All Natural Cough Syrup Safe for Kids

When a child has a bad cough, parents can feel helpless. You want so badly to be able to help, to give him some relief and help him sleep. There’s just nothing quite as upsetting as watching your little one’s eyes water as she coughs until she has to gasp for breath. What if there …

Medicinal Benefits of Marshmallow Herb

A beautiful plant with a long history of use, the medicinal benefits of marshmallow are almost endless. It has even been called a “cure-all” by herbalists of past centuries. With an affinity for the digestive system, lungs, and urinary tract, marshmallow fully deserves its reputation as a soothing, mildly relaxing, and versatile herb. Marshmallow Botanical …

Gift Ideas for the Natural Health Lover

Once I got started making this list, gift ideas for natural health lovers kept flooding my mind. I had to stop myself at 102! Whether you’re looking to buy something for a “crunchy” friend or trying to come up with ideas for your family to buy for you, I’ve got you covered. For Building Health …

DIY Gift Ideas

Now is the perfect time to start working on DIY gift ideas to share your love of holistic health with family and friends! While I definitely buy some Christmas presents, I also enjoy being able to give gifts that I made myself for several reasons: Homemade gifts seem more personal than store bought items. I …

Ten Tips for Staying Healthy This Winter

Winter is fast approaching – boo! – and with it come the sniffles, congestion, and body aches of the cold and flu. Sickness is all too common during the winter months, but I know ten ways to stay healthy this winter so you can enjoy the season without any coughing, aching, stuffy head … you …

Elderberry Syrup Recipe

When I’m sick, I want to get better fast … actually, I’d rather not get sick in the first place! The simple, all-natural ingredients in elderberry syrup strengthen the immune system and support its work in keeping me healthy. (Or in getting me well again if the crud has already hit!) With almost anything, I’d …

When to Wildcraft Bark

Since learning to make my own herbal medicines, one of my favorite activities is wildcrafting medicinal plants. Gathering herbs, turning them into tinctures & teas, and then successfully using them to treat my family’s illnesses makes me feel like I really know what I’m doing! One of the first snags I hit, though, was not …

How to Make Herbal Capsules (And Save Money!)

Herbal capsules offer so many advantages over tinctures and teas for daily use. The dosages are consistent, they’re easy to transport, and they’re quick & simple for adults to swallow. Yet the cost can really add up! That’s why I want to teach you how to make herbal capsules yourself. Why Capsules? For most people, …

Herbs for Natural Asthma Relief

Asthma can be a frightening conditioning – both for the sufferer and for his parents. An acute asthma attack may make someone feel like she’s “starving for air” or “a fish out of water.” Many herbs can offer natural asthma relief, especially when coupled with lifestyle changes. Let’s look at 13 herbal options that can …

Herbs for Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections can ruin your whole day (or week…) The pain and burning, the frequent need to urinate – it’s enough to drive anyone crazy. The common route is to head to the doctor for antibiotics, and there’s no denying that they work. Yet antibiotics introduce almost as many problems as they solve. Thankfully, …