Herbal Remedies May Inspire Future Treatments for High Blood Pressure

People have used herbs as medicine for thousands of years. Today, with medical researchers continually hunting for better alternative treatments, some are revisiting these remedies. A recent study looks at herbs that people believe can treat hypertension. Currently, hypertension affects an estimated 1 in 3 adults in the United States. Although dietary and lifestyle changes can sometimes be sufficient, … Continue reading Herbal Remedies May Inspire Future Treatments for High Blood Pressure

Medicine Chest: Herbal First Aid Kit

Topical Herbal First Aid Kit As you delve into the world of herbal medicine, at some point or another you take a look at your medicine cabinet and think, "What kinds of natural remedies should I stock in my first aid kit?" Many herbs offer topical applications for a variety of everyday woes, including aches … Continue reading Medicine Chest: Herbal First Aid Kit

Little Lavenders in the Landscape

As spring approaches we get anxious to start planting our garden!  In March, we have time to plan which lavenders we want to add or replace in our garden.  In late March and into April and May, after the weather and the ground have warmed up, we can usually tell which lavenders need to be … Continue reading Little Lavenders in the Landscape

6 Bug Repellent Patio Plants

We love to spend our summer days outside with family and friends, but pesky bugs are quick to drive a party indoors. For a chemical-free way to keep insects at bay this season, we asked the experts from our green goods team to recommend their favorite bug repellent plants. Planted near the doorway or transformed … Continue reading 6 Bug Repellent Patio Plants

Aromatherapy For Your Dog

The essential oils that are used in aromatherapy usually work on many different levels. In reality, essential oils obtained from herbs possess the aptitude to ease several medical conditions as well as traumas, including fatigue, infection, and motion sickness. In addition, they also offer various antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. From the emotional point of … Continue reading Aromatherapy For Your Dog

Companion Planting with Herbs

Boost your garden this season with the right pairings of plants. Companion planting is a fantastic addition to any garden. By specific plants next to certain fruits, flowers, and vegetables, you can boost their health and increase their production. Of course, knowing what pairings work best is key, especially when it comes to herbs. How … Continue reading Companion Planting with Herbs

Exercise and Herbs

While the active season of summer may be coming to a close, fall entices many sports enthusiasts to run, bike, hike, and train when cooler weather presides. Of course, a successful workout requires adequate fuel and self-care to reduce the risk of injury and make for an enjoyable experience. So we look to herbs to help … Continue reading Exercise and Herbs

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}

Your Medicinal Herb Garden

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what herbs would I recommend for a small medicinal herb garden or for someone just starting out so they don’t get overwhelmed. So that’s what I’m going to cover today. Of course, I don’t know everyone’s specifics. I will have to make a few assumptions – … Continue reading Your Medicinal Herb Garden

Can Essential Oils Help Treat Fibromyalgia?

Essential oils are concentrated aromatic liquids that are distilled from plants. They are believed to provide a number of health benefits and ease the symptoms of several medical conditions, including fibromyalgia.Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal disorder and a class of rheumatic disease, which is believed to affect the way the body processes pain signals. It … Continue reading Can Essential Oils Help Treat Fibromyalgia?