Top 10 Healing Herbs for the Home Apothecary

Creating your own home apothecary is such a valuable tool for you and your family — especially with pharmaceutical shortages becoming more and more common. It's time to have a backup plan using the herbs that God made - some of them right in our own backyards!

 

Not only can an...

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Natural Remedies for Menopause: Best Herbs for Hot Flashes and More

Menopause is certainly filled with ups and downs! If you’ve been experiencing symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and hormonal imbalance, you know just how disruptive they can be. As mothers and grandmothers, we just don’t have time for all of that! We’ve got littles to take...

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DIY Bug Bite Relief Herbal Salve; Stop Itching & Stings

Bug bites can be incredibly annoying. They are uncomfortable and itchy, and for many people can become red and swollen. And if you have a little kid in the house, there’s a good chance that some dirty, little fingers will scratch the bites which means you’ll run the risk of them...

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Acid Reflux Remedies and Fennel Tea for Indigestion

Tummy troubles got you down? Always popping chalky ant-acids or spending WAY too much on probiotics? Tired of indigestion every time you eat?

Acid reflux and indigestion along with other digestive woes are really a hindrance to daily life. It's time to add some natural remedies to your...

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Natural Remedies for Arthritis and Best Tea for Joint Pain

Arthritis is a common condition that affects people of all ages. Did you know that in the US, 58.5 million adults, or 24% of all adults, had arthritis in 2021?

Arthritis is the inflammation of the joints, which leads to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. While there are many remedies for...

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Coneflower Care: How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Echinacea

What is the right name for it—coneflower or echinacea?

The answer is both!

It's called a coneflower, the name given for the cone-shaped portion of the flower. It's also sometimes called echinacea, the name derived from the Greek word “ekhinos” meaning sea urchin.

Whether you...

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Rosemary Bush Care and DIY Rosemary Tea

Did you know the rosemary tree is actually part of the mint family? It's formally known as Rosmarinus officinalis, but it's a plant we're all familiar with. Sunday roasts, hot baths, and the sharp, spicy fragrance of rosemary essential oil. But did you know you could make tea out of rosemary?

Not...

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The Lemon Verbena Plant: How to Grow, Harvest and Preserve

Lemon Verbena is a  refreshingly-scented herb that adds a pleasant, fragrant zing of lemon to your garden. It's also an easy-to-grow plant with leaves that are perfect for cultivating to make a healthy and great-tasting tea. 

To keep the uplifting freshness of lemons at your...

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Nettle Tea: How to Grow, Harvest and Preserve Nettles

 

A hot cup of nettle tea is still a remedy for many ailments for many people. It's no surprise considering stinging nettle greens are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Besides the health benefits, stinging nettles are really tasty.

But we can't ignore the fact that...

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Herbalist Garden: Getting Started

 

While herbs were cultivated clear back to the time of Adam and Eve, medicinal herbalist gardens such as that of St. Gall have been in use for hundreds of years. This just shows that humanity has not only been using but has been reliant on natural remedies and...

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How to Plant and Propagate Elderberry Bushes

 

Elderberries come in two varieties: American (Sambucus canadensis) and European black elderberry (Sambucus nigra). The American elderberry is smaller and grows to be 6 to 10 feet tall. The European elderberry can grow up to 10 feet tall. 

The Sambucus elderberry grown in the United...

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Sea Moss Tea

 

Carrageenan is a food additive that you will find on many processed and shelf-stable foods. The debate is intense on whether we should be consuming carrageenan or not. The discussion comes from several angles, including that carrageenan is an extractive of sea moss. Sea moss has many...

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