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HERBS DON'T WORK! Find Out Why!

So many times, I have heard people talk about how, when they have a health issue, they go and do a little research on the internet to try to find a natural remedy.  It makes me CRAY, people!  Here's the scenario:  They have a health issue. They look it up on the 'net.  They find an "herb" that will solve the problem for them, run off to (horrors) a big box store and grab the cheapest bottle of powdered herbal capsules they can find, give it a try for a few days, then proclaim in frustration, "Herb's don't work!"  If you have ever wondered why herbal remedies aren't working for you, here are some potential reasons to consider.

INSANE Things You MUST Know About Using Frankincense Essential Oil and WHY it Should Be in Your Home!

Then I began learning about herbs, and with this blessed confidence in using actual plants as medicine, I truly began to understand the value of using essential oils for more than simple cleaning and a wonderful and natural way to scent our house (and my classroom).  Essential oils have therefore become a huge part of my health, arsenal these days.  Here, I'll share some INSANELY amazing things Frankincense essential oil can do for you and your family! Seriously, my friends.  EVERYONE should have some Frankincense in their home!

Golden Beet & Turmeric Kvass---A Fermenting Success! How to Make Golden Beet Kvass!

When I was at the organic market the other day, I just couldn't resist these beautiful golden beets.  I grow bright red/purple beets, and when I need beets from the store, I generally turn to these typically colored beets.  But on this day, I decided to opt for the lovely golden beets!  The color of the flesh reminded me of the color of Turmeric, an incredible medicinal herb that helps with all kinds of ailments, and especially inflammation in the body.  

So.....I decided to try making some Golden Beet Kvass with Turmeric!  YUM!!!  Here is how I made Golden Beet Kvass and how it turned out with the addition of Turmeric.

Chamomile Ale (Beer) Recipe---Create Your Own Herbal Home Brew!

Ales (beer) have been around for literally thousands of years, and most of these ancient recipes called for using herbs.  In this manner, they became "healing" in nature.  Since they are also a fermented drink, they are good for you in terms of gut health too.  My Chamomile Ale was inspired by a recipe from the book by Harold Buhner's book, Sacred Herbal Healing Beers.  This recipe is several hundred years old and involves using Chamomile.  Chamomile is a relaxant, is great for helping with anxiety and soothing nerves.  It also helps solve sleep issues and is calming in the evening.  It's a delicious little herb, too, with a honey-like sweetness.  Here's how to make Chamomile Ale!

How to Infuse Honey with Lemon---and Why It's Great for You!

You've probably heard how good it is for your body and health to drink a cup of water with honey and lemon every day?  Well, after being given bags of beautiful fresh lemons, I thought I'd go ahead and make some lemon infused honey!  Not only is this honey absolutely delicious, you can use it for so much!  It's great for soothing sore throats and coughs, you can sweeten your herbal tea with it, use it on toast or as a topping....or just take a spoonful because it's just SO good!  And of course, you can use it in your lemon-honey water! :-)  Here's how to infuse your honey with delicious, great for you lemons!

Throat Soothing Tea: Here is a Simple, Effective Recipe for a Sore Throat Herbal Tea

I went into the hospital to have surgery the other day, on a couple of hernias I've had for awhile.  I was warned about "irritation of my throat" because of the intubation process when they do the anesthesia.  Well, when I woke up after the surgery and could somewhat function, I found I had lost my voice, and my throat was KILLING me!  I mean--just absolutely killing me!  I couldn't swallow, couldn't talk, and the pain was unreal! My tongue was swollen to twice its size.  I have no idea what happened in there...but my throat and mouth needed some help fast!  Here's how I solved that problem---with this easy effective soothing throat tea.

Making and Using Nettle Powder for Nutrition and Health...And How to Sneak It Into Your Family's Food!

When I first heard the term, "Stinging Nettle" many years ago, I thought, "Egads!  Who would want to pick and eat that stuff?"  It's true that this plant can cause some pretty severe reactions because of its "stings," but the health benefits are absolutely amazing.  Well worth the price, I'd say.  Nettle is full of nutrition!  It is full of the entire spectrum of vitamins and minerals we need.  In fact, it has so much calcium that it is an excellent remedy for growing pains in children!  Nettle affects many other health issues, including but not limited to: gout, skin eruptions, detoxifying the body by strengthening the liver and kidneys, bone health, joint health, hay fever, anemia...and more! Nettle is definitely an all around champion herb when it comes to it's use as a tonic as well as use for acute issues.  Make your own Nettle powder for health and life! 

How to Beat the Winter Blues, Plus a Recipe for Happiness Tea!

During these dreary days of Winter, while we are starting to really miss the sunshine and the garden growing, it is easy to become a little down.  According to the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information), Seasonal Affective Disorder affects about six percent of the population, and up to 20 percent may also experience milder affects of S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder), also known as the "Winter Blues." Symptoms include a general feeling of melancholy, lowered energy, cravings for sugars and starches, and weight gain to full-blown depression symptoms.  Some people may even withdraw from family and friends.  But there are some things you can do about this!

How to Make an Herbal Tea Blend for Asthma & Lung Support...Good for Children Too!

Recently, one of my friends asked if I could create a tea blend along with some other remedies for a three-year-old experiencing asthma symptoms.  Here is an herbal tea you can make that will help strengthen and support your lungs and respiratory system, as well as decrease wheezing and dry cough that are often considered symptoms of asthma.  Plus, it's great for you, as some of these herbs have high nutritive value.  Best of all, it's easy to make! 

Seven Natural Ways to Clear Up a Stuffy Nose and Nasal Congestion

How do you clear up a stuffy, runny nose super fast?  Find out here!   Stuffy nose (a.k.a. nasal congestion) is arguably one of the most horrible things about getting the common cold or a case of sinusitis.  This post was prompted because one of my friends called to ask how to get her stuffy nose cleared up.  She feels like she is coming down with that awful thing....the Big Bad Cold.  

One of the very worst things about getting a cold is nasal congestion---more commonly called a stuffy nose.  There are some pretty simple and powerful ways to clear up that horrible stuffy nose feeling naturally, without putting nasty chemicals into your body. Here are my favorite natural ways to clear up a stuffy nose from simple to more complex.