Chamomile

  Chamomile  has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of ailments. It is most often used as a tea and is very beneficial when having difficulty sleeping.  Its relaxing properties can be beneficial when suffering  from muscle cramps as well. Allergy sufferers need to beware that chamomile is related to ragweed. Chamomile is … Continue reading Chamomile

Sage

  Sage is easily recognized because of its fragrant smell and distinct taste that adds flavor to a number of dishes. Many may not realize that when you incorporate sage into your cooking, you are offering up some very real health benefits as well. Sage can be taken in different forms that include sage tea, essential oil, … Continue reading Sage

Fenugreek

  Fenugreek  has a rich and spicy flavor popular in Indian and other South Asian dishes. The seeds are used to make curry powder, pickles, and pastes. The leaves and seeds are also used to produce flavoring for maple syrups. Roasted ground fenugreek seed is a popular coffee substitute in India.  Properties: antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, soothing, promotes menstruation, eases coughs, sore throats, … Continue reading Fenugreek

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is one of the most common herbal remedies. It is grown and used around the world. It is an active ingredient in many herbal remedies, shampoos and soaps. This succulent can be grown anywhere, even as a houseplant in the window. Aloes are drought resistant, taking in water very easily and losing moisture very slowly.  Parts … Continue reading Aloe Vera

Basil

According to an old saying Basil brings prosperity and happiness when planted in the garden. Gardeners love it because a small amount of seeds can produce an abundance of beautiful plants. The wide variety of basils, with leaves that range from deep purples, to bright greens, to tiny, light green bushy plants let the gardener be creative in … Continue reading Basil

Lower Bad Cholesterol Naturally

Cholesterol is an essential ingredient of the body. It performs several functions like transportation of fat, it provides defense mechanism, protects red blood cells and muscular membrane of the body. It travels through the blood in protein packages called lipoproteins. Low Density Lipoproteins, also called bad cholesterol, causes most blockages in the arteries. High Density Lipoprotein, … Continue reading Lower Bad Cholesterol Naturally

Sage Tea to Relieve Cold, Sore Throat, and Mouth Sores

Sage taken as a tea, gargle, or mouthwash is an effective antiseptic for sore throats, laryngitis, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, and inflamed and tender gums.   Not suitable for children, don’t use if allergic to Salicylates (Aspirin).   Recipe for Sage Tea & Gargle   1 ounce sage leaves 3/4 ounce fennel seeds, mix and keep in … Continue reading Sage Tea to Relieve Cold, Sore Throat, and Mouth Sores

Sage Tea to Relieve Night Sweats and other Excessive Sweating

Yes, it’s true. Grandma’s was sipping sage tea before bed time to stop the night sweats. Who knew this garden and cooking herb could do so much. Sage is an astringent, stimulant, antiseptic, carminative, antispasmodic, and generally strengthening.   Basic Sage Tea Recipe Pour 1 cup of boiled, but no longer boiling water over 2 teaspoons of … Continue reading Sage Tea to Relieve Night Sweats and other Excessive Sweating