Mother Earth Living

Lauren Holt

Create growing space for a small space garden with pocket gardens for posts, chairs, walls and doors.
As recently discussed on The Dr. Oz Show, watercress is high in iodine and rich in many essential vitamins and nutrients. Eat several servings a week to boost skin health, promote healthy thyroid function and help prevent cancer.
Try these natural deodorant alternatives to eliminate body odor without the potential toxins of many commercial products.
Learn fun facts about bees and their use in symbols and myths, and join the Great Bee Count to help save the disappearing bees.
Evidence of fenugreek seeds contaminated with E. coli leads to a recall of teas and dietary supplements in the EU.
RSVP for the Bee-a-thon on July 16 to learn about the role of bees in our lives and what we can do about the challenges they face today.
The growing incidence of obesity worldwide leaves individuals vulnerable to other chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes.
Herbs can produce a wide variety of natural dyes, and some from useful plants you may already grow!
Research into the potential causes of obesity doesn't lead exclusively to a poor diet and lack of exercise: Environment and exposure to endocrine disruptors can also play a role in weight gain.
These pickled figs are sweet and slightly tangy, perfect for steak, Portabella mushrooms, cheese or ice cream.
This smooth, caffeine-free herbal tisane is rich in antioxidants and a fresh addition to summer meals.
This smooth dessert recipe is brightly sweet and refreshing, a perfect break from the heat of the day. Try it with fresh mint or lavender and a hint of cinnamon.
One reader asked us to help her diagnose some brown spots she noticed on her basil plant's leaves.
World Day Against Child Labor is this weekend and elementary students in New York are asking Hershey to stop exploiting their peers in Africa.
It's not too late to start or expand your garden this summer! Plant sun-loving herbs, vegetables and flowers for a strong harvest and bright blooms.
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
USDA tests have discovered pesticide residue on a large majority of cilantro samples, including products not approved for use on the herb.
Bring the designs and ideas of talented gardeners around the world into your own growing space.
Whether you're worried about the effects of aging or just looking to be healthier every day, the food you eat should be a top consideration.
Flowering herbs have a long history of medicinal use across the world: Discover seven components of Eastern alternative medicine.
One beginning gardener is growing oregano, basil, cilantro and stevia this spring.
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.
Modern research suggests that beer, considered medicinal in many ancient cultures, may have some health benefits after all.
A recent recall of grape tomatoes may also affect supermarket salad products.
Looking for the perfect gesture of appreciation this weekend? Try these homemade Mother's Day gift ideas.
The discovery of medicinal pills onboard an ancient Italian merchant ship lends credence to the historic practice of herbal medicine.
Visit an herb festival this season for fun new herbal inspirations.
Some foods can help you get better sleep. Try these tips to fight insomnia with natural sleep aids.
Explore your choices in small-space garden design with tips about types of containers.
People on both coasts of the U.S. are worried about Japan's leaking radiation entering their food supply—but is there really cause for concern?
This seed company recycles magazines to package their organic and heirloom seeds.
Try this award-winning recipe from 1963 to make sweetly wonderful cinnamon rolls.
A recent scientific reviews finds that hawthorn may be useful in treating a variety of mild heart ailments.
You know what they say about an apple a day: discover the health benefits of apples.
Maybe you're a locavore, or a flexitarian. But have you thought about how to make eating meat more sustainable, humane, or local?
Want to learn more about aromatherapy? There's an app for that!
Try this fun garden-layout idea for your medicinal herbs this spring.
There are lots of reasons to eat less meat, or even none at all, but have you ever considered whether your dog could be vegan?
According to recent British studies, the curcumin found in turmeric may help prevent breast cancer, and can slow the growth of existing cancer conditions. 
Scientific research backs the use of two familiar herbs for the treatment of mild depression.
Take a walk around a blooming botanical garden this spring and explore new flower themes, events, workshops and recipes.
With spring on the way, herb festivals are coming up on the calendar. Are you planning to attend one this spring?
Whether you don't have the space for outdoor composting or you just want to get to work on your gardening preparations as soon as possible, this indoor composting method is a simple way to start.
The new USDA guidelines about sodium intake may be daunting, but it is possible to lower your salt consumption and still have delicious herbal meals.
The original Coke recipe, a closely-guarded secret, is reportedly built on the distinctive flavors of herbal essential oils.
Enjoy any holiday with special homemade herb-and-chocolate treats!
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
Protect yourself from illness and help your immune system stay in top form.
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.
Back to the Root makes growing mushrooms at home simple and sustainable.
Learn about the new Garden Planner we used to design our own office community garden.
Celebrate your favorite actors, movies and television programs at home with great food, flavorful herbs and complimentary wines.
Use all-natural exfoliating scrubs with your favorite herbs or essential oils to cut down on your contribution to plastic pollution in the ocean.
One Herb Companion intern shares her New Year's commitment to improved health habits with food, activities and herbs.
Stand against animal testing with certified cruelty-free cosmetics and homemade lip balms and lotions.
Modern-day lore and magical herbs are being put to political use by Romanian witches.
Enter the Go Solar Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win a solar powered hot water system valued at over $10,000.
Obama is poised to sign the Food Safety Bill. Learn more about how you can guarantee the safety of your own food.
One way to fight against animal cruelty in the cosmetics industry is to buy from certified cruelty-free companies. Another is to make your own products at home.
At the Herb Companion we are passionate about the well being of humans and animals alike, and we think it is important that our readers are informed of the cruelties of animal testing in the cosmetics industry, the availiable alternatives, and ways to fight back.
Do you know your herbal history? Learn about the folklore and legends that surround a popular herb.
Enjoy sweet and spicy ginger snaps this holiday season.
Buying the right produce, using the best cookware and storing leftovers properly will result in a safe and delicious meal for your family and friends.
Make herbal salves and lip balms, condition leather, polish metal and create stunning works of art with beeswax.
Want to know all the ways herbs can benefit your health? Traditional Indian medicine offers herbal healing through your clothes and sheets.
Looking for a healthful beverage? Try these new blends from Choice Organic Teas.
Kick-start your immune system and combat arthritis and high cholestorol with this spicy rhizome.
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.

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