Easy Digestive Remedies for Travelers

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‘Tis the season for joyful eating, and for doing it at other people’s houses and far-off places. Big meals and travel can put stress on the digestive system, and a stressed out digestive system can really ruin a good party. Here are some simple, easy, and portable remedies that can help not only with the […] Read more »

A Quick and Dirty Recipe for Pain

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I’ve had plenty of experience with pain, and plenty of opportunity to experiment with herbal preparations to relieve pain. This simple tea is incredibly effective for most things you’d take Aspirin or Tylenol for: headaches, backaches, menstrual cramps, minor arthritis pain. I originally developed it years ago for myself, and found that it works for […] Read more »

Rosemary for Remembrance

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Rosemary has been used throughout the ages as an herb to promote memory and mental clarity. It was used by ancient Greek scholars during examination times and worn by newlyweds to ground them in fidelity, loyalty, and the happy memories of their wedding day. Rosemary’s health benefits for the mind and body are far-reaching, but […] Read more »

Sweet Melissa, a Balm in Cold Weather

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis, is an unassuming and vigorous member of the mint family. It is easy to grow. So easy, in fact, that like many mints, once you have it in your garden you’ll have it everywhere! I love this about it, and appreciate it wandering around our property. This year we […] Read more »

Power-Packed Pumpkin Seeds

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Whether you’ve got some leftover pumpkin seeds from this year’s Jack-o-lantern or are getting your seeds from the grocery store, you can feel great about the health benefits of a tasty pumpkin seed snack all year round. In the herbal world, pumpkin seeds are perhaps best known for their ability to protect and nourish the […] Read more »