Lavender and California poppy are in full bloom in my garden and ready to harvest. One thing I love about early summer is a chance to preserve some of these delicious medicinal herbs by infusing them in honey.Continue reading “Wind Down with This Relaxing Lavender & Poppy-Infused Honey”
You may have heard about the benefits of elderberries, but did you know their spring flowers also have medicinal properties? Both elder flowers and berries are used for minimizing the symptoms of the common cold and the flu.Continue reading “Making Elderflower Honey: A Delicious Way to Support Your Immune System”
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.
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”
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”