Spring Gallbladder Flush

By |May 3rd, 2016|

Have you been feeling tenderness in the gallbladder area? Here’s a test to see if your gallbladder is in fact the problem: poke around in the area above the line of your navel and below the ribs on the right side of your abdomen.  Does this prodding produce a burning feeling? Maybe there is a […]

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 […]