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Welcome! For over 25 years, the Herb Research Foundation has been helping to educate the world about herbs. We offer solid science and informed opinion, for free. Please use the donate button to support our work, or better yet, JOIN us. Self-care is the key to better health, and self-education is key to self-care. We are dedicated to the safe, effective use of herbs and other natural products for health promotion and natural healing. Rob McCaleb, HRF President Top Stories Outside Magazine Cries “Snake Oil” on Omega 3s – Huh? This just in via Facebook. Herbal Medicine in Peru Good news from a new article in the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine: knowledge of local medicinal plants is still fairly strong even in a native community only 4 km from a city center and bisected by a highway. New Anti-malarials from Plants It’s important that we continue to find new antimalarials because the parasite becomes resistant. Plants Against Liver Cancer Read More Posts From This Category Science Sen.

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Purple Sage Medicinal Herbs Welcome to Purple Sage Medicinal Herbs. This website is maintained by a Medical Herbalist as an information resource for those interested in medicinal herbs and their applications, including students of complementary and alternative medicine, botanists, gardeners, cooks, and anyone wanting to learn more about traditional herbal medicine. If you are intending to use herbal medicines yourself you should first read the safety statement. Site Contents Herb Profiles: An expanding database of monographs on individual herbs and their medicinal uses. These can be located by either the Common or Botanical name and are accompanied by a glossary of medical terminology used in the text.

Herbs - The Basics Herbs In Alphabetical Order Herbs have always been the basic source of medication in all the cultures across the world. We find mention of herbs and their uses in history, literature, the Bible as well as several other religious texts. What is more significant is the fact that the Bible lets us know that ‘God has provided man with all herb bearing seeds that is upon the surface of the earth and all the trees, wherein is the fruit of a tree producing seed, it should be considered as meat by us'. Echinacea – A “Must Have” Medicinal Herb You probably recognize this wonderful herb as a beautiful and popular garden flower. Echinacea, or as it is more commonly called ‘Purple Coneflower’, is a great addition to any garden, but not just for its beauty. Echinacea is a favorite herb to many herbalists and natural health enthusiasts… Keep reading to find out why it’s one of MY favorite herbs to have around this time of year! Tell Me More

Survival Food Series: Medicinal Plants for the Survival Garden Plants have been revered through out history for their magical healing powers. In a dire situation where over the counter medicine is no longer available, many will be forced to turn their backs on modern medicine and reacquaint themselves with more homeopathic and natural forms. In this type of situation, many will be turning to alternative medicines to alleviate and assist some of the more chronic health issues such as high blood pressure, menopausal symptoms, migraines, anemia and arthritis. 122 Uses for Coconut Oil - Even More of the Simple, the Strange, and the Downright Odd - Delicious Obsessions Many of you have seen my post 52 Uses for Coconut Oil – The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd! Well, when I created that post, I was shocked that I could come up with 52 ways to use coconut oil. Lo and behold, there are many more ways than that! You can read the Original 52 Uses for Coconut Oil (in case you missed them) Check out my NEW printable versions of the 122 Uses of Coconut Oil here.

Bulk organic herbs, spices & essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs New Catalog Our latest catalog for Spring/Summer 2014 is here! Enjoy over 20 brand new herbal recipes from our kitchen, fun how-tos, exciting new products, gorgeous color photos, farm stories, and plenty of herbal inspirations to explore. We have all of the essentials you'll need as the sun brings new growth our way. Request a free copy! Organic Tea Blends 52 Uses for Coconut Oil - The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd! - Delicious Obsessions <<Update 03/20/12 — Make sure you take some time to read through the comments on this post. When I first wrote this post back in January 2012, I thought 52 uses for coconut oil was amazing. Little did I know that my readers would leave double, and probably even triple that many new uses in the comments!

Horizon Herbs-Organic growers of medicinal herb seeds, medicinal herb plants, organic vegetable seeds and organic garden seeds. Empowering Gardeners to Grow Roots of Sustainability Thank you for your interest in open pollinated vegetables, culinary herbs and medicinal herbs. We are here to serve you and to nurture nature. Top 10 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them The lowly dandelion (Taraxicum officinale) scourge of the manicured lawn, has incredible healing powers. Don’t eradicate those dandelions, cultivate them! Dandelion greens are rich in nutrients including vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium, and many other minerals. You can eat dandelion greens in salads or add them to soups.

Roselle (plant) The roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a species of Hibiscus native to the Old World tropics, used for the production of bast fibre and as an infusion. It is an annual or perennial herb or woody-based subshrub, growing to 2–2.5 m (7–8 ft) tall. The leaves are deeply three- to five-lobed, 8–15 cm (3–6 in) long, arranged alternately on the stems. Preserving Herbs Looking for more ways to preserve your harvest before frost claims the less hardy plants? Preserving herbs is easy and can bring the summer taste of your garden to your cooking all winter long. Simply hanging the herbs upside down to dry, then bottling them in glass jars is a great way to preserve many herbs including thyme, parsley and oregano. If your cilantro has gone to seed, let those plants dry too. Picking off the coriander seeds is a bit time consuming, but grind them in a mortar and pestle and they’re a delicious addition to seafood and vegetarian dishes.

Courting Ms. Violet It is a Wednesday afternoon in late April. The day is overcast and cold for the middle of Spring. I wear my winter coat and sling my foraging bag over my shoulder. How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Health Let's keep things simple this week. When it comes to personal-care products, we are big believers in streamlining what you use—see "Eight Products You Think You Need But Don't" for a refresher—buying less in general, and getting creative. We have both always loved experimenting in our kitchens and our bathrooms, checking ingredients in products we love, isolating the main ones, and then trying them on their own. Sometimes it works: A favorite hair leave-in contained aloe, for example, so one day we tried aloe alone and found that, lo and behold, it worked just fine on its own.

Edible Weeds (herbs) and Edible Bushfoods One of the many blessings of living in the tropics is that “weeds” grow better than anywhere else. Below is a list of “weeds” that I consume almost everyday and grow everywhere up here. Not only are they all tasty, but some of them are world class therapeutic herbs, especially Dandelion or Catsear (great for digestion and liver cleansing) and Milk Thistle (great for protecting the liver). All the weeds below are very rich in vitamins and minerals; in fact I do not doubt that one could live on them entirely if necessary.

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