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Chamomile - A Wonder of Nature

Posted by Administrator on 8/16/2013 to Herbs
Chamomile is a wonderful flowering herb with many healing uses. Known since ancient times, wise women and shamans have used chamomile in their medicine bags to treat everything from diarrhea to depression.

Making Your Own Hand Sanitizer

Posted by Administrator on 8/9/2013 to Healing
Hand-sanitizer is a good germ-killing alternative when soap and water is not available, but some of the ingredients in commercial hand-sanitizer are questionable. Fortunately, making your own hand-sanitizer is a viable option.

Comfrey the Comforter

Posted by Administrator on 7/12/2013 to Healing
Comfrey has long been one of the most respected of medicinal plants, although today it is not recommended for internal use, the FDA having determined that repeated ingestion can lead to liver damage.

Herbal Teas and Tisanes

Posted by Administrator on 6/7/2013 to Healing
An herbal tea is not really a tea (that is, a beverage made from straining tea leaves), but rather a tisane. A tisane is an herbal infusion, usually made by steeping plant parts in boiling water. As they are not made in the same way as traditional teas, they contain no caffeine, but they may contain the medicinal properties of the flowers or herbs from which they are made.

Natural Flea Control For Your Pets

Posted by Gail Kavanagh on 5/10/2013 to Healing
Ctenocephalides canis and Ctenocephalides felis are two uninvited guests that like to make themselves at home on our dogs and cats - and because we love our pets, we shudder at the thought of dowsing them in potentially harmful chemicals to kill those pesky fleas. But there is a better way, if we take a holistic approach.

Make Your Own Smudge Sticks

Posted by Administrator on 3/23/2012 to Herbs
Smudge sticks are a beautiful way to fragrance and purify your home, and if you're a crafty person, you might want to try to make them on your own. If that's the case, here's some information on how to do it.