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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
“Honey, why don’t you run to the drugstore and buy me some of that nighttime stuff the doctor told us about. I need something to clear up this congestion and sore throat I got” As Ace Ventura would say “alrighty then”. But its really not alright, you know. Most drugstore meds don’t fix your illness, they just mask symptoms. Let’s just analyze the typical scenario … Continue reading Help – I’m sick and I’m Miserable!