Taking elderberry syrup is an effective remedy to protect yourself from viruses. If you do get sick, it will help to shorten the duration of your illness. But you may have heard that elderberries are poisonous. Let me explain.
Your home will smell like the freshness of summer when you use this DIY natural lavender herbal disinfectant. Lavender has antimicrobial properties killing viruses, bacterial and funguses. In addition, making your own safe disinfectant protects you and your family from toxic scents and chemicals.Continue reading “DIY Lavender Herbal Disinfectant – Fights Germs, Fresh Scent, and Safe”
The next time you get a mosquito bite, the secret to stopping your itch may be as close as your backyard. You may have even assumed it was just a weed! Plantain leaves are actually a great medicinal plant that, along with soothing a bug bite, will also take away the pain from a bee sting, and aid in healing to minor scrapes.Continue reading “Plantain: First Aid Use for this Common Weed”
When my kids were growing up, I often had an aloe vera plant decorating a table or a window sill. This easy-to-grow succulent is best known to relieve sunburn. It’s cooling effect and healing properties relieve sunburn pain and minimize skin from peeling.Continue reading “Healing Aloe Vera Plant for Added Health & Beauty”
Make your own eco-friendly cleaner and reduce your family’s exposure to toxic chemicals in many store-bought cleaners. It’s easy… all you need is vinegar, water and a squeeze of soap.Continue reading “DIY Lemon Vinegar and Household Cleaner – Safe, Inexpensive & Easy to Make”
When you think of root beer, “healthy” probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But this homemade root beer isn’t your average sugary soda. It’s immune-boosting and full of medicinal roots and mushrooms.Continue reading “Homemade Immune Boosting Root Beer Recipe”
Drinking a dandelion root latte is one of my favorite ways to consume this medicinal plant. I have a special attraction and amazement towards this abundant NW plant. Dandelion reminds me that even when we try to push nature away, like when people try to kill dandelions as a weed, nature still loves us and provides medicine for us just about everywhere.Continue reading “Make Your Own Dandelion Root Latte – with Great Health Benefits”
I love eating wild foods and they’re great for your health! Hawthorn trees grow all around the Pacific Northwest. From mid to late September be on the lookout for the ripe red berries on this medicinal plant. I know I will be out gathering this healing plant and making one of my favorite honeys – Hawthorn Honey!Continue reading “How to Make Hawthorn Honey: Stress Relief & Immune Support”