Echinacea; Benefits, Uses, & Doses

Echinacea; your immune boosting super star! This pretty purple herb is great for activating your immune system to fight colds, the flu, and respiratory issues. It's safe for kids, and according to the Mayo clinic is safe for pregnant and nursing moms as well. This week after my husband's entire extended family including us got [...]

Tinctures: The Basics

So what is a tincture? The Prescription for Herbal Healing says that, "Tinctures are made by soaking an herb in alcohol. This causes the active constituents of the plant to dissolve, and gives the tincture a stronger action than teas or infusions." Tinctures are beneficial because they are much more concentrated, meaning it is easier [...]

Creating a Herbal Notebook

Creating a Herbal Notebook I want to share with you an exciting tool I've put together to wrangle all the new information we are gathering about herbs; a Herb Notebook! I'll share the benefits & purposes of an herb notebook, break down each category I have included and give ideas for filling each section, post [...]

Using Herbs for Babies & Kids

-This post contains affiliate links- Using herbs for kids can be incredibly beneficial, but also rather nerve-wracking. Sometimes it seems easier to just head to the pediatrician for some professional advice on your little munchkins' earache or cough. Now I want to make it clear that  I definitely believe conventional medicine has it's place. However [...]