immune boosting herbs

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...

Fire Cider Benefits and Recipes

A Shot a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Well... maybe. It sounds good and we're all familiar with the old axiom of "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." We all also understand that while it's not literal, there...

Natural Cures and Home Remedies You Can Grow

Natural Remedies... Farm-acopeia... Plants Before Pills. There's lots of turbulence in and around big pharma today. Modern medicine can be a lifesaver, so this isn't to knock that. Rather, it's about focusing on prevention and utilization of the pharmacopeia of...

Natural Antifungal Herb Remedies for Candida

Fungal Rashes - The Fungus Among Us It lurks in locker room showers, and piles of used towels.  It creeps in garden soil and borrowed shoes.  It even exists in the very air that we breathe and every surface we...
gynura procumbens

Longevity Spinach—Gynura Procumbens—Perennial Protein Vegetable

You'll want to grow this one. Related to but not the same as "Okinawan spinach", Longevity spinach (scientific name "Gynura procumbens") is a  low-growing, semi-succulent leaf vegetable very popular in Southeast Asia, its home turf. Nicknamed "longevity spinach", this amazing plant has earned its name...

Jerusalem Artichokes – Sunchokes – Health Benefits and Growing

Are you familiar with Jerusalem artichokes? Perhaps you know them as sunchokes, sunroot or earth apples? Or how about topinambour? We had to look up how to say that one. Apparently topinambour is French for Jerusalem artichoke, and is...

Beet Recipes – Beneficial in Lowering Blood Pressure

Lettuce Turnip the BEET! Okay, so that's a bit corny... and cheesy, but it's still punny, so we're going to milk it for all it's worth! The beet crop is coming in and they are nutrient packed bundles! All parts of the...

Homemade Decongestant and Cough Remedy

Cures from the Cupboard for a Fast and Simple DIY Decongestant Do you sometimes wonder if you should take a nasty chemical cold, cough and flu medicine versus letting your body's natural healing take effect? If you're like us, you'd rather...