Between our country’s devastating opioid epidemic and the side effects associated with over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers like ibuprofen, it’s not surprising that many of us are looking for other ways to address our pain. Luckily, nature does offer some with safe and gentle alternatives to pharmaceuticals and OTC pain meds. Here are four of my favorite herbs for pain…
Unfortunately, summer adventures sometimes lead to not-so-fun stuff like bug bites and stings as well as scrapes, scratches, and bumps. That’s why I like to make sure my medicine cabinet is always stocked with homemade healing remedies. Here are some of my favorite recipes that you can use to create your own herbal first aid kit.
Are you a season allergy sufferer? Are you sick and tired of using nasal sprays and over-the-counter medications to no avail? Beth DiGioia has had great success with her homemade red reishi mushroom tincture. Perhaps, this may work for you too? Read on for the recipe and health benefits of this little-known mushroom.
Turmeric may arguably be the most powerful herb on the planet for preventing and healing a cascade of conditions that threaten our health today. And the color is so rich and beautiful…it just radiates health! In addition to time-tested Ayurveda knowledge on turmeric, the research on the efficacy of turmeric is dense. Turmeric is effective as an anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant (blood thinner), anti-depressant, cancer treatment, diabetes manager, regulator of cholesterol, pain manager, Alzheimer recovery, brain function enhancer, and more.
This homemade cough syrup is incredibly simple and easy. And yes, it’s also an effective alternative to commercial cough syrups.