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.
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
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.
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
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.
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.
Garlic has been used for centuries to treat colds and infections. Modern research shows that garlic may also be useful in preventing cancer.
Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.
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.
Make your own sweet, soothing elderflower infusion to help naturally alleviate cold symptoms.
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.
Try these simple tips to keep yourself hydrated and drinking more water this winter.
Our “Herb 911” series is back! With new herbs to cover, get ready to have your questions about dying herbs answered.
Watch out for these three common technique mistakes in your garden this spring.
Keep your sage alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
Keep your rosemary thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Keep your basil thriving with our helpful growing tips.
A new thyme variety at a local farmers' market inspired one blogger's interest in learning about this versatile herb.
Keep your mint alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
Keep your lavender thriving with our helpful growing tips.
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.
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.
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 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.
Cynthia, our guest blogger from Texas, winterizes her herb garden in preparation for the first winter snow.
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.
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.
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.
Try using essential for skin care. Blends include remedies for acne, shingles and cold sores.
Ease your cold and flu symptoms this season with these tried-and-true natural remedies.
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.
Soothe sunburned skin with an easy-to-make cold compress, pure aloe vera or other natural sunburn remedies.
Save your throat this cold season with homemade, herbal cough drops.
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.
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 snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
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.
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.