Ginger (Zingiber officinale), a common spice that was considered a luxury more than 5,000 years ago, has a very rich history.
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
Enjoy sweet and spicy ginger snaps this holiday season.
This herb's medicinal use dates back to 400 B.C., and researchers may have found another reason why our anchestors may have been onto something.
Here's a sneak peek from the upcoming June 2008 issue of Herbs for Health.
This holiday season, avoid the shopping frenzy and make your own gifts straight from the heart. These homemade holiday gift ideas are fun and should cover nearly everyone on your shopping list.
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.
Relieve sore muscles using ginger. Learn how to make a ginger compress in this video from Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner.
One Herb Companion staffer describes her recent fascination with ginger candy, including its spicy flavor and benefits for people prone to motion sickness or nausea.
For a refreshing change, toss together a salad made with fresh herbs instead of lettuce.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich. Benefit from all these healthful properties by mixing it with milk.
Besides its delicious flavor, basil offers many health benefits for your body, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Check out these health benefits of eating more curry!
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
Make some iced tea with herbs from your own garden.
Decorating for the holidays does not have to be complicated. Use our recipes for cinnamon spice and gingerbread cookie ornaments to add simple beauty and fragrance to your home.
Fresh ginger will perfume your whole kitchen while this sweet, rich, flavorful soup is cooking.
Prevent jet lag, motion sickness, colds and the flu while traveling with these herbal remedies.
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.
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.
Enjoy any holiday with special homemade herb-and-chocolate treats!
Looking for refreshing drinks to serve to your little one? Use herbs to make drinks the whole family will enjoy!
Improve circulation with these seven warming herbs and spices, recommended by Brigitte Mars from The Huffington Post.
Don't let National Peach Month slip away before biting into this juicy fruit and all of its health benefits.
There are both benefits and risks to drinking milk substitutes instead of cow’s milk.
Ten percent of Americans opt out of their morning meals. Find out why chowing down may be the better option.
This smooth, caffeine-free herbal tisane is rich in antioxidants and a fresh addition to summer meals.
Enjoy the taste and health benefits of cherries!
Check out these eight household uses for apple cider vinegar.
Think twice about ridding dandelions from your lawn; this herb has many health benefits.
Here we go back in time to see beliefs and folk uses surrounding Stinging Nettle, how it is most commonly utilized by herb lovers today, along with flower essence information, my own personal favorite uses for this stinging European native, and references for further information.
Jovial Foods’ new line of organic, artisan European-style cookies are made with nutritious einkorn flour for a healthier, lower-calorie dessert.
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
In Costa Rica, all the elements are in place for a Slow Food revolution. Check out the organic bounty--and enjoy a delicious gourmet take on a traditional native dish.
The sweet smell and healing properties of bay, eucalyptus and ginger will make your sweetheart's Valentine's Day massage memorable.
Try these three delicious herbal iced tea recipes to cool off this summer in our second part blog about tea.
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.
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
Instead of throwing away those pumpkin seeds this Halloween, reap their health benefits!
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
Try this blue condiment when topping your favorite hamburgers and french fries.
This scrumptious, all-natural recipe gives you a healthy option your taste buds will love.
These three herbal staples treat acne, treat eczema and reduce inflammation.
Did you know that plants have personalities? Discover the personality of the vervain plant and how it can help you.
Eating spinach regularly has benefits for your entire body.
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.
Learn how one blogger discovers the benefits of a peeving plant from her childhood.
Learn how green tea can help make aging and wellness go hand-in-hand.
Educate yourself about the recent outbreak of foodborne illnesses caused by sprouts and how to protect yourself.
Eating purslane greens provides a rich source of essential omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation, boost heart health and lower triglycerides that cause stroke, heart attack, fatty liver and pancreatitis. Green your health with purslane!
Milk thistle, which has a long history of safe and effective medicinal use dating back thousands of years, is medicinally valued for supporting healthy liver function.
Dark chocolate may be good for more than just antioxidants—it might protect your body from a range of health conditions, including heart failure and strokes.
The fragrant, taste and texture of cinnamon make it a popular spice during the winter months. Cinnamon not only tastes good while cooking but has an array of health benefits.
Grow chervil with tarragon, chives and parsley for fresh fines herbes this gardening season.
Say cheers to the health benefits of cilantro.
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
Since Oregon grape (Mahonia spp.) is the state flower of Oregon, we thought it would be nice to spend a little time telling you about the Pacific Northwest's best kept secret.
Add garlic to your daily diet by taking these tips into consideration.
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
Arnica cream, ointment, tincture or salve can relieve muscle and joint pain.
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
This recipe adds a few of our favorite spices to create a flavorful pumpkin seed unlike any you've tasted before.
Discover the benefits of shea butter, the featured beauty ingredient in our Whipped Shea Butter Skin Cream.
The health benefits of kale are greater than
those of any other vegetable. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness
and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
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.
The health benefits of kale are greater than those of many other vegetables. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
Uncover the ancient history of the vervain plant, a well-respected herb infamous for its medicinal uses all over the world.
The ground hog may be signaling an early end to winter, but today's a day to stay in with good food, an arsenal of craft projects and a warming bath.
Get in the mood with natural libido boosters, aphrodisiac spices and exercises to get your blood pumping!
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
Diarrhea is an uncomfortable condition. Find relief with these natural home remedies for diarrhea.
Anti-aging herbs such as ginkgo, bilberry and turmeric can improve memory, ease arthritis and treat other ailments caused by aging.
Tackle chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia and more.
A new study found that it may not matter what kind of pet allergy sufferers keep around the house—their allergies may still prevail.
Black Cohosh, one of the early Native Americans' favorite medicinal plants, contains many benefits that can help you live a healthier life.
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
Bee balm tea is difficult to come across, but has an array of health benefits.
These superfoods may prevent degenerative diseases. Check how green tea and blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's disease.
Corn silk, the fine, silky growth at the tops of corn cobs, is a soothing diuretic for irritation of the bladder, urethra, kidneys and prostate.
The list of benefits of owning a pet is growing longer and longer. Discover your excuse to bring home a pet today.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, a healthy dietary fat that will help digestion, among other things. Take advantage of the health benefits of olive oil by becoming a smart shopper. Learn how to choose the healthiest olive oils on the market.
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
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.
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.
When your muscles are aching and your bones aren't moving, spice up your life by adding a little more spice to your meals with these herbs for inflammation. It may just be what Mother Nature ordered.
The dandelion is one of the most hated weeds in America, but also the mostly widely used wild green in the world. Learn how this herb was used historically, how it can treat many ailments, such as liver diseases and eczema, and how to make a dandelion omelet.
Discover seven health benefits of blueberries, a tiny, nutrient-dense fruit that packs a powerful punch.
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!