Stinging nettle, despite its name and appearance, is a very useful herb that is effective in treating a wide variety of ailments. This herbaceous plant is also referred to as burn weed and burn nettle because the leaves and stems contain sharp hairs that produce a stinging sensation when touched. An easy way around this […]

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You may not have heard of Essiac tea before, but it is one tea that you should familiarize yourself with. Essiac tea is made from boiling a combination of four specific herbs: sheep sorrel, burdock root,  turkey rhubarb (or Indian rhubarb root), and slippery elm. This tea combination is popular among cancer patients, but it […]

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Sage is a desert herb that hails from Mediterranean regions. This herb is often used in cooking and is easy to identify due to its unique flavor and aroma. However, sage is good for more than just flavoring a dish; it also contains a wide variety of health benefits. Health Benefits of Sage Tea Let’s […]

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Calendula is a member of the broad marigold classification of flowering plants. The particular marigold called Calendula is usually found in Western Europe, the Mediterranean area, and some areas of southern Asia. For calendula specifically, it is typically the stems and leaves that provide incredible medicinal benefits, but the flowers can be used as well. […]

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Sage has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes in various cultures for thousands of years. From gypsies to the American colonists, sage has been used not only to spice up a dish but also to treat various ailments, from colds and fevers to internal bleeding. Health Benefits of Sage Read on to learn about […]

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Herbal teas contain a variety of nutrients and antioxidants, and usually contain little to no caffeine. Herbal teas are effective in treating many ailments, from PMS symptoms to headaches, and everything in between. Herbal Teas Below are some of the most popular herbal teas and the way in which they can benefit you. 1. Dandelion […]

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Lemon balm is starting to get more attention for its medicinal and health benefits, and for good reason. It gets its name from its natural lemon-y scent, and is easy to find in many grocery and health-food stores. Lemon Balm Benefits  Below you’ll find some of the amazing benefits of and uses for lemon balm. […]

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Wormwood (artemisia absinthium) is infamous for its bitter taste and being an ingredient in Absinthe. However, wormwood is also rich in medicinal and healing properties, and has been used to treat a variety of ailments throughout the ages. Tea, extracts, and oil are the most common forms that wormwood is found in. What is Wormwood? […]

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You may have never heard of pu-erh tea before, but it’s sure to be all the rage soon enough. With multiple health benefits and a great flavor, this recently-discovered tea can do everything from reducing cholesterol to reducing your risk for cancer. Read on to learn about its many health benefits and why you should […]

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Tulsi Tea (also known as Holy Basil tea) originated from Southern Asia. It has been used in traditional medicine for centuries and is found in two varieties: Krishna (reddish leaves) or Rama (green leaves). Regardless of which type or form (dried, fresh, or powdered) Tulsi tea is full of health benefits. Health Benefits of Tulsi […]

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Many people know that coffee tastes good and helps wake you up in the morning. However, the benefits of coffee go even further than that. Read on to learn about some of the amazing benefits of this delicious all-natural drink. Coffee Keeps You Sharp Coffee is one of the most common (and safest) psychoactive drugs […]

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If you currently have a garden, you know the joys of growing something yourself. Now you can take that garden one step further by growing a “designer” herb garden, which looks beautiful and is, of course, practical! Designing your own herb garden is all about creating it so that it is useful and pleasing to […]

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Diabetes is a frustrating and potentially life-threatening disease. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to glaucoma, gum disease, hearing loss, delayed wound recovery, kidney problems, hypertension, and complications of the eyes, heart, and skin. It is so crucial that those that are diabetic or pre-diabetic keep the condition under control as much as possible. Herbs for Diabetes […]

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Chai tea is more than just a latte from Starbucks, although that is one of the ways that it can be enjoyed. Chai tea is actually a mixture of black tea with cinnamon, ginger, clove, cardamom, and black pepper. There are different chai teas that taste dramatically different because of the varying amounts of each […]

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When you get a sore throat, it seems like it takes weeks to completely shake it. Not to mention, the store-bought remedies are usually hard to stomach and ineffective. Next time you suffer from a sore throat and need quick relief, opt for an all-natural home remedy instead. Remedies for Sore Throat The remedies discussed […]

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Passiflora, also known more commonly as passionflower, is a flowering plant made up of vines and sometimes shrubs. This plant is typically found in South America, eastern and southern Asia, and New Guinea; some species of passionflower are found in the United States and Australia, as well. A large bee, and sometimes bats and hummingbirds, […]

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