How to make a Healing Herbal Pain Relieving Salve

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Lately, we have been experiencing a lot of aches and pains in my house. The cool damp weather of our new location has Mr. JEM and I stiff and achy. Our 4 children seem to be suffering from growing pains … Continue reading

Basil: How to Grow, Harvest and Store

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Basil is a very aromatic and flavorful herb used in cooking and medicines. Basil is native to India, Asia and Africa but can now be found growing all over the world. Basil is part of the Mint plant family; some may … Continue reading

What are we going to do with all that spinach??

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How to harvest and freeze spinach… This year we planted two rows of spinach, each row is about 30 feet long. This has provided enough fresh spinach for about six weeks. Spinach likes cooler weather (not hotter than 80 degrees … Continue reading

An Herbalist’s Point of View: Catnip (nepeta cateria)

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Disclaimer Catnip (nepeta cateria) Family: Lamiaceae (mints) Also known as: Catmint, Catswort, Field balm Catnip is native to central Europe but is now naturalized across Northeastern U.S. and parts of Canada. Catnip can grow up to 2-3 feet wide and … Continue reading

An Herbalist’s Point of View: Yucca (Yucca spp)

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Disclaimer Yucca is a plant that has been used for centuries by many Native American tribes. These tribes used Yucca for food, soap and medicinal purposes. They even used the leaves and fibers to create clothing, footwear, rope and other … Continue reading

How to Holistically Relieve Seasonal Allergies

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Always consult a medical professional before starting any alternative therapies. Seasonal allergies can strike at any time, leaving you tired, dizzy and even itchy. You never know when you are going to have an allergy attack. All people are different … Continue reading

One Step Stainless Steel Cleaner

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I have always used my All Purpose Cleaner to clean, especially on my kitchen appliances. I loved how easily it took of burnt on food or dirty finger prints and with barely any scrubbing. When we moved I found out … Continue reading

Reducing Stress with Essential Oils

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*Always check with a medical professional before starting any alternative therapies* All oils have different healing properties, just like the plant the oil comes from. Reducing stress with essential oils is almost the same as when you use herbs. When … Continue reading

Reducing Stress with Herbs

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*Always check with a medical professional before starting any Herbal therapy* All herbs and plants have many properties and helpful uses; reducing stress is just one of the many ways to utilize herbs. We all have stress in our lives. … Continue reading

How to Holistically Manage Stress

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Let’s talk about stress. Everyone feels stressed at some point in our lives if not daily. It doesn’t matter if you’re a kid, teen or adult. Stressors are everywhere and show up when we least expect it. Some people suffer … Continue reading