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.

Make Your Own Medicine: Making Tinctures

By The Herb Companion staff

Herbal tinctures are easy to make. Combine a teaspoon of healing tincture with water or fruit juice for an herbal home remedy.

Cures in Your Cupboard: Herbal Remedies for Common Ailments

By The Herb Companion Staff

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!

Top Ingredients to Avoid in Personal Care Products

By Kelly Lerner and Alli Kingfisher

Not sure which ingredients to avoid on lotion, shampoo and deodorant labels? Use our handy guide to buy with confidence.

Q & A: Natural Anxiety Relief

By Kathi Keville and Robert Rountree

Professional herbalists offer supplement herbs and aromatherapy to help relieve anxiety attacks.


Q & A: Remedies for Recurring Cysts

By Kathi Keville and Robert Rountree

Herbalists advise antibacterial herbs like thyme and essential oils or oregano and lavender to promote skin health and heal cysts.

Ancient Chinese Herbs in Northern California

By Lynn Alley

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.

Explore the Herbs of Peru

By Thomas Walsh

From medicines and foods to the richly hued textiles for which it is famous, herbs are in use everywhere in this ancient land.

Preventing Osteoporosis: Bone-Building Tea

By Linda B. White, M.D.

Herbs such as oatstraw, nettle and dandelion all work to build strong bones.