We all have our own version of a medicine cabinet. For some, having a medicine cabinet means opening up a bathroom cabinet whilst bottles upon bottles of prescription drugs fall out. For others (I fall into this category) it means herbal tinctures, glycerites, supplements, oils and tea! My medicine cabinet is an amazing collection of… Continue reading The Making of an Herbal Medicine Cabinet
We often forget just how powerful a cup of tea can be. All around the world herbal teas are known to enhance our mood, induce sleep, relax our nerves, reduce inflammation and infection and treat a number of ailments. If you are not familiar with the world of herbs – I invite you to read… Continue reading Tea for all your troubles!
Today I had a friend call me to ask how she should make an infusion (cup of tea) with the Organic loose Lemon balm and Echinacea she purchased. She was a little confused because she had heard me on a CD I did where I am teaching moms how to prepare a decoction for their… Continue reading How do I make a tea with organic loose herbs and what on earth is a Decoction?
Best Blood Purifier, Congestion breaker and Migraine Relief No, these 3 are not necessarily related but they are in the sense that herbs have been used for centuries to deal with all 3 of these conditions. Let’s start with our blood. Did you know that a typical human red blood cell only survives about 4-5… Continue reading Best Blood Purifier, Congestion breaker and Migraine Relief
Is there a cold or flu virus lurking around the corner? Did you just go to the store and open up the refrigerated section then a few minutes later rub your eyes? It’s amazing how easily we are exposed to nasty viruses and bacteria. All it takes is for Joe Shmoe to sneeze and cough… Continue reading Cold and Flu Cocktails/Remedies – What you Should Have on Hand!
Did you know you can use herbal baths to help assist fever in adults, young children and babies? There are several herbs like chamomile, lemon balm and peppermint that contain properties that promote perspiration which in turn cools the body down resulting in a lowering of the fever. You can prepare 1 or 2 quarts… Continue reading How to bring down a Fever Naturally
I love making my own body sprays to use instead of toxic overpriced designer brand perfumes. Not only do they smell great but by making my own sprays I am avoiding all of the cancer causing petrochemicals used in most perfumes. Believe it or not over 95% of all perfumes are made with derivatives of… Continue reading Make your own Herbal Perfume
Coughs, Sneezes, Runny Noses Anyone? Our kids are back in school and stress seems to be creeping up on me not just because of homework and traffic but germy wormies! My little girl came home Thursday with a fever, coughing, sneezing and saying “mommyyyyyy I don’t feel so good, can you make me some tea?”… Continue reading Immunity Boosting Secrets for Tea Making