Plants originally considered harmful to the environment may actually restore the Earth's ecosystems and possess powerful healing properties. Learn more.
Find itching relief in nature. Narrow-leaved plantain is a common garden weed and also, ironically, a gardener’s best friend.
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.
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.
Label your plants with this easy project. Using chalkboard paint you’ll never mix up which herbs are which.
The wild tomatillo plant may provide the compounds needed to win the fight against cancer.
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.
Hortech, Inc. announceds the introduction of its LiveWall planted wall system that transforms ordinary walls into vertical green landscapes.
Send plantable greeting cards to your loved ones. It's something they will enjoy well into gardening season.
Take the guesswork out of planting with the new ZIP-code tailored When to Plant app from Mother Earth News magazine.
Learn how one blogger discovers the benefits of a peeving plant from her childhood.
Contributer Susan Belsinger shares her experience with severe eye irritation and a low-cost home herbal cure.
An extract from the kudzu plant may help drinkers learn to indulge in moderation.
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.
It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your garden for the spring. I know I am already thinking about spring and warm weather. Spring officially starts Sunday, March 20th and it’s important to know when it is the right time to purchase your flowers and begin the planting process.
Guest blogger Jennifer Flaten discovers some easy plant identification tools to help her identify unknown plants in her Wisconsin garden.
Watch out for these three common technique mistakes in your garden this spring.
My Mobilegro invention is much more than the next new innovative home gardening product to hit the market.
The plants in the Voynich Manuscript has puzzled researchers and historians for years.
Learn more about the peanut butter fruit that could be a part of your fruit garden.
Learn more about two conferences that could open your mind to the world of herbal medicine.
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
Don’t toss out those old incandescent bulbs! Squeeze a little more life out of an old light bulb by turning it into a mini terrarium or tiny vase.
Planting herbs in pots is a great way to jump into gardening, and you'll be able to use your harvest every day.
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.
Knowing if a plant is invasive, exotic, or native can save you a lot of time and trouble in your garden. In this article, Master Gardener, Stephanie Montalvo will explain the differences and give you tools to figure out if a plant is good or bad for your garden.
Plantiva’s botanical-based immune supplement ImmuneDx combines the power of ginseng, Stephania and other herbs to protect the immune system.
Recycle old kegs into beautiful, functional garden planters—guest blogger KyLynn Hull shows you how!
Treat your skin with plants from your backyard!
Tom Newmark won't rest until he's helped establish 10,000 seed sanctuaries—living gardens devoted to propagating and nurturing endangered plants—across the world. He came a step closer this week with the establishment of a sanctuary in India.
Inspired by an upcoming article on winter garden design, Jessica shares a project that turns autumn and winter plants into an elegant holiday centerpiece.
If you're starting seeds indoors, consider making your own biodegradable seed-starting pots out of newspaper, cardboard or eggshells.
If you're looking for an indoor garden that keeps animals away and requires little space, the Woolly Pocket is right for you!
Turn terra cotta planter pots into candle holders. This super simple project is an inexpensive way to bring a little romance to your garden.
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.
Instead of makeshift sheet and blanket plant covers that can harm plants,experts suggest some easy new alternatives to protect plants from frost.
A new study may have found out why it's impossible to just eat one potato chip.
Adding houseplants to your home’s décor is an easy, affordable way to enliven your home.
A University of Georgia study finds that common houseplants can remove toxins and improve indoor air quality.
There is a beauty in discovering the lost art of keying wild plants. Learn more about this practice.
Amy Mayfield introduces herself to the Herb Companion public.
Orchids are some of the most beautiful flowers—they're safe around house pets, they come in a multitude of colors and shapes and ... they're edible?! Read more.
Scientists in Russia have brought a narrow-leafed white campion to life from 30,000-year-old tissue.
Herbs will reseed all over the garden as volunteer plants if you let them.
Marci O'Brien writes about sharing her love of gardening with her daughter.
Check out these weekly tips for growing healthy, beautiful plants indoors.
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore plants her vegetable seedlings.
Although the weather is still chilly, early spring planting has already begun in Texas.
Although not a serious problem, if left untreated, bacterial or viral pink eye can cause serious damage. Speed up recovery with these natural home remedies for pink eye!
Upcycling and recycling company Terracycle introduces three new garden accessories made from recycled materials.
Learn how to press flowers and construct a plant press to preserve your favorite herbs for study, display, or crafts.
Although most of us would love a lush landscape or garden, in reality, few of us have the time, space or other resources available to maintain one. Whether you’re short on space or short on time, these small space garden
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.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson creates a planter table to hold her everyday items and incorporates plants into the design.
The stirrings of spring may make you want to buy every plant or seed in sight, but a little planning can help you create a garden you'll truly enjoy.
Container water gardens are easy to design and maintain, making them a perfect low-cost accessory to your outdoor living spaces. Learn how to make a container water garden!
Save water, time and money on your landscape with beautiful drought-tolerant ornamental grasses.
Choose the best tools for pruning with this handy list.
Last year saw the biggest jump in CO2 emissions from power plants ever. Texas, Florida and Ohio lead the pack.
Air plants are perfect low-maintenance option for the home or garden. Learn how to care for air plants with these growing, watering and lighting tips.
Little gnatty flies smothering your prized houseplants? Learn what they are and how to eradicate them, once and for all.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a useful tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since 1990 with greater accuracy and detail.
Uncover even more information about the vitamin-rich weed purslane, including useful recommendations from renowned herbalists all over the world.
Native Kansas plants are being researched in this project, launched by environmental studies faculty members at the University of Kansas to promote traditional ecological knowledge.
I recently stumbled upon this great gardening tip. This project is an environmentally fun way to plant herbs.
This inconspicuous-seeming herb is well traveled and renounded for its medicinal properties throughout the majority of the world. Learn how it grows and what famed herbalists have said about it.
The Rhombin, a desktop organizer made from a plant-based plastic (bioplastic), merges sustainability with convenience and cutting-edge design.
One reader asked us to help her diagnose some brown spots she noticed on her basil plant's leaves.
Air pollution abounds in our homes and businesses, but many air purification systems are not safe to use. Try cleaning your indoor air with plants.
The weather outside may be frightful, but it’s a delightful time to curl up with a stack of gardening books and begin planning next season’s harvest.
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.
Could a poisonous plant used by ancient colonizers to hurt be used by modern dermatologists to help?
There's more to your zodiac sign than you may think. Embrace your sign with these zodiac-related herbs.
A National Resources Defense Council analyst calls proposed standards “the most important actions to clean up air pollution from dirty coal-burning power plants since the Clean Air Act was last updated in 1990.”
We think that we know our herbs, and exactly what they do. However, there are also those herbs with a mysterious past. Here are five of the weirdest herbs we’ve found that might be hiding in a garden near you.
Today is not a day for selling books. It's a day for prayer and solidarity with the Japanese people.
Inclement weather can really keep you out of your garden. Here are some of the challenges Mother Nature presents us and a couple of tricks you can use to keep her at bay.
Did you know that plants have personalities? Discover the personality of the vervain plant and how it can help you.
The Chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi), also known as the winter cherry, enjoys a library of culinary and medicinal benefits. Here are the answers to some of the questions you have asked about growing this incredible species.
The borage plant (Borago officinalis) is a tall herb with hairy foliage, blue starshaped flowers and many useful properties. Whether you use it for healthy, tasty greens, a medicinal herb or a companion plant for your strawberries and tomatoes, you’ll be happy you planted borage.
The bad news? Coal-fired power plants are our biggest source of industrial pollution. The good news? Solar grew by 67 percent last year, making it our fastest-growing energy sector.
The poisonous plant called giant hogweed is popping up all over the United States. Find out what this means for your safety.
Jessica found some great finds at an antique mall and estate auction.
World Centric has unveiled a line of compostable toothbrushes and travel cases that are made from a plant-based resin called Ingeo.
Herbal wedding party favors are great for weddings or any parties you’re hosting.
Looking for a safe but effective way to deter deer from using your garden as their personal buffet? Sprinkle this plant tonic on their favorite garden munchies.
Delve into the research behind another unusual herb from across the globe. Szechuan buttons are electric-packed flower buds that have numbing properties, giving them the aptly named moniker, the "toothache plant".
The chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi) is mostly grown for decorative purposes, but it also has a history of medicinal treatments.
A plastic knife will open those weighty bags of potting soil or top soil faster than most pricey garden gadgets.
These three plants are extremely creepy. Read more about the bizarre devil's claw, doll's eye and Buddha's hand.
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel sets out to find easy-to-grow indoor plants that she can successfully keep alive with a black thumb.
Think twice about ridding dandelions from your lawn; this herb has many health benefits.
Bring Andrea Candee’s Healing Kitchen workshop to you and take charge of your wellness naturally.
A new discovery is leading the way to production of opiate painkillers in labs instead of poppy fields.
Flowering herbs have a long history of medicinal use across the world: Discover seven components of Eastern alternative medicine.
One herb lover gets a chance to write her very own blog for her favorite herb magazine, The Herb Companion.
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.
The four-lined plant bug is a regional pest that plagues plants belonging to the mint family and other of your herbal favorites.
One of my favorite spring herbs chives comes in several different varieties. The uses for making herbal vinegar and cooking with chives are explored in this post and lots of resources for mail ordering unusual herbs such as curly chives are given.
The Sacred Seeds Sanctuary in Costa Rica, provides an opportunity to help endangered plants adapt to and thrive in changing climate conditions.
Two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, our indoor air quality is worsening. Embrace these five healthful practices for cleaner air.
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.
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.
Natural herbs and supplements such as blackcurrant and ginseng can give your athletic performance a boost.
Sunflower seeds have been found at several archaeological sites in the United States. Discover the many uses of this ancient plant.
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.
As winter approaches a cup of Camellia sinensis can revive your soul. Learn more about the history and comfort of this simple beverage.
Don’t hold your breath - stop hiccups the herbal way.
Cleaning can be calming, but nauseous-smelling products aren't as lovely as using herbs or "green" alternatives. Learn more about herbal cleaning.
In lieu of World Health Day, a campaign sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), we wanted to take the time to share a few simple tips on medication safety.
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!
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.
New studies discover the health benefits of dark chocolate, which include helping people relieve stress.
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.
One doctor decides to make a cross-country journey to promote natural healing and health.
Learn how to cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder using aromatherapy.
A recent clinical trial has found that bilberry extract in combination with other natural supplements can be beneficial to maintaining healthy eyes.
In this third part of our guest blogger's purslane plant profile, she shares three delicious purslane-infused recipes, including a purslane pesto, a wild-greens salad and a summer soup.
Once you have this herb in your garden, you will never be without cutting leaf celery. It's a perfect container plant to grow close by the kitchen door.
Researchers have found that including olive oil in a healthy diet may reduce your risk of stroke.
A recent study tested the effects that tart cherry juice has on fibryomyalgia patients and discovered marginal benefits in patient's muscle strength.
Here are some herbal remedies that have specific healing properties for dealing with overcoming sorrow, anger and depression.
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.
Chaste tree is not just for maidens; find out how its medicinal properties can alleviate many gynecological woes.
A new study shows how freshly cut garlic can help protect your heart. Learn more.
Trouble getting pregnant? Consider these fertility-boosting herbs for both men and women.
If you're having trouble falling asleep, try these herbal solutions for insomnia.
Relieve stressed feet with this easy, do-it-yourself foot treatment.
Learn to protect yourself so you don't become one of the reported swine flu cases.
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.
Garlic has been used for centuries to treat colds and infections. Modern research shows that garlic may also be useful in preventing cancer.
Learn more about herbal cures and causes of nosebleeds.
Use herbs as a homemade remedy for annoying bad breath.
Learn more about blue cohosh's medicinal uses.
The growing incidence of obesity worldwide leaves individuals vulnerable to other chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes.
Modern research suggests that beer, considered medicinal in many ancient cultures, may have some health benefits after all.
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.
Cool your inflamed muscles the healthy way with turmeric.
Black cherry juice is a delicious way to help sore muscles heal naturally.
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.
Many air fresheners can emit toxic chemicals; however, potted chrysanthemums are natural and safe deodorizers.
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.
Use fresh herbs to treat anxiety instead of potentially harmful drugs.
Use these beauty recipes to prevent the summer weather from getting to your skin and hair.
Medication isn't your only option for allergy relief. Give these at-home remedies a try.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A recent scientific reviews finds that hawthorn may be useful in treating a variety of mild heart ailments.
It's a constant battle: medicine versus herbs. This is how Marguerite got interested in herbs.
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.
Researchers have found that curcumin, the ingredient in turmeric that gives it its distinct coloring, may help alleviate arthritis pain and inflammation.
Learn how to make a tea for pain or menstrual cramps using white willow bark.
Many Americans have insomnia. Try these herbal remedies to reset your sleeping schedule.
Did you know that fenugreek was once used in embalming mummies? Explore the history and benefits of fenugreek around the world.
Our newest blogger discusses the role of adaptogenic herbs as they help the body deal with the effects of stress.
Learn about the history of mistletoe and find out how to grow this Christmas plant.
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.
Hawthorn herb can help support your heart and prevent coronary heart disease, the number one cause of death in the United States.
Prevent and relieve poison ivy, poison oak, bug bites and bee stings with these herbs.
Relieve ear infections with this at-home remedy. One young mother takes a crash course in using herbs for this common childhood complaint.
Guest blogger, Randy Buresh, knowns that life can be stressful. He provides a list of herbs to help you relax.
Big news in the world of herbs: A new experimental drug derived from milk thistle saved two men after they consumed poisonous mushrooms.
Relieve muscle aches and pains with this soothing rub for sore muscles. You can make it in your own kitchen.
Use herbs and essential oils for itchy bug bites.
Sip on cherry juice; sleep soundly. Sleeping soundly through the night could be as easy as sipping on some cherry juice.
Protect yourself from illness and help your immune system stay in top form.
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
This recipe can warm you up on a cold night in December or nurse you back to health when your next head cold strikes.
The most popular supplements are fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and CoQ10. Learn more about their health advantages.
Get into the holiday spirit by learning how to grow your own holly plants and discover the many uses of this seasonal treasure.
Researchers have found a diet that may prevent heart disease.
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.
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.
Bilberries can help you maintain your eye health.
New research suggests that with every piece of chocolate you devour, your heart may get a little healthier.
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.
Strengthen your immune system now with herbs for improved vitality and protection from stress and winter illness.
From flea rinses to natural homemade doggie treats, my dog Addi is living the herbal dog life.
There are several herbs that will increase your energy and help you burn more calories.
According to recent British studies, the curcumin found in turmeric may help prevent breast cancer, and can slow the growth of existing cancer conditions.
Learn how green tea can help make aging and wellness go hand-in-hand.
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.
A new study suggests aromatherapy may help patients feel less stress before a procedure.
Kick-start your immune system and combat arthritis and high cholestorol with this spicy rhizome.
Read on to learn how saw palmetto can help to relieve prostate problems.
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!
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.
Check out this list of herbsl supplements that can interact negatively with heart medications.
Diabetes affects 25.8 percent of citizens in the United States. Learn how to avoid becoming just another statistic.
Feeling stressed is no fun! Drinking orange juice may help you stay a step ahead of everyday anxiety.
Want to know all the ways herbs can benefit your health? Traditional Indian medicine offers herbal healing through your clothes and sheets.
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.
Parsley has been used in medicine, cosmetics and rituals throughout history.
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
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.
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.
One guest blogger responds to a post about dry eye syndrome with some natural, herbal remedies that can help.
Herb gardening and natural health products are featured at the annual Expo East in Boston.
New guidelines suggest using butterbur root extract can drastically reduce the frequency of migraines.
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.
Use these herbs to relieve stress, increase energy and stimulate sleep this school year.
Our newest guest blogger discusses her experience as a naturopathic doctor and shares one of her favorite plants—holy basil.
Try using aromatherapy to reconnect with family and friends.
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.
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.
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.
Learn the benefits of an infant massage and how to give one from certified infant massage instructor and practitioner Brenda Stansfield.
Kidney stones affect many Americans. Here are some herbal remedies to help stop them.
Finding the key to a strong immune system is as easy as visiting the produce section of your local grocery store.
Try using essential for skin care. Blends include remedies for acne, shingles and cold sores.
Save your throat this cold season with homemade, herbal cough drops.
Keep your home healthy and aromatic for the holidays!
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
If you're tired of trying prescription migraine medications to treat your pain, try these natural remedies.
Try these valuable bug repellent formulas for a weekend in the woods.
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.
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.
Stop forgetting and take these herbs to improve your memory retention.
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.
As the paper garden catalog is slowly sinking in the west, the Lemon Verbena Lady is searching out herb seed catalogs and websites offering the best seed catalogs and herb seeds of every kind. This is the first installment of several catalog and website postings.
Black Cohosh, one of the early Native Americans' favorite medicinal plants, contains many benefits that can help you live a healthier life.
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.
Scientific research backs the use of two familiar herbs for the treatment of mild depression.
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.
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.
Take a look at these herbs to fight colds, flus and ear infections.
A study has found that healthy fats and oils may make fried foods better for you.
Researchers may have found the herb to stop tooth decay: licorice root.
There are many natural ways to provide painful sunburn relief.
Researchers have discovered patients can enjoy good heart health after bypass surgery with the help of turmeric.
The root of the blue evergreen hydrangea may aid in the treatment of autoimmune disorders.
Does stress or anxiety keep you jittery during the day and awake all night? Check out the benefits of passionflower for a calming rest.
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.
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
According to new research, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may lower fatigue in cancer patients.
Follow these tips to pick the best carrier oils for aromatherapy blends.
New research suggests lowering blood pressure may be as easy as eating foods with isoflavones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For puffy eyes there’s nothing better than some good old fashioned cucumber.
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
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.
If you have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
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.
Discover how one food group can help increase mental power as you age.
Researchers have discovered that using a thyme tincture to treat acne may prove more effective than over-the-counter treatments.
Learn how a calendula and lavender baby bar soap helped make child care a little easier for this blogger.
Researchers have discovered even more proof that drinking black tea is just plain good for you. Read on to learn more.
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
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.
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
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.
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.