Natural Remedies for Poison Ivy Rash

Poison Ivy rash can be excruciating. The itchy red bumpy raised areas that can eventually ooze icky liquid can show up from a few hours to a few days after exposure. If you have poison ivy in your yard or area,...

Food as Medicine and Fuel for Health and Vitality

Foods can cause disease... or foods can cure disease. Animals in the wild tend to know innately, which foods to eat and which to avoid. They also tend to know which foods to consume to help heal. In modernity humans...

Kitchen Cabinet Remedies for Cold and Flu

Interview with Health Coach and Herbalist Jennifer Capestany https://youtu.be/PtGBOJ6CSl4 Editor's Note: If you watch the video instead of reading the edited transcript and recipe at bottom, Jennifer said to be sure to tell you that she forgot a very important ingredient...
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Turmeric Golden Paste Recipe and Benefits

Contributor, Liz Wallis Getting to the Root of the Truth About Turmeric If you've been hearing a lot about turmeric lately, there's good reason for that. First, some basics. Turmeric is one of the most ancient of the documented spices, in use...

Grapefruit Seed Extract for Disinfectant

When we shared an article on dandelions for food, tea and medicine, GardensAll Facebook community member, Olive Bolivar shared this great information on grapefruit seed extract or oil as a natural and safe disinfectant. The main difference between the grapefruit...

Dandelion for Food, Tea, Wine and Health

A favorite, nutrient-packed edible weed. Would you poison your food or throw away good medicine? No, of course not! So just how did we get to this place where each year Americans spend billions to do just that? In the early days of...

Growing Herbs Year Round for Food and Medicine

Fresh herbs are wonderful to use in the kitchen to enhance flavor and nutritional value of any dish. Buying planters to sit on a kitchen counter or windowsill can add to your kitchen décor and naturally freshen the air, so...
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Best Immune Boosting Herbs for Colds and Flu

Helpful Herbs for Immunity and When the Bug's Got You Down Each season has its share of colds and flus, with an apparent concentration of this in winter months. Indoor climates—such as schools, office buildings, and other public spaces—expose us to a greater concentrations...

Medicinal Teas for Colds and Flu

My Doctor's Dilemma "Patients come to me for colds and flu and they want me to prescribe something like an antibiotic. They don't realize that with most colds and flu the body will heal itself in about the same amount...
Plantain is an edible and medicinal plant and one of the best weeds for food and medicine. Don’t kill that weed!

Plantago Major and Lanceolata – a Wild Edible to Know and Grow

Don't kill that weed! Like dandelion, plantain is an edible and medicinal plant and one of the best weeds for food and medicine. And, it is the weed we're talking about here, not the sweetish starchy fruit often cooked and eaten as...