Herbal Pet Care

Just as we use herbs to enhance our lives, we can do the same for our four-legged family members - our pets. A growing number of veterinarians take a holistic approach to health care for animals, and that includes the use of herbs to promote wellness and increase the quality and length of our pet's … Continue reading Herbal Pet Care

A Shady Subject…

Question: I have a lot of trees in my yard, which leaves very few sunny spots. Are there any herbs I can grow? Answer: Most herbs love the sun, but some do thrive in woodlands and other shady spaces. Look for herbs that have shallow roots, which help them compete with tree roots that tend … Continue reading A Shady Subject…

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

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

If you’re old enough to count among the Baby Boomer generation, you certainly remember the sensation caused by the release of Simon and Garfunkel’s hit song, “Scarborough Fair,” with its haunting refrain, “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.” Most people who bought the album (yes, it was an album, not an MP3 back then) didn’t really think … Continue reading Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Our ‘Go To’ Herb: Parsley

Petroselinum crispum Also, Known As: Common Parsley Curly Parsley Flat-leaved Parsley Parsley Parsley (botanical name Petroselinum crispum) belongs to the family Apiaceae and is among the most well-known herbs that are extensively used for garnishing of over 2,000 years, but it is hardly ever consumed. In addition, the leaves, fruits and the root of this … Continue reading Our ‘Go To’ Herb: Parsley

Herbs For A Healthy Heart

Cholesterol, poor circulation, and high blood pressure can prevent the heart from running smoothly. Thankfully, nature provides herbal remedies to support this vital life source and keep it running optimally. When we talk about vitality in body, mind, and spirit, no organ takes center stage with more panache than the heart. Its rhythmic beating helps … Continue reading Herbs For A Healthy Heart

10 Natural Remedies for Gas

Intestinal gas is an embarrassing and annoying situation that many people experience on a regular basis. Gas and bloating are, perhaps, one of the main health concerns that human beings living in the Western world complain of. Estimates show we expel gas at least 14 times a day. That adds up to almost 4 pints of … Continue reading 10 Natural Remedies for Gas

Fruits, Vegetables, And Herbs For Preventing And Fighting Cancer

Making a commitment to eating a rainbow of colors when it comes to fruits and vegetables is important not only for your palate but also for your gut. Your gut houses the majority of your microbiome, your community of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms, and eating your fruits and veggies helps to maintain a healthy … Continue reading Fruits, Vegetables, And Herbs For Preventing And Fighting Cancer

Parsley: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

Parsley is often an afterthought - an additive used to enhance the flavor or presentation of an already existing dish. However, it may have a range of healthful benefits. Using herbs and spices like parsley in cooking is a great way to boost flavor and improve the look of a dish without adding sodium; it … Continue reading Parsley: Health Benefits, Facts, Research