8 Herbs for Seasonal Allergy Relief

8 Herbs for Seasonal Allergy Relief

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, the excitement of spring can be marred by sneezing and stuffy noses. It starts with trees pollen, moves to the grasses, eventually ragweed, and ultimately moldy leaves in autumn. Find allergy relief with these eight herbs.

Ashwagandha Smoothie

How to Make an Ashwagandha Banana Smoothie

I am excited to share a recipe from my forthcoming book, Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal. This recipe features ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), an herb from India that is renowned for its building and nourishing qualities. In addition to being important in Ayurveda, this herb has quickly become popular…

healthy soup recipes

5 Healthy Soup Recipes That Will Warm You Up

On a cold or dreary day, there’s nothing better than cozying up with a bowl of steaming, hot soup. It’s been bubbling on the stove, warming up your kitchen, and now it’ll warm your belly, too. (And tomorrow you’ll heat up the leftovers for an inexpensive, healthy lunch… Have you ever noticed how soup tastes even better the next day?!)…

jim mcdonald

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…

healthy holiday recipes

5 Healthy Holiday Recipes

Just because you’re eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice deliciousness … or subject your friends and family to “weird” food. From sugar plums to eggnog, herbal holiday treats are yummy and festive. They just happen to be good for you, too. Here are five healthy holiday recipes to make and share with your loved ones…