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.

5 Hazardous Chemicals to Ban for a Healthy Kitchen

By Ginevra Holtkamp

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.

A Guide to Self-Sufficient Living

By Eliza Cross

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.

Ask the Doctor: Herbal Remedies for Respiratory Health

By Linda B. White

This cold season, improve your respiratory health with herbs.

Editor’s Pick: Mamma Chia Drink

By The Herb Companion staff

Reap the health benefits of Chia seed, such as fiber and antioxidants, in this nutrition-packed Mamma Chia drink.


Fresh Clips: A Traveler’s All-Natural First-Aid Kit

By The Herb Companion staff

Pack these multipurpose herbal remedies for minor illnesses, scrapes and irritations that can threaten to derail vacation enjoyment.

Cheap Cleaning Tricks: How to Clean your Kitchen with Herbs

By Louise Gruenberg

Mix up these plant-activated, natural kitchen cleaners to whip your kitchen into shape.

Herbal Alternatives to Antibiotics

By Stephen Harrod Buhner

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.

Natural Remedies for Treating Bee Stings and Bug Bites

By Maria Noël Mandile

Don’t let bugs spoil your summer fun. Soothe stings and bites with natural remedies for treating bee stings and bug bites.