- May 1st, 2013
Though most of us may not be aware of it, we are the beneficiaries of a long history of experimentation by healers and herbalists in different societies who have carefully selected and prepared specific parts of plants to maximize their desired curative properties.A look at the ancient art of transforming plants into medicinesBy Robert A. Halberstein, PhD
- September 1st, 2012
For many of us, getting comfortable is often the subject of daydreams or relegated to weekends or vacations. Common signs of discomfort, such as stiffness, insomnia, depression, chronic pains, and early signs of aging, are ways our bodies communicate the need for action to support our health and wellness.Are you comfortable? If not, your body may be trying to tell you something.By Letha Hadady, DAc
- July 1st, 2012
Part of truly appreciating our human experience is enjoying the sweetness of life—a perfectly ripe peach, a fresh slice of homemade bread, or a scoop of chocolate ice cream. However, at a time when we have access to the world’s rich variety of sweet delicacies more than ever before, the number of people with difficulties metabolizing sugar in their bloodstream soars.A Mind-Body Approach to DiabetesBy Sheila Patel, MD
- February 1st, 2012UnfeaturedWeekly Recipe:NonWeekly
½ pound mushrooms
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped tarragon or chives
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Heat oil, butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Sauté for 3 minutes. Raise heat to high and sauté for 2 additional minutes. When liquid has almost evaporated, add shallots and sauté for 1 to 2 more minutes. Add parsley and tarragon or chives. Season to taste.
- January 1st, 2012
There’s nothing like cultivating your own culinary herbs to make you feel like a great cook. Maybe it’s the pride associated with growing your own ingredients or the way fresh herbs give recipes such a clean punch of flavor.Your herb drawer is a genuine apothecary. Here's why.Cheryl Meyers
- October 1st, 2011
Women use herbs as they progress through cycles of life in every corner of the globe. Plants nourish, heal, protect, lift spirits, give solace, strengthen, provide joy, offer hope, and provide every conceivable system of support to both the “selves” and “cells” of women everywhere.A historical perspective on the role of women as healersBy Ellen Kamhi PHD, RN, AHN-BC
- September 1st, 2011
• Cloves (Eugenia aromatica of the family Myrtacae) can be used to alleviate nausea and dizziness when prepared as a tea. Two to five grains* is an appropriate dose for an adult. In tea, cloves generally have a pleasant taste. To brew, pour a cup of boiling water over a teaspoon of dried clove powder.Cloves and Ginger Reduce Nausea
- July 27th, 2011
There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a cold beverage after a day in the hot summer sun—but drop in an herbal ice cube or two, and you’ve found the perfect way to make your favorite summer drinks even more enjoyable.Jazz up your favorite drinks with these cool summer treats.
- July 27th, 2011
Many people anticipate summer’s abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. Some of us, on the other hand, look forward to the fresh herbs. Grown in a patio tub outside your door, they are interesting to look at, provide wonderful fragrance, and are always at hand to offer a special zip to whatever you have cooking.
Learn more about this fresh summer herb.
- March 1st, 2011
There are a ton of herbs that offer a multitude of benefits for the body. This simple list shows the body system that these specific herbs and amino acids help to support:
Milk thistle: liver
Dandelion: liver, bowel, and skin
Black Walnut: parasite
Burdock: bowel, blood, and skin
By Ellen Kamhi PHD, RN, AHN-BC, AHG