Colds & Flu
Learn how one blogger discovers the benefits of a peeving plant from her childhood.
One guest blogger's special, original recipe prevents illness and quickly helps recover from, or completely ward off, colds, flu and other malaise.
Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.
Take a look at these herbs to fight colds, flus and ear infections.
Prevent jet lag, motion sickness, colds and the flu while traveling with these herbal remedies.
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
Learn to protect yourself so you don't become one of the reported swine flu cases.
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.
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
Conventional toothpaste is loaded with fluoride, SLS, triclosan and other chemicals. Learn the dangers of fluoride and explore the world of natural toothpastes!
Some consumers are wary of the impending federal phaseout of incandescent light bulbs. Are you?
Most Americans have tried low-energy light bulbs and like them.
A new government-sponsored program calls for India to replace 400 million incandescent bulbs with CFLs by 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Herbs do work -- when you take them.
Garlic has been used for centuries to treat colds and infections. Modern research shows that garlic may also be useful in preventing cancer.
Recycling rewards program RecycleBank compiled this list of five household items that contain toxic materials or won’t biodegrade.
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.
President Obama and the Department of Energy are creating new standards for energy-efficiency in lighting.
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.
We asked our readers to share some of their favorite cold and flu remedies. Check out 20 of our favorite reader-submitted remedies, from hot toddies to essential oil rubs.
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.
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!
Don't let the fun of football season leave you fatter! Try these low-fat calories are your next tailgate instead.
Cutting and drying herbs can be a great way for kids to learn about them.
Herbs can be used to add flavor to a child's food from a very early age, and can often assist with health worries.
Our Natural Home & Garden cover shoot process has evolved throughout the year. Read a behind-the-scenes take on our covers.
Looking for refreshing drinks to serve to your little one? Use herbs to make drinks the whole family will enjoy!
Learn some simple tricks to introduce your children to herb gardening
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.
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.
Kids learn about herbs and cooking through a Louisiana woman's "kitchen garden marketplace," Passionate Platter.
The Herb Companion editors have found some gifts that give back to charities that are making a difference.
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
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 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.