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This winter, stock your medicine cabinet with these editor-recommended, herb-infused products.
Migraines can be inconvenient and, at times, debilitating. Discover simple ways to naturally manage migraine pain with essential oils, herbal remedies and more.
Don’t miss out on any summertime fun when you employ these herbal remedies to treat three common summer health concerns.
Boost your dental hygiene and battle halitosis with the Ayurvedic practice of tongue scraping. Guest blogger Shar Veda offers her thoughts on two popular brands of tongue scrapers
Grow these four easy-to-maintain herbs in your garden to help relieve anxiety naturally.
Add medicinal activated charcoal to your natural medicine chest to quickly treat infant colic and a variety of poisonings.
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.
Ease your cold and flu symptoms this season with these tried-and-true natural remedies.
We asked our readers to share some of their favorite cold and flu remedies. Check out 20 of our favorite reader-submitted remedies, from hot toddies to essential oil rubs.
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.
Find allergy relief this spring with these practical tips.
Bring Andrea Candee’s Healing Kitchen workshop to you and take charge of your wellness naturally.
Prevent and relieve asthma attacks by turning to natural remedies for asthma, including an anti-inflammatory diet and hydrotherapy.
Reaching for the painkillers every month? Read on for natural ways to relieve PMS symptoms.
Get rid of canker sores faster by turning to homemade mouth rinses, probiotics and other natural home remedies for canker sores.
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.
This Intensive Spot Treatment from Santalia is gentle on skin with plenty of acne-fighting power, perfect for sensitive skin. Read on to learn why you should add this product to your beauty arsenal.
Soothe sunburned skin with an easy-to-make cold compress, pure aloe vera or other natural sunburn remedies.
Tired of looking tired? Try these home remedies for dark under-eye circles.
Double up on the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey by pairing the two in our recipe for switchel, an ancient drink that quenches thirst and naturally boosts energy.
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
Natural beauty is as close as the kitchen. Check out these seven foods for skin—as well as some homemade beauty treatments you can make from them.
Headaches are one of the most common ailments. Next time you’re suffering from one, try one of these natural home remedies for headaches and pass on conventional painkillers.
Treat gout, a painful disorder that affects the joints, by controlling inflammation and lowering uric acid levels with these home remedies for gout.
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!
Diarrhea is an uncomfortable condition. Find relief with these natural home remedies for diarrhea.
Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.
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.
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
Can't shake that cough? Clear whooping cough from your life with these natural home remedies for the treatment of whopping cough, also known as pertussis.
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.
Bladder infections affect millions of women each year. Taking antibiotics for a bladder infection can increase chances of a repeat infection, so bypass the pharmaceuticals and treat your bladder infection naturally with these home remedies.
Yeast infections are most often a result of an imbalance in the body. Treat yeast infections naturally with these tips!
A healthy diet plays an important role in healing a peptic ulcer. Try these five foods to relieve pain and naturally treat an ulcer.
Thanks to its live cultures, yogurt can balance bacteria in the body, offering a number of health and even beauty benefits. Discover the health benefits of yogurt!
Bilberries can help you maintain your eye health.
We aren't the only ones who suffer from seasonal allergies. Try a few of these methods to get your pets back to their energetic, playful selves.
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
There are many natural ways to provide painful sunburn relief.  
Lemon balm works hard for you in the kitchen, bath, medicine cabinet and yard and garden.
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
Is your scalp littered with ugly white dandruff flakes? Skip the store-bought, chemical laden shampoos and treat your dandruff at home with these natural remedies.
Bee stings can cause pain and swelling. Treat your bee stings naturally with these home remedies.
Take a look at these herbs to fight colds, flus and ear infections.
Learn how to make a tea for pain or menstrual cramps using white willow bark.
Scientific research backs the use of two familiar herbs for the treatment of mild depression.
There's more to your zodiac sign than you may think. Embrace your sign with these zodiac-related herbs.
Relieve the worst common cold symptoms with this natural drink.
Herbal remedies often work as well as traditional medications, but when it comes to your heart, don't combine the two. If you're taking heart medication, avoid these 13 herbal remedies.
Treat your dry, itchy throat this winter with these herbal remedies
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.
Relax and relieve your stress with these three herbs.
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.  
If you’re a dog owner you know that fleas can be a common hassle. These three herbs offer an alternative way to battle this pesky problem.
Inflammation and the loss of cartilage cause severe pain in arthritis sufferers. Reduce inflammation and relieve arthritis pain with these eight natural and herbal remedies.
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
If you have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
The Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies offers scientific backing to herbal and natural medicine.
Contributer Susan Belsinger shares her experience with severe eye irritation and a low-cost home herbal cure.
Does stress or anxiety keep you jittery during the day and awake all night? Check out the benefits of passionflower for a calming rest.
The Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program offers a natural treatment plan for depression based on basic biological needs.
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
If you're tired of trying prescription migraine medications to treat your pain, try these natural remedies.
Whether you’re just starting out on the green path or looking for more ways to live sustainably, check out Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, which teaches simple domestic skills to help you lead a DIY life.
Premenstrual syndrome can leave you with cramps, bloating and severe mood swings. Tackle your symptoms naturally with these four remedies!
Age spots are a sure sign of getting older. Prevent or reduce the appearance of age spots with these natural home remedies!
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
Warts, which are caused by different strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), can take years to disappear without treatment. Make your warts disappear in record time with these natural remedies!
If you're having trouble falling asleep, try these herbal solutions for insomnia.
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
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.
Changing hormone levels during menopause bring a number of less-than-desirable side effects. Treat hot flashes, mood swings and insomnia naturally with these herbal remedies.
Next time you need a boost of energy, put down the caffeinated beverage and pick up one of these natural remedies for boosting energy.
Guest blogger, Randy Buresh, knowns that life can be stressful. He provides a list of herbs to help you relax.
Suffering from the pain of swimmer’s ear? Try one of these natural home remedies to treat your case of swimmer’s ear.
Having trouble falling asleep at night? Combat insomnia with these herbal sleep aids.
If you’re sick of your allergies but don’t want to pop a pharmaceutical pill, check out these natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of seasonal allergies.
Have a headache? Instead of reaching for that bottle of ibuprofen, try one of these natural remedies for headache relief: lavender, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, feverfew or willow bark.
Garlic has been used for centuries to treat colds and infections. Modern research shows that garlic may also be useful in preventing cancer.
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.
Home sick for the day, Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren tests the effectiveness of natural home remedies for nasal congestion, sore throat and aching muscles.
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.
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.
The natural world has many treatments for the cold and flu—and some of them might surprise you. Elderberry, Echinacea, green tea, oregano and garlic are my favorite natural remedies for treating and preventing illness.
One guest blogger responds to a post about dry eye syndrome with some natural, herbal remedies that can help.
After being diagnosed with dry eye syndrome, KC is determined to find safe, natural, herbal relief.
Share your favorite fantastic natural beauty tips and DIY treatments with Natural Home magazine. The best tips win a prize!
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares some natural treatments you can use to care for your sunburn this summer.
Don’t let the flu, a cold or any aches, anxieties and pains get the best of you this season. With the season already upon us, here are a few herbs, fruits and foods to consider to help relieve your aches, pains and anxiety.
Want to be sure about what you're putting on your skin and hair? Save a little money and have a little fun mixing up these DIY beauty treatments. These natural home beauty remedies are made from basic household and kitchen ingredients!
The best tips for natural pet-care from The Herb Companion's latest E-Book "Natural Pet Care."

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