How to Make a Glycerin Tincture

An herbal glycerite, or glycerin tincture, is a medicinal preparation that uses liquid glycerin to hold the herb’s beneficial compounds. A glycerin tincture is a great alternative to the common alcohol-based tincture for children or anyone who prefers to avoid alcohol. When you learn how to make a glycerin tincture for yourself, you can save …

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathic medicine offers easy-to-take, effective treatment for many common illnesses without any unpleasant side effects. Yet this system of health care faces loads of criticism and controversy. Some even call it quackery and tom-foolery. Just what is homeopathy anyway and why is it controversial? Modern homeopathy was founded by Doctor Samuel Hahnemann of Germany in the …

All Natural Spring Cleaning

Spring is my favorite season of the year. It’s the time to throw open the windows and let the fresh air and sunshine into the house. And – though it’s far from my favorite – it’s also the time for spring cleaning. The age-old tradition of spring cleaning allows us to sweep out all the …

Herbal Profile: Gingko

Have you ever seen a gingko tree? They have the loveliest fan-shaped leaves that seem to wave in the breeze. The leaves from this amazing tree have been used medicinally in China for over 3,500 years! In recent years, gingko has become popular as an aid to memory and concentration, and research confirms its use …

Peppermint for Upset Stomach

Ah, fresh, cooling peppermint for upset stomach – it’s my first choice every time. Whether the problem is simple indigestion, nausea, gas, or even more troublesome issues, peppermint is a true friend to the digestive system. Perhaps the most prominent member of the mint family, peppermint is a hybrid of two other mints: spearmint (Mentha …