Most of my long time readers know I have a thing for plants. I garden, I wildcraft (use weeds for food and medicine) and I experiment with herbal remedies and essential oils. Like most subjects, the more I learn, the more I realize I’ve barely scratched the surface of what there is to know. As such, I am always looking to add to my herbal library to expand my knowledge base. It was great to see several herb related titles in the Extreme Health Library sale, including books on tree and rose medicine, which I have not yet had an opportunity to study. Roses always remind me of my mother and grandmother, as they both had large patches of fragrant heirloom roses in their yards – which I have transplanted to my yard. (That’s on of my roses on the lower right of the image above.)
It’s that time of year again for many of us – less daylight, busy holiday schedules and colds and flus making the rounds. The discomfort (and even pain) associated with congestion is one of the most common symptoms. (Not to mention that the inability to breath is just plain annoying.) In this post I’ve gathered together several home remedies for congestion that will hopefully get you breathing right and on the fast track to healing the next time you’re battling congestion.
Herbal antibiotics have long been used by herbal healers to ward off colds and flu, clear infections and speed wound healing. Now, they may be moving back into the mainstream as an alternative for bacteria that have become resistant to synthetic antibiotics. This post is based on the book “Herbal Antibiotics” by Stephen Harrod Buhner, and related materials. We’ll start with some background information and then discuss antibiotic herbs and their use.
If PMS is making you an uncomfortable cranky-pants, you can pop a pill and zone out on a caffeinated buzz until it’s all over with, or you can grab some herbs and get some tailor made natural relief. You know what your most bothersome symptoms are, and more than likely they change a bit every month. Instead of hanging all the symptoms on one pill, let’s look at a few herbal remedies for PMS that you can keep around to offer you relief for what you have when you have it.