Friends of Forest Farming

As armies of amateur wildcrafters pluck Appalachian ginseng, goldenseal, and other medicinal herbs to near extinction, a coalition of universities, nonprofits, and "forest farmers" are working on a solution that will not only help preserve these wild herbs but also prevent supplement adulteration. The Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition includes Virginia Tech, Penn State, and … Continue reading Friends of Forest Farming

Home Remedies for Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the bronchial tubes, otherwise known as the bronchi.The bronchi are the passages that connect the lungs to the mouth and nose. But what home remedies are best to treat bronchitis? People with bronchitis experience breathing difficulties caused by a reduced capacity to carry air through … Continue reading Home Remedies for Bronchitis

What Are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are natural substances that work with a person’s body and help them adapt; most notably, to stress. Adaptogens are a natural ally in dealing with persistent stress and fatigue because they work with regulating important hormones. Adaptogens offer several other health benefits, including… A boost for the immune system Support for managing a healthy … Continue reading What Are Adaptogens?

Natural Remedies for ADHD

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder, typically first diagnosed when an affected individual is elementary school age. It is identified by behavior that makes it difficult for affected individuals to function effectively, or mature and develop as other children normally do. In general, people with ADHD behave in ways … Continue reading Natural Remedies for ADHD

8 Herbs and Supplements to Help Treat Depression

Depression isn't just feeling sad or "blue." It is a serious mood disorder with symptoms that range from mild to debilitating, and potentially life-threatening. Depression is a relatively common disorder in that it affects millions of people each year. People of all ages and ethnicities experience depression, including children and adolescents. Depression does not only … Continue reading 8 Herbs and Supplements to Help Treat Depression