When I first learned about fire cider as a teenager, I envisioned a dragon breathing out fire. Something about the name made me feel as if it was some magical drink that would make one breathe out fire. So what exactly is fire cider? Fire cider is a tonic made by infusing herbs, fruits, and spices in apple cider vinegar. Although the name was originally … Continue reading Have You Made Fire Cider? Check Out This Easy Recipe
Ear infections and ear pain can be extremely uncomfortable, especially for little ones. At home we have used this remedy for many years along with organic mullein and garlic oil in the affected ear. Before moving forward I must state that it’s very important that you discuss your concerns with your family practitioner or naturopathic doctor before trying any natural remedy especially if frequent infections … Continue reading Treating Ear Pain Naturally & Moving Lymph
So according to the CDC, MORE THAN 80 PEOPLE HAD CONTACT WITH THE TEXAS EBOLA PATIENT who was let go after checking into the ER and complaining of a fever and other symptoms. The man was sent home the same day with an antibiotic rather than being kept for further observation. Source This mind you, after he specifically said to the attending nurse that he … Continue reading Ebola in the US – Important Preparation Info & Thoughts on Hospital Personnel
We all have our own version of a medicine cabinet. For some, having a medicine cabinet means opening up a bathroom cabinet whilst bottles upon bottles of prescription drugs fall out. For others (I fall into this category) it means herbal tinctures, glycerites, supplements, oils, and tea! My medicine cabinet is an amazing collection of organic handcrafted oils, herbal medicine, medicinal teas, and herbal supplements. … Continue reading The Making of an Herbal Medicine Cabinet
The content in this post and on this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Any views or opinions written in this blog should not be taken as fact or professional advice. For more information please click here. It’s cold outside and oh baby, people around us sure have been getting sick. So this morning I wanted to take some … Continue reading Herbal Remedies for Nasal Congestion, Stys & More
Source : http://www.mercola.com Your skin is an excretory organ that mirrors the condition of your intestines. When you take a salt water (brine) bath, the salt minerals penetrate your skin in form of ions. This stimulation will cause natural cell growth in your living cell layers. Bio-energetic weak points will be balanced and your body’s energy flow will be activated. While anyone can benefit from … Continue reading How to Use Himalayan Salt for Healing
Most of you know that I absolutely love my herbs. As the crazy mad scientist herbalist mamma that I am, I wanted to take a moment and share my list of must-have herbs for this winter season. With so many new bugs going around it is imperative that I keep my cabinets stocked at all times with herbal meds. From rubs to glycerites and herbal … Continue reading Six Must Have Herbs for the Upcoming Winter Season
Although an ancient herb, frankincense has been used for centuries up until today for the respiratory system, immune system, nervous system and in skin care products. This powerful antiseptic grows wild throughout north-east Africa and is shipped all over the world. Herbalists and doctors in the East and West have used its curative properties for digestive issues, cancer, urinary tract infections, rheumatism, respiratory infections, and … Continue reading Frankincense – Ancient Herb with Many Curative Properties
“I can’t believe just how fast I started feeling better. It was amazing to see that something so cheap from my medicine cabinet could work so effectively without side effects”. This was a recent comment I received from a participant in one of the Natural Remedies classes I offered at a local school. And the miracle supplement is? Not so fast, let’s see if you can … Continue reading One of the Worlds Cheapest Remedies Used for the Common Cold, Flu Viruses & Cancer
I often get asked this question when I am speaking or when I am around friends with little ones. So I am going to give you a quick example of what a sick day in our home looks like, using my self as the victim and a few of the many treatments and approaches I use when sickness comes knocking. It’s very important to note … Continue reading What do I do when the family is sick with a cold?
Everyone that has read my articles, taken my classes, or heard me speak knows that I am absolutely in love with herbs and nature. I am also moved by the simple beauty that God created all the herbs, plants, fruits, and vegetables ultimately used in even the most aggressive forms of cancer and disease. Something so simple to grasp, yet thousands of people have to … Continue reading The Miracle of Herbs for your Health Needs – How to Make Herbal Medicine
I have enjoyed this juice on and off for over 10 years now and its one of my favorite brain boosting juices. It also boasts exceptional health benefits and tastes delicious. Below is a recent article and recipe that has been circulating on the web lately about the benefits of juicing certain veggies and fruits. Need a good Juicer? Click here. ======================= This MIRACLE … Continue reading Miracle Drink: Carrot, Beetroot and Apple
I have been writing about coconut oil for a long time. We have used organic raw extra virgin coconut oil for everything from chicken, to beauty treatments and in smoothies. I have also witnessed its amazing qualities for sustained weight loss. But now the medical community is finally jumping on the bandwagon and talking about it benefits, something the natural health community has known for … Continue reading Hear Dr Oz Discuss Coconut Oil's Super Powers – Don't Miss this Insighful Video
My sister recently stopped by in a panic because my 5-year-old niece was coughing non-stop all day, and she has asthma. She has been working on changing their diet and determining her triggers, but for today she wanted me to mix up something quick and effective to help my niece stop coughing. My sister told me that my niece was doing breathing treatments with Albuterol … Continue reading Herbs for Cough and Respiratory Health
If you have normal to dry skin and keep it cleansed and toned regularly, you need only occasionally use face masks for deeper cleansing and conditioning. If your skin is particularly oily you could use a face mask about once a week to tone the skin, particularly after steaming the face. When you have chosen and made your recipe, spread the mask mixture evenly over … Continue reading Inexpensive DIY Herbal Face Masks
It seems like my smoothie madness is catching on lately since every day I have an email or two asking me for more recipes. Green smoothies are an awesome way to get all the vital nutrients, enzymes and fiber that your body needs. Here are some more awesome smoothie recipes that we (baby, older kids mom, and dad) enjoy regularly. Boost a Brain™ Smoothie Ever … Continue reading 3 Delicious Signature Green Smoothies
Smoothies and I go together like hot chocolate and whipped cream. I can’t live without them, especially since I am always on the run. These past few years since battling with a bunch of crazy health issues after starting a new job and dealing with extreme bouts of fatigue and fibromyalgia, I have opted for nutritious herbal smoothies instead of preparing a big breakfast during … Continue reading Another Great Green Smoothie Recipe that Supports the Immune System & Digestion
As a mom of three and a serious breastfeeding madwoman, I’d be lost without my herbal tea for enhancing milk production. I’ve shared this tea with many moms on the verge of losing their milk and have had many fabulous stories. All of the organic herbs in Breast is Best Tea has been used for centuries by European women and are often recommended by lactation … Continue reading Do you Know a Mom Who Is Nursing? Share this with Her, She Will Thank You
Cayenne is one of those herbs that I try to never leave home without. I carry a very potent extract in my purse that packs a mild 30,000 Scoville heat units. This miracle herb is useful to promote circulation, stop an asthma attack, alleviate a sore throat, aid digestion, regulate blood pressure and stop internal and external bleeding. But the most amazing thing about … Continue reading Got Cayenne? Find Out why You Should Always Have it on Hand
I used to do a lot of juicing in the past but it is very time-consuming and messy. We still juice at home but these past 2 years I find myself making more super nutritious smoothies than juices. Making smoothies is a great alternative to juicing. It is much faster, less messy, and you also get all the fiber in addition to juice. I must … Continue reading Help your Digestion with this Delicious Cost Effective Remedy
We often forget just how powerful a cup of tea can be. All around the world herbal teas are known to enhance our mood, induce sleep, relax our nerves, reduce inflammation and infection and treat a number of ailments. If you are not familiar with the world of herbs – I invite you to read through the following information and be blessed. Who knows you … Continue reading Tea for all your troubles!
Just before we continue let me clarify that I am not talking about people here. I really mean rats from the rodent family. 🙂 Because I realize that I have a huge audience with readers from as far as Mauritius, Malawi, Australia, South Africa, India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and many more, 154 countries to be exact; I wanted to share a little recipe … Continue reading Get rid of Rats using Herbs
Keeping little children healthy can become a frustrating task. The same goes for the elderly like my 87-year-old grandma. But let’s face it; staying healthy is an issue for everyone regardless of age. There are many books, articles, classes, and reports available on how to be healthy and have a strong immune system but most of them seem to leave out one very important area, … Continue reading What am I Eating – Is it Poison? Part 2
Today I had a friend call me to ask how she should make an infusion (cup of tea) with the Organic loose Lemon balm and Echinacea she purchased. She was a little confused because she had heard me on a CD I did where I am teaching moms how to prepare a decoction for their little ones. This CD is not available on this site but will be available … Continue reading How do I make a tea with organic loose herbs and what on earth is a Decoction?
Best Blood Purifier, Congestion breaker, and Migraine Relief No, these three are not necessarily related, but they are in the sense that herbs have been used for centuries to deal with all 3 of these conditions. Let’s start with our blood. Did you know that a typical human red blood cell only survives about 4-5 months in your body? God created us in such a … Continue reading Best Blood Purifier, Congestion breaker and Migraine Relief Herb
Have you ever wanted to make your own wine? Although the original process is a lengthily one, with a little cheating you too can make a delicious wine based on your preferences. Often times when I am cooking I love to use wine to marinate chicken dishes. It gives it just the right taste. Here is a quick recipe you can put together at home … Continue reading Easy Homemade Herbal Wine
Is there a cold or flu virus lurking around the corner? Did you go to the store, open up the refrigerated section, and then rub your eyes a few minutes later? It’s incredible how easily we are exposed to nasty viruses and bacteria. All it takes is for Joe Shmoe to sneeze and cough right on the handles of the store refrigerators, and then you come strolling … Continue reading Cold and Flu Cocktails/Remedies – What you Should Have on Hand!
There isn’t anything more painful and pestering than a canker sore in your mouth. Depending on where the sore is located in can be extremely painful to the touch and eating is almost impossible. Recently while I was brushing my teeth with the baby in arm (he is my little cling on), he smacked the tooth-brush sending it into a downward motion and jamming it … Continue reading One Moms Adventure with Shea Butter & a Canker Sore
Did you know you can use herbal baths to help assist fever in adults, young children, and babies? There are several herbs like chamomile, lemon balm, and peppermint that contain properties that promote perspiration which in turn cools the body down resulting in a lowering of the fever. You can prepare 1 or 2 quarts of chamomile infusion by using one well-rounded teaspoon of dried … Continue reading How to bring down a Fever Naturally
Yeah, I know what you are thinking. Green smoothie, come on its gotta be nasty! Nope, not so. I am actually enjoying a yummy green smoothie as we speak. A few years ago I found a great company called Amazing Grass. They have fantastic powdered greens and wheatgrass for those days you can’t juice all the veggies or blend them yourself. This morning I used … Continue reading Most amazing Green Smoothie Ever
I love making my own roll ons and body sprays to use instead of toxic, overpriced commercial products. For years I’ve been crafting herbal products and sharing with family, friends and those in my local community. Not only do they smell great, but by making my own products, I am avoiding all of the cancer-causing petrochemicals used in most perfumes. Believe it or not, over … Continue reading Make your own Herbal Perfume
Coughs, Sneezes, Runny Noses Anyone? Our kids are back in school, and stress seems to be creeping up on me, not just because of homework and traffic but germy wormies! I also have been battling some crazy and debilitating health issues, and we are in the middle of trying to figure that out, so things have been a bit crazy. My little girl came home … Continue reading Immunity Boosting Secrets for Tea Making
There is nothing more infuriating than seeing little babies, toddlers and older children in a hospital having seizures because a well-meaning mommy or daddy had their kid vaccinated against the seasonal flu. But what most parents don’t know is that they don’t need to vaccinate their kids and themselves against the seasonal flu. You want to be healthy during flu season?? Make sure your kids … Continue reading Health News: This Year’s Flu vaccine could give your Child Seizures
I often get complimented on my skin, at how soft and smooth it looks. I laugh because I don’t use anything chemical or store-bought on my face. Its all stuff I make in my little apothecary. From makeup to masks and herbal washes, everything that I use is handcrafted to be free from fragrances, scented oils, chemicals and synthetic ingredients. One of my favorite recipes … Continue reading Natural Beauty Solutions Plus Facial Scrub/Wash Recipe
Do you have hair that frizzes or irritation on your scalp? I have a quick and simple solution for you. Aloe Vera Gel. You can use the gel from the inside part of the leaf if you have a plant at home. With fresh aloe, I blend about half a cup. If you don’t have a plant you can always use store bought Organic Pure … Continue reading Natural Beauty Hair Solutions
My mom sent me an email that discusses the properties of one of my favorite herbs for tea called lemongrass. Of course I was not concerned that this email was a fabricated story because I know that research has been done all around the world to prove the health benefits of lemongrass and many other herbs. But for those that question the validity I did … Continue reading Fresh Lemongrass Fields in Israel for Cancer Patients
For every cup of tea or coffee a person ingests, the body has to mobilize about 2-3 cups of water just to remove the caffeine, a luxury it cannot afford. This also applies to soft drinks, pharmaceutical drugs, or any other substance or activity that brings about the release of stress hormones, including watching TV for many hours. As a rule, all stimulants have a … Continue reading Health Tidbits – What you should know – Quotes of the Day
Here goes part 2. I wasn’t planning on writing about this but given the recent occurrences, it is warranted. My sister called me freaking out because my niece got lice from a little girl at school. Now my niece and sister both have it. So whose house do you think they came over for a cure?? Yup, my house. After hearing the knock on my … Continue reading Help – I’m sick and I’m Miserable! Part 2
As a mom who actively promotes the “breast is best” belief I just had to share this article with you. If you are a man or a woman who knows a mom who is breastfeeding please pass this on. This article is based on a fantastic book for nursing moms called Mother Food for Breastfeeding Mothers. The book is a must-read for new mommies and soon … Continue reading Breastfeeding Moms – Increase your Milk Supply
I have been using garlic for years to lower very high fevers in our family and to help with viruses. But I had never used it on my children before one year of age until recently. Our little baby a few weeks back developed a very high persistent fever that seemed to come and go after he visited me at work. I am not sure … Continue reading Garlic – Nature’s Fever Reducer
Yes, I said thyme as in the green herb that we often use to make savory dishes. Thyme isn’t just a delicious aromatic herb to season with, it makes a great tea during cold and flu season and we’ve found it very helpful in aiding the body during respiratory infections or colds. Thyme also has great astringent properties and boasts anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, and antibacterial activities. … Continue reading Do you have Thyme?