Cold Symptom Relief
Make your own sweet, soothing elderflower infusion to help naturally alleviate cold symptoms.
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.
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
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
Indulge in your own therapeutic treatment with SheaMoisture’s Bath Soaks that help relieve pain, congestion, muscle aches and dry skin ailments.
Easily extend your growing season with a cold frame, a simple enclosure with a transparent lid.
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
Reduce stress with these three fabulous annuals. These herbs for stress relief are easy to grow and can help treat other health ailments.
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.
One guest blogger's special, original recipe prevents illness and quickly helps recover from, or completely ward off, colds, flu and other malaise.
A new study suggests aromatherapy may help patients feel less stress before a procedure.
Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.
Garlic has been used for centuries to treat colds and infections. Modern research shows that garlic may also be useful in preventing cancer.
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.
Reaching for the painkillers every month? Read on for natural ways to relieve PMS symptoms.
Black cherry juice is a delicious way to help sore muscles heal naturally.
Relieve sore muscles using ginger. Learn how to make a ginger compress in this video from Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner.
Cool your inflamed muscles the healthy way with turmeric.
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
Relieve the worst common cold symptoms with this natural drink.
Pre-packaged soup and an easy-to-make sandwich make me feel better, at least for a little bit.
Learn how one blogger discovers the benefits of a peeving plant from her childhood.
Prevent jet lag, motion sickness, colds and the flu while traveling with these herbal remedies.
White sage is a large herbaceous perennial shrub native. It attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and offers many health benefits. Then find natural headache relief with our homemade salve.
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
Learn how to make a tea for pain or menstrual cramps using white willow bark.
Find itching relief in nature. Narrow-leaved plantain is a common garden weed and also, ironically, a gardener’s best friend.
Try these five herbs to ease winter aches.
Arnica cream, ointment, tincture or salve can relieve muscle and joint pain.
Take a look at these herbs to fight colds, flus and ear infections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Soothe sunburned skin with an easy-to-make cold compress, pure aloe vera or other natural sunburn remedies.
Medication isn't your only option for allergy relief. Give these at-home remedies a try.
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.
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 have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.