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  • 6 herbs you can use to make your own medicinal smoking mixes
    6 herbs you can use to make your own medicinal smoking mixes
    Although, I am not a smoker of anything. Never have been and probably never will be. I am not advocating smoking of anything, although if you are into smoking and are looking for safer alternatives that may even help you kick the nicotine habit,...
  • Wild Red Hot Cayenne Pepper
    Natural herbs and holistic medicine are safer than synthetic pharmaceuticals
    As a holistic organic wise Mama, I am very thankful to see a growing renaissance of people with a strong desire to replace their toxic pharmaceutical medications with natural safe herbs and natural remedies. I've read articles and testimonials...
  • Lemon Balm
    Medicinal plants-Herbs: Part one, Lemon balm history, planting, harvesting
    To learn what ailments lemon balm treats, please see the first article in this series. This article is about the history, planting and harvesting of lemon balm.Lemon balm is known by many names including English balm, common balm and heart's...
  • Herb infused oil
    Making herb infused oil from fresh garden herbs
    Herb infused oils add flavor to veggies and meats and can be used to create sauces and marinates, but the best part is they are simple to make. By starting with quality oil and a handful of fresh herbs you can create a signature flavor for all...
  • Make that change!
    Make that change!
    In just 48 hours you can make a "leap" that will change your life!Are you interested in integrating alternative health remedies and holistic practices, into your wellness routine, but don't know where to begin? Are you feeling like...
  • Herbs for sexual health
    Best herbs for sexual health
    Many men are suffering from erectile dysfunction, whichdoes not let them fulfill their sexual desires. One of the major reasons for problems interms of normal organ function is poor blood circulation. Circulation slows down as the age increases...
  • How to grow stevia plants
    How to grow stevia plants
    Stevia has been used as an herbal sweetener since ancient times. Its leaves contain compounds called stevivol glycosides, which are 300 times sweeter than sugar says the Washington State University Extension . Remarkably, stevia does not contain...
  • Yarrow root is fantastic!
    Yarrow root is fantastic!
    Common yarrow is a perennial herb that producesone to several stems 8 to 16 inches tall from.It is known to be both native and introduced. Leavesare evenly distributed along the stem, with the leavesnear the middle and bottom of the stem being...
  • herbal medicine
    Dosing herbal medicines
    Herbs used as medicine can often confuse patients. Patients are familiar with pharmaceutical drugs which often have very specific requirements in regards to dosing and use, as well as specific instructions for what to do when a dose is missed....
  • English ragwort
    Choosing borders for herb gardens
    Besides defining a space, borders in gardens help wrangle wayward herbs, such as fennel, German chamomile, mint, chives, ragwort, artemisia and horseradish. Whether your border is made from brick, stone, plants or clay pots, be sure your border&...
  • Postnatal Depression
    Postpartum Care: Depression
    Women with newborn babies are shown in the media as looking great, smiling at their babies, and being intimate with their loving husbands. This is the ideal standard to which American women are held, but the truth is usually quite different...
  • Boost your immune system for cold and flu season, naturally!
    Boost your immune system for cold and flu season, naturally!
    In today's society we are used to going to the doctor only when we are sick (sick care), instead, we need to focus on preventative care. Do you want to mask symptoms or get the underlying problem fixed? Treating problems before they surface is...
  • Herb garden
    Preparing perennial herbs for winter
    It's the end of the gardening season. Your perennial herbs are ready for harvest. How do you prepare them to withstand cold winter temperatures to produce again next year? What are some things you can do now to ensure their success next spring...
  • Homegrown Gourmet, farm fresh at home
    Farm fresh at home with Homegrown Gourmet
    As the days of summer fade, the plethora of farmer's markets dwindle. Instead of driving from city to city, resourceful homes find of way to create their own farm fresh ingredients at home. Homegrown Gourmet is the perfect solution for the...
  • Savoring the Southwest: Santa Fe Seasoned Breadcrumbs
    Savoring the Southwest: Santa Fe Seasoned Breadcrumbs
    ** Savoring the Southwest is a new cooking/food column from internationally acclaimed chef and bestselling cookbook author, Larry Edwards. In this Examiner exclusive series, the chef will take you through the wonders of Southwest cooking and food....