Natural Sunburn Remedies

Soothe sunburned skin with an easy-to-make cold compress, pure aloe vera or other natural sunburn remedies.

The History of Echinacea, Part 2

After its exploding popularity in the late 19th century, echinacea was widely researched. Since then, numerous echinacea benefits have been discovered. Try these two simple echinacea remedies to fight the common cold.

Fight Colds and Flu with Green Tea

Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.

Chase Away Those Cold Weather Blues

Gray skies and frigid temperatures can leave you feeling down in the dumps. Here are a few ways to brighten your day even when the sun is nowhere in sight.

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.

Immune Boosters: Elderberry, Echinacea, Garlic and Oregano

The natural world has many treatments for the cold and flu—and some of them might surprise you. Elderberry, Echinacea, green tea, oregano and garlic are my favorite natural remedies for treating and preventing illness.

Growing Herbs in Texas: Frozen Garden Care

The unexpected, freezing temperatures in southern Texas haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia down. Here are some of her cold weather, garden care tips.

Aromatherapy: Skin Care

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

In the Medicine Cabinet: Ginger Root

Ginger root treats circulatory and digestive systems, coughs, colds, aches and pains. Use it in recipes like Ginger Pumpkin Pie and Indian Lemonade-Ginger Ale.

Herbal Syrup: Fight Off Colds with an Herbal Arsenal

Herbal syrups are a wonderful vehicle for immune-boosting, antiviral and antibiotic herbs for use any time of year. Use this simple method to make a powerful tool in the fight against biological baddies.

A Weapon for the War on Colds

Our colds have died down to a dull roar over here, but we're still struggling with some nagging symptoms. We've been relying on Burt's Bees Lavender Complexion Mist to perk us up in the morning, drinking lots of water, eating healing soups ... and

Cure Those Sniffles

This Monday at Herb Companion HQ, we all showed up with sniffles. I can feel it coming on ... my nose is twitchy, my shoulders are achy, and my throat is scratchy. Learn how I treated this cold with herbs.