Foods To Relieve Allergies

By |April 24th, 2016|

Spring is here! Unfortunately, this verdant season is not so joyful for those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies. This spring, try using food to soothe your allergy discomforts! Below we’ve listed a number of foods (recipes included) that can support a healthy histamine response to pollen and flowering plants — and they’re […]

The Secret To Getting Children To Take Herbal Bitters

By |April 18th, 2016|

Herbal “bitters” are gaining popularity these days among adults, and it’s no wonder why. They’re a great way to support one’s digestive health.

They’ve not only been found to help stimulate digestion, but they’re a great way to increase the amount of prebiotics in one’s diet and support healthy bowel function, too.

But, no matter […]

The Benefits of American Ginseng

By |April 4th, 2016|

Ginseng is easily one of the most famous herbs with a long and rich history. When people talk about ginseng, they are almost always referring to the Asian species, Panax ginseng. While this is a wonderful medicinal plant, we are lucky to also have a ginseng species that is native to North America.

American ginseng, […]

Protecting Your Spring Seedlings

By |March 24th, 2016|

It’s an exciting moment when you spot tiny green shoots popping up in your seedbed. But you are not the only one who is delighted to see your new seedlings — birds, squirrels, slugs and a whole host of other garden inhabitants all enjoy a freshly sprouting snack and they can work their way […]

Long Lost Lovage

By |March 15th, 2016|

Once upon a time no home and kitchen garden was complete without lovage (Levisticum officinale). It was found in every medicinal garden at monasteries and in kitchen gardens throughout Europe. But over time its use faded.  Well, it’s time to remember this old favorite and all its varied uses.
Lovage is in the Apiaceae or […]

Growing Herbs: How To Get Started

By |March 2nd, 2016|

Growing your own medicine is incredibly satisfying. You gain a closer connection to the plant, save money, and enjoy an abundant supply of herbs that you can use fresh, dried for tea, or even transformed into a tincture.
The first thing to consider with herbs is where to plant them. Whether you have a large […]