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2/18/2011
Learn four ways you can enjoy herbs in your daily life.
1/28/2014
Delight in these delicious tea recipes in celebration of National Hot Tea Month.
1/24/2011
Chronic stress can harm both body and mind. Prevent and relieve stress in your life with these nine ideas.
10/1/2008
September ... long month, no? The election frenzy is roiling; the DOW keeps tanking as the $700 billion bailout plan goes to vote in Washington; banks are scared to lend each other money, causing over-leveraged companies to hit a brick wall; the President is on TV telling us that, indeed, there are problems afoot. 
8/6/2012
Hibiscus tea may lower blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension, according to some studies. Make this delicious hibiscus tea recipe to better your health.
7/1/2011
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!
6/22/2009
Make some iced tea with herbs from your own garden.
3/25/2011
Chado-En tea company will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its special cherry blossom tea to Japanese relief efforts.
10/28/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren reviews her favorite brand of organic tea, Choice Organic Teas.
6/24/2009
Try these three delicious herbal iced tea recipes to cool off this summer in our second part blog about tea.
11/7/2011
If there’s a tea aficionado on your gift list this year, look no further than Numi Organic Teas for one-stop shopping.
5/7/2011
Here are some ingredients to make cooking with kids a tasty experience!
6/22/2011
This smooth, caffeine-free herbal tisane is rich in antioxidants and a fresh addition to summer meals.
6/8/2010
Now that it's spring, it’s time for me to do an internal spring cleansing. My favorite springtime tonic is an herb I fell in love with as a child: sassafras. 
8/17/2011
Rishi Tea will be donating a portion of its sales from its Organic Unity Herbal Tea to the National Yoga Month organization.
1/29/2013
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Numi has created the Indulgent Pu-erh Tea Collection ($19.99 - $24.99). A handsome, sustainable bamboo box holds a premium sampling of Numi’s innovative, artisanal and delicious organic pu-erh teas — the perfect introduction to this innovative line.
2/9/2011
Bee balm tea is difficult to come across, but has an array of health benefits.
2/16/2012
Kids learn about herbs and cooking through a Louisiana woman's "kitchen garden marketplace," Passionate Platter.
5/23/2012
Choice Organic Tea has three new flavors that will wow your taste buds and help you beat the summertime heat.
8/9/2012
Brew up a cup of refreshing iced tea with organic varieties from Numi Organic Tea.
7/26/2011
This mojito recipe from a surprising source--a Teahouse--is light, refreshing and not too sweet--perfect for a warm summer evening. It’s made with green tea for guilt-free imbibing.
10/7/2010
Erin McIntosh enjoyed a weekend exploring Western holistic medicine at the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference located at the Ghost Ranch in Abiquiú, New Mexico.
2/17/2012
Choice Organic Teas is adding four new varieties to its Original line of teas: Premium Korean Green, Decaffeinated Green, Masala Chai and Rooibos Chai.
8/23/2010
Erin McIntosh spent a weekend in July filled with community herbalism in the Oregon countryside.
4/28/2009
A few herbal lessons from The Urban Herbalist.
10/21/2010
On a recent trip to Puerto Rico, guest blogger Marguerite Dunne made sure she found a wise woman, a root woman and a healer with whom she could discuss the ethnobotany of the area.
2/19/2013
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.
11/2/2011
Learn more about two conferences that could open your mind to the world of herbal medicine.
5/27/2011
A proper tea house is a luxury I believe in.
7/25/2012
Cool off with a glass of refreshing iced tea with the Mother Earth Living Editors’ Picks of the best iced tea varieties for summer.
7/20/2012
Pamper yourself with herbal skin care tips. These three flowers lend themselves to fragrant homemade skin-care products that work great, are easy to make and are cost effective.
7/28/2011
This pesto goes beyond traditional basil by adding several summer herbs lending complexity and delight to the summer palette.
7/20/2010
The art of healing our bodies with herbs is a new fascination in Erin McIntosh's life. Learn more about her journey on the path to herbalism.
7/14/2009
Riding the body of toxins is the key to maintaing a healthy complexion. These herbs work from the inside to rid your skin of pimples, wrinkles and rashes.
5/28/2009
It's a constant battle: medicine versus herbs. This is how Marguerite got interested in herbs.
3/22/2011
A number of tea companies are donating proceeds from sales to Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.
3/29/2013
These refreshing Numi Organic Tea libations are perfect as we look ahead to the warmer months.
2/22/2011
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.
7/31/2012
These three pregnancy skin care products will help prevent stretch marks and keep your baby belly soft and smooth.
8/9/2011
All too soon the winter months will be here, which is more reason to explore ways to preserve this vibrant and medicinal food to have on hand all year long.
12/8/2011
Need a last-minute gift? Pick up one of these eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list.
4/19/2011
Herbs can be used to add flavor to a child's food from a very early age, and can often assist with health worries.
6/15/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley shares her favorite ways to brew iced tea for a refreshing, healthy and green summer treat.
5/1/2008
I never could have imagined a few months ago, before I started working for The Herb Companion, that I would be contemplating planting my own herb garden.
11/8/2011
The Herb Companion editors have found some gifts that give back to charities that are making a difference.
3/30/2010
Need a quick way to clean your mouth at the office? Drink a cup of green tea. Studies have shown that green tea fights bacteria in your mouth that might be causing bad breath or gum disease.
8/11/2010
Tea towels are the perfect accessory to add life to your kitchen. Wipe your hands on them, or hang them up as décor. Hammocks & High Tea's collection of tea towels features global prints in rich colors.
7/18/2011
Sweet Iced Tea is a delicious Southern tradition, but the concoctions we find on store shelves are often full of high fructose corn syrup and other nasties. In this recipe, fresh herbs add natural sweetness and help knock down the sugar content.
8/1/2011
Chamomile is both easy to grow and useful for treating various health problems.
8/14/2013
Enter Numi Organic Tea's "Create Numi's Next Signature Blend" contest for a chance to create the company's next tea blend and win a trip to San Francisco.
6/9/2011
Sweet Iced Tea is a delicious Southern tradition, but store-bought concoctions are often full of high fructose corn syrup and other nasties. This recipe incorporates fresh herbs, which add natural sweetness and help knock down the sugar content.
11/2/2010
Looking for a healthful beverage? Try these new blends from Choice Organic Teas.
4/10/2012
Lemon Verbena Lady is anxious to get planting new herbs in her herb garden. She explores the wonderful world of herb plant catalogs both in print and online in three installments because there is just so much herbal information to pass along!
7/29/2011
The Herb Companion is partnering with Poppy Swap, a new online herbal marketplace, to bring you a free herbal product of your choice.
10/31/2011
I love skin care products that have multiple uses. Not only do they stretch your savings, but they offer skin care customization. This multipurpose skin care tea treats nearly all skin types and tastes delicious, too. 
5/12/2011
Whether you want it for tea or some other project, handling stinging nettle during harvesting does not have to be painful.
10/14/2010
As winter approaches a cup of Camellia sinensis can revive your soul. Learn more about the history and comfort of this simple beverage.
2/16/2011
The four principles of Tea ceremony—harmony, respect, purity and tranquility—are the means to a good life.
6/1/2011
Elaborate, ostentatious Tea ceremony had become the norm in 16th century Japan when Sen no Rikyu proved that simplicity is ultimately more luxurious with his rustic, minimalist Tea ceremony--which endures to this day.
3/11/2011
As we watch the devastation's aftermath in Japan, the world will learn valuable lessons from a culture that reveres service to others, deep acceptance and community.
7/30/2012
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.
6/7/2011
Numi Organic Tea products give more health benefits and less harm to the environment.
10/21/2011
In its ongoing search for sources of high-quality botanicals, the organic spice experts at Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ recently established a working partnership with tea growers in South Africa.
11/10/2011
Hammocks and High Tea designer and founder Karen Young describes the creative process and the steps it takes to create a sustainable home decor line.
11/29/2010
Combine a variety of teas, as well as non-tea ingredients such as spices, flowers, herbs, and dried fruits, to create personal signature tea blends that you can use both for sipping and for cooking.
2/8/2012
Learn how green tea can help make aging and wellness go hand-in-hand.
1/25/2012
Discover your next project in the herb garden, starting with rose hips and ending with an invigorating herbal tea.
10/14/2011
As summer dwindles down to a close, you may be left standing in your garden or kitchen thinking "Now what?" Preserve herbs with our expert tips: dry, freeze, pickle and pack them to continue enjoying your favorite herbs well into the winter.
3/1/2011
On February 21, 2011, herb grower and author Thomas DeBaggio died in his sleep. Learn more about this important herbalist.
3/10/2008
Blogging about beginner gardening.
7/31/2009
Beer brewed with herbs is a tasty alternative to traditional malts and hops.
12/2/2010
Do you know your herbal history? Learn about the folklore and legends that surround a popular herb.
8/27/2009
Don’t hold your breath - stop hiccups the herbal way.
1/25/2012
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
2/2/2012
Learn to craft herbal medicine at home or in the wild using the folk method. This informative and useful guide provides helpful tips and step-by-step instructions for making tinctures the traditional way.
8/14/2009
Stop forgetting and take these herbs to improve your memory retention.
5/20/2009
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.
10/14/2011
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.
6/8/2012
Medicinal vinegars are potent and easy to make at home. A strong alternative for children or those with alcohol sensitivities, this is a wonderful option for making and using herbal medicines.
10/21/2011
Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.
7/22/2008
Garden Girl’s Zippity Do Dah Peppermint Foot Cream packs a light punch when it comes to refreshing and invigorating your feet. 
6/10/2011
Tea, salt, vodka, corn starch—even ketchup and mayonnaise—can be used to get your entire house clean. No kidding.
7/13/2011
In the kitchen, we can cultivate our sense of aesthetics and function. Tools can be beautiful. Food can be art. Cooking can be meditation.
6/1/2011
Sen no Rikyu's simple, unpretentious ceremony using rustic, local tools usurped the elaborate, ostentatious Tea ceremonies that were the norm in 16th-century Japan. His 'aesthetic of the people' made Tea accessible to all--and endures to this day.
6/22/2011
In ancient Japan, preparing and serving bitter green tea became a means for ordinary people to escape for a moment and share a ritual. Tea ceremony became a venue for Japan’s finest poets and artists that endures to this day.
2/16/2010
Check out my latest radio segment on Mother Earth News Radio with Andrea Ridout and Dan Lepinski. I share a bit of the history of chai including hints for making the perfect cup. 
10/13/2011
Chia Seed Drink: Try this deliciously soothing and refreshing cooler recipe made with chia seeds, ripe berries, and hibiscus flowers.
6/3/2010
Think twice about ridding dandelions from your lawn; this herb has many health benefits.
12/11/2012
In the summer of 2008, one guest blogger started reading Rosemary’s Sampler, an herb blog by two of her two favorite sisters from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and was inspired to start writing her own blog: Lemon Verbena Lady’s Herb Garden.
9/21/2011
Assemble this simple list of herbal items and send them to your student to show how much you care.   
8/10/2011
Try this wonderfully herby and spicy recipe for pickling all of your garden favorites!
2/8/2011
One blogger shares her investigation of an elusive culinary herbal blend.
4/13/2009
The Lemon Verbena Lady makes a visit to an herbal Peruvian clinic & botanical garden in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.
3/1/2011
Take a walk around a blooming botanical garden this spring and explore new flower themes, events, workshops and recipes.
12/3/2010
Find out how to make new friends like blogger Jessy Rushing has done through involvement with her local chapter of The Herb Society of America.
5/24/2011
This easy-to-grow herb has a wide array of medicinal uses and is a favorite for summer salads and teas.
7/10/2009
Use herbs as a homemade remedy for annoying bad breath.  
4/28/2011
The discovery of medicinal pills onboard an ancient Italian merchant ship lends credence to the historic practice of herbal medicine.
6/18/2008
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip balm made from Earth Sisters Herbals. The natural lip balm is made from beeswax, shea butter, avocado oil, vitamin e and soy oil.
5/21/2008
Herbs do work -- when you take them.
10/8/2009
After being diagnosed with dry eye syndrome, KC is determined to find safe, natural, herbal relief.
9/4/2009
Herbs such as arnica, capsaicin and ginger relieve KC's aching muscles after a painful car crash.
11/23/2010
Make herbal salves and lip balms, condition leather, polish metal and create stunning works of art with beeswax.
6/17/2011
Despite criticism by some of the scientific community, this classic 1939 materia medica is still one of the best herbal reference books in Western herbology.
10/12/2009
Here are some herbal remedies that have specific healing properties for dealing with overcoming sorrow, anger and depression.
3/30/2009
Our standard shampooing practices often leave hair dull and damaged. Benefit from our botanical allies to achieve balance for scalp and hair by using natural herbal rinses.
7/14/2009
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.
4/26/2011
Visit an herb festival this season for fun new herbal inspirations.
8/22/2012
The Lemon Verbena Lady goes back to her tried-and-true favorite, lemon verbena, and makes sure to stay prepared for the upcoming fall and winter season. She offers ways to preserve that wonderful lemony flavor so that you can savor it all fall and winter long.
10/31/2011
It's difficult to understand supplements when reputable sources just can't seem to get it right. The NPA recently challenged the Wall Street Journal about an article they published concerning dietary supplements. Read more.
2/22/2012
Although there are many workshops and classes available that will teach you how to “make your own” medicines and crafts, it's sometimes just as easy as snipping herbs and heading into the kitchen. This article is a quick how-to look on making medicinal oils.
3/27/2012
Drinking tea is the perfect relaxation ritual. Stress less with help from three of my favorite calming tea formulas using calming herbs that can be enjoyed daily.
3/28/2012
One guest blogger's special, original recipe prevents illness and quickly helps recover from, or completely ward off, colds, flu and other malaise.
5/30/2012
Researchers have discovered even more proof that drinking black tea is just plain good for you. Read on to learn more.
9/3/2008
Tea has a whole library of health benefits.  But did you realize it can be essential in a clean home? Read about the battle of tea v. dirt and your best plan of attack.
10/31/2012
Uncover the ancient history of the vervain plant, a well-respected herb infamous for its medicinal uses all over the world.
11/10/2011
Fall is the best time to replant herbs if you're in an area with moderate winter temperatures. Our guest blogger in Texas shares which herbs she planted this fall, including her newest addition Moujean tea (Nashia inaguensis), a lovely, fragrant shrubby herb.
8/31/2011
Learn how one blogger discovers the benefits of a peeving plant from her childhood.
6/16/2011
Mother Earth offers many natural energizers that wake you up without compromising your health.
6/7/2011
There are several herbs that will increase your energy and help you burn more calories.
3/14/2011
Learn how to make a tea for pain or menstrual cramps using white willow bark.
6/28/2011
Oregon's Wild Harvest Immuni Tea is packed full of many beneficial medicinal herbs that can help with the prevention and treatment of dozens of ailments from constipation to headache relief.
2/17/2011
Discover the tantalizing and aromatic flavors of teas from around the world with some of our guest blogger's favorite blends.
3/26/2012
Mountain Rose Herbs has debuted new sustainable tea packaging made from 100 percent recycled newspaper and compostable non-GMO plant cellulose.
8/11/2008
The Soap Kitchen Tea Tree Wake Up is an olive oil-based soap with palm, coconut and tea tree oils that soothe irritated, inflamed skin
6/8/2011
Let's quash, once and for all, the notion that only harmful chemicals can kill germs and bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract are natural antibacterials that keep your home clean—and safeguard your family's health.
2/11/2011
Hanging baskets on your walls helps to create storage and still offer decorative design in your home.
12/16/2008
Howard Naturals Leather Conditioning Cream is loaded with creamy, natural ingredients that made my dull boots instantly shine.
3/15/2011
Far from being weeds, spring's earliest greens are packed with nutrition and help detox the body.
2/21/2011
You can get your whole house fresh and shiny clean with just five ingredients: lemons, vinegar, baking soda, tea tree oil and salt.
8/18/2009
If you’re an herbie, then chances are you love tea. But did you know that your herbs also enjoy tea? Discover the benefits of compost tea and learn how to use it in your garden.
6/12/2009
After trying derma e's new skincare product, Very Clear Cleansing Scrub, I soon discovered that tea tree oil may be the best natural disinfectant for my body.
1/14/2009
Read this Herbalista's review on the Pomegranate Green Tea shampoo and conditioner from Organix and learn just how green it really is.
7/22/2010
Check out this list of herbsl supplements that can interact negatively with heart medications.
3/18/2010
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.
6/1/2009
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.
1/5/2012
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.
4/6/2011
My herbie radar goes into overdrive during this time of year and I’m on the prowl for celebrations of all things herbal. How fortunate to know about the Herb Fest in Beaumont, Texas—my old stompin’ grounds.
10/28/2011
Learn how to make flavored vinegar with tasy herbal, spice, fruit and vegetable combinations.
2/1/2012
The Herb Society of America will honor the rose this year at its annual spring symposium.
5/19/2009
I wish you could experience the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Blooming wisteria drapes over rows of trellised classical columns and flowering fruit trees shimmer in the breeze.
7/9/2009
The Lemon Verbena Lady describes her 20th wedding anniversary trip to the Loire Valley in France and shares her search for unusual herbs.
11/5/2010
During her recent visit to England, our Lemon Verbena Lady explored the historic gardens on the grounds of London's Fulham Palace.
12/8/2010
Get into the holiday spirit by learning how to grow your own holly plants and discover the many uses of this seasonal treasure.
12/20/2010
Learn about the history of mistletoe and find out how to grow this Christmas plant.
12/15/2010
Enjoy a warm bath with your own homemade herbal bath treasure bag to soothe dry skin, relieve stress or lift your spirits.
7/25/2011
Parsley has been used in medicine, cosmetics and rituals throughout history.
10/12/2010
Did you know that fenugreek was once used in embalming mummies? Explore the history and benefits of fenugreek around the world.
2/9/2011
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.
5/12/2010
Garden walks, wooded paths, natural sandy beaches and glacial lake waters abundant in restorative and healing minerals provide an experience not to be missed at Minnesota's Grand View Lodge.
11/22/2010
A recent clinical trial has found that bilberry extract in combination with other natural supplements can be beneficial to maintaining healthy eyes.
10/26/2011
Because of one company's generosity, a pack of endangered wolves in Oregon may have a chance at survival.
6/11/2010
Try these valuable bug repellent formulas for a weekend in the woods.
1/13/2011
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
2/8/2012
Organique by Himalaya, a line of pure personal care products made by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, received the NPA Natural Standard Seal on all 20 products.
5/12/2008
Herbal immune boosters really work.
5/30/2008
I'd love to see "modern" medicine get hip to herbs before they get patented and turned into expensive medicine.
5/30/2012
Reduce stress with these three fabulous annuals. These herbs for stress relief are easy to grow and can help treat other health ailments.
2/8/2013
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.
6/14/2012
Herbalists can benefit greatly from tending a backyard beehive in their garden. Learn why every herbalist should consider keeping bees and how to go about it.
1/27/2012
Fight common ailments with these seven herbs for health and wellness.
6/27/2013
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.
10/15/2009
One guest blogger responds to a post about dry eye syndrome with some natural, herbal remedies that can help.
8/12/2009
Use these herbs to relieve stress, increase energy and stimulate sleep this school year.
2/11/2011
Hydrate your dry scalp and make you hair shine this winter with these three soothing herbal hair rinses.
3/11/2011
Kidney stones affect many Americans. Here are some herbal remedies to help stop them.
2/18/2011
Treat your dry, itchy throat this winter with these herbal remedies
2/16/2011
Relax and relieve your stress with these three herbs.
7/10/2009
 Use herbs and essential oils for itchy bug bites.
5/3/2011
Looking for the perfect gesture of appreciation this weekend? Try these homemade Mother's Day gift ideas.
5/12/2011
Whether you're worried about your synthetic chemical intake or simply want to save some money, making your own herbal toothpaste or powder can be a simple change.
6/15/2009
Give your dad an herbal-themed gift basket this Father’s Day.
4/6/2010
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.
8/4/2011
Make faerie dust with the wee folks in your family to get them interested in herbs at a young age.
11/13/2009
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds a lovely vegetable and herb garden at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden in South Beach, Florida.
6/9/2009
When the Lemon Verbena Lady visited the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens during her NYC vacation she quickly learned that timing is everything when it comes to herbal travels.
11/27/2013
Find even more aromatherapy crafts for the holidays in this second post from the Lemon Verbena Lady.
11/27/2013
Relieve stress, boost spirits and get relaxed with these aromatherapy crafts for the holidays, including an herbal bath bag and a simmering citrus potpourri.
2/4/2011
Light up your Valentine's Day with all natural, herbal homemade candles.
10/4/2011
Made with soy wax and 100% essential oils, Hammocks & High Tea’s new candles are housed in reusable gold textured ceramic containers and offered in three scents.
6/8/2011
The only one rule for wabi-style flowers? Strive for a natural look, with seasonal blooms and branches arranged as they are in the field. Let go of perfection. Your "arrangement" is a humble admission that we can't improve on nature.
12/30/2010
Every year—every day, in fact—we learn something new. During my time working for The Herb Companion I have learned a lot. Here are 10 of the most interesting things I learned about herbs in 2010.
4/26/2011
Some foods can help you get better sleep. Try these tips to fight insomnia with natural sleep aids.
1/28/2011
These superfoods may prevent degenerative diseases. Check how green tea and blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's disease.
4/4/2012
New research suggests lowering blood pressure may be as easy as eating foods with isoflavones.
6/8/2010
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Elemental Herbs sunscreen, which uses zinc oxide to block the sun’s rays and herbal ingredients to moisturize and heal skin.
4/27/2011
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.
9/9/2010
If you’re looking for a healthy and eco-friendly dog shampoo that smells great, then look no further than Olive Bubble + Squeak Herbal Dog Shampoo. This shampoo is USDA approved organic, 100 percent biodegradable and bottled in recyclable plastic.
11/23/2010
Try this rich fruit soup with strawberry and lavender lavender from The Garden Bistro in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a sweet special occasion.
2/1/2012
Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Monroe County is hosting the Master Gardener Plant Sale in May. Find out why you won't want to miss it.
2/10/2012
Chives are a cool-season, cold-tolerant perennial that love full sun and well-drained soil. Get your chance to grow chives from seed in your garden by entering our special garden giveaway. Ends March 7, 2012!
4/16/2012
The Lemon Verbena Lady searches for herb farms across the United States that can be visited to buy herbs for spring herb gardens. Most of these herb farms are destinations you can enjoy with your family.
5/27/2010
The four-lined plant bug is a regional pest that plagues plants belonging to the mint family and other of your herbal favorites.
7/28/2011
The Herb Channeler visits the Arboretum Trompenburg in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and finds a movable herbal feast among the trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials.
3/1/2011
Use your old garden and herb calendars to craft colorful envelopes and stationery. Also, try some of their old recipes, like this St. John's Wort And Lavender Cream.
11/11/2011
Personalize your gift giving with a unique herb garden gift. While this time of year conjures images of poinsettias that fade and collect dust long before the holiday festivities are done, a customized herb kit is a meaningful gift that will provide fresh herbs and provide naturally lush décor for many months afterward.
7/26/2011
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
6/13/2011
Certain herbal supplements can cause severe heart and liver damage.
5/11/2010
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.
12/14/2010
Contributer Susan Belsinger shares her experience with severe eye irritation and a low-cost home herbal cure.
3/31/2011
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
9/24/2008
Herbal tincture brings deep sleep -- and shuts down the internal early-morning conversation.
9/2/2011
Herbal Choice Mari’s vegan, organic, natural hand and body lotions are naturally scented with plant-based oils.
12/30/2010
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.
12/29/2010
If you have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
11/29/2010
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.
12/7/2010
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds herb garden design inspiration in Port Murray, New Jersey.
2/25/2011
Take a trip across the pond with the Lemon Verbena Lady to discover a 300-year-old garden.
1/25/2011
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares her travels to the historic Chelsea Physic Garden, an apothecary herb garden in the heart of London.
4/16/2012
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds even more great herb farms to buy herbs for your herb garden in this second installment of Herb Farms A-Z. Take an adventure to an herb farm near you. It will lift your herbal spirits!
11/4/2010
Plants originally considered harmful to the environment may actually restore the Earth's ecosystems and possess powerful healing properties. Learn more.
4/19/2013
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
12/19/2011
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.
8/4/2011
Yeast infections are most often a result of an imbalance in the body. Treat yeast infections naturally with these tips!
9/2/2010
Purple Prairie Botanicals Orange and Tea Tree Facial Toning Bar combines the bacteria-fighting power of tea tree and orange essential oil for a product that promotes healthy, glowing skin.
1/23/2012
Aroma Naturals is thrilled to introduce its new Butterx Lip Care line of all-natural lip balms packed with nourishing antioxidants, moisturizing nutrients and other natural ingredients.
6/13/2011
Chemical antibacterials, including triclosan, are health and environmental hazards. You don't have to bring these nasties into your home. Put hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract to work killing germs and disinfect.
2/1/2011
Natural Home beauty blogger Kim Wallace reviews Kaylala’s No. 7 Afterglow Rejuvenating Serum, which is made from moisturizing ingredients such as emu oil, organinc evening primrose oil, vitamin E and jojoba oil.
9/1/2010
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!
2/22/2012
Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.
3/30/2012
For a natural cleanse, try detox herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle, turmeric and more.
2/28/2013
Tackle chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia and more.
11/20/2013
Spice up your holiday recipes with the warm spicy notes of Bhakti Chai concentrate in classic pecan pie, cozy egg nog and festive spiced nuts.
10/5/2011
During her afternoon walk, one blogger stumples upon a breathtaking plant with an ugly name that catches her eye with its unique beauty.
4/18/2012
Gather herbs for crafting herbal remedies with our expert help. We share basic guidelines for determining the appropriate time of year to harvest each part of a plant and teach you how to harvest herbs from gardens.
8/19/2013
More and more people are giving up conventional shampoo and conditioner in lieu of homemade hair rinses. For shiny, beautiful hair, use gentle cleansers free of chemicals on your hair. Try one of these three herbal hair rinses: Rose-Chamomile, Cacao-Rosemary and Nettle-Lavender.
6/1/2011
During farm tours at Finca Luna Nueva, an organic farm and resort in Costa Rica,, guests learn about the biodynamic preparations and compost that feed the vibrant, tasty produce they eat for dinner. The resort is connecting tourists to their food.
5/6/2011
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
8/31/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Prairie Essence Herbal Garden Lip Balm, a natural lip balm made from a blend of rosemary and herb essential oils.
7/10/2013
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares more about her experience at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdom. Here she discusses which of the Chelsea Flower Show gardens were her favorites.
9/7/2010
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.
8/16/2011
The Herb Channeler gets in gear to preserve the herbal harvest for the fall and winter months. Get ideas to freeze, dry and preserve your herbs as well as bring them indoors.
9/13/2013
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.
7/11/2012
Craft a refreshing jelly that resembles light floral lemonade or grapefruit juice with the delightful Queen Anne's lace.
7/15/2012
Sit back with your favorite herbal beverage and join the Lemon Verbena Lady as she travels from Canada to Europe and back to the United States visiting gardens and checking items off her herbal bucket list.
7/16/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson describes how to make homemade ice cream and gives some organic ice cream recipes.


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