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...

How Sweet It Is!

From the beginning of time, within every culture, the use of sugar or one of its many counterparts has been noted.  The first notation of sugar is documented with the Indians, discovering how to crystallize sugar from cane during the Gupta dynasty. Today, according to...

The Marvels of Mint

Mint comes from the Latin word “mentha”.  Mentha or mint is a medicinal plant that can grow abundantly in our yards.  In fact, if you let it, mint can take over an entire garden or yard.  Mint is often considered a pest or a weed to many landscapes.  Mint plants...