5/20/2016 12:01:00 PM
Keep your skin healthy, hydrated and looking youthful this summer with a few UV-protecting beauty tips and products.
5/11/2016 7:00:00 AM
Whether you consider yourself an eco-mom or you’re looking for a smart gift for one, these essentials will keep any green household running smoothly.
3/3/2016 10:09:00 AM
Enjoy this Easter with healthy treats, fun activities and wholesome meals that are sure to bring the whole family together.
1/12/2016 6:00:00 AM
Start your year off right by setting positive intentions for the coming months. Guest blogger, Shar Veda shares her top three goals for the coming year, along with tips, tools and resources she’s found to help her succeed.
1/6/2016 7:00:00 AM
Tweak your cleaning routine to include these six tips, from professional cleaners, to keep your home looking tidy all the time.
12/16/2015 9:58:00 AM
Newborns outgrow bassinets and co-sleeping with parents. Reduce the stress and worry of getting your little adjusted to their nursery with this tips for making the transition.
11/9/2015 6:00:00 AM
A majority of our days are often spent in an office, our homes or other indoor environments, so much so that our bodies and minds begin to think this is natural. Discover how time spent outdoors can improve your mental health.
9/22/2015 3:53:00 PM
Become a role model for your children with these tips to staying positive about living a healthy lifestyle.
8/28/2015 5:00:00 AM
The risk of produce contamination is now more than 80 percent. Follow these tips to safely wash and enjoy your nutritional fruits and vegetables.
8/27/2015 10:38:00 AM
Follow these basic best practices for home canning to ensure safe, long-lasting food.
8/24/2015 5:00:00 AM
Use this simple fruit preserves and butters recipe to quickly preserve your summer and fall fruit surplus. No canner required!
8/18/2015 7:00:00 AM
Make your next vacation or road trip a little lighter on the planet with these simple tips for reducing your carbon footprint while traveling.
8/17/2015 5:00:00 AM
Use this simple recipe to quickly preserve your spring and summer vegetables—no canning required.
8/3/2015 4:15:18 PM
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.
7/29/2015 9:25:00 AM
Stop worrying about typical garden woes and enjoy the beauty of your summer garden with these simple tips.
7/17/2015 5:00:00 AM
Naturopath and chiropractor Frank King, author of “The Healing Revolution,” has a passion for natural health, real food and self-empowerment. Here, he answers a few questions about what it means to take control of your health.
7/15/2015 3:27:23 PM
Rather than feeling overwhelmed by the numerous ins and outs of starting your very first home garden, start small with these simple planting tips.
7/6/2015 7:00:00 AM
Get your life back in-sync with these tips for alleviating work burnout.
7/2/2015 7:00:00 AM
Add style to your bedroom with these ideas for timeless window treatment options for any space.
6/29/2015 7:00:00 AM
Gardening and pets don’t always mix. These five simple tips will help you enjoy gardening and quality time with your furry friend, at the same time.
6/23/2015 7:00:00 AM
Save money and plastic consumption by repurposing old soda bottles into containers and greenhouses for your seedlings.
6/18/2015 7:00:00 AM
Growing a variety of fruit trees doesn’t require a ton of space, and can be accomplished in an average-sized backyard with the right skill set.
6/16/2015 11:06:00 AM
Discover how clutter and your health are connected, and get tips for how to start decluttering your space for better overall well-being.
6/16/2015 7:00:00 AM
While it may be tempting to buy that pretty, already-in-bloom flower from your local greenhouse’s sale, starting plants from seed is a more gratifying and less expensive way to garden.
6/2/2015 6:00:00 AM
If you are struggling with finding the right balance between work and your family, turn to these tips to attain happiness both personally and professionally.
6/1/2015 6:00:00 AM
A healthy balance of whole, organic foods that include grains, proteins, fruits and vegetables and fluids make up a diet perfect for runners, from hobby enthusiasts to marathon athletes.
5/20/2015 10:54:00 AM
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.
5/19/2015 11:47:00 AM
Add these six quick-and-easy organizational goals to your spring cleaning checklist for a happy, decluttered home.
5/18/2015 1:16:00 PM
There’s more to eco-friendly driving than choosing a fuel-efficient or hybrid car. Consider implementing these simple practices to make your driving habits a little bit greener.
4/29/2015 12:15:00 PM
For anyone who attempts to start their own homestead, there will be hurdles to overcome. Keep these five simple tips in mind when it comes to growing your own food, raising livestock and transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle.
4/23/2015 2:53:00 PM
Living in a high-efficiency home can be a bit of an adjustment. Follow these four expert tips to make the transition go more smoothly.
4/13/2015 7:00:00 AM
Minimize indoor pollutants, protect your health and live in style with these ideas for incorporating eco-friendly, natural décor into your home.
3/30/2015 10:45:00 AM
This simple, 11 step sleep ritual from Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor, Shar Veda will get you on the path to healthy, restful sleep.
2/19/2015 2:48:00 PM
Promote health and overall well-being when you consider these four tips while decorating your home.
2/17/2015 9:14:00 AM
Dig into the season with our favorite organic gardening tips and tricks to grow your own bounty.
2/16/2015 7:00:00 AM
Before handing your kid a gadget just to shut him up, learn about the long-term effects electronic media can have on a kid’s brain, as well as their overall development.
2/5/2015 7:00:00 AM
Combine spending quality time with your kids and cleaning house. These 11 tips can help you effectively maintain balance by cleaning with your kids.
2/3/2015 7:00:00 AM
This February marks American Heart Health month—discover 10 super heart-health tips from nutrition expert Jonny Bowden.
1/22/2015 7:00:00 AM
Ease your cold and flu symptoms this season with these tried-and-true natural remedies.
1/20/2015 7:00:00 AM
Live 2015 to the fullest by cultivating these eight healthy habits. With these mindful New Year’s resolutions you are sure to make this year your year.
1/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
If you are looking for simple ways to turn your home into a healthy oasis, look no further. Green living expert Christa O’Leary shares the two most important ways you can create lasting habits of change.
12/1/2014 11:16:00 AM
Don't let shyness rule your child's life--try these tips to overcome shyness and let yourself be happier.
12/1/2014 9:00:00 AM
Try these simple tips to keep yourself hydrated and drinking more water this winter.
11/17/2014 3:00:00 PM
Use these craft hacks, that we've collected from Pinterest, to create handmade gifts this holiday season.
11/11/2014 4:58:00 PM
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.
10/21/2014 3:47:00 PM
Adopting a healthy lifestyle—and keeping it—doesn’t happen overnight. Use these expert tips to build the foundation of life well-lived.
10/7/2014 11:20:00 AM
All it takes is a few deliberate and creative tweaks to turn our living space into a healthful, stress-free environment. Follow these 10 simple solutions to do just that.
10/3/2014 3:42:00 PM
To lead a healthier lifestyle, green your home with these nine cost-effective solutions.
8/21/2014 8:00:00 AM
Although we should limit our sugar consumption for health, coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to refined white sugar.
7/22/2014 4:55:00 PM
When caring for your hair with conventional beauty products is not enough, supplement your hair care with these five fabulous herbs for healthy hair.
5/28/2014 12:00:00 PM
Summer is heating up! Discover how you can cut costs, lower your energy usage and reduce your carbon footprint all while beating the hot summer sun.
3/14/2014 9:21:00 AM
Get our best garden tips from the April/May issue of Mother Earth Living.
3/12/2014 1:50:00 PM
For those of us interested in living a sustainable and simple lifestyle, gardening is a great way to enjoy the benefits of healthy, fresh food and avoid the impacts of industrial agriculture. Get tips that will make gardening easy.
1/24/2014 10:32:00 AM
Start living simple with help from our January/February 2014 issue. From learning to crochet to making your own compost, we have the tools you need to live the good life.
7/15/2013 3:29:00 PM
Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!
3/29/2013 3:55:00 PM
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
2/19/2013 11:47:00 AM
Grow your own beautiful houseplants from citrus seeds. Growing citrus trees from seed is easy, fun and, best of all, free.
11/7/2012 9:34:00 AM
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, a healthy dietary fat that will help digestion, among other things. Take advantage of the health benefits of olive oil by becoming a smart shopper. Learn how to choose the healthiest olive oils on the market.
8/22/2012 6:16:00 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady goes back to her tried-and-true favorite, lemon verbena, and makes sure to stay prepared for the upcoming fall and winter season. She offers ways to preserve that wonderful lemony flavor so that you can savor it all fall and winter long.
8/6/2012 5:00:07 PM
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.
8/6/2012 3:51:03 PM
In this third part of our guest blogger's purslane plant profile, she shares three delicious purslane-infused recipes, including a purslane pesto, a wild-greens salad and a summer soup.
7/25/2012 5:06:30 PM
The fireweed plant is a showy herb native to the northern hemisphere. Use it to make a deliciously sweet Fireweed Jelly or a tea useful in treating constipation.
7/25/2012 3:24:48 PM
Uncover even more information about the vitamin-rich weed purslane, including useful recommendations from renowned herbalists all over the world.
7/24/2012 5:06:00 PM
Calendula is an easy flower to grow. Plant in full sun flower beds, containers, and vegetable and herb gardens.
7/20/2012 11:18:55 AM
Pamper yourself with herbal skin care tips. These three flowers lend themselves to fragrant homemade skin-care products that work great, are easy to make and are cost effective.
7/19/2012 5:06:41 PM
Discover delightful garden projects for kids. The author of the Fairy House Handbook shows you how to make fabulous fairy creations out of mud.
7/4/2012 5:24:23 PM
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
6/25/2012 5:03:36 PM
This inconspicuous-seeming herb is well traveled and renounded for its medicinal properties throughout the majority of the world. Learn how it grows and what famed herbalists have said about it.
6/22/2012 8:50:10 PM
Eating purslane greens provides a rich source of essential omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation, boost heart health and lower triglycerides that cause stroke, heart attack, fatty liver and pancreatitis. Green your health with purslane!
6/11/2012 7:15:40 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady has been enjoying the 2012 Herb of the Year, the rose, in her garden. In this post, she shares her five favorite roses and instructions for how to make a delectable Rose Petal Jam.
6/8/2012 4:09:59 PM
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.
6/6/2012 3:55:18 PM
According to new research, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may lower fatigue in cancer patients.
6/6/2012 10:17:54 AM
One guest blogger loves building fairy houses for kids and with kids. She never ceases to be amazed at their instinct for this activity. They see things in nature to use and create with that we could never imagine. Check out some fairy garden ideas from the brightest children.
5/30/2012 3:11:39 PM
Reduce stress with these three fabulous annuals. These herbs for stress relief are easy to grow and can help treat other health ailments.
5/23/2012 4:12:12 PM
Protect eyes from the sun this summer with a cool pair of shades. Read on to find your perfect pair of sunglasses.
5/16/2012 4:00:25 PM
Today, the Environmental Working Group released its 2012 Sunscreen Guide. See where your favorite sunscreen sits on the list.
5/9/2012 10:32:57 AM
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
5/2/2012 2:57:34 PM
Herbs will reseed all over the garden as volunteer plants if you let them.
5/2/2012 2:37:00 PM
Once you have this herb in your garden, you will never be without cutting leaf celery. It's a perfect container plant to grow close by the kitchen door.
5/2/2012 12:53:13 PM
Say cheers to the health benefits of cilantro.
4/25/2012 4:43:17 PM
New guidelines suggest using butterbur root extract can drastically reduce the frequency of migraines.
4/18/2012 4:03:03 PM
Researchers have discovered patients can enjoy good heart health after bypass surgery with the help of turmeric.
4/18/2012 12:09:38 PM
Researchers have discovered that using a thyme tincture to treat acne may prove more effective than over-the-counter treatments.
4/18/2012 11:16:28 AM
The dandelion is one of the most hated weeds in America, but also the mostly widely used wild green in the world. Learn how this herb was used historically, how it can treat many ailments, such as liver diseases and eczema, and how to make a dandelion omelet.
4/18/2012 10:32:57 AM
Gather herbs for crafting herbal remedies with our expert help. We share basic guidelines for determining the appropriate time of year to harvest each part of a plant and teach you how to harvest herbs from gardens.
4/11/2012 12:16:00 PM
Grow chervil this spring for a mild gourmet flavor.
4/10/2012 4:17:23 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady continues her search for more great herb catalogs and herb farms to visit either in person or online.
4/5/2012 3:38:54 PM
You'll be happy with thyme (Thymus vulgaris) in your flower or herb garden border. It's an easy-to-grow herb to use for cooking and herbal remedies.
4/4/2012 2:26:35 PM
New research suggests lowering blood pressure may be as easy as eating foods with isoflavones.
4/4/2012 11:49:35 AM
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
3/29/2012 11:53:04 AM
One guest blogger recently discovered that you can make homemade terrariums from everyday household items already hanging around the house. Check it out now.
3/28/2012 10:16:51 AM
One guest blogger's special, original recipe prevents illness and quickly helps recover from, or completely ward off, colds, flu and other malaise.
3/27/2012 7:17:17 PM
Drinking tea is the perfect relaxation ritual. Stress less with help from three of my favorite calming tea formulas using calming herbs that can be enjoyed daily.
3/16/2012 12:20:51 PM
Spring clean your home with natural, food-safe Arm and Hammer Baking Soda instead of harsh cleaners.
3/14/2012 1:51:16 PM
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
3/14/2012 10:51:06 AM
Discover how one food group can help increase mental power as you age.
3/11/2012 6:53:22 AM
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares five laundry tips (including a homemade natural fabric softener) for cling- and chemical-free clothing.
3/8/2012 8:50:07 PM
Fennel is the perfect herb for the gourmet cook who loves to grow special ingredients. It requires some attention to blanching, mounding soil around the growing basal bulb to keep it white and tender, but is well worth the extra effort.
3/7/2012 2:25:47 PM
Campbell's Soup Company has announced it will start packaging its soups with BPA-free cans as soon as an alternative becomes available.
3/7/2012 10:48:00 AM
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a biennial, meaning it takes two years to mature and reproduce. Get your chance to grow parsley from seed in your garden by entering our special garden giveawy. Ends April 2, 2012!
3/7/2012 10:01:09 AM
Here we go back in time to see beliefs and folk uses surrounding Stinging Nettle, how it is most commonly utilized by herb lovers today, along with flower essence information, my own personal favorite uses for this stinging European native, and references for further information.
3/5/2012 11:04:48 AM
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
2/22/2012 3:20:23 PM
Allergists are seeing the causes of hay fever are already arriving in the midst of a mild winter.
2/16/2012 12:55:25 PM
Kids learn about herbs and cooking through a Louisiana woman's "kitchen garden marketplace," Passionate Platter.
2/10/2012 2:06:00 PM
Chives are a cool-season, cold-tolerant perennial that love full sun and well-drained soil. Get your chance to grow chives from seed in your garden by entering our special garden giveaway. Ends March 7, 2012!
2/8/2012 4:14:17 PM
Learn how green tea can help make aging and wellness go hand-in-hand.
2/6/2012 2:28:35 PM
The borage plant (Borago officinalis) is a tall herb with hairy foliage, blue starshaped flowers and many useful properties. Whether you use it for healthy, tasty greens, a medicinal herb or a companion plant for your strawberries and tomatoes, you’ll be happy you planted borage.
2/2/2012 3:51:21 PM
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.
2/1/2012 3:59:45 PM
This month, Scarlet Faith shares why growing a lemon tree from a saved seed of a bought lemon is a great winter project.
1/29/2012 3:23:58 PM
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel offers landscaping tips for those with a black thumb looking to start a new garden bed, plant a live fence or grow outdoors.
1/25/2012 1:51:09 PM
A hot (literally) exercise trend is sweeping the nation. Learn more about hot yoga here.
1/25/2012 11:38:05 AM
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
1/18/2012 4:12:46 PM
Researchers may have found the herb to stop tooth decay: licorice root.
1/18/2012 2:40:36 PM
Starting an exercise program isn't as tough as you think! Just follow these simple tips to get moving.
1/10/2012 11:03:44 AM
Scientific research now supports many of the traditional applications of this plant, including treating respiratory health problems and healing wounds.
12/28/2011 3:45:44 PM
Learn to protect yourself so you don't become one of the reported swine flu cases.
12/28/2011 2:47:11 PM
Feeling stressed is no fun! Drinking orange juice may help you stay a step ahead of everyday anxiety.
12/21/2011 10:24:26 AM
Two Lousiana residents have died after using a neti pot incorrectly. Learn which mistakes to avoid.
12/17/2011 11:14:00 PM
Do you understand how herbs work? We profile dong quai (Angelica sinensis), a medicinal Chinese herb with high vitamin and mineral content along with many beneficial phytochemicals.
12/14/2011 3:10:01 PM
Whether you should take stairs or the elevator is a daily question. So if you think you don't have time to take the stairs, think again. Research shows that taking the stairs saves time in the day.
12/14/2011 2:00:45 PM
The Federal Drug Administration has issued a cilantro recall on a certain brand of the popular herb. Read on to keep your family safe.
12/13/2011 11:58:30 AM
Learning a few tips and tricks for cooking inexpensive cuts of meat can help you save grocery dollars on high-quality pastured, grass-fed and free-range meats.
12/11/2011 7:22:53 PM
Lemon Verbena Lady finishes her other holiday-inspired craft, mini spice wreaths. This DIY project is a perfect way to use up those extra holiday spices you may have in your pantry. This project is quick, easy and will fill your house with the aroma of holiday classics.
11/30/2011 12:31:26 PM
Sip on cherry juice; sleep soundly. Sleeping soundly through the night could be as easy as sipping on some cherry juice.
11/30/2011 11:14:19 AM
Finding the key to a strong immune system is as easy as visiting the produce section of your local grocery store.
11/22/2011 4:09:58 PM
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
11/22/2011 2:30:14 PM
My favorite fast food during the hectic holidays? Bread and soup. In the time it would take to get drive-thru on the way home, you'll be sitting down to a bowl of bliss that will warm your heart and soul.
11/22/2011 11:37:44 AM
Strengthen your immune system now with herbs for improved vitality and protection from stress and winter illness.
11/22/2011 10:21:07 AM
The burdock plant has long been that pesky plant that attaches velcro-like pickers to your clothing, but it also has an abundance of health benefits.
11/17/2011 4:09:00 PM
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
11/11/2011 12:04:05 PM
It wouldn't be fall without apple pie, cobblers, dumplings, baked apples and my favorite—apple crisp. But don't limit yourself to apple desserts. Create savory apple dishes with the help of these delicious herbs.
11/11/2011 11:30:13 AM
Personalize your gift giving with a unique herb garden gift. While this time of year conjures images of poinsettias that fade and collect dust long before the holiday festivities are done, a customized herb kit is a meaningful gift that will provide fresh herbs and provide naturally lush décor for many months afterward.
11/10/2011 5:00:00 PM
Fall is the best time to replant herbs if you're in an area with moderate winter temperatures. Our guest blogger in Texas shares which herbs she planted this fall, including her newest addition Moujean tea (Nashia inaguensis), a lovely, fragrant shrubby herb.
11/9/2011 10:49:48 AM
This year, give a gift that keeps giving. We tell you how with the help of the folks at The Nature Conservancy.
11/2/2011 4:13:54 PM
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.
10/31/2011 4:36:51 PM
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.
10/28/2011 12:29:15 PM
Learn how to make flavored vinegar with tasy herbal, spice, fruit and vegetable combinations.
10/20/2011 10:19:51 AM
Corn silk, the fine, silky growth at the tops of corn cobs, is a soothing diuretic for irritation of the bladder, urethra, kidneys and prostate.
10/19/2011 3:05:36 PM
This scrumptious, all-natural recipe gives you a healthy option your taste buds will love.
10/19/2011 11:11:15 AM
Learn how to be health conscious when your candy cravings start this Halloween.
10/14/2011 11:53:15 AM
As summer dwindles down to a close, you may be left standing in your garden or kitchen thinking "Now what?" Preserve herbs with our expert tips: dry, freeze, pickle and pack them to continue enjoying your favorite herbs well into the winter.
10/12/2011 11:48:31 AM
Ten percent of Americans opt out of their morning meals. Find out why chowing down may be the better option.
10/10/2011 6:41:04 PM
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.
10/5/2011 1:24:39 PM
People with pale skin may have more troubles than being unable to get a summer tan, a new study suggests.
9/30/2011 5:00:00 PM
Our bodies have an amazing capacity to detoxify, but with increased exposure to hazards in our environment, there is more of a need to support this process. Learn how to decrease the toxins you take in and increase the toxins you put out.
9/28/2011 4:37:24 PM
Get all the information about how to protect yourself from the latest listeria outbreak.
9/21/2011 3:03:40 PM
After a drought wreaked havoc on her garden, a little rain perks this gardener and her plants right up.
9/21/2011 1:06:13 PM
Walking can provide you with countless health benefits, and it's fun too!
9/21/2011 11:49:03 AM
Assemble this simple list of herbal items and send them to your student to show how much you care.
9/14/2011 12:11:32 PM
New research suggests that with every piece of chocolate you devour, your heart may get a little healthier.
9/9/2011 3:57:00 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a wonderful harvest of lemon verbena leaves to use in cooking and crafts. She has also discovered a new pest that may be trying to harm her favorite herb.
9/7/2011 3:23:26 PM
Diabetes affects 25.8 percent of citizens in the United States. Learn how to avoid becoming just another statistic.
8/24/2011 2:26:18 PM
Researchers have found a diet that may prevent heart disease.
8/18/2011 12:20:48 PM
A new study found that, obese or not, the number of years you live depends on your lifestyle.
8/16/2011 3:10:52 PM
A new study found that your office chair may be hurting your health.
8/16/2011 2:04:35 PM
Researchers have found that curcumin, the ingredient in turmeric that gives it its distinct coloring, may help alleviate arthritis pain and inflammation.
8/9/2011 4:38:27 PM
All too soon the winter months will be here, which is more reason to explore ways to preserve this vibrant and medicinal food to have on hand all year long.
8/9/2011 2:19:27 PM
A study found that soy supplements are not helpful for increasing bone mineral density or treating symptoms of menopause.
8/9/2011 1:14:38 PM
Heat illnesses are serious business, but they are also easily preventable. Read on to learn more.
8/9/2011 9:55:53 AM
A recent study finds that fiber can lower the risk of colon polyps, a cancer precursor. Fiber can also help prevent heart disease and cancer and aid in weight loss.
8/8/2011 11:54:00 AM
Children’s lunches aren’t kept cool enough before lunch, leading to the possibility of food-borne illnesses.
8/7/2011 7:44:52 AM
This school year pack a healthy lunch with zero waste!
8/4/2011 12:50:23 PM
Cargill has announced one of the largest meat recalls in history. Learn if you are at risk.
8/4/2011 11:25:26 AM
Kids who chew gum at school perform better on standardized tests, new research suggests.
8/2/2011 3:16:05 PM
New research is suggesting that an ingredient in wine may have ultraviolet ray protection qualities.
8/2/2011 12:38:14 PM
New research is suggesting that an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil may help prevent the common cold in infants if taken during pregnancy.
7/26/2011 11:33:06 AM
Cinnamon is full of health benefits. It protects from health problems such as infections, heart disease, migraines and arthritis, and it even helps boost your brain function.
7/21/2011 3:18:35 PM
New research has found yet another benefit to adopting the vegetarian lifestyle.
7/21/2011 11:01:23 AM
Staying physically active as you age may help ward off memory loss.
7/19/2011 12:45:34 PM
A new report by the Environmental Working Group urges people to eat less meat and cheese to help reduce greenhouse gases.
7/18/2011 3:45:00 PM
Four-o’clocks are an old favorite that have been around a long time. There is a reason why they have been in your family garden for generations. Comment for your chance to win four-o'clock seeds, courtesy Renee's Garden.
7/18/2011 8:57:57 AM
With temperatures heating up, the one thing most people forget to consider is their skin. Rather than buying expensive, name-brand products full of artificial and synthetic chemicals, treat your skin with these five healing herbs.
7/13/2011 12:36:42 PM
The growing incidence of obesity worldwide leaves individuals vulnerable to other chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes.
7/12/2011 12:27:27 PM
A new study found that it may not matter what kind of pet allergy sufferers keep around the house—their allergies may still prevail.
7/11/2011 4:18:53 PM
Pruning your mints, lemon balm and oregano will help them grow back more lush than ever.
7/11/2011 2:51:04 PM
Bilberries can help you maintain your eye health.
7/7/2011 2:36:19 PM
A new study may have found out why it's impossible to just eat one potato chip.
7/5/2011 10:32:21 AM
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
6/30/2011 11:26:36 AM
New research suggests that a healthy diet has no room for diet soda.
6/28/2011 1:02:16 PM
Educate yourself about the recent outbreak of foodborne illnesses caused by sprouts and how to protect yourself.
6/23/2011 11:00:01 AM
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.
6/14/2011 1:47:32 PM
The EWG's 2011 Shopper's Guide tells grocery shoppers which produce items are lowest in pesticides, and which are highest.
6/14/2011 12:39:26 PM
There are both benefits and risks to drinking milk substitutes instead of cow’s milk.
6/14/2011 11:31:26 AM
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
6/10/2011 3:58:13 PM
One reader asked us to help her diagnose some brown spots she noticed on her basil plant's leaves.
6/8/2011 11:32:00 AM
It's not too late to start or expand your garden this summer! Plant sun-loving herbs, vegetables and flowers for a strong harvest and bright blooms.
6/7/2011 12:59:23 PM
There are several herbs that will increase your energy and help you burn more calories.
6/7/2011 12:44:00 PM
This garden favorite is great for salads, mesclun mixes, pastas and pizza. Comment for your chance to win a packet of arugula seeds from Renee's Garden.
5/12/2011 12:15:58 PM
Whether you want it for tea or some other project, handling stinging nettle during harvesting does not have to be painful.
4/29/2011 3:37:25 PM
Celiac disease affects more than 3 millions Americans, and yet there is no FDA regulation to monitor gluten-free foods. Discover how you can help fight for a FDA regulation.
4/29/2011 1:04:43 PM
Relieve ear infections with this at-home remedy. One young mother takes a crash course in using herbs for this common childhood complaint.
4/22/2011 2:42:35 PM
Read on to learn how saw palmetto can help to relieve prostate problems.
4/19/2011 4:50:25 PM
Herbs can be used to add flavor to a child's food from a very early age, and can often assist with health worries.
4/13/2011 9:30:47 AM
Grow the kind of dill that fits your gardening and dining style. Also, comment to enter our latest garden giveaway!
3/18/2011 11:50:20 AM
As the weather get warmer and the bugs starts to hatch, stop them from coming in your house with these natural insect repellents.
3/14/2011 1:06:49 PM
Discover one of our guest bloggers favorite heirloom seeds, lemon basil. Then learn more about unique heirlooms.
3/11/2011 12:23:16 PM
Kidney stones affect many Americans. Here are some herbal remedies to help stop them.
3/11/2011 9:49:00 AM
Entertain your feline friends with a homemade catnip toy.
3/9/2011 9:35:52 AM
Soapwort has an array of health benefits. You can grow this herb in your garden and the leafy branches can be used to wash your hair, give your dog a bath or wash laundry.
3/8/2011 10:44:24 AM
Naturally healthy skin need not be a daunting, complex task. It can be a delightful ritual using natural ingredients found in your own home. The important first step is to simplify your beauty routine. Learn about the five necessities.
3/7/2011 11:26:56 AM
Take a look at some recipes for healthier cleaning at home.
3/4/2011 1:52:05 PM
Don't be afraid of breads anymore, well at least whole-grain breads. A new study shows that whole-grain foods that are rich in fiber at may be beneficial to your health.
3/2/2011 4:54:41 PM
Thyme is a very useful and decorative herb in the garden and in the kitchen.
2/28/2011 11:12:47 AM
I recently stumbled upon this great gardening tip. This project is an environmentally fun way to plant herbs.
2/24/2011 2:59:58 PM
Whether you don't have the space for outdoor composting or you just want to get to work on your gardening preparations as soon as possible, this indoor composting method is a simple way to start.
2/23/2011 2:01:39 PM
Add garlic to your daily diet by taking these tips into consideration.
2/23/2011 10:54:35 AM
Discover how herb gardens were used in ancient Greece.
2/21/2011 11:37:38 AM
Add valerian to your herb garden or to a wet area of your landscape to grow your own natural sleep and relaxation aid.
2/18/2011 3:22:26 PM
Learn four ways you can enjoy herbs in your daily life.
2/18/2011 2:38:00 PM
Learn how to incoporate healthy, antioxidant-rich superfoods into your daily meals.
2/18/2011 11:25:06 AM
Treat your dry, itchy throat this winter with these herbal remedies
2/14/2011 3:47:39 PM
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.
2/14/2011 11:23:16 AM
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
2/11/2011 3:24:22 PM
Hydrate your dry scalp and make you hair shine this winter with these three soothing herbal hair rinses.
2/11/2011 12:14:00 PM
Go green this winter to prepare for your spring garden. You can easily create a beautiful garden by reusing normal household items.
2/9/2011 4:35:02 PM
Give winter sowing a try to chase away winter doldrums. Here is a step-by-step guide.
2/8/2011 12:44:11 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady is not a video game player, but she says designing your garden just got a lot more enjoyable with the Herb Garden Planner.
2/7/2011 3:35:41 PM
Relieve muscle aches and pains with this soothing rub for sore muscles. You can make it in your own kitchen.
2/7/2011 10:54:51 AM
It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your garden for the spring. I know I am already thinking about spring and warm weather. Spring officially starts Sunday, March 20th and it’s important to know when it is the right time to purchase your flowers and begin the planting process.
2/1/2011 12:28:16 PM
St. John’s Wort has been used to treat many conditions including depression and stress. Its common name comes from associations with St. John the Baptist.
1/31/2011 10:43:09 AM
The fragrant, taste and texture of cinnamon make it a popular spice during the winter months. Cinnamon not only tastes good while cooking but has an array of health benefits.
1/28/2011 3:59:50 PM
These growing strategies will help any beginning herb garden. Discover which herbs are easiest to grow from seed, which are easily propagated from division, and which are easily grown from cuttings.
1/28/2011 2:04:30 PM
These superfoods may prevent degenerative diseases. Check how green tea and blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's disease.
1/27/2011 4:12:00 PM
Protect yourself from illness and help your immune system stay in top form.
1/18/2011 11:36:46 AM
One Herb Companion intern shares her New Year's commitment to improved health habits with food, activities and herbs.
1/13/2011 10:01:21 AM
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
1/10/2011 12:37:01 PM
At the start of a new year, make a resolution to clear your spice cupboard of old herbs and spices.
1/4/2011 3:09:00 PM
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
1/4/2011 2:43:30 PM
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
12/30/2010 3:37:10 PM
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.
12/30/2010 12:16:24 PM
Comfrey is an attractive, easy-to-grow herbaceous perennial that has many uses in the herb garden, landscape and first aid and personal care preparations.
12/29/2010 10:42:55 AM
If you have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
12/20/2010 10:45:08 AM
Learn about the history of mistletoe and find out how to grow this Christmas plant.
12/17/2010 11:14:30 AM
Give your living space the smell of Christmas with these fragrant, inexpensive holiday decor ideas and disguise your artificial Christmas tree with homemade pine cone decorations.
12/10/2010 3:23:08 PM
Learn how to catch more fish using star anise essential oil. Blogger Dawn Robnett explains why Illicium verum oil with keep the fish nibbling all day.
12/10/2010 12:51:57 PM
Have you ever wondered how much saffron you should use in a recipe. We have the answer.
12/8/2010 10:39:45 AM
Get into the holiday spirit by learning how to grow your own holly plants and discover the many uses of this seasonal treasure.
12/3/2010 4:47:42 PM
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
11/30/2010 12:00:36 PM
Calendula officinalis, a bright and cheery herb for any border or kitchen garden, is more than just another pretty flower. It has many uses in the kitchen, medicine cabinet and personal care arena.
11/30/2010 9:45:19 AM
Does stress or anxiety keep you jittery during the day and awake all night? Check out the benefits of passionflower for a calming rest.
11/29/2010 12:19:51 PM
Combine a variety of teas, as well as non-tea ingredients such as spices, flowers, herbs, and dried fruits, to create personal signature tea blends that you can use both for sipping and for cooking.
11/29/2010 10:58:46 AM
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.
11/23/2010 12:55:03 PM
Buying the right produce, using the best cookware and storing leftovers properly will result in a safe and delicious meal for your family and friends.
11/23/2010 12:24:45 PM
Rosemary is an aromatic perennial herb native to the Mediterranean that has many uses. This guest blogger loves to use it as a hair rinse. Learn more.
11/23/2010 12:05:21 PM
Make herbal salves and lip balms, condition leather, polish metal and create stunning works of art with beeswax.
11/9/2010 10:18:32 AM
Rue is an interesting addition to the flower garden, a useful herb, and an attractive houseplant. You won’t regret growing rue.
11/9/2010 9:50:43 AM
Check out these few easy steps you need to know to start this innovative, non-traditional method to grow organic herbs at home.
11/2/2010 11:03:08 AM
Alcohol-based infusions are wonderful for deglazing the skillet after searing a steak or piece of chicken, or you can drizzle them on ice cream for a grown-up dessert.
10/29/2010 9:55:19 AM
Check out these tips for growing cilantro, an aromatic herb that is often used in Mexican cooking, from our newest guest blogger.
10/28/2010 10:51:10 AM
Instead of throwing away those pumpkin seeds this Halloween, reap their health benefits!
10/22/2010 10:34:23 AM
If you're tired of trying prescription migraine medications to treat your pain, try these natural remedies.
10/21/2010 3:49:30 PM
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.
10/15/2010 4:14:04 PM
Artemisia absinthium, more commonly known as wormwood, is a bitter herb with many medicinal purposes. It is also an attractive plant in the landscape. Learn more about it.
10/12/2010 4:18:53 PM
Did you know that fenugreek was once used in embalming mummies? Explore the history and benefits of fenugreek around the world.
10/8/2010 10:49:37 AM
One reader from California asked us about growing thyme. Check out our suggestions for how to get her thyme to flourish in containers and in walkways.
10/7/2010 11:20:36 AM
Until this year our newest guest blogger thought loofahs were a sea sponge. Wrong! While visiting California she came across The Luffa Farm in Nipomo, California. Discover what's so great about growing a luffa gourd!
10/6/2010 12:55:02 PM
Try saving seed from a few of your garden favorites this year. The number of seeds sold in the seed catalogs decreases every year. Saving seed may save that particular variety from extinction.
8/30/2010 4:05:58 PM
If you can’t build your dream garden just yet, container gardening is a great alternative. Check out these tips for homemade fertilizer and soil retention, and learn how to repurpose common plastic containers into handy individual gardens.
8/30/2010 2:54:27 PM
If you're having trouble falling asleep, try these herbal solutions for insomnia.
8/20/2010 11:46:42 AM
In the late summer, Ocimum basilicum 'Thai' bares beautiful red or deep purple blooms. Check out Ramona's recipe for basil-infused chicken dumplings.
8/18/2010 5:06:40 PM
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.
8/16/2010 5:50:24 PM
Ladybugs are a simple, cheap and effective means of destroying an aphid infestation that just won't go away.
8/16/2010 11:17:42 AM
Tired of those cheap cardboard car air fresheners that are ugly and have a fake, overpowering odor? Try this easy solution.
8/3/2010 10:14:51 AM
Ratatouille is a delicious way to preserve a lot of garden produce fast. Also, comment to win a French thyme seed packet.
7/19/2010 5:16:28 PM
Recycle old kegs into beautiful, functional garden planters—guest blogger KyLynn Hull shows you how!
7/6/2010 4:41:59 PM
A new study suggests that cell phone radiation may be to blame for the massive decline in the bee population.
7/1/2010 11:42:00 AM
Guest blogger, Randy Buresh, knowns that life can be stressful. He provides a list of herbs to help you relax.
6/29/2010 1:44:21 PM
A plastic knife will open those weighty bags of potting soil or top soil faster than most pricey garden gadgets.
6/18/2010 12:46:31 PM
Summertime in Texas means heat, humidity, and a thriving herb garden. The time is right to harvest basil and parsley.
6/17/2010 11:42:27 AM
Believe it or not, terrariums are coming back into style. Learn how to make your own terrarium with these easy steps.
6/11/2010 4:11:00 PM
Try these valuable bug repellent formulas for a weekend in the woods.
6/10/2010 11:38:27 AM
Learn how to preserve the fabulous scents from your garden in essential oils to make your own perfume. Enjoy your flowers all year with your personal bottled garden scent.
6/7/2010 3:19:43 PM
Following a diet out of a book means you're just adhering to a set of externally imposed rules. Learn how to listen to your body for direction on what nourishes you.
6/4/2010 2:38:34 PM
Could you have an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or orthorexia? Learn the differences between normal and harmful behaviors around food and weight.
6/4/2010 11:22:26 AM
Looking for a safe but effective way to deter deer from using your garden as their personal buffet? Sprinkle this plant tonic on their favorite garden munchies.
5/27/2010 10:26:23 AM
The four-lined plant bug is a regional pest that plagues plants belonging to the mint family and other of your herbal favorites.
5/26/2010 9:47:13 AM
Guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the similarities between Sumo wrestlers' diets and Americans' diets.
5/25/2010 11:26:20 AM
These tiny, sweet strawberries are hard to find but perfect for any home gardener. Enter for a chance to win strawberry seed packets.
5/18/2010 11:09:33 AM
When lettuce is finished in your garden, sow chard seed for fresh greens all summer. Enter for a chance to win chard seed packets.
5/17/2010 3:42:13 PM
Natural Home guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the little food allergy that could mean big weight gain.
5/17/2010 2:57:11 PM
There is a beauty in discovering the lost art of keying wild plants. Learn more about this practice.
5/12/2010 12:11:17 PM
There are many ways to use parsley in your home. Enter for a chance to win parsley seed packets.
5/10/2010 11:15:45 AM
Bathing suit season approaches! Stephanie goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May.
5/4/2010 12:58:06 PM
When she thinks of summer, our guest blogger, Ramona Werst, thinks of lemonade. Learn how to grow and cook with her favorite lemonade garnish: lemon basil.
5/3/2010 2:31:30 PM
Bathing suit season approaches! Guest blogger Stephanie Small goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May.
4/19/2010 3:05:13 PM
Cooking with basil is fun! Each variety of basil has its own unique flavor and way of enhancing any recipe. One of our guest blogger's favorites is cinnamon basil. Learn how to grow it and cook with it.
4/15/2010 10:15:31 AM
Fresh lilacs are just one of many edible flowers you can enjoy this spring.
4/14/2010 4:55:37 PM
The Chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi), also known as the winter cherry, enjoys a library of culinary and medicinal benefits. Here are the answers to some of the questions you have asked about growing this incredible species.
4/13/2010 11:33:45 AM
Follow these tips to pick the best carrier oils for aromatherapy blends.
4/9/2010 2:43:24 PM
If you're growing cilantro plants, sow the seed directly in your garden to use in various dishes.
3/23/2010 2:43:28 PM
This spring, guest blogger Patsy Bell Hobson is expanding her lavender collection to extend the bloom period with different varieties.
3/16/2010 4:02:03 PM
Readers share which herbs they can't wait to plant come springtime.
3/11/2010 3:04:00 PM
Learn which natural facial scrubs are good for you and the environment.
3/9/2010 3:28:34 PM
Enjoy easy comfort food with these three single serving recipes.
3/9/2010 9:54:12 AM
Diethyl phthalate is an ingredient used in many body care products that guest blogger Dawn has concern with. Learn how to use a costemic safety database to find out if your cosmetics are safe or include harmful ingredients.
3/3/2010 9:47:02 AM
Vegetable soup is the reward a summer's worth of hard work in the garden can produce. Spring is the time for spring cleaning, emptying the freezer and washing canning jars.
3/1/2010 5:11:17 PM
Mexican mint marigold, green pepper basil and lemon eucalyptus are just a few of the herbs in Cynthia's herb garden showing new signs of growth this spring.
2/23/2010 10:34:08 AM
Readers share what they are doing with their herbs until spring arrives.
2/17/2010 10:51:17 AM
Desperately waiting for the arrival of spring? Have patience! Using container herbs will help keep your spirits up during this long winter.
2/9/2010 9:51:05 AM
Although the weather is still chilly, early spring planting has already begun in Texas.