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
Do you grow your own herbs or get bunches at the farmers market and are just not sure how to use them before they spoil? Here are a few tips from my crazy kitchen to yours on how I store and use herbs for the many nutritious meals we prepare each week. Wash your herbs well. Using a Vitamix or food processor, blend herbs with a … Continue reading How I Store Herbs For Food Prep.
From before the time of Queen Esther, people have been enjoying cleansing and detox baths for vitality, purification, and healing. Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans enjoyed lavish baths in community pools, springs, and rivers. Cleansing pools were often filled with herbs and healing aromatic oils. Both cold and hot baths were used depending on the need. Salts, seawater, and various clays have also been used for … Continue reading Cleansing & Detox Baths You Should Know About
People who like to eat out and spend a lot of time in malls, shopping centers, and public places and or schools, beware, as we are still not finished with a nasty superbug that came to America earlier this year. Perhaps you never heard, but there is a new superbug in the form of a supped up strain of the norovirus, and it’s anything but … Continue reading How to Stay Healthy During A Superbug
Alright so with all the holidays coming up we are most likely to be outdoors, indoors and surrounded by people. People who sneeze and don’t cover their mouth. Little kids who wipe their nose and yes, after wiping they touch the slide, water fountain and bathroom door. Can you say yuck with me? No, seriously, this is the time of year when little noses run parades … Continue reading Wellness Herbal Tea Recipe for the Immune System
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
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. A few days ago, my husband woke up with a terrible sore throat and could not even speak. His entire body hurt … Continue reading Miracle Sore Throat & Cold Remedy
Most of you know that I am absolutely mad about 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 viruses and colds going around it is imperative that I keep my cabinets stocked at all times with herbal meds. From rubs to … Continue reading Six Must Have Herbs for the Upcoming Winter Season
Although an ancient herb, frankincense has been used for centuries up until today in the form of essential oil 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 … Continue reading Frankincense – Ancient Herb with Many Curative Properties
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
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
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 was watching the movie “One Night with the King” the other day. In the movie, there is a scene where the young girls who were being prepared for their introduction to the king; we’re surrounded by huge bathing pools filled with flowers and herbs. What a beautiful treatment for pampering the body and enhancing overall moods. Looking back in time we know that taking … Continue reading Bathing with Herbs an Ancient Tradition
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
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
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
I love making my own roll ons and body sprays to use instead of toxic, overpriced commercial products. 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 95% of all fragrances are made with derivatives of petroleum. Cheap and expensive brands are all included in … 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
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 at home. One of my favorite recipes for beauty facial care is made by using herbs and grains and is available in my shop. If you want to enjoy a luxurious face and … Continue reading Natural Beauty Facial Scrub/Wash
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
In the first two parts of this 3 part series I focused on natural ways to rid yourself or your children of lice, a nasty sty, congestion depression and a cold. I also covered migraines and mold. I gave you a long list of direct symptoms related to mold and mycotoxin exposure. Part three I wanted to cover some very useful products and things I use … Continue reading Help I am sick and I’m Miserable – Part 3
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
Are Cucarachas (Cockroaches) taking over your home? I hope your answer is no but for those that squinted their eyes and said yes – I have a safe, non toxic solution for you. It’s an herb of course and it’s called Catnip. This is one of my favorite herbs for keeping those awful creatures away, especially when it rains. Catnip is a perennial herb meaning that it … Continue reading Herbs: Catnip for Cockroaches
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?