Category: Herbalism

Natural Remedies for the Flu

There are natural remedies for the flu that will help you feel better. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. The symptoms are similar to a cold but also include fever, chills, headache, vomiting, and body aches. Fortunately, there are natural remedies will help your body fight the illness and […]

Sore Throat Lemonade

Sore throat lemonade is a helpful remedy for sore throats and a minor cough. It has a pleasant taste and feels soothing on an inflamed throat. Each ingredient in this drink has healing properties that help with colds and viruses. Lemon help to break up mucus and relieves some of the pain. It also contains […]

How to Make an Herbal Decoction

Would you like to learn how to make an herbal decoction? Decoctions are long simmered teas that are ideal for extracting the properties of hard roots, dried berries, barks, and seeds. They are much stronger in flavor than tea or an herbal infusions and also more concentrated. If you have made an herbal syrup, like […]

How to Use Echinacea

Echinacea is flowering perennial native to central North America and one of the most important medicinal herbs for immune system. It is currently at risk in the wild so only organic cultivated sources should be used even if you find it in the wild. Key Actions Medicinal Uses: Echinacea flowers and root are used in […]

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

Have you ever wondered how to make elderberry syrup? Elderberry syrup is a wonderful support to help with most colds and illnesses. It has been used for centuries because of the support it provides during an illness. We now know this is because of it’s high level of antioxidants compared to other berries.  Pre-made elderberry […]

How to Make a Cold Infused Oil

A cold infused oil is the process of soaking dried herbs in a carrier oil. An herbal oil infusion extracts all the active fat soluble ingredients from the herb into the carrier oil so you can receive all it’s healing benefits. This process does not require any heating, it only requires time and patience. It’s […]

How to Make Garlic Ear Oil

What exactly is garlic ear oil? This remedy was something I learned about when I was a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. One of our teachers at IIN was Dr. John Douillard who is an expert in Ayurveda and a Father to six children.  Dr. Douillard talked a lot about things he does on a […]

Hydrating Herbal Teas

Hydrating herbal teas are healthy drinks to help beat dehydration. On a hot summer day or after a workout in any season, sometimes water alone just doesn’t cut it. If you have noticed that sometimes water is not enough, you are on to something. Drinking water is incredibly important to maintain good health but sometimes […]

Non-Toxic Household Cleaning Spray

Making a non-toxic household cleaning spray is easy and you probably already have what you need to make it at home. Many of the store bought cleaners contain unhealthy ingredients (even ones that look natural) so making your own is a good alternative. Strong chemical cleaning products can cause poor air quality inside your home […]