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 [...]

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 [...]

Chamomile: Benefits & Uses

" The finest and safest of all medicinals" is how Chamomile is described by Rosemary Gladstar. What's not to love about Chamomile? It's has beautiful little daisy-like flowers that would look great in any garden, it's gentle enough even for babies, and it has so many uses! It is "commonly used for -stomach stress, -digestive [...]

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 [...]

Herbal Tea; Infusions & Decoctions

Teas, Tinctures, Infusions, Decoctions, Oils, Salves, Capsules, etc. The number of different ways to prepare herbs can set your mind spinning! Not to mention the extra ingredients needed such as glycerin or alcohol for tinctures or beeswax for salves. With so many choices at hand, I decided to stop stalling and begin with the most [...]