Herbals

Must-Have Home Remedies from Your Herb GardenIt’s no secret that herbal supplements can be great for your health. They’ve been used for centuries to heal the human body both inside and out. In fact, you may be growing herbs in your garden and not even realize the power they hold.

If you’re thinking of planting a healing herb garden, there are a few easy-to-start-with herbs to consider planting:

Dandelion

The flowers and roots can be used for many ailments and overall better health. The flowers are generally eaten or made into tea. You can add them to salad, soups or eat raw. They are tasty and contain potassium, beta-carotene and vitamins A and C. Continue reading

Start an Indoor Herb GardenHerbs are beneficial not only for making your food taste good but also for medicinal purposes. Dried ones sold at the store are good for food but to get the best taste possible, fresh is better. Avoid paying the high costs of buying fresh – start your own herb garden.

Whether for medicinal or culinary purposes, herbs have been used for centuries, even before recorded history. Many ethnic and regional cuisines still use a variety of fresh herbs and spices for a healthy dose of preventative medicine with each delicious bite.

Herbs are healthy. Many people use herbs as an alternative medicine source, especially in light of the high cost of Continue reading

A List of Common Herbs and Their UsesWhat is making your food taste so good? It could be the fresh ingredients, including the herbs. But, herbs are not just used for cooking – they’re also useful as household remedies and cleaning products. Here is a list of common herbs you might see and their uses.

Herbs have been around for centuries in many capacities. You may be aware of their ability to add new and varied tastes to your food dishes. If you’ve never been much into using them for anything else, there is another world out there where homemade medicinal remedies utilize herbs. Some of the ones that you see on the following list could do double duty in the kitchen and the sick room.

Common Herbs and Their Uses

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Herbal Medicine And HerbsHerbal remedies make use of nature’s bounty to either prevent disease and ailment or to help cure them. Here are some common herbal remedies and what they are good for.

Herb Use

Most herbs are sold today as herbal supplements. Their history is rooted in ancient medical practices. Before there were pills, powders, syrups and injections, there were poultices, pastes, salves, oils and potions supplied to those who needed them.

Even in the age of modern medicine, over three quarters of the world’s population use herbal remedies in one form or another. Because many herbs produce effects similar to prescription drugs, it is recommended that Continue reading

The Benefits of Clove Essential OilCloves come from an evergreen tree called Eugenia Caryophyllata. This tree is native to Indonesia, and the dried flower buds are what we know as cloves. The oil is extracted from these buds, and also from the stems and leaves.

Clove has been used as a breath freshener and toothache reliever for centuries. Its ability to stave off disease was known in the ancient world, but why it is effective against illness was not known until bacteria and microbes were discovered. Clove has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.

We can still experience clove’s benefits today. Here are some of them: Continue reading