Entries by John Gallagher

What You Need to Know about Herbal Energetics and Fevers

jim mcdonald joins HerbMentor Radio for a special episode on herbal energetics and fevers. What is a fever, why do they happen, and what are the popular myths? You’ll also learn about diaphoretics, which are herbs that direct circulation, open pores, ventilate the body, and allow perspiration. Discover the difference between stimulating and relaxing diaphoretics. jim also shares detailed…

What Are Adaptogens and How Do They Work?

In this episode of HerbMentor Radio, David Winston explores adaptogens and their importance in this day and age. Adaptogens help the body adapt to stress and increase health. David Winston, RH (AHG), is an herbalist and ethnobotanist with over 40 years of training in Cherokee, Chinese and Western herbal traditions. He has had a clinical…

Robert Rogers: The Fungal Pharmacy

Robert Rogers has been a student of native plants and fungi from the Canadian prairies for over 40 years. He teaches plant medicine at Grant McEwan University and the Northern Star College of Mystical Studies in Edmonton, Canada. Robert is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He has been a chair of the medicinal mushroom…

Sandor Ellix Katz: The Art of Fermentation

Sandor Ellix Katz wrote the book, The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World. This nearly 500 page volume gives practical information on fermenting vegetables, fruits, grains, milk, beans, meats and more. It has a forward by Michael Pollan and is published by Chelsea Green. Sandor is…

The New LearningHerbs

It was January 1 and freezing cold out. Yet, there I sat in my beat up Subaru wagon outside the public library, leeching off their wi-fi on a Holiday morning. While many were hung over from New Years Eve, I was staring at the little blue progress bar crawling across my screen as the first LearningHerbs pages slowly uploaded.

Home Cold Remedies

Treat or prevent colds naturally with herbs using these free natural home cold remedies. Are you looking to manage your cold or flu naturally? Do you want to know how to kick a cold before it takes hold? Did you know that most of what you need for a natural cold remedy could already be…

Natural Stuffy Nose Remedy

What do my wife and I do when we get a stuffy nose? We use chamomile. That’s it! Plain and simple. But HOW do we use chamomile? We make an herbal steam for our stuffy nose with this natural stuffy nose remedy. Natural Stuffy Nose Remedy What you’ll need… Water 2 handfuls dried chamomile flowers…

Natural Cold Remedies: Chicken and Miso Soup Recipe

Along with garlic and the ingredients for my “special-tea,” I always have chicken broth handy in the kitchen. Chicken soup is one of the time tested natural cold remedies. It’s also an important part of natural flu care. Old wives’ tale or medicine? Click here to see. You can get organic chicken broth at most…

Elecampane: A Natural Cough Remedy

You’ve come to the right place for a natural cough remedy. If you have a cold with coughing, make sure you are following my Eight Simple Secrets to treating colds naturally. People often start coughing in later stages of a cold. However, this is not always the case. Remember that coughing is a symptom, not…