10+ Reasons to Love Ginger

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Ginger is a popular and well-known, albeit funny looking, rhizome found in kitchens and medicine chests alike.  With a long history of medicinal and culinary use, ginger has been well researched and is loved worldwide. Ginger Through History Native to Asia, documented use of ginger has been found as far … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Prickly Ash

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Prickly Ash is native to North America and has a long history of use among Native Americans.  This plant is commonly nicknamed the “toothache tree” because of its longstanding use for tooth pain.  Native Americans would remove part of the tree bark and chew on it to relieve tooth pain, … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Peppermint

HOTD Peppermint

Mint is perhaps the flavor most commonly associated with the Holiday season.  The aroma of mint is everywhere this time of year.  A couple weeks ago we mentioned that typically spearmint, not peppermint is used in culinary preparations.  Herbalists tend to use peppermint more frequently than spearmint for a number … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Spearmint

HOTD Spearmint

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

Tips for Relief from Stomach Bugs

How To-Beat Stomach Bugs Fast!

It is the look and sound every parent dreads; a sudden pale white face, a groan and a full-speed run to the potty.  Stomach bugs have started going around in full force!  They seem to spread like wildfire as soon as the weather starts to cool off.   Fortunately there … Continue reading