Top 10 Tips For Deciding Which Formula(s) to Use

FAQ- what to use when

 Sometimes when you have a sick kid you want someone to tell you exactly what to do to make them better. Because we’re not licensed healthcare practitioners we can’t prescribe what exactly you should use.  We get it, sometimes it gets overwhelming to navigate all the choices and decide what is … 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

Herb of the Day: Boneset

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Boneset, also called Thoroughwort, is commonly found in the meadows and damp grounds of North America. Its use in the US dates back decades with its use by American Indians and its inclusion in the United States Pharmacopceia in the 1880s. Traditional Uses: Colds Rheumatism Influenza Tapeworms Gout Swine Flu … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Juniper Berry

Juniper berries are not true berries- instead, their name is derived from their berry like appearance. At times you can find them used as a spice, in gin, or for their healing properties. Their use dates back generations where Native American tribes are said to have used juniper berry as … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Comfrey

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Comfrey can be found as far back as the middle ages where it was commonly used and added to baths. As far back as 2000 years ago, the Chinese were using it as part of traditional healing. In the past, it has been referred to as “knitbone” for healing abilities. … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Anise

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Anise is mentioned in a number of ancient medical text for a variety of ailments. In the 1860s, American Civil War nurse Maureen Hellstrom is said to have used anise seeds as an early form of antiseptic. It has an extremely strong black licorice smell and taste and is known … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Nettle {Allergy Relief}

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For most of the US, allergy season is swooping in to sweep you off your feet with a series of sneezing fits. The herb most commonly associated with treating allergy symptoms is nettle. The leaves contain a quality that blocks histamine receptors – just like common medications, but without the … Continue reading

Herb of the day … Alfalfa!

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What is Alfalfa anyway? When some people hear of Alfalfa, this is what comes to their mind. Alfalfa means a little more to us. Alfalfa, or Medicago sativa for you Latin junkies, is a natural detoxifier. It’s used to reduce and prevent symptoms caused by arthritis, bursitis, and gout; lowers … Continue reading