Insomnia, defined as the inability to achieve sufficient restorative sleep despite adequate opportunity, affects approximately fifty percent of the elderly population. Given the prevalence of the problem, it may seem as though insomnia is a normal part of aging, but to the contrary, lack of quality sleep can negatively impact several different measures of […]
Avena sativa, otherwise known as the “common oat,” is the same plant that provides us with oatmeal, but the fresh version of this herb is quite different. In the young, green, “milky” stage when the immature oat seed is fresh and moist, the plant offers a unique quality as a trophorestorative — an excellent tonic/food for […]
Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you got involved with natural products?
I am a 50-something happily married mother of four. I am also a RN and have been interested in health and nutrition for years. When I had my babies I was motivated to figure our how to deal with […]
The holidays are a time of gratitude and gift giving. What could be better than to share the gift of nature’s resources in a meaningful and practical way with gifts that include herbs – for example, a relaxing herb blend for the bath, and tasty treasures for the kitchen? The holidays can also be […]
Aging is inevitable. It seems we’re all searching for that magic pill that will turn back the clock. While nothing can replace a healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress management (and good genes!), herbs can provide tonic support for many common complaints associated with aging.
In a 2014 poll, two-thirds of people over 50 reported […]
Baptisia tinctoria is sometimes known as yellow wild indigo or false indigo. The Latin name for the genus derives from the Greek word bapto, to dye or color, as it was a well-known dye plant in antiquity, though inferior to true indigo. The species name tinctora also indicates its common use in coloring and tinting.
It is […]