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herbal medicine

This winter, stock your medicine cabinet with these editor-recommended, herb-infused products.
Bring Andrea Candee’s Healing Kitchen workshop to you and take charge of your wellness naturally.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about two conferences that could open your mind to the world of herbal medicine.
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.
Parsley has been used in medicine, cosmetics and rituals throughout history.
Kidney stones affect many Americans. Here are some herbal remedies to help stop them.
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
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.
If you have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
Learn about the history of mistletoe and find out how to grow this Christmas plant.
Contributer Susan Belsinger shares her experience with severe eye irritation and a low-cost home herbal cure.
Get into the holiday spirit by learning how to grow your own holly plants and discover the many uses of this seasonal treasure.
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.
A recent clinical trial has found that bilberry extract in combination with other natural supplements can be beneficial to maintaining healthy eyes.
Plants originally considered harmful to the environment may actually restore the Earth's ecosystems and possess powerful healing properties. Learn more.
Did you know that fenugreek was once used in embalming mummies? Explore the history and benefits of fenugreek around the world.
Try these valuable bug repellent formulas for a weekend in the woods.
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. 
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.
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.
One guest blogger responds to a post about dry eye syndrome with some natural, herbal remedies that can help.
Here are some herbal remedies that have specific healing properties for dealing with overcoming sorrow, anger and depression.
Don’t hold your breath - stop hiccups the herbal way.
Stop forgetting and take these herbs to improve your memory retention.
Use these herbs to relieve stress, increase energy and stimulate sleep this school year.
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.
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.
 Use herbs and essential oils for itchy bug bites.
Use herbs as a homemade remedy for annoying bad breath.  
It's a constant battle: medicine versus herbs. This is how Marguerite got interested in herbs.
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.

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