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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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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Our Family Home Remedy List


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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Garlic Remedies

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Let’s talk garlic remedies…last week, we talked about the health benefits of garlic, mainly from a standpoint of using it to treat common, acute illnesses.  Garlic is now the go-to herb in this house for a cold, sore throat or any type of infection or virus.  I’d love to share with you what I’ve learned…

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Health Benefits of Garlic


The health benefits of garlic are often highlighted in the news in relation to blood pressure, cancer research, and more.  But did you know that this pungent food is also a powerhouse ingredient in many natural remedies for common illnesses as well? This is the first in a series of posts I’ll be doing on…

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Honey Lemon Cough and Cold Remedy

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This is our favorite cough, sore throat, and cold remedy.  Even the kids love the taste of it.  Which was important to me, because even the best natural remedy won’t work if it doesn’t get taken. Colds are our most common complaint around here, so it was important for me to find a natural remedy…

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