Tulsi Lavender Tea

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Tulsi lavender tea is my very, very favorite relaxation tea. In the whole wide world. This past year, and specifically the past 3 months have been THE most stressful that I think I’ve ever had. I’ve been healing from adrenal fatigue with the help of my holistic doctor, and thankfully have been so pleasantly surprised at…

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Home Remedy for Sinus Infection

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Our home remedy for sinus infection is quick, effective, and you can use whatever you have on hand in your yard or natural remedy stash. A couple of my family members tend to have colds and allergies go to their sinuses and just hang out there. The headaches, achey face, and headaches tend to linger,…

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Natural Scents Hot Pot

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I love natural scents, but great quality candles are kind of costly to burn daily. I discovered that I can fill all of the rooms of my little home with delicious natural scents for pennies a day. Here’s how… First, I send my kids into the yard to gather anything that smells good: sprigs of…

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Goldenrod Uses

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Goldenrod herb has SO many amazing uses! We talked last week about the historic uses and also what modern herbalists are doing with goldenrod. With the cold and flu season moving in, we were able to test out some goldenrod right away. My oldest was starting with the early symptoms of a cold and had a…

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Goldenrod Herb

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Goldenrod herb is a new project for us this year. It’s an herb that grows prolifically here, but we’re just now getting to know this gorgeous plant. And after reading about all that it does, I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to play with it. Today, we’ll talk about the myth of goldenrod…

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Rabbit Tobacco Tincture

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Rabbit tobacco is one of my favorite herbs for the cold & flu season. I’ve already written about Rabbit Tobacco a good bit here on the blog: how to ID it and how I use it. I mostly think of it as a great congestion remedy. But I recently saw herbalist Darryl Patton talking about how he…

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Using Rabbit Tobacco- Sinus Congestion Remedy

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We’ve been talking about Rabbit Tobacco- my favorite folk herb for sinus congestion remedies. If you’re just tuning in, be sure to check out Part 1 so I can properly introduced you to this herb and its history of use. In Part 2, you’ll see the distribution map, and learn about harvesting, look alikes, what to watch…

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Identifying and Harvesting Rabbit Tobacco

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Last week I shared a post introducing rabbit tobacco- it’s one of my favorite home remedies for chest congestion and colds here at our home. We talked about the history, uses and actions of this herb. Rabbit Tobacco is a folk herb, so it’s not commonly known or an herb that you can find at any herb…

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