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.

Standardizing Supplements: The Office of Dietary Supplements

By the Herbs for Health Staff

News Capsules: A new government agency acts to ensure the safety of dietary supplements.


Treat the Common Cold: New Studies on Vitamin C and Zinc Supplements

By the Herbs for Health Staff

News Capsules: New studies on treating the common cold with vitamins and supplements.


Why Marjoram and Oregano are Superfoods

By Tonia Reinhard

Discover why sweet marjoram, pot marjoram, and oregano is considered a powerful superfood. (Hint: They're full of antioxidants.)


Why Basil is a Superfood

By Tonia Reinhard

Basil is an excellent source of vitamins A and K, and a good source of vitamin C and manganese. Its essential oils contain antioxidant compounds and carotenoids. Learn more.


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4 Super Herbs and Spices

By Tonia Reinhard

Some foods are so healthy for you they are known as "superfoods." These high-powered herbs and spices can build and maintain our body tissues, provide us with the energy we need to function properly, enhance our immune system, and provide protection against some diseases.


Just Ask: How Is Vinegar Made?

By Umbra Fisk

Eco-expert Umbra Fisk gives the low-down on vinegar production.


Your Home's 10 Germiest Places

By Amy Mayfield

Once you know the 10 most common places germs linger in your home, you can take simple steps to eliminate them.


De-Plasticize Your Life: 3 Harmful Plastics to Avoid

By Alli Kingfisher and Kelly Lerner

In everything from our food-storage containers and shampoo bottles to our flooring and kids' toys, plastic is pervasive. But with a few simple steps, you can get harmful plastics out of your life for good.