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

Herbs for Your Windowsill

Like the idea of growing your own medicinal plants? Look no further than your windowsill or patio garden for these four standbys of ours: lemon balm, sage thyme, and peppermint. These herbs are familiar to us from grandma’s recipes and as lyrics in songs, but they may be less familiar as medicine. Lemon balm, also known … Continue reading Herbs for Your Windowsill

Our Pantry Profile: Thyme

Thyme {Thymus vulgaris} Common garden thyme has been used for protection, courage, food, and medicine since the beginning of recorded history. A low-growing, aromatic shrub native to the rocky hills of the Mediterranean and Southern Europe, it's now a staple of herb gardens around the world. Roman soldiers bathed in thyme to maintain their courage … Continue reading Our Pantry Profile: Thyme

Herb Guide: It’s About Thyme

Thymus vulgaris Also, Known As: Black Thyme Common Thyme English Thyme French Thyme Garden Thyme German Thyme Serpyllum Thyme Tomillo Winter Thyme Thyme is a common name given to all the herbs belonging to the plant species called Thymus. The Thymus is indigenous to Europe and Asia and all plants belong to this species are … Continue reading Herb Guide: It’s About Thyme

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

Top 10 Health Benefits of Thyme

There are few things a sprig of thyme won’t make immensely better. This versatile herb blends well with a myriad of flavors and is packed full of health-promoting compounds, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Thyme belongs to the genus Thymus which is part of the mint family and closely related to oregano—another powerful herb. Native … Continue reading Top 10 Health Benefits of Thyme

The Immune System: Anatomy & Physiology

The immune system serves as the body’s greatest defense mechanism against foreign invaders. But as herbalists, we see it as much more than just a systematic fortress.  Medical herbalist Diana Jones writes, “Immunity represents an ecological interface between inner and outer environments”–a concept that considers immune health holistically, linking it to our relationship with mind, … Continue reading The Immune System: Anatomy & Physiology

Kitchen Cabinet Medicine : 3 Herbs For A Cold

Got a cold, sick in bed? Find relief and comfort with this simple tea blend using 3 common culinary herbs. When down with a cold, a hot cup of tea can go a long way. But it can be hard to take care of ourselves when we feel lousy. Grogginess, grumpiness, and exhaustion can overwhelm … Continue reading Kitchen Cabinet Medicine : 3 Herbs For A Cold

Let’s Create Some Herbal Remedies – When Cold and Flu Season Arrives.

These two recipes are prepared as teas but are not taken in your tea cup - they help with the discomfort of flu season in other ways. Winter Inhalation This traditional herbal steam helps open your sinuses, discourages bacterial and viral growth, and reduces pain and inflammation. Remember to stay a comfortable distance from the … Continue reading Let’s Create Some Herbal Remedies – When Cold and Flu Season Arrives.