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Herbal Infusions

Herbal infusions offer an easy method for consuming the oils and flavors from favorite herbs. Infusion is the process of soaking herbs in water until the water absorbs the oils and flavors, then drinking the liquid for the taste or for medicinal value.  Read More. 

Benefits of Herbal Tea

How to Make Hydrating Herbal Infusions

How To Dry Your Herbs

Drying herbs at home is as easy as hanging bundled herbs to dry. Secure stems with twist ties or rubber bands as they dry. Read More. 

Smudging with Herbs

Smudging is an ancient practice that involves the burning of herbs that are bundled, braided, or loose in order to purify themselves, others or living spaces. Read More

How to Make Your Own Smudge Sticks

Healing Properties of Herbs

Traditional cures from plants and herbs have been used by herbalists and apothecaries throughout the centuries. Herbs do more than simply adding flavor to your favorite dishes, their healing and restorative powers are pretty impressive too. Read More.

 MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements

 List of Herbs in the National Library of Medicine Garden

Healthline 9 Most Powerful Medicinal Plants

Herbs and Their Amazing Benefits

10 Culinary Herbs and Their Benefits

Calendula

Calendula oil has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Its uses span from soothing eczema to relieving diaper rash. It’s also used as an antiseptic.

Mugwort

Mugwort can be used as a liver tonic, to promote circulation, and as a sedative. 

Echinacea

Echinacea has been identified as having anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral properties and as an immune-strengthening agent.

Peppermint

Peppermint has shown health benefits for nausea, skin conditions, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, cold, and flu.

Chamomile

Chamomile has been used as a traditional medicine for thousands of years to calm anxiety and settle stomachs.

Dandelion

For centuries, dandelion has been used to treat a myriad of physical ailments, including cancer, acne, liver disease and digestive disorders.

Yarrow

Yarrow is used for fever, common cold, hay fever, absence of menstruation, dysentery, diarrhea, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal tract discomfort, and to induce sweating. Some people chew the fresh leaves to relieve toothache.

Nettle

Stinging nettle has been used for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia.

Keep the Pests at Bay with these Herbs & Plants

  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Lavender
  • Chives
  • Rosemary
  • Citronella grass
  • Lemongrass
  • Marigolds
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Petunias

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Using Herbs For Animals

Animals can benefit from an herbal lifestyle as well. Follow the links to find out more

Healthy Additions to Your Dog's Diet

Herbs to Improve Your Cat's Life

Herbs for Healthy Hens

Create a Home Apothecary

Discover how to build your own herbal apothecary at home and the tools you need to bring herbalism into your everyday life.

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