancer this holiday season you may help bring kids with cancer that much closer to a cure.
Use herbs as a homemade remedy for annoying bad breath.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares some natural treatments you can use to care for your sunburn this summer.
After being diagnosed with dry eye syndrome, KC is determined to find safe, natural, herbal relief.
If you heard me on Martha Stewart Radio this morning, I talked about healing burns with herbs, calendula, and getting enough sleep during the holidays. Curious about some of the topics I talked about? Here are links to more information about these topics.
Don’t let the flu, a cold or any aches, anxieties and pains get the best of you this season. With the season already upon us, here are a few herbs, fruits and foods to consider to help relieve your aches, pains and anxiety.
If you're having trouble falling asleep, try these herbal solutions for insomnia.
Here are some herbal remedies that have specific healing properties for dealing with overcoming sorrow, anger and depression.
The Hawaiian summer sun is relentless and can leave you with achy sunburns. Fortunately aloe vera naturally soothes burns and leaves your skin feeling soft.
We aren't the only ones who suffer from seasonal allergies. Try a few of these methods to get your pets back to their energetic, playful selves.
Valued for centuries for its fragrance and flavor, cinnamon has a wide variety of medicinal uses. Studies have shown that cinnamon can be useful in lowering blood sugar levels for people with diabetes, fighting infections and treating stomach ailments.
Is your scalp littered with ugly white dandruff flakes? Skip the store-bought, chemical laden shampoos and treat your dandruff at home with these natural remedies.
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.
Suffering from the pain of swimmer’s ear? Try one of these natural home remedies to treat your case of swimmer’s ear.
If you have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.
Natural beauty is as close as the kitchen. Check out these seven foods for skin—as well as some homemade beauty treatments you can make from them.
Get rid of canker sores faster by turning to homemade mouth rinses, probiotics and other natural home remedies for canker sores.
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
Guest blogger, Randy Buresh, knowns that life can be stressful. He provides a list of herbs to help you relax.
Bilberries can help you maintain your eye health.
Did you know that fenugreek was once used in embalming mummies? Explore the history and benefits of fenugreek around the world.
Relieve ear infections with this at-home remedy. One young mother takes a crash course in using herbs for this common childhood complaint.
A recent clinical trial has found that bilberry extract in combination with other natural supplements can be beneficial to maintaining healthy eyes.
Learn how to make a tea for pain or menstrual cramps using white willow bark.
Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center discovered that celery is high in 3-n-butylphthalides, a compound that can naturally lower blood pressure by dilating blood vessels and blocking stress hormones.
Herbal immune boosters really work.
Whether you’re just starting out on the green path or looking for more ways to live sustainably, check out Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, which teaches simple domestic skills to help you lead a DIY life.
It was once stated by ethnobotanist Melvin Gilmore that echinacea was used as a remedy for more ailments than any other plant, and it's not hard to understand why. The history behind this versatile coneflower is rich in remedies and medicinal uses. Read on to learn more about the history of echinacea.
Double up on the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey by pairing the two in our recipe for switchel, an ancient drink that quenches thirst and naturally boosts energy.
Jessica expounds on the concept of "Cures in Your Cupboard" from the September/October 2011 issue with a few additional natural remedies for anxiety, general wellness, headache and menstruation/menopause.
Learn more about our new (and free!) Guide to Herbal Remedies resource app. This guide makes herbal health simple by breaking down 20 herbs you should know and 20 health concerns you probably want to know more about.
One guest blogger responds to a post about dry eye syndrome with some natural, herbal remedies that can help.
Stop forgetting and take these herbs to improve your memory retention.
If you're tired of trying prescription migraine medications to treat your pain, try these natural remedies.
There's more to your zodiac sign than you may think. Embrace your sign with these zodiac-related herbs.
A psychology study at the University of British Columbia found that looking at sick people can trigger our bodies to step up their immune defenses by releasing infection-fighting substances.
Use these herbs to relieve stress, increase energy and stimulate sleep this school year.
Having trouble falling asleep at night? Combat insomnia with these herbal sleep aids.
Kidney stones affect many Americans. Here are some herbal remedies to help stop them.
Every herb has a story, and that of licorice begins with its reputation as a “sweet herb.” Plants are put on this earth to provide nourishment and healing benefits. Licorice is one of those unique and special plants that does both.
Use herbs and essential oils for itchy bug bites.
Aloe vera isn’t the only herbal remedy for burn relief. Many herbs can help protect skin and soothe it after a burn. Here are our four favorites.
Ginger is a natural remedy for many stomach ailments: nausea, menstrual cramps, indigestion and more. Ginger also eases tired muscles and may help lower cholestrol.
Lemon balm works hard for you in the kitchen, bath, medicine cabinet and yard and garden.
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.
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
There are many natural ways to provide painful sunburn relief.
Contributer Susan Belsinger shares her experience with severe eye irritation and a low-cost home herbal cure.
This Intensive Spot Treatment from Santalia is gentle on skin with plenty of acne-fighting power, perfect for sensitive skin. Read on to learn why you should add this product to your beauty arsenal.
Take care of poison ivy the old-fashioned way, with herbs from nature. Jewelweed is an excellent treatment for poison ivy. Use this herbal wonder to make a natural salve.
Share your favorite fantastic natural beauty tips and DIY treatments with Natural Home magazine. The best tips win a prize!
If you’re sick of your allergies but don’t want to pop a pharmaceutical pill, check out these natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of seasonal allergies.
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.
Premenstrual syndrome can leave you with cramps, bloating and severe mood swings. Tackle your symptoms naturally with these four remedies!
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
Scientific research backs the use of two familiar herbs for the treatment of mild depression.
The Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program offers a natural treatment plan for depression based on basic biological needs.
It's important to have accurate information about any herbal remedy you are thinking of using. Dr. Jaclyn Chasse shares her own experience with misleading media representation and clinical studies of St. John's wort.
Changing hormone levels during menopause bring a number of less-than-desirable side effects. Treat hot flashes, mood swings and insomnia naturally with these herbal remedies.
Does stress or anxiety keep you jittery during the day and awake all night? Check out the benefits of passionflower for a calming rest.
If you find yourself suffering from seasonal depression as the weather gets cooler, try these herbal remedies for depression as treatment for seasonal affective disorder.
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
A healthy diet plays an important role in healing a peptic ulcer. Try these five foods to relieve pain and naturally treat an ulcer.
Diarrhea is an uncomfortable condition. Find relief with these natural home remedies for diarrhea.
Treat gout, a painful disorder that affects the joints, by controlling inflammation and lowering uric acid levels with these home remedies for gout.
Yeast infections are most often a result of an imbalance in the body. Treat yeast infections naturally with these tips!
Want to be sure about what you're putting on your skin and hair? Save a little money and have a little fun mixing up these DIY beauty treatments. These natural home beauty remedies are made from basic household and kitchen ingredients!
Reaching for the painkillers every month? Read on for natural ways to relieve PMS symptoms.
Warts, which are caused by different strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), can take years to disappear without treatment. Make your warts disappear in record time with these natural remedies!
Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.
Although not a serious problem, if left untreated, bacterial or viral pink eye can cause serious damage. Speed up recovery with these natural home remedies for pink eye!
Bladder infections affect millions of women each year. Taking antibiotics for a bladder infection can increase chances of a repeat infection, so bypass the pharmaceuticals and treat your bladder infection naturally with these home remedies.
Next time you need a boost of energy, put down the caffeinated beverage and pick up one of these natural remedies for boosting energy.
Age spots are a sure sign of getting older. Prevent or reduce the appearance of age spots with these natural home remedies!
Herbal remedies often work as well as traditional medications, but when it comes to your heart, don't combine the two. If you're taking heart medication, avoid these 13 herbal remedies.
The upcoming Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Mother Earth News Fair promises hundreds of presentations on sustainable, self-reliant living; dozens of animals on display; delicious food; and tons of fun.
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
Headaches are one of the most common ailments. Next time you’re suffering from one, try one of these natural home remedies for headaches and pass on conventional painkillers.
Thanks to its live cultures, yogurt can balance bacteria in the body, offering a number of health and even beauty benefits. Discover the health benefits of yogurt!
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.