Boost Your Immune System with Elderberry

Sambucus nigra, or the common name Elderberry, has an interesting history and has been used for many purposes.  It is common to hear the name Elderberry, particularly this time of year when we are researching ways to boost our immune system and ward off any colds that...

Curious About Cloves?

The holidays have begun with the festivities and cooking that go along with the season.  Also with the holidays, is the overindulgence of consuming too much food.  Family dinners have a wonderful variety of foods and baked goods, making it easy for everyone to...

Natural Approaches to Menopause

The holiday season is upon us and for many, it is busy time of the year.  If you are suffering from menopause or perimenopause, the holiday season may also be a time full of hot flashes, insomnia, fatigue and irritability.  Menopause is something that most women go...

Thyme: It’s Not Just for Cooking!

Thyme or Thymus vulgaris is a revered medicinal plant that has been around for centuries.  It can be noted as one of the great medicinal plants due to its use throughout history for numerous purposes.  It belongs to the family of Lamiaceae, part of the mint family....

The Magic of Mullein

It’s that time of year again when we often start to prepare for the long winter months.  Some may be thinking of “How can I prepare my immune system to prevent myself from getting the flu or the multiple viruses that are often being circulated around?” There are...

Pomegranates…Something to Consider

The pomegranate has received much attention in the healthcare field due to its many medicinal benefits.  Currently, the National Institute of Health has 20 research trials examining the effects of pomegranate extracts or juice consumption on chronic diseases such as...