Recipe For Health
Vitamin C has been linked to lower cataract risks. To help protect your eyes, get your daily dose of vitamin C with this delicious breakfast smoothie.
This smoothie recipe is a great way to get your daily dose of spinach.
Stay hydrated with these simple, sweet and refreshing infused water recipes using vanilla, fruit and herbs.
Start eating healthy with our tips from the September/October issue of Mother Earth Living.
Try this healthy, gluten-free alternative to the typical coconut macaroon or chocolate chip cookie that you can whip up in no time.
Adding recipes like this Vegan Cheesy Lasanga to your meal plan could do more than please your taste buds; it could also save your life.
Try this Green Smoothie recipe for a yummy, energizing drink packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a coalition of retailers, industry trade associations, and food and beverage manufacturers, has announced that it will cut a combined 1.5 trillion calories from its members' products.
Herbs and cheese go great together in the kitchen and offer an array of flavor. Try our recipes.
Keep delectable baked apples moist by wrapping them in parchment paper before baking.
When the weather gets warm take your lunch outside. Try these healthy picnic foods, plus get a recipe for a simple pea pesto!
Please kids of all ages with these healthy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Organic spelt flour makes for a simple and healthier replacement for white flours in many recipes.
Garlic is a fantastic health food. Amy Mayfield, editor of The Herb Companion, gives a great recipe using garlic.
This Roasted Vegetables Quesadilla recipe is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it.
This scrumptious, all-natural recipe gives you a healthy option your taste buds will love.
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.
Kale is gaining popularity as a healthy, versatile superfood in the kitchen. Kale can be used for cooking soups, salads, stews and can be eaten raw or cooked.
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it's one that many of us fill with sugars and empty carbs. Start the day off right with this recipe for healthy blueberry bran muffins, courtesy of Driscoll's.
A healthier version of the classic rice risotto, delicious barley risotto is easy to make and fun to modify with whatever ingredients you have in your kitchen.
Start your morning off right with this breakfast smoothie recipe packed with a serving of fruits and vegetables.
Skip the hardy snacks that Super Bowl parties usually provide by replacing them with these great, healthy finger snacks. Trust us, no one will complain.
Here's a sneak peek from the upcoming June 2008 issue of Herbs for Health.
Who needs to make a trip to the grocery store when you can make these tasty cheesy crackers at home?
A new study from the Ecology Center found traces of lead, cadmium, BPA, phthalates and hazardous flame retardants in gardening products—and that chemicals in hoses leach into water.
The Ecology Center today released new research on toxic chemicals such as lead, arsenic and mercury in low-cost children's and adult jewelry.
Sausage can be healthy if made at home. Try it! It's easy.
Try this delicious recipe for salty, crunchy stinging nettle chips made fresh from the garden.
This recipe can warm you up on a cold night in December or nurse you back to health when your next head cold strikes.
Don't let the fun of football season leave you fatter! Try these low-fat calories are your next tailgate instead.
Tomatoes and watermelon combine in this unique salad with flavors that will wow every part of your palette.
This dish gives you the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes without all of the fat and sodium.
Consider bringing the health benefits of tea into your meals with these smart techniques and recipes for cooking with tea.
Try this tasty garden produce-friendly recipe, a delicious, easy and adaptable way to eat up your garden harvest.
Milk thistle, which has a long history of safe and effective medicinal use dating back thousands of years, is medicinally valued for supporting healthy liver function.
Replace the sugary, salty store-bought version with this wholesome Homemade Chewy Granola Bars recipe.
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
Don't let chlorine destroy your lovely locks. Use these home-remedies to reverse the damage.
All it takes is a few deliberate and creative tweaks to turn our living space into a healthful, stress-free environment. Follow these 10 simple solutions to do just that.
For a refreshing change, toss together a salad made with fresh herbs instead of lettuce.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich. Benefit from all these healthful properties by mixing it with milk.
The Garden Girl teaches you how to make pesto. We've got additional pesto recipes to spice up your pasta.
Besides its delicious flavor, basil offers many health benefits for your body, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Super Bowls don't have to leave you in a stuffed, sleepy stupor. Snack on this layered bean dip recipe instead.
Discover how one food group can help increase mental power as you age.
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.
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
Don't let National Peach Month slip away before biting into this juicy fruit and all of its health benefits.
A new study shows how freshly cut garlic can help protect your heart. Learn more.
This baked pear dessert not only totes health benefits but is very delicious. Serve it warm with honey next time you're the host.
Take advantage of what's in season right now.
Don’t let your lips dry up this winter season, take a few tips and pointers from Janice Cox and make your own lip gloss and soothing balms.
Soba noodles and sesame oil are both high in nutrients that lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar, making this recipe a must eat.
For natural appetite control, skip your morning bagel and add some rye instead.
Try this tasty antipasto as a substitute for a fattening entrée.
Capsaicin heats up your mouth and your endorphins, so try out a homemade hot sauce recipe.
Find itching relief in nature. Narrow-leaved plantain is a common garden weed and also, ironically, a gardener’s best friend.
Relieve muscle aches and pains with this soothing rub for sore muscles. You can make it in your own kitchen.
This smoothie recipe, courtesy of Driscoll's, is perfect as a quick breakfast, a post-workout snack or a healthy summertime treat.
Try this blue condiment when topping your favorite hamburgers and french fries.
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.
Discover seven health benefits of blueberries, a tiny, nutrient-dense fruit that packs a powerful punch.
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
Although pumpkins play more of a festive role in today’s society, this fall vegetable provides numerous health benefits that would make it wise for us to incorporte it into our diet.
Try this recipe for Greek Chicken Pizza, courtesy Muir Glen.
Give your palate a break from heavy holiday food with this Crunchy Wild Rice Salad Recipe with Citrus Dressing from guest blogger Stephanie Meyer.
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
Skip the store-bought hand sanitizers. Instead create your own natural herbal hand sanitizers with Aloe Vera and essential oils.
Learn how to incoporate healthy, antioxidant-rich superfoods into your daily meals.
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.
Don't be afraid of breads anymore, well at least whole-grain breads. A new study shows that whole-grain foods that are rich in fiber at may be beneficial to your health.
This year, use herbs to maximize your weight loss potential.
Hydrate your dry scalp and make you hair shine this winter with these three soothing herbal hair rinses.
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.
Feeling stressed is no fun! Drinking orange juice may help you stay a step ahead of everyday anxiety.
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.
This recipe adds a few of our favorite spices to create a flavorful pumpkin seed unlike any you've tasted before.
Beat the winter blues with this warming mint hot chocolate recipe.
Ease your cold and flu symptoms this season with these tried-and-true natural remedies.
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
The dried fruit and almonds included in Sun-Maid’s Autumn Apple Pie recipe adds a new fiber- and antioxidant-rich twist on this traditional treat.
These cornmeal waffles have a feather-light center, a crispy-crusty exterior, and they partner perfectly with fresh fruit or butter and maple syrup.
Healthy and lightly sweet, these granola bites are perfect for packing in your child's lunch. Make your own with this granola bites recipe.
Munch and crunch on nutritious kale chips with this easy recipe!
Feed your family a healthy snack alternative—roasted chickpeas!
Swap conventional flour with a gluten-free blend in this sweet crepes recipe.
Kids and veggies don’t mix, right? Guest blogger Stephanie Small doesn't buy it. Re-learn a few tried-and-true tips to help your children actually enjoy their vegetables.
One Herb Companion intern shares her New Year's commitment to improved health habits with food, activities and herbs.
The Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists help the budget-conscious minimize exposure to pesticides.
Can’t afford to buy all organic produce? You don’t have to! Knowing which fruits and vegetables have the highest and lowest pesticide residue will decrease your exposure to toxic chemicals and save you money at the grocery store.
Learn how to naturally control garden pests while maintaining healthy soil.
Typically viewed as a male problem, hair loss can be an emotional time for women who experience it. Discover potential causes and treatments available for female hair loss.
Learn how to use your leftovers to make the ultra-chic French dish clafoutis. Here we feature both a sweet and savory clafoutis recipe.
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.
Serve seasonal fruit kebabs with a delicious, homemade raspberry fruit dip!
These little loaves are packed full of protein, vegetables and deliciousness!
Try this recipe for a healthy, hearty bowl of black bean and chorizo chili, courtesy Muir Glen.
Kneipp Healthy Feet Cooling Foot Gel gives a tingly relief to tired feet.
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
These superfoods may prevent degenerative diseases. Check how green tea and blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's disease.
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.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares a family-friendly recipe for spaghetti casserole.
Fusion Bread Salad makes use of the cherry tomatoes and basil that are prime right now—and you don't have to heat up the kitchen to make this hearty, nutritious main dish.
A study has found that healthy fats and oils may make fried foods better for you.
Commercial toothpastes and gels are not the only way to keep your mouth and teeth fresh and clean. Try these home remedies for healthy teeth and gums without the risky chemicals.
In an effort to help prevent childhood obesity, several health centers in the Northeast are offering low-income families fresh produce vouchers to local farmers’ markets.
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
A psychology study at the University of British Columbia found that looking at sick people can trigger our bodies to step up their immune defenses by releasing infection-fighting substances.
Treasure the golden spice turmeric for its health-boosting properties, as well as its myriad other uses.
This recipe for homemade mango ice cream has the creamy goodness of ice cream and the refreshing taste of sherbet. Grab a spoon and dig in!
Last week The Herb Companion published two reader recipes after a reader callout for delicious lavender muffin recipes on our Facebook fan page. The following recipes include Luscious Lavender Muffins and Agave Lavender Muffins.
Muir Glen's beef short ribs recipe creates a tender, smoky and flavorful dish that will please a crowd.
Start the grill and make a deliciously seasoned chicken recipe tonight!
Serve this easy-to-make caramelized onion-tomato focaccia bread as an appetizer or side to soups and salads.
This simple, delicious cinnamon apple crisp recipe will have your family "oohing" and "ahhing."
Yesterday, The Herb Companion asked its readers for delicious lavender muffin recipes. Your submissions have made us ecstatic. The following recipes include White Chocolate and Lavender Muffins, and Lavender-Lemon Blueberry Muffins.
Impress dinner guests with this easy-to-make creamy tomato and crab bisque.
Smothered in a hearty walnut cream sauce this steamed kale recipe is sure to please everyone, even the naysayers.
Bake a delicious treat for your family with this recipe for scrumptious whole wheat banana muffins!
Serve up these tasty gluten-free muffins and get your morning off to a great start.
Celebrate the end of the growing season with this recipe one herbie discovered in Italy.
This simple and delcicious spring soup is sure to be a favorite among kids and adults!
These pancakes are tasty and decadent for a frosty fall morning.
Lisa’s Organics, the maker of a line of certified organic vegetable frozen side dishes, has combined the highest-quality veggies with chef-inspired sauces that go from freezer to dinner plate in just five minutes.
Giving fruit as a reward for potty training was successful with my niece and healthier than candy, even the natural kind.
Kitchen Gardeners International's 20ate campaign urges Americans to say no to junk food.
Create a happy and healthy home with these helpful tips.
Start living healthy with our tips for getting well and staying well.
A local community supported agriculture farm in Midcoast Maine offers a sustainable lifestyle for members of the Belfast Ecovillage.
The benefits of home birth outweigh the risks for many expectant mothers. These simple perks can help you decide if it’s the right choice for you and your family.
The recipe for a delicious mojito cocktail made from mint.
Instead of corned beef, whip up traditional Irish colcannon—with a healthy twist.
Learn how to make delicious homemade mascarpone cheese.
Ecoike creator Faith Moser shares a healthy, easy and family-friendly muffin recipe!
This sweet cake is the perfect addition to a cup of tea, a brunch or dessert!
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull goes without meat for a month. Try her meatless recipes!
Think tropical, flavorful and delectable with this grilled chicken dish! The sauce is a blend of sprightly lime, creamy coconut and spicy ginger.
Enjoy this recipe for a delicious and moist variation of banana bread, made with almond flour!
Step up your holiday entertaining with this simple and elegant French Verrine recipe.
Go plum crazy with these delectable treats: stewed plums and a gluten-free plum dessert recipe known as a “Butter Baby.”
This holiday season, serve up a delicious, vegetarian pot pie made with nutrient-rich veggies.
Let them eat cake! It's hard to believe that this decadent Chocolate Ganache Cake is actually vegan.
Top your spaghetti with flavorful, satisfying wheatballs for a quick weeknight meal.
Protect yourself from illness and help your immune system stay in top form.
The 2012 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists from the Environmental Working Group helps shoppers limit their pesticide exposure while saving money.
California rolls from supermarket sushi counters contain high fructose corn syrup. You don't have to look hard to find this information; it's listed right on the package!
Adopting a healthy lifestyle—and keeping it—doesn’t happen overnight. Use these expert tips to build the foundation of life well-lived.
December 25th is right around the corner. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift this holiday season, make these Relaxing Sage and Lavender Bath Salts. This homemade gift is budget-friendly, is quick and easy to make and speaks from the heart.
Rush Bowls are an all-natural blend of fruit and other natural ingredients frozen to perfection and served with a package of organic granola or gluten-free topping.
As nursery renovation begins, Jessica is just beginning an investigation into remodeling options.
New research is suggesting that a mere single serving of fatty food per day could have major health implications in the long run.
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.
Natural Home guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her grandmother's rhubarb pie recipe.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a simple and tasty recipe for hearty mushroom and leek soup.
Rich, creamy Parmesan and Brie Polenta is a Meatless Monday meal fit for a king.
Creamy, delicious Parsnip Flan with Roasted Beets takes advantage of the last of the stored winter vegetables. Pair it with fresh spring greens for a wonderful spring meal.
Delicious, nutritious quinoa gives nutty goodness to this summer dish that takes advantage of tomatoes, corn and eggplants--summer vegetables at their best.
Sangria is the perfect summertime libation for a thirsty crowd. Fresh fruits and herbs combine with wine and liqueur for a colorful, festive 'punch' that packs a punch.
This Meatless Monday, whip up a batch of Julia Butterfly Hill's Top Anything Sauce, made with peanut or almond butter, and make a meal out of fresh veggies and quinoa.
Take advantage of farmers market finds this spring and pick up a rack of lamb for these Garlic-Rosemary Lamb Chops.
Learn how to make homemade yogurt with this seasonal yogurt recipe.
Fresh asparagus inspires fresh spring dishes.
In the first in a series of posts on the most important chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses the dangers of BPA (bisphenol-A)exposure to developing babies.
For environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill, food is a delicious and healthy form of activism. Whip up her delicious vegan lasagna to celebrate Meatless Monday—and enjoy!
Perfect for spring, this pasta dish can be made with the spring herbs that are popping up in your garden or market and a little leftover wine (either red or white will do).
Far from being weeds, spring's earliest greens are packed with nutrition and help detox the body.
Sauteed spring greens and mushrooms dress up polenta in this nutritious, satisfying main dish.
This fresh spring soup is rich and creamy without the heaviness of cream.
If spring is giving you peas, it's best to eat them right away before their sugars degrade. Here's how to whip them up into a wonderful spring soup.
Sometimes it takes two versions of a banana bread recipe to make a happy family.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a creative project to display favorite old family recipes with pictures the people who made them.
Impress guests by preparing rose desserts. Toss edible rose petals into custards, tea cakes, scones, cookies and ice cream, or make one of our reader-submitted recipes: Lavender Cookies with Rose Water Frosting and Muhallabiyeh.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for Sausage Vegetable Stew, a recreation of a soup she enjoyed at In the Red Wine Bar and Cafe in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
Try these recipes for homemade lunch staples, such as bread, deli meat and condiments.
Warming winter soup can keep away the winter chill and make us healthier.
Cut back on sugar at breakfast time with this chocolate cherry breakfast cookie recipe, a perfect alternative to the conventional cereal bar.
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.
Swap out your bottled ranch dressing for this easy and nutritious recipe!
Spice up chilly nights with this meat-free reciepe chickpea and tomato curry, courtsey of Muir Glen.
Recycle old kegs into beautiful, functional garden planters—guest blogger KyLynn Hull shows you how!
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull reviews her seafood past along with a couple shellfish recipe from her Pacific Northwest family.
Heavy cream and sherry lend this simple mushroom soup a sophisticated flavor. Enjoy this recipe, courtesy guest blogger KyLynn Hull.
Sun-Maid’s Quick Side Dish Stuffing combines raisins with warm pecans, stuffing mix and chopped vegetables for the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
Please your spicier side with Muir Glen's recipe for savory Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Peppers.
Check out this recipe for herbal mini cheesecake snacks, garnished with chives and parsley.
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.
Guest blogger Dani Hurst shares recipes for homemade salsa and vegetable dips.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull kicks off soup season with this simple carrot soup recipe.
Loaded with coconut, banana, carrot, cinnamon and zero refined sugar, this coconut banana carrot cake recipe will quickly become a family favorite.
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.
Quick and easy-to-make, these vegan Cherry and Chocolate Taco Cookies are sure to become your family's new holiday tradition.
Whip up a batch of these zesty Mini Lemon Pound Cakes with Bulgur for your next family gathering.
Whip up this simple appetizer in minutes. This Parmesan and Bacon Bites recipe is great for holiday gatherings, although it also makes a great treat during the summer.
This gluten-free cornbread stuffing with sausage, sage, cranberries and walnuts is a delicious and simple addition to any Thanksgiving table.
Fresh, easy and festive, this Cranberry Orange Salsa recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Its crimson red color makes it a dazzling holiday appetizer!
Prevent and treat heartburn at home with these natural remedies.
EU's ban of five chemicals commonly used in building materials will 'shake up the industry,' Healthy Building Network official predicts.
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson explores furniture, fabric and flooring options for those with children and pets.
A man’s room, or “man cave” is a private dwelling that a man can use to hang out with his buddies, watch tv, play games, etc. It can be decorated in a masculine fashion. There are some great natural products for this room.
Jessica talks about the importance of healthy, nontoxic, organic mattresses and how much she loves her Land and Sky Rainforest Mattress from The Natural Bed Store.
Maintaining indoor air quality is important in a healthy home, but poor craftsmanship can lead to water damage and eventually mold issues.
Express yourself by decorating a blank wall with eco-friendly wall treatments and low-VOC paints.
Skips the hazardous commercial varieties and opt for one of these five natural air freshener options.
See how a mother of two young boys saves money on groceries while eating mainly fresh, organic food.
How to stay healthy when you eat at a restaurant four or more times per week.
Opt for these five foods before hitting the gym for a better workout.
Campbell’s Soup Company announces that will phase out use of the toxic chemical BPA from its soup can linings.
Take some time to focus on your heart health this month.
Going meatless is a breeze when corn is at its late-summer best and the garden is bursting with squashes. Southwestern calabacitas is a delicious, hearty summer stew that makes the most of this bountiful season.
Beets are rich in minerals and B-vitamins. Make the most of them with this recipe for a Beet Salad with Goat Cheese.
Love the taste of buttery super market rolls? Replicate the flavor at home with this homemade buttery rolls recipe.
No party is complete without cake, and this delicious Sunshine Cake has been the crowning glory of every Summer Solstice party I’ve ever thrown. Sharon Kebschull Barrett, one of my favorite herbal chefs, developed this recipe for her 1999 book Desserts from an Herb Garden (one of my bibles). Lemony, with a surprising hint of rosemary, this cake just tastes like summer—and the bright yellow color celebrates the sun.
Whip up a quick herbal snack of juicy mushrooms on toast with herb butter or fresh-from-the-oven herb and mushroom scones.
A gift of basil inspires me to be more creative for in my weeknight dinner.
As we try to find ways to describe what our magazine is about, the term “herbal lifestyle” often comes up. What does that even mean? Also, check out my two herbal recipes.
One of our readers asked us to help her locate Beau Monde, an ingredient for a tasty holiday dip she used to make in Christmases past. Check out our Beau Monde Seasoning recipe and learn how to use Beau Monde in your cooking.
A recipe for KC's Cranberry/Walnut Rice Pudding with spicebush berries. Delish!
Early mornings spark my desire for a fast, healthy breakfast.
Since I returned from my stay in Italy, I have been experimenting in the kitchen to create the perfect pasta, read more about my trip and check out my recipe-to-date.
Kathy Amen's Nectarine Oatmeal Cobbler is a great fresh fruit recipe combined with the taste of classic chewy oatmeal cookies.
No need to go it alone. Local herb societies are like old friends, and recipes and techniques abound.
A recipe for Charred Tomato Salsa–you can dip more than just chips in this flavorful summer dip.
A healthful fall-flavored twist on the classic carrot cake, this recipe for Pumpkin Carrot Cake Cupcakes with cream “cheese” frosting is grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free.
Enjoy a hearty Italian dinner with this recipe for stuffed pasta shells, courtesy of Muir Glen.
Don't throw away that leftover loaf of bread! Use it to make homemade breadcrumbs and croutons. Waste not, want not!
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for homemade French Onion soup, a classic favorite.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a rich and hearty recipe for potato-vegetable soup.
Choice Organic Tea has three new flavors that will wow your taste buds and help you beat the summertime heat.
This sensational orzo salad recipe is a definite crowd-pleaser.
Our cornbread dressing recipe puts a twist on a Thanksgiving dinner menu classic.
Hemp seed is a powerful source of protein, omega-3, vitamins & minerals, and has a delicious nutty flavor!
EuroPharma, Inc. has now released a nighttime version, Curamin PM, for those who need support for restful sleep.
With new warnings that children under six years of age should not be given cough syrups, what is a parent to do when their child needs something that’s safe and that really works? In a study at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Medicine, researchers found that honey may hold the answer.
It appears that taking daily capsules of aged garlic extract (AGE) and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) can slow—and may even reverse—the progression of atherosclerosis, a buildup of fatty plaque in the coronaries, within this at-risk population.
Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, a global leader in herbal medicines (sold in the U.S. as dietary supplements), and personal care products, has pledged to plant one tree for every person who visits any of their trade show booths in 2011.
A Thanksgiving turkey is a staple for most families. But if you don’t eat meat and want some more substance besides starchy side dishes, prepare these delicious vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes this year.
Herb Companion intern Stephanie Nelson shares her favorite recipe for Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi.
Add spring color and crunch to meals with this light, refreshing asparagus salad.
These five effective and useful products are among my top picks for a healthy, natural baby.
Sunday, July 18, is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate by serving up a scoop of naturally sweet, organic and fair trade ice creams.
Eating spinach regularly has benefits for your entire body.
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!
Reach for these taste-tested, healthy granola bars next time you need a snack.
You can make these pickles with cucumbers or a plethora of other fresh vegetables plucked from your own garden or farmers' market, including summer squash, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, onions and more.
The classic Italian flavors of basil and garlic mix with savory spinach, Parmesan and cream cheeses in this fall recipe for Stuffed Chicken Parmesan.
Ann Harvey Yonkers, founder of Washington, D.C.'s FreshFarm Markets co-op, nests eggs in a bed of wilted fresh greens for a delicious meatless summertime brunch or dinner.
Whip up this delicious vegetable-based soup tonight. You'll never miss the chicken.
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.
Celebrate Meatless Monday with this sweet, tangy spring risotto.
When you celebrate Meatless Monday with hearty, savory Mushroom Bread Pudding, no one will miss the meat.
This simple, chilled Spanish soup featuring fresh summer herbs--basil, cilantro and parsley--in a cool, tangy tomato base is sure to be a hit at your Fourth of July picnic.
If fiddlehead ferns are popping up in your local market or local woods, grab them while you can. Incorporate this fabulous, fleeting spring treat into a fresh, slightly tangy pasta dish for Meatless Monday.
Skip the steaks if you're firing up the barbecue tonight. Marinated and grilled veggies and tofu, served up with wasabi mayo on grilled bread, is a hearty, delicious way to celebrate Meatless Monday.
Guest blogger Char Scace shares her low-carb pumpkin pie recipe to make getting through the holiday season on a low-carb diet a little easier.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her sugary-sweet recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds.
Halloween is over and there are pumpkins still sitting in your living room. What should you do with them? The Herb Companion helps.
These pressure cooking resources will help you make the most of your pressure cooker. Check out the recipes and recommended cooking times for pressure cookers.
You can make delicious, whole wheat tortillas from scratch.
Creating premixes of herbs and spices is a great way to give new flavor to your usual dishes.
On the run? Try one of these on-the-go snacks that are both healthful and handy.
Mother Earth offers many natural energizers that wake you up without compromising your health.
Terrariums are beautiful in any room setting and they are a great activity to share with children. In honor of Earth Day, build your own!
Gone are the days when I longed to present my home to guests filled with everything bright, shiny and new. My taste is now an eclectic blend of vintage and new.
Whether you should take stairs or the elevator is a daily question. So if you think you don't have time to take the stairs, think again. Research shows that taking the stairs saves time in the day.
Pebbles, rocks and stones are beautiful, natural materials that add beauty and a very classic look to any style design.
One of our "14 Sustainable Food Companies You Can Trust," Plum Organics is good for your baby's health and the health of the planet.
If Thanksgiving weekend left you craving light, nutritious meals, try these recipes for winter-friendly salads.
In the third in a series on potential toxins to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses the dangers associated with use of retinol in skin products.
Create storage and design interest in your home by repurposing existing areas with built-in seating and other furniture.
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson shares five of her favorite interior design products companies.
A new report by the Environmental Working Group urges people to eat less meat and cheese to help reduce greenhouse gases.
In an effort to help consumers find safer products, the Environmental Working Group has created an online guide that rates more than 2,000 household cleaners for safety of ingredients and disclosure of contents.
Choose healthy whole grains for nutritionally complete and delicious vegetarian meals.
A new study found that, obese or not, the number of years you live depends on your lifestyle.
It's not too late to plant cover crops to increase your garden soil's fertility and enhance garden beauty this winter.
Healthy baby shopping begins with an investigation into nontoxic cribs. Check out these three solid wood options.
Live 2015 to the fullest by cultivating these eight healthy habits. With these mindful New Year’s resolutions you are sure to make this year your year.
Cool weather means it’s time to cozy up with a bowl of homemade soup. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares some of her favorite soup recipes—and why she loves soup so much.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares an inexpensive and easy recipe for yellow pea soup, a low-fat but tasty vegetarian soup.
Mountain Rose Herbs new line of Epicurean Organic seasoning blends are worth a try. The Herbs De Provence and the West Indies Rub are wonderful for seasoning prawns and most seafood.
Forget butter and salt. These three homemade popcorn seasonings will blow guests away with just a little effort.
Drinking beet juice increases blood flow to the brain, which can help prevent dementia.
Got tons of extra basil growing in your garden this summer? Try these three excellent ways to use the bounty.
Olivia shares a vegetarian dressing recipe just in time for Thanksgiving.
Try this wonderfully herby and spicy recipe for pickling all of your garden favorites!
Follow the green roots of Thanksgiving from origin to contemporary culture.
A recent earthquake in Italy sparked memories of Stephanie Nelson's experience studying abroad in Italy. While in Italy she learned this tasty recipe: Ten Herb Sausages.
Delicious recipe with blueberries and cantaloupe
Jessy Rushing shares her experience of growing Italian parsley, a cool season herb, and her love for autumn in Texas.
Learn how to make this cool summer drink, which puts an untraditional twist on iced tea.
Your kids will have fun sinking their fingers into this safe and natural play dough.
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.
A cooking experiment turns into a delicious meal.
Use this simple recipe to preserve fresh tomatoes as freezable stewed tomatoes.
Over the holidays someone gave me a jar of Chukar Cherry Salsa, a delectable treat with peaches, jalapenos and cherries, among other wholesome ingredients. Try my recipe for Parmesan Cheese French Toast.
Ever wondered: what is farro? Discover the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with a recipe for farrotto, a spin on the classic dish risotto.
This quick Spicy Pickled Chard Stems recipe provides a great way to preserve beautiful rainbow chard stems, embrace root-to-stem cooking, and make use of food that would otherwise go to waste.
Chia Seed Drink: Try this deliciously soothing and refreshing cooler recipe made with chia seeds, ripe berries, and hibiscus flowers.
Purchase beeswax, soap making and candle making supplies from GloryBee Foods' online store.
As snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
Sometimes, when people hear what a fan I am of herbal medicine, they immediately decide that this means I’m NOT in favor of Western, high-tech medicine. If you could see my bandaged paw today, you’d see that this is not the case at all.
Exercising outside, close to nature, makes you happier than exercising inside, according to a study from the University of Essex.
Amy Mayfield introduces herself to the Herb Companion public.
Overindulged? Treat your hangover headache with one simple natural hangover remedy: honey.
Ratatouille is a delicious way to preserve a lot of garden produce fast. Also, comment to win a French thyme seed packet.
One blogger shares her investigation of an elusive culinary herbal blend.
This restorative chicken, kale and sweet potato soup recipe is not only nourishing, but colorful and delicious with a hint of smoky bacon.
Herbs aren't traditionally used in breakfast dishes, nor is fish. Still, this dish is excellent any time of the day.
Warm your tummy with this elegant butternut bisque.
Our art director tries her best to avoid processed food but can't resist snacking on cheese and crackers. Follow her recipe to make homemade crackers.
Most people double or even triple recipes, but what do you do when the original will already feed your family for a whole week?
Roast your own coffee beans and steam milk yourself to create a cheap and flavorful cup of coffee.
Smooth, tangy, full of flavor, it just takes a few minutes to whip this up for spreading on focaccia or roasted chicken.
Homemade pizza doesn't have to require yeast-risen dough. Try this gluten-free polenta crust for your next pizza night.
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.
Springtime is here! Floral motifs in interiors are popular—and also a great reminder that the new season has arrived.
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
Recycled glass can make a stunning addition to your home. Discover recycled glass countertops, tiles and mosaics for your home.
Instead of using synthetic scents, try this simple natural trick to make your home smell delicious.
When caring for your hair with conventional beauty products is not enough, supplement your hair care with these five fabulous herbs for healthy hair.
Although we should limit our sugar consumption for health, coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to refined white sugar.
Trade your unhealthy conventional potato chips in for one of our picks for best organic chips.
A new report issued by The Lancet, an international medical journal, says global warming and climate change will create health risks for billions of people worldwide.
Building homes using dangerous and impactful industrial chemicals--in the name of energy efficiency--is not sustainable or ecological, a green building veteran says. His Health-Based Building model is an important step forward for green design.
Homeowners beware. Your drywall could be poisoning your home. Officials believe that since 2001, drywall imported from China has contained high levels of sulfur that could be leaking into homes and other buildings.
Swine flu may or may not be the pandemic that cable newscasters are proclaiming - but why take chances? This most recent health scare is yet another reminder that eating local, organic food - preferably raised by a source you know and trust - is just a smart thing to do.
A Consumer Reports study finds high BPA levels in Del Monte, Progresso, Campbell’s, Annie’s Homegrown, Eden Foods and Vital Choice canned foods.
Bed bugs are taking over America. You can prevent them naturally.
Reserveage Organics’ line of cocoa superfruit products featuring CocoaWell wins Natural Foods Merchandiser Editor’s Choice Award at Natural Products Expo West.
If you are having trouble sleeping, try these herbal solutions.
Ward off iron-deficiency anemia by eating a healthy supply of iron-rich vegan foods.
Try this rich fruit soup with strawberry and lavender lavender from The Garden Bistro in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a sweet special occasion.
Andrea Carrothers, a registered dietitian with Horizon, makers of organic milk and dairy products, has developed several new quick, calcium-rich recipes that make perfect after-school snacks.
Try this perfect pie dough recipe and discover answers to aggravating pie crust problems and pie-making blunders.
Relieve sore muscles using ginger. Learn how to make a ginger compress in this video from Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner.
Warmer winters in Canada and the northern United States are extending the length of the ragweed pollen season—bad news for allergy sufferers.
Trouble getting pregnant? Consider these fertility-boosting herbs for both men and women.
There are both benefits and risks to drinking milk substitutes instead of cow’s milk.
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered the makers of Botox to place a “black-box” warning on its packaging. An update on the harmful toxins found in Botox.
With a little know-how, you can avoid mosquito bites this summer.
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.
Recent studies find that many public bathrooms contain soap dispensers with bacteria-infected soap.
High blood sugar levels lead to decreased blood flow to the hippocampus, the part of the brain that forms and stories memories.
Almost a third of chicken sold in the U.S. is injected with salt water, doubling or tripling the product’s sodium content. The USDA is considering revising its standards for chicken labeling so these products can't be labeled 'natural.'
Similar to exercise, inactivity can impact the structure of our brains and increase the risk for heart disease.
Find relief from the discomfort of psoriasis with these herbs, lifestyle tips and general home remedies for psoriasis.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley shares her favorite ways to brew iced tea for a refreshing, healthy and green summer treat.
Save money and waste less! Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson explains how to get the most out of your pumpkins.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley plans a green Fourth of July celebration.
Learn how to get the full flavor of holiday baking without investing in 10 new jars of herbs or spices.
The Lemon Verbena Lady celebrates the one-year anniversary of her blog, discusses her favorite herb and shares a recipe for lemon verbena bread.
Learn how the Lemon Verbena Lady met her husband at Thanksgiving, along with delicious recipes.
Simple rosemary mayonnaise makes an exceptional sandwich spread.
You know what they say about an apple a day: discover the health benefits of apples.
Pumpkin spice lattes usually signifies the end of summer. Learn how to make this delicious seasonal brew.
Visits to a local college market where they sell herbs and the local salsa man making his sauces and selling his garlic.
The latest Herb Society cookbook is by the St. Louis Herb Society. Learn more about it.
Fresh lilacs are just one of many edible flowers you can enjoy this spring.
This honey-lavender ice cream recipe is a delicious cure to hot summer afternoons.
This simple vegan piecrust can be assembled in minutes.
Two varieties of the Passover Seder dish charoset. Try it with brown sugar or fragrant spices.
Simple salad dressings provide bursts of herbal flavor to your salad greens.
Learn to make delicious, hearty, from-scratch, whole-grain hamburger buns with this easy recipe.
Looking for eight ways to jump start your holidays? Try these tips and treats from The Herb Companion.
This champagne poached pears recipe can be served for brunch, lunch or dinner.
Try this delicious Nectarine Chutney recipe to savor the fresh flavors of fall.
Who says Meatless Monday has to be boring? Try this creamy roasted cauliflower soup recipe for a delicious weeknight dinner.
Bake a delicious chocolate cake next time you throw a party. The secret ingredient? Beets!
Spice up classic picnic recipes with herbs from your own garden.
Beer brewed with herbs is a tasty alternative to traditional malts and hops.
Mushroom-Nut Burgers are full of flavor and just as hearty as any meat-based burger you’ve ever had.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concerns about how BPA affects infants’ and children’s health. Studies have shown that BPA can affect reproduction, development, metabolism and behavior in children.
California Baby Super Sensitive products have a naturally scentless formula that’s super safe for sensitive skin.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four ways to reduce daily sugar consumption.
One Iowa city used herbs as a way to de-ice their dangerous roads.
Though it reuses a waste material, fly ash concrete contains traces of mercury and other chemicals from coal-burning power plants. Do you want that in your home?
Connect with herbal artisans and vendors to ask questions and purchase homemade organic products on Poppy Swap.
A recent study discovers a new use for basil.
Guest blogger Marcela De Vivo shares six ways that eating healthy can help you ace your exams.
A former international flight attendant shares her secrets to staying healthy and happy while flying.
Discover which items you use on a daily basis are most likely to be covered in germs.
Glymes, strong solvents that are part of the chemical family known as glycol ethers, have been linked to developmental and reproductive problems, including miscarriages.
If you suffer from bouts of anxiety, there’s no need to panic—or pop a prescription pill. Try these natural remedies for relieving anxiety.
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.
Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, carrots offer many health benefits, from maintaining healthy eyes to reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Prevent and relieve asthma attacks by turning to natural remedies for asthma, including an anti-inflammatory diet and hydrotherapy.
This February marks American Heart Health month—discover 10 super heart-health tips from nutrition expert Jonny Bowden.
In the second in a series on chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses why and how to prevent dangerous pesticides and herbicides from entering our bodies and homes.
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.
Conventional fabrics are doused in chemicals that can make you sick. Choose healthy, organic fabrics made from sustainable materials.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares her tips for having a green Fourth of July with healthy food and a fun, waste-free atmosphere.
It's time to think about decorating your outdoors with eco-friendly funriture, rugs and of course, organic flowers, vegetables and plants.
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
Dedicated to the Midwest’s winters, guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson offers practical tips and ideas for decorating interiors in white.
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!
Sacred Seed Bread delivers the healing power of medicinal seeds in a delicious, homemade loaf.
A recent study finds that fiber can lower the risk of colon polyps, a cancer precursor. Fiber can also help prevent heart disease and cancer and aid in weight loss.
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.
Use common kitchen ingredients to whip up homemade face masks and body scrubs that will leave your skin soft and smooth this winter.
Take charge of the pie selection this holiday season with this herbal twist on a classic persimmon pie.
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.
Learn how to make Irish Soda Bread, a staple of the Irish diet that dates back to the 1840s, with Yankee senior food editor, Annie Copps.
Cap off your Hemp History Week celebrations by making hemp soap. Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids known for their excellent emollient and lubricating properties.
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.
These nettle chips are deliciously unique and packed with nutrients. Try this perfectly satisfying salty snack in early spring.
Wake up your tastebuds with this herbal twist on an apple tart.
Gazpacho is a perfect summertime treat. Cold and refreshing, this blackberry gazpacho recipe is a fruity variation of the traditional Spanish soup that makes for a stunning appetizer or side dish.
Nothing screams summer like ice cream. Rodelle and KitchenAid are partnering together to present the first ever ‘Great American Ice Cream Challenge.’
Treat your skin with plants from your backyard!
In the late summer, Ocimum basilicum 'Thai' bares beautiful red or deep purple blooms. Check out Ramona's recipe for basil-infused chicken dumplings.
Celebrate the end of National Berry Month with this recipe for cod with bluberry-mango salsa. Sweet and spicy, this recipe is sure to become a summertime favorite!
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.
This easy-to-make edible centerpiece, courtesy of Driscoll's, will keep your footprint light and your home less cluttered with holiday decorations this holiday season.
Whether you are pruning, trimming or deadheading, early pruning is better for the lavender in your herb garden. Also, try my recipe for Lavender Lemonade.
Try this tasty vegetarian (and vegan) alfredo for a healthy weeknight dinner.
This recipe for spiced nuts makes a quick and tasty snack or gift.
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a hydrangea bouquet.
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a zinnia bouquet.
Janeen Solberg developed these homemade cleaner recipes more than 10 years ago and still uses them today.
This gluten-free butternut squash soup is sweet, spicy and satisfying.
This homemade masala chai tea recipe will warm you up this fall and winter.
Try this rich, savory, warm spiced acorn squash on a cold day.
Guest blogger Gail Hermenau, garden manager for Planting Hope in Delaware, shares her stuffed squash blossoms recipe.
Make a bath even more luxurious with these three bath soak recipes.
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.
The Jewish holiday of Passover is just around the corner. Check out these great recipes for a flaver-filled celebration.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz marries raspberries with dark chocolate to make these decadent cupcakes.
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.
Try Austin baker Kendall Melton's in-demand banana muffins with cinnamon cream cheese frosting recipe.
Guest blogger Lynn Schriner of Trolley Farms shares three light summer recipes for blender ice cream, a summer salad and gazpacho.
The pumpkin is one of autumn’s most beloved foods. Use this health-boosting food in these six sweet and savory pumpkin recipes for fall.
A new study links diet soda to increased risk of fatal cardiac problems, while a health group connects caramel coloring in soda to cancer.
The Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program offers a natural treatment plan for depression based on basic biological needs.
Premenstrual syndrome can leave you with cramps, bloating and severe mood swings. Tackle your symptoms naturally with these four remedies!
Editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares her healthy living goals for the next year.
Choose organic cotton tampons, pads and panty liners from Organyc for a healthy, eco-friendly period.
The skin around your eyes is the thinnest part of your skin, making it more susceptible to irritation. Beat looking tired with these natural remedies for puffy eyes.