How to Make Extracts or Tinctures

Use Glycerin, Apple Cider Vinegar, or Alcohol to extract the beneficial properties of herbs. If you cannot take alcohol there is a way to replace the alcohol in a final step called Solvent Exchange. This is covered in another post. To make a powder from dried herbs grind them up in a coffee bean grinder….

Natural Remedies for Arthritis and Inflammation

Arthritis is a general term which is commonly associated with a number of painful conditions affecting the joints and bones. The term “arthritis” literally translates to “joint inflammation.” There are approximately 100 different forms of this condition, and it affects millions of people throughout the world. Symptoms can include joint pain, stiffness, inflammation, and limited…

Heavenly Honey

Spring brings a picture-perfect day. You’re enjoying yourself on a well-deserved vacation. Then you fall, a victim of loose gravel. Your leg is a mess. At the local hospital, you’re given a cream to apply two times a day to keep infection at bay. Returning home after a week of pain and aches, your leg…

Garlic! Amazing For Health!

Garlic does wonders for the human body in many ways. In fact, Garlic has been used medicinally for at least 3,000 years, but until relatively recently its benefits were considered little more than folklore. But it’s becoming more and more accepted that it works wonders for health. There has been some bad press about Garlic…

Aloe Vera for Soothing Health Inside and Out

The Aloe Vera plant is an African succulent that is popular in folk remedies. Today, you can find Aloe Vera outside Africa since it is a popular garden plant, especially in dry areas where gardens must be created with the climate in mind. Aloe Vera is also commercially cultivated all over the world to be…