History Of Dandelion
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.
Celebrate hemp, one of Mother Nature's most useful plants, during Hemp History Week. This versatile, multi-purpose plant has a rich history in the United States. Unfortunately, it's now illegal to grow it here.
Discover how herb gardens were used in ancient Greece.
The discovery of medicinal pills onboard an ancient Italian merchant ship lends credence to the historic practice of herbal medicine.
Consider these three ideas before you kill the dandelions in your garden.
Think twice about ridding dandelions from your lawn; this herb has many health benefits.
As winter approaches a cup of Camellia sinensis can revive your soul. Learn more about the history and comfort of this simple beverage.
The Voynich Manuscript is an ancient book that has puzzled experts and scientists for years. But an important piece of the puzzle may have been solved. Read more.
Yard full of dandelions? Harvest and cook these weeds to enjoy their many health benefits.
Far from being weeds, spring's earliest greens are packed with nutrition and help detox the body.
Treat your skin with plants from your backyard!
Feeling plugged up? Relieve constipation with these natural laxatives and home remedies for constipation.
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.
Carving pumpkins is an age old tradition, but why do we do it? Learn its origins.
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.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale), a common spice that was considered a luxury more than 5,000 years ago, has a very rich history.
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!
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.
Indulge on Fat Tuesday with these three Mardi Gras-inspired recipes. Bring the celebration right to your home.
The Jewish holiday of Passover is just around the corner. Check out these great recipes for a flaver-filled celebration.
For a natural cleanse, try detox herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle, turmeric and more.
Bee balm tea is difficult to come across, but has an array of health benefits.
Wabi-sabi is never slobby, but we can allow ourselves to stop trying so hard and just appreciate our warm bed at the end of the day—whether it’s made or not.