Ask Santa for These Winter Wellness Remedies

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The Holidays are upon us. Time for family, friends, parties, too much food, and germs… so many germs!  Unfortunately, these illnesses aren’t going anywhere anytime soon- they’ll be here throughout the holiday season and all winter long!  We’ve got our top picks to ask Santa for this year so you … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Wild Cherry Bark

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Colder weather often brings along coughs and respiratory issues.  Herbalists turn to wild cherry bark this time of year as a favorite remedy for these illnesses.  The bark is also frequently converted into a resin and burned as an incense.  This beautiful tree yields edible fruit which is used medicinally … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Spearmint

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Most people don’t realize their favorite mint-flavored treats are most likely flavored by spearmint and not peppermint.  Peppermint contains significant cooling properties and is a much more intense flavor, so spearmint is typically chosen for culinary preparations.  Use of spearmint has been documented back to the ancient Egyptians both medically … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Cloves

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Cloves are a favorite spice this time of year.  With a rich, warm aroma and a distinct flavor, cloves are an excellent warming addition to Holiday dishes.  Documented use of cloves goes all the way back to 207 B.C.!   Cloves contain a number of vitamins and minerals including calcium, magnesium, … Continue reading

Herb of the Day- Wild Yam

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A favorite among Aztecs and Myans, wild yam is best known for its use in supporting women’s hormones. High in diosgenin, a precursor to progesterone; wild yam was once used in birth control pills. Today wild yam is not widely used, however, herbalists often choose this herb to use in … Continue reading

Herb of the Day- Echinacea

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This beautiful flower has become one of the most well-known herbs.  Echinacea finds its way into homes that typically don’t use herbal remedies, and is on the shelves of mainstream stores nationwide.  Four different varieties of echinacea exist with Echinacea Purpurea being the most widely used.  In terms of herbs … Continue reading

The Top Herbs For Fall

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What is your favorite scent of fall?  Is it the smell of crisp air and dried leaves, roasting pumpkins, warm cinnamon?  Fall brings along so many wonderful experiences and Holidays.  Unfortunately, it also brings along a lot of sickness, schedule changes, and stress.   There are many herbs that are … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Milk Thistle

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Milk thistle is a common herb with a long list of uses. Related to the Daisy and Ragweed families it is native to the Mediterranean, though you can find it grown all over the world. Some people also call it Mary or Holy thistle. Traditional Uses: Liver conditions Milk production in … Continue reading

Summer Favorite: Soothing Salve

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Soothing Salve is one of our most versatile products. It can be used on: Cuts Rashes Ringworm Canker sores Diaper Rash Sunburn Razer Burn Bites And more! Reviews: This product is perfect for many of the ailments you find associated with summer. Recently, we received this wonderful review from a … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Dandelion (More Than Just A Weed)

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Most would write off dandelions as pervasive weeds. Many go to great lengths to banish them from their lawns and sidewalks. However, this troublesome weed has a long, long list of medicinal properties that make it well worth keeping around. Traditional Uses: Anemia High blood pressure Liver disorders Detoxing Breast … Continue reading