Manage Stress with Medicinal Plants

Stress is something that most everyone is currently experiencing or has experienced at one time in his or her lives.  Stress can come from anywhere and can include work environments, family, personal relationships, money issues or even illness.  When dealing with...

Weight Loss and Maintenance

This is the time of year when many people realize that they have eaten too much throughout the holidays and have put on some extra weight.   There are some debates about the actual number of how much we gain during the holidays.  The national average weight gain...

Frankincense

Frankincense has a sweet, warm aroma that is stimulating and elevating to the mind and body.  It’s comforting properties have been used to help focus the mind and overcome stress and anxiety.   Frankincense is used in many Christian churches including the Eastern...

The History of Honey

Honey is considered one of nature’s oldest and most powerful remedies due to its antiseptic, antibacterial and antioxidant properties.  It has a long history dating back to several ancient civilizations. The Egyptians used honey topically as a dressing for wounds and...

The Wonder of Ginger

Ginger, or the Latin name Zingiber officinale, is a common herb.  We see ginger as a spice being added to sweets including gingerbread cookies, pumpkin pies, pickled in vinegar or sherry, consumed in ginger tea, candy, soda, sugar or eaten raw on the sides of sushi...

Culinary Herbs : Medicinal Plants

There are hundreds of extraordinary medicinal plants that are effective at treating many health conditions.  Many of these plants are so common that you can even find them in your pantry.   The use of medicinal plants is an important part of our history.  Modern...