Tag: HNS-Society Articles

Nettle: Herbal Mineral Abundance

Stinging Nettle. Not exactly an herb of excess, is it? I mean, who’d want pounds of stinging anything, right?

In 2008, I sure thought I did. I was making about a half gallon of Nettle Tea every other day to help stave off allergies and bulk-up on my calcium and other bone-building minerals. It took a cup of dried nettle to make each half gallon, so I was buying what felt like pounds of Stinging Nettle at the grocery every month.

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Nettle – Defense Against Allergies and Anemia

Nettle is the first herb that our herbalist team reaches for when treating allergies. It is not a decongestant. It fortifies our bodies so that we have the strength to fight off the allergy problems ourselves.Nettle is the first herb that our herbalist team reaches for when treating allergies. It is not a decongestant. It fortifies our bodies so that we have the strength to fight off the allergy problems ourselves.

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Lavender Essential Oil Properties and Uses

Balance is the key word to keep in mind when you're working with Lavender essential oil. Lavender's actions are complex, sometimes seemingly stimulating while at others calming, at times encouraging circulation and thus warming, while simultaneously seeming to cool. At first glance, lavender is a paradox amidst the world of essential oils. From an Ayurvedic [...]

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Lavender: The Best Gift for a New Home

That’s the way of lavender. She sets a lovely example, growing neat and tidy as she does. She lines up her blossoms to make the work of pollination easy for her bee friends. She uses surprisingly little water while offering up surprisingly lots of medicine in the form of essential oils that evaporate into the air, scenting her surroundings, and a peaceful, self-assured energy that welcomes one and all to relax.

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Urban Chicken Resources

[vcex_heading text="Urban Chickens are here to stay!" responsive_text="true" font_weight="bold" font_size="64px" min_font_size="24px" color="#ffffff"] Whether you're living on a tiny city lot, a modest suburban property, or clear out in the country on acreage, chickens can be an enjoyable, entertaining addition to your farmstead. Here are a few resources we've gathered for Herbal Nerd Society members to [...]

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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.

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