Elderberry () has been used medicinally for hundreds of years to treat a wide variety of illnesses. I use the fresh berries in jams, jellies or juice and the dried berries I make syrup or gummies. Dried berries stored in an air tight container, out of sunlight will last…


Dandelion (is such a misaligned plant, the bane of lawn enthusiasts. She is a darling to herbalists, a powerhouse healing herb. Dandelions are full of vitamins A, B, C, E and K and are rich in minerals such as iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc. …


Coming down with a sore throat is never any fun. Throat pain can make it hard to swallow food or liquids. Whether a sore throat is caused by a virus or bacterial infection or from dry air or straining your voice, that pain needs to go away fast.

Herbal Sore Throat Spray

Slippery elm…


Do you want to lower your cholesterol naturally without medications? You can! By changing some of the foods you eat, you can lower the harmful LDL cholesterol and increase the good HDL cholesterol.

Eating more foods with fiber, soy, omega-3 fatty acids, and plant stanols and sterols (which are similar…


It’s that time of year for the bugs to bother us as we enjoy being outside. Mosquitoes, ticks, gnats and flies can make enjoying the outdoors not so enjoyable. There is relief from the itching and biting bugs with the plant, yarrow! This is a great bug repellent. …


What is leaky gut, and how does it impact your health? A leaky gut happens when your intestinal walls become thin in areas that allows toxins, pathogens, and protein molecules to seep into your bloodstream, triggering an immune response.

Leaky gut has been linked to health issues like food &…


Edible flowers are some of the first wild foods to show up after the long, cold winter. These tasty flowers add delicious, unusual flavors and colors to many different dishes. Plus many of these flowers are high in phytonutrients and have medicinal properties. …


Spring has finally arrived after what seems like a very long winter hibernation. Our bodies may feel sluggish and tired after a winter of eating heavy, rich, comfort foods. Now is the time to feed our bodies and souls, to awaken and quicken our senses.

We do this with spring…


Shrubs and oxymels are delicious, easy to make, nutrient dense drinks that are made with herbs, fruit and apple cider vinegar. Yes, you read that right, vinegar! But not just any apple cider vinegar, you want to use the raw unpasteurized vinegar with the mother because of all the health…


Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has been used as medicine for thousands of years in cultures around the world. It is a prolific plant growing in sunny fields, along the roadside and in any well-draining ground. …

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