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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.
7/16/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson describes how to make homemade ice cream and gives some organic ice cream recipes.
7/26/2013
Take care of poison ivy the old-fashioned way, with herbs from nature. Jewelweed is an excellent treatment for poison ivy. Use this herbal wonder to make a natural salve.
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.
7/27/2011
A typical Make-Your-Own Beeswax Candle Kit contains several sheets of honeycomb-printed Beeswax made in the United States, 100% cotton wicks and instructions; enough supplies to make at least 10-12 individual candles.
9/26/2013
Good stock is an important base to flavoring a lot of recipes. Learn how to make your own chicken stock at home with these instructions.
1/17/2013
Guest blogger Elise Roth Edwards offers a cookbook review of "D.I.Y. Delicious" by Vanessa Barrington.
3/28/2011
Have a skirt with a tear or a stain? Don't compost it - re-make it! A few simple cuts and stitches and you can re-purpose your worn out wardrobe into a new closet full of new fashions. Start by turning a skirt into a halter top.
6/14/2011
You don't have to spend a fortune and buy nasty chemicals to run your dishwasher. Whip up powdered or liquid dishwasher detergent in minutes--and don't forget to add essential oil. You'll get a dose of aromatherapy while your dishes get clean.
3/9/2009
Part two of Natural Home intern Dani Hurst’s “green pet ownership” series. This time, it’s all about cats.
3/2/2009
Part one of Natural Home intern Dani Hurst’s “green pet ownership” series. This one’s for all the dog lovers who want to raise a greener best friend.
3/30/2009
As more Americans tighten their belts to save a penny or two, many are finding they can save money by growing food-producing gardens.
1/29/2013
Guest blogger Elise Roth Edwards and her family plan for spring gardening and growing food.
1/6/2010
As a new year unfolds, Natural Home forecasts 2010 predictions—and it's good news—Americans will become smarter, greener consumers.
2/15/2012
The list of benefits of owning a pet is growing longer and longer. Discover your excuse to bring home a pet today.
2/16/2012
Deconstruction, breaking down houses bit-by-bit, is a great way to find free building materials to build small low-cost homes.
1/26/2012
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson offers inspiration to anyone wanting to build their own home from salvaged materials.
3/15/2012
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson considers quality over quantity, slow homes and creating something beautiful.
2/6/2012
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson shares her plans for Blackbird Studio, a 333-square-foot she plans to build.
9/21/2010
Now that fall is upon us, try your hand at picking your own apples at a local orchard. Buying local produce is an important step towards greening your life, and picking your own right off the tree is a fun way to do that.
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.
6/8/2011
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.
4/11/2012
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson shares how she built her home's front porch from salvaged wood—and how she finds beauty in flawed materials.
6/27/2011
Feeling claustrophobic? Before you start looking for more space, make the most of what you have by containing clutter, choosing the right furnishings and color schemes, and creating new "rooms" with dividers.
1/31/2011
Learn more about blue cohosh's medicinal uses.
5/29/2014
Don’t throw out that old makeup compact! Repurpose and reuse it. Here are the top ten upcycled projects you can do with cosmetic containers whether you’re an expert crafter or not.
2/1/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip glaze and natural lip gloss from mineral makeup company, Monave.
6/7/2011
There are several herbs that will increase your energy and help you burn more calories.
3/11/2011
Kidney stones affect many Americans. Here are some herbal remedies to help stop them.
11/2/2011
Learn more about two conferences that could open your mind to the world of herbal medicine.
5/14/2012
As nursery renovation begins, Jessica is just beginning an investigation into remodeling options.
1/6/2009
Jessica shows off her heaboard, made of antique doors and a little paint.
1/25/2010
Create kissable cheeks with hot chocolate. Is this a crazy idea or would you try it?
4/4/2012
New research suggests lowering blood pressure may be as easy as eating foods with isoflavones.
11/22/2011
To give your bedroom a boost, consider new paint suited to your personality. AFM Safecoat's Ayurveda Essence line allows you to choose colors based on your dosha, or personality type, within Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal system.
10/30/2013
Eco Lips now offers [My] Eco Lips, a website that gives consumers the power to create a custom lip balm exactly the way they want it in just a few simple steps.
2/1/2012
Give your skin care routine a boost with Eve Organics organic products.
7/13/2010
Natural Home editorial intern Andrea Olsen demonstrates how to add some feminine details to an outfit by crafting a floral necklace.
4/27/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace explains how to recycle your empty cosmetics containers.
10/3/2013
Paneer is a traditional Indian cheese that is versatile, easy to make at home, and requires no special equipment or ingredients.
2/25/2011
Relieve the worst common cold symptoms with this natural drink.
6/23/2011
There’s plenty you can do to protect yourself—inside your home and out—from the potential risks of electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation.
12/28/2009
Christmas may have passed, but the remnants of the holiday festivities remain—piles of wrapping paper, boxes, and ribbons tangled strands of lights trees losing needles all over the living room floor. Fortunately, cleaning up after another holiday season is easier—and more
4/20/2012
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four dangerous ingredients to avoid when choosing safe makeup as well as some of the products in her beauty bag.
3/15/2011
Looking for more information on natural beauty and organic skin car? Check out these blogs!
9/18/2013
Learn how to make ricotta cheese with guest blogger Pier Jones. For the beginner cheesemaker, ricotta is a surefire confidence builder.
9/14/2010
I’m no stranger to moving. As a recent college graduate, I’ve moved four times in five years. After the hassle of packing, hauling and lifting all of my stuff, the part of a move that I look forward to the
7/9/2009
Stuck indoors? Brighten up a rainy summer day with these fun, green activities.
11/22/2010
Vintage tins add decorative accents to your home while also providing storage.
1/12/2011
Instead of using synthetic scents, try this simple natural trick to make your home smell delicious. 
11/8/2011
Readers vote on which type of cheese they’d be most interested in learning to make at home.
7/15/2011
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
12/7/2011
Readers vote on which type of reclaimed material they'd be most interested in adding to their homes.
4/13/2009
Dani recounts her first “green” grocery trip, and touts the advantages of going green in small steps.
11/20/2009
Myriah Scruggs and Nadia Yaron, the design duo behind Nightwood, deconstruct abandoned furniture pieces and then reconstruct them into folksy-modern works of art.
6/3/2010
Think twice about ridding dandelions from your lawn; this herb has many health benefits.
5/1/2014
Bring Andrea Candee’s Healing Kitchen workshop to you and take charge of your wellness naturally.
3/18/2010
A new discovery is leading the way to production of opiate painkillers in labs instead of poppy fields.
5/19/2011
Flowering herbs have a long history of medicinal use across the world: Discover seven components of Eastern alternative medicine.
7/29/2010
I don't know about you, but its absolutely impossible to keep my feet clean in sandals, my summer staple. So when I stumbled upon Wipe Your Feet by Jamar Labs, I was intrigued.
7/22/2014
Take the initiative and reduce your carbon footprint at home with these six tips.
3/30/2009
Dani Hurst provides tips on how to green your morning routine.
2/23/2009
Natural Home intern Dani Hurst explores practical plastic bag alternatives as well as ways to reuse the ones she already has.
5/11/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace chats with HGTV green building expert Carter Oosterhouse about simple ways to green your home.
4/22/2009
Dani Hurst explains how to update your closet with eco-friendly fabrics and offers advice on what to do with your old clothes.
1/26/2009
Natural Home intern Dani Hurst explores ways to make your commute a little greener.
4/29/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Dani Hurst provides tips on how to be a greener cook.
3/8/2012
Readers vote on which varieties of heirloom vegetables they’d be most interested in learning how to grow.
5/4/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Dani Hurst shows you how to throw a grand green graduation party.
5/22/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence finds a company that upcycles old yoga mats. Recycle Your Mat, a company founded by yogini Stephanie Stano in 2008 gives yoga mats a second life as an upcycled or recycled product.
10/27/2009
Artist Boris Bally’s edgy, street-smart furniture is made from recycled street signs.
10/16/2009
DIY inspiration comes from the most unlikely places, even discarded materials we consider trash. These projects show you how versatile plastic bottles can be.
8/27/2009
Don’t hold your breath - stop hiccups the herbal way.
5/5/2009
As tick and flea season approaches, Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence won’t be dousing her dog, Rug, in flea medicine or attaching a flea collar because she knows that these can be harmful—both for Rug and for her. Flea collars often contain tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP) or propoxur, which can jeopardize Rug’s immune system and leave damaging lifelong effects.
7/24/2009
Natural herbs and supplements such as blackcurrant and ginseng can give your athletic performance a boost.
10/6/2009
Sunflower seeds have been found at several archaeological sites in the United States. Discover the many uses of this ancient plant.
9/14/2011
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.
11/21/2008
Cleaning can be calming, but nauseous-smelling products aren't as lovely as using herbs or "green" alternatives. Learn more about herbal cleaning.
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.
9/15/2009
Learn how to cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder using aromatherapy.
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.
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.
12/17/2009
New studies discover the health benefits of dark chocolate, which include helping people relieve stress.
12/30/2010
Comfrey is an attractive, easy-to-grow herbaceous perennial that has many uses in the herb garden, landscape and first aid and personal care preparations.    
3/18/2011
One doctor decides to make a cross-country journey to promote natural healing and health.
8/9/2010
They don’t call them the dog days of summer for nothing. Surprise your pup with these easy and delicious homemade frozen treats to keep him cool in the heat.
9/29/2011
Start decreasing your reliance on store-bought, pre-packaged foods by preserving produce at the peak of the season. Try this easy recipe for homemade sauerkraut and enjoy this season’s cabbage crop all year.
2/25/2011
Skip the store-bought hand sanitizers. Instead create your own natural herbal hand sanitizers with Aloe Vera and essential oils.
2/18/2011
Learn how to incoporate healthy, antioxidant-rich superfoods into your daily meals.
4/25/2011
Mayonnaise is a sandwich staple that you can easily make at home. It takes just minutes to make and you can experiment with new and exciting flavor combinations.
4/19/2010
Cooking with basil is fun! Each variety of basil has its own unique flavor and way of enhancing any recipe. One of our guest blogger's favorites is cinnamon basil. Learn how to grow it and cook with it.
9/1/2009
Thrift store finds have limitless uses if you look beyond their original purpose.
2/22/2011
Try this Valentine's Day-inspired spicy basil pie recipe for a heart-healthy treat.
5/23/2012
Protect eyes from the sun this summer with a cool pair of shades. Read on to find your perfect pair of sunglasses.
9/8/2011
Rid your home of pesky fruit flies with this simple, nontoxic, homemade fruit fly trap.
12/21/2011
Two Lousiana residents have died after using a neti pot incorrectly. Learn which mistakes to avoid.
5/4/2010
When she thinks of summer, our guest blogger, Ramona Werst, thinks of lemonade. Learn how to grow and cook with her favorite lemonade garnish: lemon basil.
2/21/2011
Watch out for these three common technique mistakes in your garden this spring.
10/13/2011
Making granola at home is simple and allows you to customize it to your liking. Experiment with this basic recipe and discover your perfect granola.
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.
10/31/2011
Readers vote on whether they'd be most interested in learning to make hard cider, apple wine, mulled wine, ginger beer, eggnog or amaretto at home.
4/6/2009
Dani Hurst explains how you can celebrate an important Jewish holiday while keeping the planet in mind.
1/28/2011
The weather outside is frightful, and feeding birds is so delightful. All it takes to make one of these great bird feeders is a dip in the recycling bin, bird seed and a little creativity. 
3/23/2009
Dani shares her spring break adventures and explains how you can stay green, even on vacation.
9/29/2010
Whether you’re just starting out on the green path or looking for more ways to live sustainably, check out Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, which teaches simple domestic skills to help you lead a DIY life.
10/5/2010
Cinnamon basil offers a mild cinnamon flavor to the dishes you infuse it with. This holiday season, try Ramona Werst's herbal twist on the traditional pumpkin pie: Cinnamon Basil Pumpkin Pie.
11/29/2012
Napoleon Fireplaces provides some helpful tips to consider when preparing your fireplace for the winter season.
2/16/2011
Relax and relieve your stress with these three herbs.
12/2/2010
This basil appetizer can be made ahead of time. Just mix sauce in a crock pot, add meatballs and cook. They'll be the hit of the party!
11/19/2010
Try one of these three simple but tasty homemade salad dressings the next time you’re in the mood for a lighter lunch or dinner. 
8/23/2011
Guest blogger Dani Hurst shares recipes for homemade salsa and vegetable dips.
10/5/2010
Shrink your dryer sheet waste and use a dryer sachet instead. Learn about the benefits of dryer sachets, how to make your own sachet and a few ideas about what to do with your used dryer sheets.
2/2/2009
Going green on your lunch break is an easy way to show Mother Nature you really care. Dani delves into the art of greening your afternoon eats.
2/23/2011
Add garlic to your daily diet by taking these tips into consideration.
2/16/2009
Washing the dishes is a necessary evil, but it doesn’t have to be a burden on your wallet or the planet. Dani dishes about how to green your dishwashing routine.
4/4/2011
Use leftover corned beef and Serata basil to make these Reuben Sandwiches.
5/6/2008
Jessica hunts for eco-friendly and secondhand items to make her new townhome greener. Greening an apartment or home you don't own can be a challenge, but searching for eco-friendly products is fun.
8/20/2010
In the late summer, Ocimum basilicum 'Thai' bares beautiful red or deep purple blooms. Check out Ramona's recipe for basil-infused chicken dumplings.
2/18/2011
Treat your dry, itchy throat this winter with these herbal remedies
6/24/2010
The spicy flavor of 'Spicy Globe' basil adds a unique taste to many sauces and fresh fruit desserts. Try my delicious 'Spicy Globe' Blackberry Tart.
10/18/2010
Celebrate the end of eggplant season with a plate of homemade baba ganoush. Follow this simple recipe and you’ll be on your way to a yummy appetizer or a scrumptious side dish.
10/1/2009
Cool your inflamed muscles the healthy way with turmeric.
6/19/2009
Use fresh herbs to treat anxiety instead of potentially harmful drugs.
6/21/2011
 Researchers have found that including olive oil in a healthy diet may reduce your risk of stroke.
2/28/2011
A recent study tested the effects that tart cherry juice has on fibryomyalgia patients and discovered marginal benefits in patient's muscle strength.
10/12/2009
Here are some herbal remedies that have specific healing properties for dealing with overcoming sorrow, anger and depression.
7/23/2009
Use these beauty recipes to prevent the summer weather from getting to your skin and hair.
1/18/2011
Some people are not a fan of drinking "boring" water, despite how good it is for you. Add herbal flair to water with this simple infusion recipe.
1/7/2010
Chaste tree is not just for maidens; find out how its medicinal properties can alleviate many gynecological woes.
11/27/2009
A new study shows how freshly cut garlic can help protect your heart. Learn more.
5/10/2011
Trouble getting pregnant? Consider these fertility-boosting herbs for both men and women.
8/30/2010
If you're having trouble falling asleep, try these herbal solutions for insomnia.
7/15/2009
Relieve stressed feet with this easy, do-it-yourself foot treatment.
7/16/2009
Many air fresheners can emit toxic chemicals; however, potted chrysanthemums are natural and safe deodorizers.
12/28/2011
Learn to protect yourself so you don't become one of the reported swine flu cases.
11/23/2010
Rosemary is an aromatic perennial herb native to the Mediterranean that has many uses. This guest blogger loves to use it as a hair rinse. Learn more.
5/19/2010
Garlic has been used for centuries to treat colds and infections. Modern research shows that garlic may also be useful in preventing cancer.
2/18/2010
Learn more about herbal cures and causes of nosebleeds.
11/5/2009
Black cherry juice is a delicious way to help sore muscles heal naturally.
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.
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. 
7/10/2009
Use herbs as a homemade remedy for annoying bad breath.  
7/13/2011
The growing incidence of obesity worldwide leaves individuals vulnerable to other chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes.
5/5/2011
Modern research suggests that beer, considered medicinal in many ancient cultures, may have some health benefits after all.
3/11/2011
Coffee may be more beneficial to your health than previously thought. A new study explains the connection of coffee and decrease in stroke risk among women.
11/4/2010
Plants originally considered harmful to the environment may actually restore the Earth's ecosystems and possess powerful healing properties. Learn more.
6/9/2011
Medication isn't your only option for allergy relief. Give these at-home remedies a try.
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.
6/23/2011
TV personality and author Chris Kilham, founder of Medicine Hunter, says schisandra, cacao and San Pedro cactus could replace many common pharmaceuticals--without the onerous side effects.
2/21/2011
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
9/16/2010
Save money and energy by ditching the dryer and air drying your clothes instead.
12/2/2010
Don't throw away that leftover loaf of bread! Use it to make homemade breadcrumbs and croutons. Waste not, want not!
10/28/2010
Don’t just throw away pumpkin seeds after carving your Halloween pumpkin! Did you know pumpkin seeds are a very nutritious snack? And now you can use them in a fresh basil pesto.
7/7/2011
Even something as little as conditioning your hair can help save thousands of acres of rainforest.
8/30/2010
If you can’t build your dream garden just yet, container gardening is a great alternative. Check out these tips for homemade fertilizer and soil retention, and learn how to repurpose common plastic containers into handy individual gardens.
8/24/2010
Buck’s Biscuits Gourmet Dog Treats are made with organic ingredients and contain no preservatives, making them the perfect, all-natural dog treat for your furry friend.
8/23/2010
Get inspired by these tips and make something useful out of your used glass instead of just recycling it. From wine bottles to baby food jars, you’ll find a repurposing project that suits your recycling bin.
12/20/2010
Instead of buying your friends gifts for the holidays this year, save money and lighten your impact on the planet by making homemade gifts. These ideas will get you started.
11/1/2010
If you’re nuts about almonds, try out this simple recipe for making fresh almond butter at home.
4/16/2012
Instead of eating it all now, learn how to pickle asparagus with this easy Spicy Pickled Asparagus recipe and save some for later in the season! Your future self will thank you.
11/15/2010
Our cornbread dressing recipe puts a twist on a Thanksgiving dinner menu classic.
11/7/2012
Rich in essential amino acids, vitamins and nutrients, Seaweed Bath Co. products hydrate the skin and soothe irritation often associated with various skin conditions.
11/22/2010
Slough off dead winter skin with homemade skin scrubs. Try one of these recipes that use ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
10/11/2010
Turn a boring wall into a vertical garden with The Woolly Wally Pocket. Made of 100% recycled plastic bottles, this hanging planter is the answer for anyone looking for a unique and eco-friendly planter for container gardening. 
12/17/2009
Save your throat this cold season with homemade, herbal cough drops.
1/12/2010
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
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.
9/30/2011
Our bodies have an amazing capacity to detoxify, but with increased exposure to hazards in our environment, there is more of a need to support this process. Learn how to decrease the toxins you take in and increase the toxins you put out.  
6/11/2010
Try these valuable bug repellent formulas for a weekend in the woods.
4/7/2011
Find itching relief in nature. Narrow-leaved plantain is a common garden weed and also, ironically, a gardener’s best friend.
3/24/2011
A recent scientific reviews finds that hawthorn may be useful in treating a variety of mild heart ailments.
5/28/2009
It's a constant battle: medicine versus herbs. This is how Marguerite got interested in herbs.
8/15/2012
Peppermint, one of the most widely known mints in North America, can be distilled to extract its essential oil. Use this oil to soothe indigestion, sore throats and much more.
8/16/2011
Researchers have found that curcumin, the ingredient in turmeric that gives it its distinct coloring, may help alleviate arthritis pain and inflammation.
8/14/2009
Stop forgetting and take these herbs to improve your memory retention.
3/14/2011
Learn how to make a tea for pain or menstrual cramps using white willow bark.
8/31/2009
Many Americans have insomnia. Try these herbal remedies to reset your sleeping schedule. 
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.
10/12/2010
Did you know that fenugreek was once used in embalming mummies? Explore the history and benefits of fenugreek around the world.
5/13/2010
Our newest blogger discusses the role of adaptogenic herbs as they help the body deal with the effects of stress.
12/20/2010
Learn about the history of mistletoe and find out how to grow this Christmas plant.
11/9/2009
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.
2/16/2012
Hawthorn herb can help support your heart and prevent coronary heart disease, the number one cause of death in the United States.
7/10/2009
Prevent and relieve poison ivy, poison oak, bug bites and bee stings with these herbs.
4/29/2011
Relieve ear infections with this at-home remedy. One young mother takes a crash course in using herbs for this common childhood complaint.
7/1/2010
Guest blogger, Randy Buresh, knowns that life can be stressful. He provides a list of herbs to help you relax.
9/28/2011
Big news in the world of herbs: A new experimental drug derived from milk thistle saved two men after they consumed poisonous mushrooms.
2/7/2011
Relieve muscle aches and pains with this soothing rub for sore muscles. You can make it in your own kitchen.
7/10/2009
 Use herbs and essential oils for itchy bug bites.
11/30/2011
Sip on cherry juice; sleep soundly. Sleeping soundly through the night could be as easy as sipping on some cherry juice.
1/27/2011
Protect yourself from illness and help your immune system stay in top form.
4/4/2012
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
7/13/2009
Radio host for the WTBQ's The Urban Herbalist, Marguerite Dunne discusses Michael Jackson's death and the good and bad health protocols with herbs and with drugs.
11/2/2011
This recipe can warm you up on a cold night in December or nurse you back to health when your next head cold strikes.
2/7/2011
The most popular supplements are fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and CoQ10. Learn more about their health advantages. 
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.
8/24/2011
Researchers have found a diet that may prevent heart disease.
2/14/2011
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.  
6/23/2011
TV personality and author Chris Kilham, founder of Medicine Hunter, believes that schisandra, cacao and San Pedro cactus could replace many pharmaceuticals—without the onerous side effects.
7/11/2011
Bilberries can help you maintain your eye health.
9/14/2011
New research suggests that with every piece of chocolate you devour, your heart may get a little healthier.
8/6/2009
If it is one thing we can all agree on, it is that having clear, glowing skin is the most important factor to your appearance. Clear skin boosts one’s self-esteem, self-confidence, and certainly makes us all feel good! Learn more about how to obtain clear skin.
11/22/2011
Strengthen your immune system now with herbs for improved vitality and protection from stress and winter illness.
7/21/2009
From flea rinses to natural homemade doggie treats, my dog Addi is living the herbal dog life.
8/31/2011
Learn how one blogger discovers the benefits of a peeving plant from her childhood.
3/10/2011
According to recent British studies, the curcumin found in turmeric may help prevent breast cancer, and can slow the growth of existing cancer conditions. 
2/8/2012
Learn how green tea can help make aging and wellness go hand-in-hand.
10/12/2011
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.
4/20/2009
Spring is the perfect time to wild craft gently soothing vulnerary herbs, such as plantain and violet leaf, to make healing oils and salves. Learn more about these wonderful springtime botanicals with useful recipes for infused oils and medicinal salves. 
11/16/2011
A new study suggests aromatherapy may help patients feel less stress before a procedure.
10/28/2010
Kick-start your immune system and combat arthritis and high cholestorol with this spicy rhizome.
4/22/2011
Read on to learn how saw palmetto can help to relieve prostate problems.
6/22/2012
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!
1/27/2011
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.
7/22/2010
Check out this list of herbsl supplements that can interact negatively with heart medications.
9/7/2011
Diabetes affects 25.8 percent of citizens in the United States. Learn how to avoid becoming just another statistic.
12/28/2011
Feeling stressed is no fun! Drinking orange juice may help you stay a step ahead of everyday anxiety.
11/11/2010
Want to know all the ways herbs can benefit your health? Traditional Indian medicine offers herbal healing through your clothes and sheets.
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.
7/25/2011
Parsley has been used in medicine, cosmetics and rituals throughout history.
1/13/2011
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
5/2/2012
Say cheers to the health benefits of cilantro.
3/5/2012
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
11/30/2010
Calendula officinalis, a bright and cheery herb for any border or kitchen garden, is more than just another pretty flower. It has many uses in the kitchen, medicine cabinet and personal care arena.
10/15/2009
One guest blogger responds to a post about dry eye syndrome with some natural, herbal remedies that can help.
10/29/2009
Herb gardening and natural health products are featured at the annual Expo East in Boston.
4/25/2012
New guidelines suggest using butterbur root extract can drastically reduce the frequency of migraines.
10/19/2011
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.  
8/12/2009
Use these herbs to relieve stress, increase energy and stimulate sleep this school year.
11/18/2010
Our newest guest blogger discusses her experience as a naturopathic doctor and shares one of her favorite plants—holy basil.
9/3/2009
Try using aromatherapy to reconnect with family and friends.
7/22/2010
Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center discovered that celery is high in 3-n-butylphthalides, a compound that can naturally lower blood pressure by dilating blood vessels and blocking stress hormones.
10/22/2010
If you're tired of trying prescription migraine medications to treat your pain, try these natural remedies.
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.
2/14/2011
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
3/30/2009
Arnica cream, ointment, tincture or salve can relieve muscle and joint pain.
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.
12/8/2009
Keep your home healthy and aromatic for the holidays!
10/14/2009
Learn the benefits of an infant massage and how to give one from certified infant massage instructor and practitioner Brenda Stansfield.
11/30/2011
Finding the key to a strong immune system is as easy as visiting the produce section of your local grocery store.
11/11/2009
Try using essential for skin care. Blends include remedies for acne, shingles and cold sores.  
11/9/2010
Whether you’re searching for unique gifts for loved ones or just need a little snow day entertainment, look no further than a bottle cutting kit. It may sound complicated, but a little patience and a steady hand are all it takes to master this useful art. 
9/15/2009
Stylish furniture typically doesn’t involve discarded trash—but the designs of Studio Jo Meesters do. Studio Jo Meesters introduces “Odds and Ends, Bits and Pieces,” a fun collection of furniture pieces made from recycled materials that contain just as much panache
12/6/2010
Despite what you may have heard, you don't need to suffer through extreme diets or complicated menus to burn calories. Boost your metabolism with these great tasting herbs that you may already have growing in your kitchen garden.
6/13/2011
If you’re looking for a unique container gardening experience, look no further than growbottles from Potting Shed Creations. These self-watering planters are made in the USA from reclaimed restaurant wine bottles, and they’re as sustainable as they are stylish.
12/29/2010
In the South we bring in the new year eating black-eyed peas. You should try my pie—it might even bring you luck wherever you live!
3/21/2011
Red apples, orange carrots, green kale, purple eggplant—eating colorful foods is good for little growing bodies! A great way to get kids excited & interested in fruits and vegetables is to talk about it's connection to color!
10/25/2010
If you’re looking for that perfect reusable bottle, check out ALEX. Not only is this water bottle BPA-free and made from premium grade 304 stainless steel, but it also twists apart in the middle, making clean-up a cinch.
1/16/2012
Colorful Harvest is a specialty produce company out of California and have developed a delicious new corn, Ruby Jewel Sweet Red Corn.  Guest blogger Ramona Werst created a risotto recipe using 'Spicy Globe' basil and Ruby Jewel Sweet Red Corn. You can replace the corn with a sweet corn and it will be a tasty dish.
1/4/2011
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
12/8/2009
Start your health regimen by looking at what you've been doing before.  You have to take charge of your health regimen, not anyone else.
12/14/2010
Contributer Susan Belsinger shares her experience with severe eye irritation and a low-cost home herbal cure.
9/28/2011
Black Cohosh, one of the early Native Americans' favorite medicinal plants, contains many benefits that can help you live a healthier life.
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.
5/23/2012
An extract from the kudzu plant may help drinkers learn to indulge in moderation.
3/3/2011
Scientific research backs the use of two familiar herbs for the treatment of mild depression.
12/29/2010
If you have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
5/9/2012
The wild tomatillo plant may provide the compounds needed to win the fight against cancer.
10/31/2012
Store this natural beauty balm from Medicine Mama's Apothecary somewhere so it's easy to grab. This balm soothes an array of skin woes, so it's fit for travel.
12/1/2011
These powerhouse herbs are great for runners. They act as natural energy enhancers, improve stamina and endurance, heal aches and pains and improve circulatory health.
1/28/2011
These superfoods may prevent degenerative diseases. Check how green tea and blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's disease.
10/20/2011
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.
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.
3/14/2011
Take a look at these herbs to fight colds, flus and ear infections.
4/11/2012
A study has found that healthy fats and oils may make fried foods better for you.
1/18/2012
Researchers may have found the herb to stop tooth decay: licorice root.
5/31/2011
There are many natural ways to provide painful sunburn relief.  
2/4/2010
For puffy eyes there’s nothing better than some good old fashioned cucumber.
11/22/2011
The burdock plant has long been that pesky plant that attaches velcro-like pickers to your clothing, but it also has an abundance of health benefits.
4/18/2012
Researchers have discovered patients can enjoy good heart health after bypass surgery with the help of turmeric.
2/15/2012
The root of the blue evergreen hydrangea may aid in the treatment of autoimmune disorders.
11/30/2010
Does stress or anxiety keep you jittery during the day and awake all night? Check out the benefits of passionflower for a calming rest.
3/7/2012
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.
8/2/2011
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.
11/16/2011
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
6/6/2012
According to new research, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may lower fatigue in cancer patients.
4/13/2010
Follow these tips to pick the best carrier oils for aromatherapy blends.
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.
1/14/2011
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to use more green products, check out Twist’s line of amazing sponges. Not only are they biodegradable, but they’re also free of dyes and made from all-natural, plant-based materials.
12/13/2010
Dehydrated foods are high in nutrients and easy to transport and store, but buying them at the store can be costly. Investing in a food dehydrator can save you money, allowing you to make your own beef jerky, dried fruits and fruit leather at home.
11/18/2010
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
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.
3/14/2012
Discover how one food group can help increase mental power as you age.
4/18/2012
Researchers have discovered that using a thyme tincture to treat acne may prove more effective than over-the-counter treatments.
3/7/2012
Learn how a calendula and lavender baby bar soap helped make child care a little easier for this blogger.
5/30/2012
Researchers have discovered even more proof that drinking black tea is just plain good for you. Read on to learn more.
11/30/2011
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
5/9/2012
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
11/22/2011
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
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.
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.
1/25/2012
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.


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