In days past women relied on simple wisdom, common sense, and pantries well-stocked with herbs to help their families with common ailments. With few exceptions, these herbal remedies were made from plants and herbs that grew in the kitchen garden or were gathered in fields and woods. People are again becoming aware of the importance of returning to the use of whole foods and healthy herbs in their lives. Here you can explore the natural world of plants & herbs to help you live a simpler and healthier life.
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When wanting to learn about healing herbs, it can feel impossible to know where to begin. There are thousands of books and websites. There are even more herbs and remedies. How do you know where to start learning or which herb to use?
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Learn how to create your own soothing and nourishing calendula cream at home with this comprehensive guide. Discover the step-by-step process, from infusing calendula petals into oil to blending it with skin-loving ingredients. Unlock the secrets of this natural remedy and pamper your skin with the goodness of calendula.
Discover the health and medicinal benefits Of Lemon Balm and why you need it in your garden.
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Make this truly amazing and simple pine needle cough syrup, in just a matter of minutes! This natural remedy is made by mixing a super concentrated pine tea with raw, local honey. The result is a thick, soothing and delicious syrup that can be used for both adults and children.
Identifying wintergreen, as well as its benefits and uses. Learn the challenges in foraging for this herb and tips on how to avoid common mistakes.
Try this simple, yet effective homemade cough remedy you can whip up with everyday kitchen ingredients.
Many people are unaware of the health benefits of mullein and regard it as a plant to eradicate from their landscape. The truth, however, is that mullein has many health benefits and is a favorite of many herbalists for its uses and versatility.
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