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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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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Eating Raw Garlic: You’re Doing It Wrong

eating raw garlic- why you should and the best ways to eat it.

Eating raw garlic may not sound too appealing, but MAN is it effective in kicking germs to the curb. And that’s why so many of us have at least attempted to suffer through eating raw garlic in times of dire discomfort or pain. Maybe you’re wondering: Why Would You Eat Raw Garlic? Well, the quick answer…

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Cold & Flu Brew

Cold & Flu Brew

My favorite spiced cider recipe got a healthy makeover for cold and flu season.  You can see more of my favorite cold and flu remedies and prevention tips here, but I wanted to put this awesome recipe in the spotlight and give you a nice printable recipe page. This Cold & Flu Brew may not…

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Our Family Home Remedy List

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Usually, I can ramble off remedies all day long and twice on Tuesdays if it’s somebody else’s child with the stomach virus or poison ivy. But the minute my little one comes in clutching their tummy, my palms get sweaty, my mind blanks out, and get all “Mizz Scarlett! Mizz Scarlett! I don’t know nothin’…

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Elderberry Recipes

Elderberry Recipes

I wanted to share my elderberry recipes, after the last post where we explored this awesome herb, and the many uses of elderberry (click here to see that post.)  These are the recipes I used to make my cold and flu busting syrup this year.  It’s a crock-pot recipe, so if  you can make chili in…

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