Creating Herb Gardens With Children

Visit http://www.kidsgardening.org/ for more fun gardening ideas at school or at home. Herbs arouse kids' curiosity and interest because they thoroughly engage the senses. What better motivator for student investigations than plants that feel cool, smell great, and can turn mere tomatoes into pizza sauce? Their life stories, it turns out, are fascinating too. After all, … Continue reading Creating Herb Gardens With Children

HERBARIUM PROJECT FOR CHILDREN

An herbarium is a collection of dried plants that botanists use for studying, identifying, and classifying plants. Making an herbarium is a great way for kids and their parents to learn about botany and the plants used in herbalism. An herbarium will help you and your child get to know what plants look like, along with … Continue reading HERBARIUM PROJECT FOR CHILDREN

Fun On The Wild Side ~ INTRODUCTION TO HERBS FOR KIDS: WILDCRAFTING

Take a trip outside your door and look down! What do you see? Do you see little plants growing? Perhaps it is one single little dandelion or maybe you have found a whole area of plants growing and thriving. You won’t have to go far to find wild plants! Sometimes wild plants found around homes, … Continue reading Fun On The Wild Side ~ INTRODUCTION TO HERBS FOR KIDS: WILDCRAFTING

Herbal Adventures: Garden Activities for Children

Herbs...the green flecks in spaghetti sauce, the soothing late night teas, the dried mixtures that keep the bathroom air fresh. But did you know that many prescription medicines contain drugs derived from natural herbs? Or that many perfumes and other fragrances are made from the oils in herbs? Herbs have been used for at least … Continue reading Herbal Adventures: Garden Activities for Children

Connecting Our Children With Nature

We love seeing a child’s eyes light up with a sense of wonder. It’s there when they find a strange bug in the garden or learn how to climb a tree. Or when they’re asking an endless stream of questions that leave us curious about our own responses. Connection to nature often starts with this … Continue reading Connecting Our Children With Nature

Review of Bacopa-containing Polyherbal Products in Children Supports Use to Improve Cognition and Behavior

Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine from India. Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri, Plantaginaceae) leaf is used in Ayurveda as a cognitive enhancer. Research in child and adolescent populations has found it to improve language comprehension, memory, focus, and attention. While research supporting the benefits of bacopa is extensive, there is less understanding of its effects in … Continue reading Review of Bacopa-containing Polyherbal Products in Children Supports Use to Improve Cognition and Behavior

A Good Night’s Sleep And A Higher IQ Could Be Achieved by Eating Fish At Least Once Per Week — for Children, At Least.

Researchers found that children aged 9–11 years who ate fish at least once weekly had higher IQ test scores and better sleep quality, compared with children who consumed fish less frequently. Study co-author Jianghong Liu, of the School of Nursing at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in State College, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the … Continue reading A Good Night’s Sleep And A Higher IQ Could Be Achieved by Eating Fish At Least Once Per Week — for Children, At Least.

Lavender: Health Benefits and Uses {Updated}

Lavender is an herb native to northern Africa and the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean. The herb is highly regarded for skin and beauty and is commonly used in fragrances and shampoos to help purify the skin. It can be purchased over-the-counter (OTC) from drugstores, and some versions are used to add flavor to baked … Continue reading Lavender: Health Benefits and Uses {Updated}

Diabetes Mellitus

People with diabetes are unable to produce enough of the hormone insulin which is a compound that regulates the glucose level in the blood, the failure in insulin production in diabetic's leads to a high blood sugar -glucose level in the body. This may not sound like much but an excess sugar or glucose content has … Continue reading Diabetes Mellitus

Chronic Pain

A person affected by any kind of chronic pain can feel a lot of discomfort throughout his or her life. It does not matter whether the form of chronic pain is an aching sensation, a tingling feeling, stabbing pains, shooting pains, or burning sensations. Any prolonged and uncontrollable chronic pain can and will affect the … Continue reading Chronic Pain