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Cayenne – Pocket Herbal

Cayenne – Pocket Herbal

Capsicum annuum - Solidaceae Family Cayenne peppers bring fire to our lives. Their red, flame-shaped fruit bring sweat to our brow and heat to our tongues. Many cooks keep a…

Keep Your Feet Warm With Cayenne Powder

Keep Your Feet Warm with Cayenne Powder

Cayenne was rumored to have been used in ancient times as an effective foot warmer. Back in 1987, the San Diego Chargers gave it a try when they faced the…

Spilanthes: Toothache Plant With Buzz Buttons

Spilanthes: Toothache Plant with Buzz Buttons

Spilanthes, aka Toothache Plant or Buzz Button Plant, has long-documented painkilling or analgesic properties that often take center stage in modern herbal remedies for not just tooth, mouth, and gum ailments. Spilanthes is antimicrobial (antibacterial and antifungal), too.
Apple Cider Vinegar For Lowering LDL Cholesterol

Apple Cider Vinegar for Lowering LDL Cholesterol

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article - Herbalists know that apple cider vinegar deserves its place in the spotlight is its proven effect of reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.
Cinnamon Energetics: Using Cinnamon As Herbal Medicine

Cinnamon Energetics: Using Cinnamon as Herbal Medicine

Cinnamon is spicy-hot medicine by all accounts. Herbalists often add a little Cinnamon bark or twig to topical formulas to get the blood flowing when healing bruising and muscle injuries like overworked muscles and tendons or damage due to trauma. In internal formulas, Cinnamon is...
Kratom Pain-Free Salve

Kratom Pain-Free Salve

Kratom Pain-Free Salve Kratom is used for pain relief. During a podcast on Kratom, we had a little left over powder from our tea which I made into salve. This…

Pumpkin Spice Blend Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Blend Recipe

Pumpkin Spice has risen so rapidly in popularity over the last few years that it dominates everything from coffee drinks to social media hashtags. Once the public realized the flexibility…

Hawthorn Syrup Recipe

Hawthorn Syrup Recipe

Most hawthorn syrup recipes require fresh hawthorn berries but those are only available seasonally and quality syrup should not be stored for more than a few months. One way to keep fresh haws at your fingertips year round is to freeze them after harvest in 1/2 cup containers.Most hawthorn syrup recipes require fresh hawthorn berries but those are only available seasonally and quality syrup should not be stored for more than a few months.
Ginger: The Best Herb For Helping Your Digestion

Ginger: The Best Herb for Helping Your Digestion

Ginger. In my childhood years, it was a snap. Cookie, that is. Ginger snaps were a relatively rare treat. Mom didn’t believe in dessert. She said if the meal’s good then you don’t need dessert or the extra calories. Case Closed. When relatives visited, though, ginger snaps were sometimes among the treats she stocked, so it wasn’t as if I was completely unfamiliar with this spicy little root by the time I had my first true Ginger experience.
Show 75: Lavender – A Favorite First Aid Herb

Show 75: Lavender – A Favorite First Aid Herb

After researching one of our favorite first aid herbs, we discovered Lavender's wide reach is backed up by a wealth of scientific study. Today, we'll touch on those studies and talk about how you can incorporate Lavender into your life.
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