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Harness The Power of Plants: 9 Ways to Improve Your Health with Herbs

Herbal remedies are a great way to naturally support overall bodily health! Our authors have tips on everything from starting your own herb garden at home to remedies for any number of everyday ailments.

Start Your Own Medicinal Herb Garden with These 3 Herbs

Are you looking to start your own medicinal herb garden? Then you’ve come to the right place! These three herbs – passionflower, lemon balm, and goldenseal – are not only jam-packed with medicinal qualities and uses, but are easy to grow in the majority of climates. With information on the proper growing conditions, medicinal uses, and harvesting and drying tips, this guide will have you harvesting herbs in no time!

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Herbal Remedies for Burns, Bites, Stings, and Wounds

There are a number of herbs and herbal treatments that can help reduce the discomfort and aid skin repair. Herbal remedies can soothe the pain of a burn, help fight infection, aid in the repair of the skin, and help prevent the formation of scar tissue. Each formula is supplemented with descriptions of how and why each herb works, making this guide useful to anyone from students to professionals in the realm of herbalism.

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Herbal Formulas for Migraines and Other Headaches

Suffering from frequent headaches is miserable and immobilizing. If you haven’t had luck treating and preventing your headaches, skip the manufactured, over the counter approach and prepare a natural remedy for future use! At the end of this post, you’ll find a few of the many herbal therapies Jill Stansbury lists in her book. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, check out her books for a multitude of remedies for headaches and more!

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10 Herbs for Family Health

Growing your own healthy herbs in the backyard is a great alternative to over-the-counter cold and first aid medicine. Not only can these plants help with general wellness on a daily basis, but also can be an easy fix for small cuts, used as a calming agent, and boosting your immune system. Have more control of what goes into your body with these 10 herbs to promote natural well-being.

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 Catnip! Good for Cats, Good for Humans

Many know the effects of catnip on our feline friends, but few realize that catnip has medicinal effects for humans. From stomach aches to reducing fevers, catnip is a versatile herb with many benefits. The next time you grow this plant for your cat you may end up taking a few cuttings for yourself!

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herbal smoothieThe Best Medicine You’ve Ever Tasted: Ginger and Pineapple Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Does the word “medicine” conjure up images of viscous syrups and pills that leave a bad taste in your mouth? Good news! We have a recipe that is both delicious AND medicinal. Jill Stansbury’s anti-inflammatory smoothie uses natural (and tasty!) ingredients to help reduce inflammation caused by any number of circumstances. Turns out, you DON’T need a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.

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The Taste of Herbalism: What Your Tongue is Telling You

If you’ve ever cooked with herbs, you know that taste plays a huge role when deciding which ones to use. It’s much the same when using herbs medicinally. The taste of an herb actually tells us quite a bit about the medicinal properties of the plant. We’re covering the most common tastes found in herbs and what they mean.

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Bottoms Up: All-Natural Sports Drink (Plus a Recovery Tincture!)

When exercising for extended periods of time, we lose large amounts of electrolytes. Instead of picking up a sports drink from the store, you can use Jill Stansbury’s recipe for an Electrolyte Drink to keep you going without the processed chemicals and sugars. And if you’re feeling sore after all that work, try her tincture for muscle pain with exertion.

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Need to De-stress? Take a Tea Break!

Life can be stressful! Sometimes there’s just no avoiding it. Luckily, taking a moment to brew and enjoy a cup of tea can actually help quite a bit– especially if you’re brewing a cup of Jill Stansbury’s Tea for Stress-Related Muscle Tension. So next time you’re feeling stressed, take a break and brew some tea. Better yet, brew this tea before you’re stressed out as a preventative measure.

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Recommended Reads

Herbal Medicine: Knowledge Rooted in Connection

Asking the Right Questions: The Art of Herbal Formulation

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