Beyond the Latte: Pumpkin and Health

Pumpkins aren't just a seasonal delicacy! They're also a natural source of vitamin A and the amino acid tryptophan, and contain plenty of other health benefits.

Seitan Piccata Recipe

Fit healthy meals into your hectic schedule with this quick recipe for Seitan Piccata

Choosing Healthy Beauty Products

Don’t sacrifice your health for beauty when you can have both! Learn which ingredients are best to avoid and why, plus find a short review for a tinted lip balm and organic foundation that will keep your beauty routine on point.

7 Health and Fitness Tips for the Office

A sedentary desk job can have a negative impact on our health, leading to such things as obesity and heart problems. Turn to these seven office fitness tips to help you stay healthy.

Adventures at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Part 2

The Lemon Verbena Lady shares more about her experience at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdom. Here she discusses which of the Chelsea Flower Show gardens were her favorites.

4 Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.

EPA Proposes to Restrict Use of Glymes

Glymes, strong solvents that are part of the chemical family known as glycol ethers, have been linked to developmental and reproductive problems, including miscarriages.

Secrets of the Garden: 5 Mysterious Plants

We think that we know our herbs, and exactly what they do. However, there are also those herbs with a mysterious past. Here are five of the weirdest herbs we’ve found that might be hiding in a garden near you.

5 Dangers of Conventional Sunscreens

Conventional sunscreens aren't as effective—or as safe—as you might think. From false claims to partial protection, here are 5 scary reason why conventional sunscreens aren't the best choice.

Are BPA-Free Plastics Safe?

By now you’ve likely heard its best to avoid the endocrine-disrupting chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA). But what about BPA-Free plastics… are these safe, and are they the best solution?

Prevent Household Pests Now

As the weather get warmer and the bugs starts to hatch, stop them from coming in your house with these natural insect repellents.

Cute Find: Herbie Ornaments

Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Look no further! This adorable gift from the garden is inexpensive, easy to make and enriched with sentiment, courtesy of our good friends at Botanical Interests.

The Botany of Cannabis

Separate stoner customs from scientific marijuana research with this insightful breakdown of the Cannabis plant.

Cool Find: Corpse Flowers

Beside the fact that the blooming "Corpse Flower" smells like, well, a rotting corpse, it's still quite the event.

The Path to Herbalism

The art of healing our bodies with herbs is a new fascination in Erin McIntosh's life. Learn more about her journey on the path to herbalism.

4 Health and Beauty Benefits of Honey

Naturally sweet and healing, honey has uses in the pantry, the medicine cabinet and the beauty drawer. Discover the health and beauty secrets of honey with these four uses for honey.

5 Things I Love About Valentine's Day

Take part in a few of the things I love the most about Valentine’s Day, whether you’re spending the day with a special sweetheart, close friends or treasured members of your family.

Aromatherapy: Skin Care

Try using essential for skin care. Blends include remedies for acne, shingles and cold sores.  

Aromatherapy: Infant Massages

Learn the benefits of an infant massage and how to give one from certified infant massage instructor and practitioner Brenda Stansfield.

Tansy, Russian Sage and Ladybugs, Oh My!

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.

Herbal Travels: Loire Valley, France

The Lemon Verbena Lady describes her 20th wedding anniversary trip to the Loire Valley in France and shares her search for unusual herbs.

Journey Toward Healthy Skin: derma e

After trying derma e's new skincare product, Very Clear Cleansing Scrub, I soon discovered that tea tree oil may be the best natural disinfectant for my body.

Herbal Travels: Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

When the Lemon Verbena Lady visited the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens during her NYC vacation she quickly learned that timing is everything when it comes to herbal travels.

Herbal Travels: Chicago Botanic Garden

I wish you could experience the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Blooming wisteria drapes over rows of trellised classical columns and flowering fruit trees shimmer in the breeze.

Photo-Blog: Missouri Botanical Garden

Family vacations to natural botanical gardens offer just as much all-ages fun without the hassle of crowds or pollution common at most amusement parks. Visit one of the oldest and largest botanical institutions in the United States: The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. See photos here!

Emergency Acne Blaster

This herbal acne treatment became a favorite among this Herbalistas friends. Perfect size for travel!

Natural Body Wash: Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps' fair trade, hemp almond pure castile soaps are a competitive rival to conventional formulas in both moisturizing capabilities and scent.

Converting the Herbal Skeptics

I'd love to see "modern" medicine get hip to herbs before they get patented and turned into expensive medicine.