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The Chicken Friendly Herb Garden

The Chicken Friendly Herb Garden

When you're planting a garden that's chicken friendly, you'll want to make sure that the plants you choose can either be a beneficial addition to a chicken's diet or ward…

Herbs For Cold And Flu Season: Class Notes

Herbs for Cold and Flu Season: Class Notes

According to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), flu and cold season typically covers October through May with its peak somewhere in December to February. In the Pacific Northwest,…

Surviving PMS And Perimenopause: Flooding

Surviving PMS and Perimenopause: Flooding

This is an abbreviated version of "Menstrual Flooding: Surviving the Deluge." Read the full version at Candace Hunter: The Witch Next Door. Flooding can feel like adding insult to injury.…

Crunchy, Munchy Granola 2.0 Recipe

Crunchy, Munchy Granola 2.0 Recipe

The American Heart Association recommends a Omega fatty acid rich diet in order to protect against heart disease. They also help rebuild cells which supports healthy brain and nerve function.…

Show 22: Cannabis For Practical Herbalists

Show 22: Cannabis for Practical Herbalists

Cannabis has been touted as a panacea–good for just about anything that ails you. Although that claim seems far fetched, the truth is Cannabis is a versatile and potent herbal medicine.
Happy Child Tea Blend

Happy Child Tea Blend

Whether you're young at heart, or you're brewing for a little one, this tea blend is all about feeling good. The nettle and oats offer general nutrition and relaxation properties.…

Winter Fortification Herbal Tea Blend

Winter Fortification Herbal Tea Blend

This blend has been our family's stand-by for the past few years. We use it as a daily tea. The elderberries in it are terrific protection against illness. When I'm…

Antioxidants Boost Your Health And Stamina

Antioxidants Boost Your Health and Stamina

Blueberry and blackberry season is upon us and the apples are hot on their heals this time of year. These wonderful late summer fruits offer a wealth of antioxidants we…

Replenish After A Big Workout

Replenish After a Big Workout

After a few months of taekwondo, I noticed occasionally I'd get muscle cramps and sometimes spasms near the end of class or later in the day. Usually, the spams were…

Herbal Sports Drink Recipe For Cold Infusion

Herbal Sports Drink Recipe for Cold Infusion

This herbal blend makes recovering from a sweaty workout or a bout of illness easy with its natural electrolytes and other nutrients. It contains no artificial ingredients and it's pretty…

Herbal Sports Drink Recipe For Hot Infusion

Herbal Sports Drink Recipe for Hot Infusion

This herbal blend makes recovering from a sweaty workout or a bout of illness easy with its natural electrolytes and other nutrients. It contains no artificial ingredients and it's pretty…

Herbal Teas From Your Backyard To Your Teapot

Herbal Teas from Your Backyard to Your Teapot

 Garden Herb Lists OSU Mini-College Workshop Sue Sierralupé – Instructor Weeds as Herbs Dandelion – Taraxacum off. - collect roots in fall, flowers and leaves in spring – Detoxification Chickweed…

Tips For Donating Blood The Practical Herbalist Way

Tips for Donating Blood The Practical Herbalist Way

Nettle is an herb that's high in iron, so I drink a cup of nettle tea every day. I prefer to combine the nettle with green tea to help control my allergies. Raspberry leaf and horsetail also are high in iron, so I often throw a scoop of these herbs in the mix as an easily digestible supplement. I like to drink a cup of Iron Booster Tea every day when I'm feeling weary. It helps give me the charge I need to get through me day without relying on caffeine whether I am donating blood or not.
Horsetail – Pocket Herbal

Horsetail – Pocket Herbal

Equisetum arvense – Equisetaceae family To call Horsetail a dinosaur plant is not entirely accurate. The horsetail family emerged from boggy, primordial swamps over a hundred million years before dinosaurs…

Menstrual Cramps: Herbal First Aid

Menstrual Cramps: Herbal First Aid

The joys of being a woman are tough to remember when you're doubled over with menstrual cramps. Our fertility comes with a price that can be difficult to pay with a brave face every month. Herbs are a woman's best friend when it's impossible to stay curled up in bed with a hot water bottle. All of the herbs mentioned below may be taken as tinctures or teas.
Supporting Women’s Fertility With Herbs

Supporting Women’s Fertility with Herbs

Adding a baby to your life takes preparation. Herbs can increase fertility when combined with a healthy diet and exercise routine. The odds of success improve if you are as careful with your body before pregnancy as you will be after you get pregnant.
Iron Booster Tea

Iron Booster Tea

Anemia just wears a person down. The symptoms include fatigue and sleeplessness - a double edged sword. A low iron count is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies around the globe. The problem is our intestines only absorb about 10% of the available iron from our food. This tea blend is also designed to raise blood sugar quickly and keep it stable. This formula is well suited for pregnant women who struggle with anemia.
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