Health and Wellness
Prevent disease, treat ailments and live a naturally healthy lifestyle with our health tips, natural remedies, recipes for homemade beauty products and more.
Consider these conscious companies when shopping for herbal ingredients.
Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones.
Try this easy-to-make, all-natural sage hair rinse to achieve healthy, conditioned hair.
Discover outstanding herbs for a wide range of health concerns with these recommendations from five herb experts.
Try these easy-to-find and delicious herbal teas for 10 common health problems.
Learn how to recognize yeast infections caused by Candida albicans, and what causes them.
Vitamin B12 deficiency takes on many forms, including depression and limited mobility. Learn what you can do to ensure your body gets enough of this vital nutrient.
Learn how to use carrier oils like cacao butter and sea buckthorn oil to create homemade essential oils for DIY aromatherapy treatments.
A proper diet doesn’t require suffering! Check out these tips on how to balance good carbs, protein and good fats for balanced nutrition that allows you to enjoy your food.
Get to know your basic pressure points to address acute pain, relieve stress and more with acupressure.
Long-standing dietary advice has told us to reduce cholesterol intake, but a closer look suggests that advice may be misguided. Learn more about the history of this information, studies surrounding cholesterol’s effects on heart health and how to protect your heart’s health.
Discover the connection between healthy digestion and a healthy thyroid to help balance your hormones and weight.
Get the basics on how to juice, and the benefits of vitamin-rich ingredients like carrots, kale and pears.
Combat cancer with this savory juice that contains quercetin, which is found in red onions.
Enjoy an an exotic, healthful boost from pomegranate and watermelon with this Snake Charmer Juice recipe.
Explore the tremendous promise of mushrooms to fight against cancer, arthritis, superbugs and other serious health concerns.
Although modern diets provide plenty of our most vital nutrients, many of us underconsume a few key vitamins and minerals. Learn about the most common vitamin deficiencies and how to ensure you’re getting enough.
Discover the value and importance of choosing local, or homegrown, medicine.
Learn more about the most common home chemicals linked to respiratory irritation and lung cancer.
Use these 12 simple tips to avoid exposure to dangerous chemicals linked to lung cancer.
Linked to everything from weight control to mental health, our gut bacteria is vital to our health—learn how to manage yours.
Our adrenal system is responsible for hormones that affect our metabolism, immunity and more. Learn how to support this system and improve your overall health.
Consider growing these herbs in your garden to support balanced hormones every day.
Here’s why you should make sure you’re getting enough of the vital nutrient, vitamin D.
Build better bones with these essential nutrients to prevent bone loss and other osteoporotic fractures.
Maintain an alkaline diet to burn fat and stay trim with these tips from “60 Seconds to Slim” author Michelle Schoffro Cook.
Minimize these hormone-disrupting chemicals in your home and food to decrease the risk of breathing problems, chronic disease, excess weight and more.
Try employing a meditative practice to reap these research-proven benefits of mindfulness.
Zinc, omega-3 oils, B-12 and simple exercise are some of the sleep remedies recommended.
Soothe and heal scrapes, burns and rashes with these herbs for skin.
Patagonia’s Simple Fly Fishing campaign offers gear, easy techniques and basic teachings for any skill level.
This Cayenne- and Ginger- Infused Oil Recipe harnesses the medicinal properties of its main ingredients in order to increase circulation for quicker healing and much more.
This pain-relieving cream is one of the many herbal remedies that can relieve muscle aches and pains due to the medicinal properties of its ingredients.
The health benefits of cayenne pepper range from treating skin conditions to relieving internal irritation. It’s an active ingredient in pain-relieving creams to treat shingles and can also help with digestive pain.
Natural flu treatment can be a safe way to help build your body's defenses and fight off infection.
Next time you’re tempted to buy an expensive facial mask or body scrub, try one of these four skin-improving foods for a cost-effective DIY beauty treatments.
Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, know when to plant seeds and seedlings for the perfect garden, how to whip up all-natural cleaners for a fresher home and curb seasonal allergies.
Mother Earth Living magazine is interested in sharing stories of people bringing the Mother Earth Living lifestyle to their communities. Find out how to submit your lifestyle to be featured in the magazine.
This spicy Ginseng-Chocolate Chai is a sweet but healing treat.
This warming Lemon-Ginger-Ginseng tea is perfect for winter nights.
Use these healthy living tips to keep your metabolism running at maximum efficiency.
Fix yourself a spoonful of honey. It’s one of many simple scratchy throat remedies.
Use improved habits, natural remedies and adaptogens to stress less and become happier and healthier.
Combine the powers of licorice and ginger with these tasty Licorice-Ginger Pills. This homemade remedy is tasty and soothing for those with sore throats.
If you’re on the lookout for throat pain remedies, make these super-simple Soothing Throat Pills. They treat throat infections like sore throats and laryngitis.
Make your own sweet-tasting throat soothers with licorice, an herbal antiviral.
Keep hazardous chemicals out of your family’s food by learning about the health impacts of common cooking and food storage items—and how to choose safer alternatives for a healthy kitchen.
Self-sufficient living isn’t just for manifesto-writing, backwoods cabin dwellers. Our tips will help you explore ways to grow and produce your own food, use less energy and water, live healthier and save money-no matter where you live.
This cold season, improve your respiratory health with herbs.
Reap the health benefits of Chia seed, such as fiber and antioxidants, in this nutrition-packed Mamma Chia drink.
Pack these multipurpose herbal remedies for minor illnesses, scrapes and irritations that can threaten to derail vacation enjoyment.
Mix up these plant-activated, natural kitchen cleaners to whip your kitchen into shape.
With the rate of antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise, herbal antibiotics may be your best bet for keeping you and your family safe and healthy.
Don’t let bugs spoil your summer fun. Soothe stings and bites with natural remedies for treating bee stings and bug bites.
The use of sugar in our culture re-sembles the use of a drug and can be treated as such. For a successful sugar detox, learn how to how reduce sugar cravings and manage sugar withdrawal.
Knowing the most important ingredients to avoid in personal-care products can help you make healthy, informed decisions next time you’re browsing the aisles.
Nature therapy, or contact with a natural environment, may help humans ward off and recover from illnesses, fight depression and even avoid obesity.
Whether you consider bugs friends or foes, you’ll love this excerpt from “Wicked Bugs” that explores the world of diabolical insects.
Repel mosquitoes naturally with chemical-free, natural mosquito control methods for a more enjoyable summer.
Pack these multipurpose natural remedies for a travel first aid kit for treating minor illnesses, scrapes and irritations that threaten to derail vacation enjoyment.
Heal your aching head with these herbal remedies.
Gargle with this sage tincture at the first sign of a cold.
Plastics are a part of our daily lives. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean they’re safe or responsible. A closer understanding of the harmful effects of plastic will empower us to improve their toxic footprint.
Enlist these herbal allies to help you handle daily stress.
Disinfect your home naturally with this homemade all-purpose cleaner.
Make your entire abode smell like summer by cleaning with lavender oil.
Known for its crimson beauty, this tropical native is gaining recognition as a go-to herb for heart health.
Toxic chemicals are lurking in many seemingly innocuous products. Reduce your exposure by choosing healthier alternatives to these five household products.
Moderate exercise, such as walking, is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Need some motivation? Check out these six surprising health benefits of walking.
In addition to being a tasty natural sweetener, honey is rich with healing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Discover the many health benefits of honey!
A natural remedy may be the only clue to a mysterious murder in Death Drops, a fiction story about a naturopathic doctor and her aunt’s use of flower essences to cure stress.
Breathe easy this spring with these 10 natural remedies for seasonal allergies.
Our favorite cleaning products remove odors, disinfect and are made with essential oils.
One of the historical echinacea uses includes chewing the seeds to temporarily numb the gums.
Try a milk thistle liver detox to help cleanse and support your liver.
Whip up homemade household cleaners with five simple ingredients.
Savor scents without the toxins by incorporating these essential oils for cleaning and making DIY natural cleaners.
Reach for these herbs for arthritis to ease pain and reduce inflammation naturally.
Try this delicious breakfast shake to start off your day.
Conventional laundry products often contain toxic chemicals that can harm you and the environment. Use our guide to help lighten your load.
If you’re feeling sluggish or sub-par, refresh your body with a spring cleanse. Get started with this detox menu and cleansing tea!
Grow your own natural cold remedies for treating congestion, coughs and sore throat with recipes for a sore throat gargle, steam inhalation and herbal honey.
Find relief from that wracking cough with homemade cough remedies. This recipe for horehound candy cough drops will get you started.
Take control of the chemicals in your house by choosing a nontoxic cleaner, or making your own cleaning products.
Essential oils have several uses, including boosting your mood and amplifying the strength of your natural cleaners.
Treat common ailments at home with an herbal first aid kit packed with natural remedies for treating burns, food poisoning, cuts and wounds, bites and stings, and more.
Give yourself a pick-me-up with smart habits and natural energy boosters.
Conventional fireplaces can be inefficient and pollute the air inside your home. Use our tips to warm winter’s chill with a green, efficient fireplace.
Try these Maca products to help boost overall health.
Stay well this winter by supporting a strong immune system with immune-boosting herbs and selected supplements and plant extracts.
Reduce your cancer risk by incorporating these anticancer herbs in your meals and drinks.
Herbal adaptogens have been used since the ancient times. Rediscover how these herbal wonders can fight off stress, improve the immune system and restore the body to its natural balance.
Versatile and healing, turmeric deserves a spot in your spice rack for its many health benefits.
Work with your natural rhythms to be happier, healthier and more rested.
We explain what the difference is between an infusion and a decoction.
In order to detox your body, your detox organs need to be able to function. Strengthen your liver and kidneys by eating healthy foods that aid their ability to filter toxins out of your body.
Recent studies in the herbal world.
It is important to know sodium's role before you can smartly use it in your regular diet.
Learn about the benefits of peppermint and how to use it in tea, tincture, or extract.
This herbal tea recipe is ideal for soothing frazzled nerves and calming your hectic thoughts.
Herbal tinctures are easy to make. Combine a teaspoon of healing tincture with water or fruit juice for an herbal home remedy.
To ward off common ailments, turn to your kitchen before your drugstore. Many culinary herbs offer impressive healing properties—medicine’s never tasted so good!
Not sure which ingredients to avoid on lotion, shampoo and deodorant labels? Use our handy guide to buy with confidence.
Professional herbalists offer supplement herbs and aromatherapy to help relieve anxiety attacks.
Herbalists advise antibacterial herbs like thyme and essential oils or oregano and lavender to promote skin health and heal cysts.
Curiously close to where Asian laborers built the railroads nearly 200 years ago, ancient Chinese herbs again are taking root at the Stanford Inn in Mendocino, California.
From medicines and foods to the richly hued textiles for which it is famous, herbs are in use everywhere in this ancient land.
Herbs such as oatstraw, nettle and dandelion all work to build strong bones.
New studies show the benefits of black cohosh, plantain and ginger.
Set your sights on tranquility with these body care recipes that use lavender.
Botanical medicines provide potent medicine for modern women. Here are five herbs I think are well-suited to women’s health.
Vitamins and other dietary supplements may improve your performance if they’re incorporated into a balanced diet and used with common sense.
How to choose the right diet plan that will work best for your body.
Cravings are your body's way of telling you what you are missing and how you are feeling.
Instead of focusing on restricting the quantity of food you eat to lose weight, focus on improving the quality of the foods you eat.
Find out what it is about this plant that makes it so versatile
Too much sun on your skin? These easy-to-make recipes cool and soothe.
Learn how to minimize 10 of the most dangerous chemicals in your home.
Interested in making a fragrant face astringent? Try this easy-to-make formula for making rosewater.
Though nothing so far can cure or prevent dementia, many herbs show promise in combating its memory-threatening menace.
Herbal Beers: Ancient brews were made with a staggering variety of herbs.
This issue, learn about new studies on garlic, ginseng and castor beans.
Cranberry juice can be an effective preventative for urinary tract infections.
An estimated 60,000 chemicals are used within the United States, many of which find their way into our streams, rivers, lakes and, ultimately, our water supply. It's time for a wake-up call and a direct approach to avoid what’s unacceptable in our water while taking positive action to protect ourselves.
Loud neighbors, lumbering trucks, barking dogs, construction crews—the world’s a noisy place. But with a few simple fixes, you can turn your loud home into a quiet, serene haven.
Don’t have time to whip up our recipes? You can soothe diaper rash, calm colic and care for stretch marks with these Herb Companion picks.
Stretch marks are common after pregnancy. It’s important to lubricate your body daily to prevent them. Try our Pregnant Belly Butter.
Fight ear infections, soothe teething pain, calm colic, moisturize cradle cap and remedy diaper rash with these natural remedies for babies.
Plant essential oils bring cleaning power and a fresh scent to your home—without chemicals.
With a few simple strategies, you can reduce the most common sources of indoor allergies—chemicals, mold and mites.
Start your spring cleaning with these herbally enhanced products.
Reap the benefits of turmeric with these five powerful extracts.
With spring right around the corner, it’s time to make your house a clean and happy home—and preferably a home sans toxic chemicals.
Most classic culinary herbs are considered aphrodisiacs, after all, they stir the senses. The herbs in the following list have a warming, stimulating effect on the body and help improve circulation.
Health professionals answer readers' questions about herbs to treat joint pain, stomach cramps and hives.
Health professionals answer readers questions about herbal treatments for ADHD.
Use this handy guide to discern how your vitamin C supplement is produced.
Sometimes, dietary and lifestyle changes can improve prostate health.
Improve your fiber intake and reduce your blood pressure by eating more fresh produce.
Learn how enzymes benefit your energy levels and how to get the most from your food.
Drink this homemade herbal tea before meals to avoid indigestion.
Sage has showed a high level of antioxidant activity against oxidative stress in liver cells. Learn more about sage's superfood effects.
Fresh parsley is an excellent source of vitamins, folate, fiber and much more.
Health professionals answer readers questions about herbal treatments for hypothyroidism, hypertension and loss of cartilage.
Health professionals answer readers questions about antidepression treatments.
News Capsules: New data for prostate cancer cases and studies on the effects of DHEA hormone supplements.
News Capsules: Three questionable studies cast doubt on the cancer-fighting benefits of beta-carotene
News Capsules: A new government agency acts to ensure the safety of dietary supplements.
News Capsules: New studies on treating the common cold with vitamins and supplements.
Discover why sweet marjoram, pot marjoram, and oregano is considered a powerful superfood. (Hint: They're full of antioxidants.)
Basil is an excellent source of vitamins A and K, and a good source of vitamin C and manganese. Its essential oils contain antioxidant compounds and carotenoids. Learn more.
Some foods are so healthy for you they are known as "superfoods." These high-powered herbs and spices can build and maintain our body tissues, provide us with the energy we need to function properly, enhance our immune system, and provide protection against some diseases.
Eco-expert Umbra Fisk gives the low-down on vinegar production.
Once you know the 10 most common places germs linger in your home, you can take simple steps to eliminate them.
In everything from our food-storage containers and shampoo bottles to our flooring and kids' toys, plastic is pervasive. But with a few simple steps, you can get harmful plastics out of your life for good.
The kitchen is rife with plastics, many of which leach dangerous chemicals into our food. Keep your health in mind—learn to use plastics safely.
Try these devil's claw supplements to beat joint pain.
Vitamins minerals and more: Shark cartilage may prove useful in cancer treatments as a way to limit tumor growth.
Newsbreaks in herb research: One study shows saw palmetto to be as effective as finasteride, with fewer side effects.
Newsbreaks in herb research: Feverfew is known as a home remedy for easing migraine headaches, but new evidence puts this reputation in jeopardy.
Even if your case of psoriasis has a genetic origin, you may be able to mitigate your irritation with herbs such as yellow dock, stinging nettle and burdock root.
Tonic herbs help increase energy levels, concentration and resistance to stress.
Eco-expert Umbra Fisk offers advice on how to get rid of bedbugs.
Indoor air is far more polluted than outdoor air. Because we spend 90 percent of our time indoors, improving our homes’ air quality can also improve our health.
Health professionals answer readers questions about how to deal with gout.
Health professionals answer readers questions about maintaining energy and blood pressure levels.
It’s not how many vitamins and minerals you take each day that’s important, but how well you absorb them.
Nothing can replace the benefits of a well-balanced diet, but once healthful eating habits are established, women may benefit from taking dietary supplements to decrease the risk of birth defects in their babies and to prevent and treat ailments that can accompany pregnancy.
Try this quick and easy tip to avoid stress.
Before going to the big guns of pharmaceutical drugs, consider trying some of nature's gentler, less expensive alternatives.
According to a recent survey published in the April 2010 issue of Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, a newsletter for medical professionals in the United Kingdom, 71.8 percent of respondents believe consumers’ faith in herbal medicine is misplaced. Learn more.
Some herbs are mild enough to use during pregnancy while others should be avoided altogether. Drink this tea to stay positive and energized.
Soothe back strains, sprains, bruises, and other injuries with a warm ginger compress.
Health professionals answer readers' questions about hypertension.
A supplement to The Herb Companion from the American Botanical Council and the Herb Research Foundation. The science and tradition behind herbal health solutions.
A supplement to The Herb Companion from the American Botanical Council and the Herb Research Foundation. An exploration of the science and tradition of herbal remedies for coughs and prostate health.
Winter's cold, short days can leave you with seasonal depression, but bright light therapy can help you combat Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Discover the tradition of healing with citrus peel—the zesty, invigorating flavor can help support your health.
This hair rinse will help deep-cleanse your scalp and rid it of any dead skin cells.
This month, our Editor's Pick brightens dull, dry skin.
As people get to know herbs, they realize that they want to learn everything they can about medicinal plants so they can become herbal healers. Learn how to become a practicing herbalist.
In an unprecedented move, Canada decides to officially declare BPA a toxic substance, effectively banning the chemical. Meanwhile, the U.S. struggles to regulate BPA.
Eco-expert Umbra Fisk helps you choose healthy ways to preserve produce and clean countertops.
Treat your family’s coughs, colds, upset stomachs and headaches with fresh or dried herbs. Find them at your local or online apothecary this winter, then plant your own medicine next spring. For serious medical problems or illnesses lasting more than a few days, consult your physician or health-care professional.
Instead of reaching for conventional cold and cough medicines, try drinking a cup of herbal tea to soothe or prevent minor ailments. Natural Home loves Yogi Tea, Choice Organic Tea and Numi Tea.
Stop smoking with these herbal tips
A natural way to help pain
Always be careful with herbs, be sure to consult a specialist.
Help your digestive system with these herbs
Try these herbs for better health
Try these herbs for a daily pick-me-up
These herbs may become endangered
Check out the plants to help with Perimenopause
Help fight Perimenopause with this formula
Stop cramps with this herbal tea.
Relieve pain from cramps
Become healthier with these plants
All you need to know about the Slippery Elm
Expert advice on which herbs can help correct hypertension.
Bees have the secret for glowing skin. Try these five honeybee-inspired recipes.
Learn about which five minerals are best for you health
These Hawaiian-Native provide traditional health care.
Old herbal remedies from times past
Instead of extending your space, learn to deepen it by adding or even subtracting a few elements. Learn how to create privacy by finding balance in your life.
Dandelions are a common ingredient in cleansing diets, and you may want to use them for an internal “spring cleaning.”
Interested in making your own remedies at home? Try our recipe for a quick decoction.
Learn more about the history of marijuana.
Ensure that you are growing the plant that you meant to by paying close attention to the first and second word in plant names.
Herbal treatment news about ginkgo's memory-boosting powers, and the anti-inflammatory uses of pepper varieties and sacred lotus.
By stimulating the body’s immune system to work more effectively, echinacea wards off colds and flu if taken when symptoms first appear and speeds healing of existing infections.
This year, let your winter solstice celebration be an occasion to look deeply at small things, to feel at home in the world and to be just where you belong. Celebrate with these winter solstice traditions, new and old.
Nurture the environment and safeguard your family's health.
Find the healthiest oven-cleaning solutions.
All new or “virgin” sand and gravel requires excavation and transportation, both of which have negative environmental impacts.
Phthalates have been found to cause birth defects in male reproductive organs, to cause liver and kidney damage, and to disrupt hormonal systems in children.
Soothe your sunburns with this easy-to-grow herb.
This month, our Editor's Pick provides you with your daily omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid intake.
Since the Codex Alimentarius Commission was formed in 1963, the group has been suspected of conspiracy. The controversy keeps popping up online, where outdated information plagues worried readers.
Fear not the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Real consumer fear should be directed toward national regulation rather than large international organizations.
Herbal treatment news about anticancer fruits, using thyme as a protectant, and the medicinal benefits of witch hazel.
Bilberry (V. myrtillus) is a foot-tall deciduous shrub with ovate leaves that bears globular pinkish bell-like flowers in spring. Learn more about its medicinal benefits.
Herbal treatment news for lemon and orange juice, witch hazel for wrinkles and green tea for smokers.
Each month, Dr. Donald Brown reviews a selection of herb studies published in the medical literature and comments insight-fully on the importance of the results. So I was not at all surprised to find his new book scientifically rigorous, thoroughly up-to-date, and medically sound. I expected that. However, I did not expect Herbal Prescriptions for Better Health to be as accessible and well written as it is. Learn more.
I’ve read at least a half-dozen books on aromatherapy over the past few years, and I have to say that this comparatively slim volume is the best. Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art truly lives up to its title. Learn more.
Garlic has become the herb of choice in the 1990s not only for flavoring meals, but also for enhancing health. Here's why.
Herbal treatment news for the side effects of fennel seeds, echinacea research, and papaw benefits.
Storyteller, herbalist, basket maker, artist, and wild-edibles expert Doug Elliott has brought all of his talents together in Wild Roots: A Forager’s Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Roots, Tubers, Corms, and Rhizomes of North America.
Several European studies have shown that calendula ointments can accelerate wound healing. Make your own.
Helpful herbs for acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease include marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) and slippery elm bark (Ulmus rubra).
Discover the logic behind plastic recycling rules and brush up on responsible medication disposal.
Herbal treatment news for echinacea as a skin-protecting agent, Spanish moss, and sedative effects.
In the realm of “simples”, herbs that are used by themselves by ordinary people for the treatment of common ailments, few herbs have garnered such a reputation for success as chamomile. It has been used for centuries in gentle teas to encourage sleep and alleviate fevers, colds, and stomach ailments. Learn more.
Herbal treatment news for gingsneg, aloe for wounds, and nutritious grapes.
If there is one plant group that embodies the concept of endless diversity, it is the New World peppers: about twenty species and hundreds of varieties in the genus Capsicum.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage is just one of the many natural treatments for lymphedema.
Clear blocked ears with these recommended herbs for tinnitus.
Herbal homemade mouthwash is easy, fun and a good way to avoid the preservatives and artificial colors of commercial products
Learn some of the many benefits of red clover.
Choose an herbal, topical treatment for nail fungus to get rid of infections without the harmful side effects of oral medications.
Wasabi can help prevent cancer and tooth decay.
Medical meditation involves healing through specific meditation prescriptions for patients based on their ailments.
This month's editor's pick is Hildegard's Healing Plants, translated from Hildegard Von Bingen's Physica.
Nancy Brillaut, owner of Touch of Earth Herbs and staff educator for Vitanica Supplements, speaks with The Herb Companion.
Research shows that devil's claw extract can help treat the painful symptoms associated with osteoarthritis.
The gamma linolenic acid (GLA) found in borage oil can hep soothe skin and relieve PMS.
Next time you're traveling, don't forget to stretch to prevent blood clots associated with economy class syndrome and deep venous thrombosis.
Natural Healing: Green Tea Extract for Weight Loss
By Evelyn Leigh
In recent years, there’s been a deluge of news about the potential protective effects of green tea against cancer and heart disease. Research shows that most of green tea’s health benefits can be attributed to i
John Douillard, an Ayurvedic physician, answers questions about weight loss and stress reduction.
Try watermelon next time you want a quick, healthy snack.
The secret of weight loss involves discovering what you truly enjoy.
Essential fatty acid supplements containing gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) can help you win your struggle for weight loss.
Learn how eating low energy density foods, such as whole fruits and vegetables, can help reduce calories.
Learn the recommended dosages for the seven common herb forms.
Find out all about feverfew's medicinal uses and side effects.
This medicinal herbal tea herbal tea combines hormone-balancing herbs with those that ease cramps to help treat uterine fibroids.
The best herbs for vaginitis help build up the immune system to fight off infections.
Randy Kidd, D.V.M. has developed a general six-pillar protocol for arthritis, adapted from the treatments of several other holistic practitioners. Each pillar helps simplify thinking while building a strong therapeutic base, and each one can be adapted to the individual patient.
To those of us living in the United States, malaria might seem like a disease that ended with the 19th century; worldwide, it remains a major health problem. Learn about new malaria treatments being studied.
Plant-based disinfectants, cleaners and scrubs will get your home sparkling clean.
A juniper berry foot soak is just what you need after a day spent on your feet in stifling garden boots.
This minty shower gel is the perfect way to start the day, especially if you have a lot to do.
After bone mass peaks during the third decade, we steadily lose ground. With the loss of estrogen at menopause (and in the absence of hormone replacement therapy), a woman’s bone loss accelerates. Weight-bearing and weight-lifting exercises slow bone loss—provided the availability of bone-essential nutrients. Learn more.
Symptoms and signs of cardiovascular disease usually don’t surface until the fifth decade. About this time, annual screening tests may reveal elevations in blood pressure, cholesterol, inflammatory markers, and blood sugar levels. Herbs such as black cohosh and hawthorn may help. Learn more.
During these exciting years, many people become involved in such energy-intensive activities as procreating, parenting and working. Stress creeps in. Sleep time shrinks. Kids bring home viruses and bacteria. Adaptogens to the rescue.
At either end of the life cycle, people are more at risk for accidental injuries. Teens and young adults (and anyone else who hasn’t yet acknowledged his or her mortality) are vulnerable to scrapes and scratches. Herbs such as black haw and ginger are most helpful for this age group. Learn more.
What are the best herbs for every season of your life? Our expert herbalist breaks it down, matching herbs to your age.
For natural healing, common yarrow is an important addition to your medicine cabinet and garden.
Ginkgo biloba extract has been proven as an effective herbal treatment for intermittent claudication arterial disease.
Add digestive system supplements to your diet and stop losing the digestive enzymes you need to maintain good health.
The cypress oil in this varicose veins massage oil blend is extremely effective.
Astringent herbs for varicose veins, such as butchers broom, horse chestnut and witch hazel can help clear up outbreaks.
Detoxifying and cleansing herbs for the liver can get your health back to normal.
Certified herbalist Pam Montgomery answers questions about holistic herbal health.
This lavender air freshener spray can double as a disinfectant and an air freshener.
The dried thyme in this herbal moth repellent is both naturally antiseptic and antimicrobial.
Making your own baking soda carpet deodorizer with dried lavender flowers is easy and inexpensive.
This tea tree oil spray has antifungal properties that rival many of the commercial mold and mildew removers found in the supermarket.
This creamy, cleaning scrubber with rosemary is gently abrasive, making it ideal for sinks, tubs and showers.
This herbal antibacterial disinfectant is better and safer than the popular antibacterial cleaners on the market today.
Among the best circulatory herbs are hawthorn and garlic, but check with your doctor before you start.