Calendula: Benefits, Uses, Doses & More

Calendula: Benefits, Uses, Doses & More

  First, What is it? Calendula (also known as a Pot Marigold) is an annual that gets its name from the fact that it tends to flower by the calendar, generally once a month from June through October. Many people grow calendula in their gardens as a decorative plant, but it's flowers also have much to [...]

All About Ginger: Benefits, Doses, Growing Tips, and Recipes

All About Ginger: Benefits, Doses, Growing Tips, and Recipes

What is ginger? Ginger is a rhizome, commonly just called a root, that has been grown for thousands of years in China and India. Prescription for Herbal Healing calls it the most widely available and widely used herbal remedy on the planet. There are many different species of ginger, but Z. officinale is the common [...]

Super Effective Herbal Diaper Rash Spray

Super Effective Herbal Diaper Rash Spray

Our Favorite Soothing Diaper Rash Spray There's not much worse as a parent than knowing your little munchkin is in pain and not being able to help them feel better. On the other hand there's not much more empowering and satisfying than seeing a problem, knowing just what to do to treat it, and quickly solving [...]

How I Stopped a Cold With only 2 DIY Recipes

As I was cleaning up to get ready for bed Friday night I grabbed a sip of water from my ever present water bottle & groaned. It tasted funny, which is always my first indication that I am getting a cold. Maybe my immune system was low from the brownies we had made earlier in [...]

6 Herbs for Immune Support

Staying Healthy As we head into winter, I've been thinking a lot about how to keep my family healthy and free from colds and the flu this year. We got one brief cold already, but fortunately between taking homeopathic remedies and herbs it was out of the house within a few days! This cold caught [...]

Catnip; Health Benefits & Growing Tips

Catnip, specifically Nepeta Cataria, (There are over 250 varieties) is an aromatic perennial herb in the mint family. It is generally used by humans as a carminative (helps to expel gas) and as a gastric stimulant. It is "calming, relaxing, pain relieving, and gentle." (Herbs for Children's Health/HCH) "Catnip is best known for its curious [...]

3 Ways to Dry Herbs

"The purpose of drying is to take out enough water from the material so that spoilage organisms are not able to grow and multiply during storage." (Putting Food By) Technically the USDA defines dehydrated food as having only 2.5 to 4 percent water left; this is unattainable with home drying. Dried foods are defined as [...]