Spring Allergies are Here Again

Allergy season has begun. We wondered if spring would ever come, and now that it has, I’m trying to be grateful while sneezing and blowing my nose. Also known as hay fever, or rhinitis, spring allergies can range from annoying to debilitating, and for me it varies from year to year. Fortunately, herbal remedies can…

Fall Allergy Season

Itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, sore throat, headache, coughing, sneezing: seasonal allergies can be a misery. For those who are particularly sensitive, allergy symptoms can include digestive upset and fatigue as well as the cold-like symptoms we easily recognize. It’s been another wet summer in Maryland, which means that all the plants are growing like…

Top 5 Reasons To Always Have Lavender Oil Around

According to author Susanne Fischer-Rizzi, lavender oil has 167 medicinal uses that have been tested! Today we’ll talk about just a few of these uses and why lavender oil is so good to have around. If I had to sum it up, I would say lavender oil is the most valuable, versatile oil because there’s…

Nettles: Using The Whole Plant

I’ll paraphrase one of my favorite herbalists, jim mcdonald, when he speaks to the difficulty some folks have in gaining confidence with herbs. He suggests picking one or two herbs to focus on completely– Grow them, eat them, read about them, make medicine with them, etc.; if you really got to know, say, Peppermint and…

3 N’s for the Nose Part 1

3 N’s for the Nose: Neti, Nasya, and Nettles by Tom Wolfe Part 1: Neti   “Boiled with barley and eaten as a porridge several times a day, the fresh or dried leaves of sister spinster stinging Nettle loosen and bring up deep congestion without irritating sensitive respiratory tissues…Considered a specific for adults with asthmatic…

Quick ‘n Easy Fall Immune Tips

With Fall and the new school year upon us, it’s smart to be prepared for the upcoming challenges to our immune systems. Here are just a few things that can weaken our immunity: Stress and anxiety Seasonal changes Insufficient sleep Exposure to pathogens and large groups of people Untreated allergies Travel Sudden changes in environment,…

Can One Herb Really Do All That??

Stinging Nettles Can one herb really… Soften the skin Luxuriate and bring shine to hair Control allergies Cleanse the liver Aid in kidney function Help with arthritis and joint pain Provide essential vitamins and minerals Refresh, tone and rejuvenate the entire body Help you survive if lost in the wild The answer is yes! And…

Spirulina Supergreen

Spirulina, Supergreen for a Super Spring Spirulina is super-concentrated nutrition Spirulina, also known as Blue-Green Algae, may be the most nutrient-dense substance on earth! It is rich in protein, anti-oxidants, Omega-3’s, Vitamins B1, B2, and B3, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, and Potassium, all in one small organism that grows in both fresh and salt water.