This recipe is an all-purpose cough syrup remedy. Elecampane, plantain, and honey are expectorants with the latter two helping to soothe irritated tissues in the lungs and throat. Elderberries are famous for their ability to shorten the duration of a cold or flu. Store this in the fridge and use within one month. This recipe can be made with either dried or fresh herbs.
As the daylight hours shorten, we start to welcome the gifts of fall. Cool, crisp mornings, school year routines, cozy sweaters, and the aroma of wood smoke curling up from the chimney tops. Maybe an apple pie and a trip to the pumpkin patch, too… However, these autumnal delights carry with them a few nasty…
It’s back-to-school season for many families. Alongside the excitement of new backpacks, teachers, and friends, this time can also bring challenges like emotional stress, bedtime problems, and the dreaded “back-to-school plague” that hits when children are exposed to more germs. As a parent or caretaker, you can prepare with these natural remedies for back to school. Many of…
Hints of sweet lavender cream with a tart lemony twist give this popsicle a heavenly taste that both kids and adults will love. To make these you’ll need some type of popsicle mold. This can be something fancy or it can simply be a small paper cup with some popsicle sticks.
This springtime shrub is a tangy and refreshing vinegared syrup with the aromatics of strawberries and the mineral-rich qualities of the dandelion root. Mix this shrub into a drink to quench your thirst on a hot day, or simply to enjoy the bounty and gifts of spring.
Minty and sweet, yet packed with nutrition, this is a green smoothie recipe that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Don’t have access to fresh nettle? You can substitute 1/2 cup of dried nettle leaves instead (be sure to pick out any small stems). When I tried this, I soaked the dried nettle in the coconut water for 30 minutes. I prefer using fresh nettle as the dried version was a bit chewier, but it was still enjoyable.
This is a super strong salve made with a delicate plant that brings soothing relief to hot and dry tissues. Consider this chickweed salve for bug bites, hot rashes, clean wounds, diaper rash, or any itchy skin conditions.
Combine health-giving ingredients into a simple hot and sour soup recipe that is perfect for the transition from the winter months to spring.
This healthy breakfast recipe recipe takes healthy ingredients often found on a breakfast plate and spices it up to include a lot more plants. This makes a great weekend brunch when time isn’t an issue. If you’re pressed for time, make the potatoes, onions, garlic and kale the night before.
Looking for an easy yet elegant herbal gift that your friends and family will love? We’ve got you covered! Here are ten of our favorite homemade gift ideas, from nourishing spices to luxurious bath and body products and sweet treats. What’s more, all of these homemade gift ideas can be crafted in a day or less. 1. Spice Blends Make one…