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There are several medicinal plants that are not only fun to grow, but also have beneficial properties that can boost skin health. Nourish and hydrate dry, dull skin, prevent breakouts and fight aging with the natural remedies provided by these five plants.
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.
This gluten-free cornbread stuffing with sausage, sage, cranberries and walnuts is a delicious and simple addition to any Thanksgiving table.
When caring for your hair with conventional beauty products is not enough, supplement your hair care with these five fabulous herbs for healthy hair.
Welcome the holidays with two flavorful Thanksgiving herbs. Use lovage in our recipe for Cream of Carrot and Lovage Soup, and sage in our recipe for a delicious Feta-Sage Cornbread.
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!
Former editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares the lessons of holiday simplicity she learned as a young, busy, working mom.
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.
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
No one will miss the meat when you serve up fabulous vegetarian versions of Thanksgiving favorites. Try two versions of mushroom stuffing, mushroom gravy or delicious roasted Brussels sprouts this holiday!
The Lemon Verbena Lady gets you organized for fall clean up and ready for spring planting. There are lots of herbal seed and plant catalog choices as well.
White sage is a large herbaceous perennial shrub native. It attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and offers many health benefits. Then find natural headache relief with our homemade salve.
A night in turns culinary delight with delicious pumpkin sage risotto made with local pumpkin and homegrown sage.
Lemon Verbena Lady has many herbal favorites in the herb garden. The sages were particularly beautiful this season. See some of her favorite salvias and try a recipe for your holiday dinners using the sage that is popular for Thanksgiving.
During her afternoon walk, one blogger stumples upon a breathtaking plant with an ugly name that catches her eye with its unique beauty.
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
Whether you're worried about your synthetic chemical intake or simply want to save some money, making your own herbal toothpaste or powder can be a simple change.
I read cookbooks like some people read mystery novels or the latest steamy romance. The object of my affections this month is Everyday Flexitarian: Recipes for Vegetarians and Meat-lovers Alike, by Nettie Cronish and Pat Crocker.
One herb lover gets a chance to write her very own blog for her favorite herb magazine, The Herb Companion.
The United States Postal Service is set to issue 29-cent Herbs postcard stamps in five designs. Check them out here.
Used for everything from curing headaches, sores and snakebites to attaining mystical foresight and thwarting bad spirits, white sage is an extremely culturally valuable herb.
In the wake of some health concerns, the Samurai Sage seeks simple, low maintenance gardening ideas that result in pretty, good-smelling plants.
The sweet smell and healing properties of bay, eucalyptus and ginger will make your sweetheart's Valentine's Day massage memorable.
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
Explore fresh herb flavors and mouth-watering recipes with this recommended cookbook.
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.
The benefits of sage essential oil are endless—it can be used as a home remedy for dandruff, an herbal acne treatment, a natural stress reliever and more.
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.
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.
Finding herbal blooms as the growing season comes to an end in the mid-Atlantic region.
Wake up your tastebuds with this herbal twist on an apple tart.
The Herb Companion magazine recently attended the first ever Mother Earth News Fair. We hope you can come visit us at the next one!
Learn more about Salvia coccinea, also known as hummingbird sage or autumn sage, due to its great show of fall flowers. It's a beautiful, ornamental herb that you'll treasure forever.
Herbs contan antioxidants and other helpful properties that can improve memory, boost cognitive function and keep your brain in shape as you age.
Enjoy a hearty Italian dinner with this recipe for stuffed pasta shells, courtesy of Muir Glen.
When you are overwhelmed by the big picture or aggressive herbs take over, focus on smaller herbal vignettes.
One of my favorite herbs from Hort Couture is Salvia officinalis ‘La Crema’, a fragrant, variegated sage that is currently thriving in my Zone 6 garden. Learn more about this brand with style.
Editor in Chief KC Compton could barely believe it when she opened Consumer Reports and read a poorly researched article about dietary supplements.
These are the herbs that I simply have trouble envisioning any kitchen garden living without.
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.
I had one of the best pork chops of my life last night, thanks to a homegrown hog and Nancy, also known to our blog friends as The Lemon Verbena Lady.
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares her favorite holiday cooking recipes with bay laurel, the 2009 Herb of the Year, and other festive herbs.
Try these spooktacular treats for your Halloween celebration. We've got mummified hot dogs, terrifying punch and much more.
We may have found the perfect pineapple sage jelly recipe. Read the recipe.
Learn the benefits of an infant massage and how to give one from certified infant massage instructor and practitioner Brenda Stansfield.
Watch for beneficial ladybugs the next time you rid your garden of tansy.  The Lemon Verbena Lady shares pictures and a short story about tansy, russian sage and ladybugs in her herb garden.
See which herbs survive the best with little water during a Texas drought.
As state and local governments are scrambling to ban salvia divinorum, Editor-in-chief K.C. Compton defends the 900 other salvia species.
Use herbs as a homemade remedy for annoying bad breath.  
For a healthy alternative, try these low-fat and herb-filled summer sausage recipes.
Ponca City, Oklahoma, gathering draws more than 20,000 visitors.
Gardener’s All Natural Hand Balm with Shea Butter by SunFeather Natural Soap Company ($9) is a delectable combination of olive oil and shea butter scented with lavender, lemon and ginger essential oils.
Keep your sage alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
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.
We're still frosting in Kansas but the herbs have gone on sale, and I'm happy to report that even though times are tough I'm keeping our nurseries in business. Chocolate mint, pineapple sage and lemon thyme are just a few of the herbs I've added so far this spring.
Sausage can be healthy if made at home. Try it!  It's easy.
Standing true to its motto, “Free yourself of harmful chemicals,” Onesta Hair Care is a promising new natural shampoo and hair care line.

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