Category: Herbal Remedies

These are our favorite herbal remedies recipes to keep you and your family well.

Lavender

In this blog, Lavender flowers will be discussed, not Lavender Oil. Read on to learn about possible health benefits of beautiful and fragrant Lavender flowers. Lavender (Lavandula) a flowering plant in the mint family that’s easily identified by its sweet floral scent. It’s believed… Continue Reading “Lavender”

Rose Hips

Roses have been grown for centuries as an important source of food and medicine. They are not only beautiful to look at, the fruit bulbs that appear below the flower are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Best known for their abundance of vitamin C,… Continue Reading “Rose Hips”

Herbal Relief From Menopause

Remember, each women will experience menopause differently. Some will breeze through it with little symptoms, while others will be very uncomfortable. You’re reading this because, like me, you want a natural approach for relief.

Marshmallow

Althaea officinalis Marshmallow is most commonly used to ease sore throats and dry coughs. The Marshmallow plant, especially the leaves and roots, contains polysaccharides that have antitussive, mucilaginous, and antibacterial properties. Because of this, marshmallow has a soothing effect on inflamed membranes in the… Continue Reading “Marshmallow”

Echinacea

Antiviral Herb Echinacea Root

Common Names – Echinacea, Purple coneflower Botanical Name – Echinacea spp Family – Asteraceae It is a simple flowering plant and a member of the daisy family. More commonly known as purple coneflower, many people grow this powerful herb without even realizing it! The… Continue Reading “Echinacea”

Elecampane

Common Names – Elecampane, Wild Sunflower, Horseheal, Yellow Starwort, (more below) Botanical Name – Inula helenium Family – Asteraceae Elecampane (Inula helenium) is a perennial herb in the aster family with a long history of medicinal uses. In appearance, it is reminiscent of a sunflower… Continue Reading “Elecampane”

Febrifuge Herbs For Fever

Thankfully, fevers aren’t as dangerous as many people fear, but comfort is just a cup of herbal tea away. When a loved one gets a fever, we want to reduce it instantly. When your body temperature rises because of an infection, it’s called a fever.… Continue Reading “Febrifuge Herbs For Fever”

Antiviral Herbs For Viruses

Antiviral herbs inhibit the development of viruses. Many of the best antiviral herbs boost the immune system, which allows the body to attack viral pathogens. This can be even better than attacking specific pathogens, which antiviral drugs are designed to do, because pathogens mutate… Continue Reading “Antiviral Herbs For Viruses”

Benefits of Nettle Tea

The most important health benefits of stinging nettle include its ability to detoxify the body, improve metabolic efficiency, boost immunity, increase circulation, improve energy levels, manage menstruation, minimize menopausal symptoms, and aid in skin care. It has the power to protect the health of… Continue Reading “Benefits of Nettle Tea”

Herbal Hair Highlights

Herbal teas won’t dye your hair permanently like commercial dyes do, but over time, with regular use, your hair will have tinted highlights.  Herbal teas are safe to use, and there’s no harmful chemicals. As an added bonus, herbal tea will get your hair… Continue Reading “Herbal Hair Highlights”

Hair Treatment Herbs

One of the easiest ways to get beautiful healthy hair, is to use herbal teas in your hair. Herbal tea doesn’t only increase hair growth. It makes the hair stronger because of the rich vitamins and minerals. Herbal Tea Rinses will reduce breakage and shedding by strengthening your hair from the root.… Continue Reading “Hair Treatment Herbs”

Cleansing Grains

Create a cleansing experience so luxurious, leaving your skin so beautiful, that you may never cover your skin with makeup. A cleanser rooted in ancient ritual, Cleansing Grains are powered by earth and plants; the perfect cleanser to start and end your day with. This… Continue Reading “Cleansing Grains”

Cold Sore Lip Salve

Lemon balm is a powerful antiviral, proven to banish cold sores. Use this homemade super healing cold sore lip salve recipe to help fight & prevent cold sores. Cold sores — also called fever blisters — are a common viral infection. They are tiny,… Continue Reading “Cold Sore Lip Salve”

Herbal Bath Salts

Bath Salts, Sage Hill Botanicals, sagehillbotanicals.com

You can create many homemade gifts from our lavender, rose, or chamomile flower for your friends and yourself.  You can make bath bags, bath salts, bath fuzzies, bath oils, soap, sachets, salves, lotions, tea bags, dream pillows, and so many more. One of my… Continue Reading “Herbal Bath Salts”

Natural Body and Foot Powder

Body Powder is refreshing and keeps your dry.  But, with all the harmful ingredients in store- brought body powder, one is afraid to use it. Make your own safe and natural body powder in a few minutes with a few ingredients you may have on… Continue Reading “Natural Body and Foot Powder”

Violet Leaf Oil and Balm for Fibrocystic Breasts

My fibrocystic breasts have become a big problem for me since I’ve reached pre-menopause.  Especially certain times of the month. According to the Mayo Clinic and many other sources, these signs and symptoms of fibrocystic breasts may include: Breast lumps or areas of thickening that… Continue Reading “Violet Leaf Oil and Balm for Fibrocystic Breasts”

Sweet Basil Mosquito Bug Spray

Fall is finally here, but sadly, that means summer is over. All my herbs are going to seed and clean up has begun. I decided to harvest the rest of my basil this morning.  They are now tied in cute bundles hanging on my… Continue Reading “Sweet Basil Mosquito Bug Spray”

Herbal Face and Sinus Steam

Weekly herbal face steaming is very beneficial to your skin, and it’s easy to do at home. Forget the expensive facial treatments, and opt for this herbal face steam instead. With all of the dirt, pollution and toxins we’re exposed to on a daily… Continue Reading “Herbal Face and Sinus Steam”

Salt Glow Body Scrub

Rejuvenate your body and remove dead skin with this easy to make body scrub.  Glowing skin is always in. Ingredients 3 cups finely ground kosher salt, Dead Sea salts, or salt of your choice 1 cup of a dried herb (see below), finely chopped… Continue Reading “Salt Glow Body Scrub”

Rose Petals Face Care

Lovely rose essences do far more than just add their light scent to your products. This fragrant flower helps rejuvenate and replenish skin. Discover how this lush blossom can make your skin feel as velvety soft as a bed of roses. Roses provide these… Continue Reading “Rose Petals Face Care”

Motherwort Tincture

This is one of the tinctures I’m making today.  Motherwort is a favorite of mine and I use it everyday. It has many uses, but these are reasons I use it: cramps heart palpitations nervousness insomnia high blood pressure It’s very bitter, and a… Continue Reading “Motherwort Tincture”

Rose Clay Facial Mask

Rose clay, often referred to as pink clay, is a gentle, natural clay that contains kaolinite. Rose clay is fabulous for most skin types; including sensitive skin. Rose clay provides gentle exfoliation, helps to draw toxins from the skin, helps to increase circulation, reduces… Continue Reading “Rose Clay Facial Mask”

Spa Bath At Home

My favorite way to relax, treat aches and pains, insomnia, and my fibromyalgia, is simple soak in the tub.  But by adding two or three ingredients, they turn my bath in a private retreat. Choose one or more of the following salts and oils… Continue Reading “Spa Bath At Home”

Ginger Syrup

Just the name, Zingiber Officinale promises a great surprise.  But, it’s no secret that ginger works well for motion sickness. But, there’s must more to this rhizome than you think. Ginger is one of the most ancient spices worldwide. It has become well-known for its health benefits, which include its… Continue Reading “Ginger Syrup”

Garlic Onion Honey, Cold and Flu Cough Syrup

Garlic, onion, and honey are a powerhouse of combined healing naturals.  When you feel a sore throat,  cold, runny nose, and body aches coming on, your immune system is probably running on empty.  You can mix up this easy remedy for fast relief. This… Continue Reading “Garlic Onion Honey, Cold and Flu Cough Syrup”

Elderberry Syrup

Elderberries, Herbal Teas, Sage Hill Botanicals, sagehillbotanicals.com

Many symptoms connected to colds and flus are effectively treated with this tiny berry. Coughs, fevers and sinus infections all bow to elder’s healing touch.  This makes elderberry a rare herb as it not only prevents infection but also treats the infection after it’s… Continue Reading “Elderberry Syrup”

Black Nettle Syrup

I make this dark healing syrup for myself, for two reasons.  First, I suffer from anemia.  My iron levels, Vitamins B12 and D are often low.  Second, I have allergies.  Nettles (Stinging Nettles) help both of my problems in one delicious syrup.  And with… Continue Reading “Black Nettle Syrup”

37 Herbal Remedies For Colds and Coughs

It’s a fact of life, everyone gets a cold sometimes.  Along with colds comes cough, chest congestion, sinus infection, headache, body aches, stomach aches, and other complaints. You could reach for over the counter drugs, or better yet, try some of the herbal remedies… Continue Reading “37 Herbal Remedies For Colds and Coughs”

Elder Flowers

Scientific Name:  Sambucus nigraCommon Names:  elder, mother elder, elderberries, elderflowersFamily:  Caprifoliaceae-Honeysuckle Family Uses: sweat-inducing for fevers encourage circulation, colds and flu bronchial and upper-respiratory allergy and hay fever eye wash tonsillitis and sore throat mild laxative rheumatism and gout inflammation The Elder, with its flat-topped… Continue Reading “Elder Flowers”

Healthy Woman Tea Blends

It’s a fact of life, that every woman between the ages of 13 and 51, give or take a few years, has to endure menstruation every month. Most women breeze through this time with little problems.  But, like me, there are women who are… Continue Reading “Healthy Woman Tea Blends”

Thyme

Thyme is a tiny-leaved herb that is most often used in French cooking.  Make sure to strip the leaves from the woody stems before adding them to recipes (unless it’s used to flavor a roast or soup and then removed before serving!).  Run your… Continue Reading “Thyme”

Wild Cherry

Wild cherry bark (Prunus serotina) is a medicinal herb derived from the black cherry tree that has been used for hundreds of years due to its antiviral, antibacterial, and anticancer properties. It is rich in minerals such as zinc, iron, calcium, and magnesium and phytochemicals… Continue Reading “Wild Cherry”

Mullein

The wonderful gift of mullein is that it grows almost everywhere, and the benefits are a marvel.  Although native to Europe, it grows all over North America as well. In domesticated places like pastures, fields, roadsides, near train tracks, back lots, and alley ways, even… Continue Reading “Mullein”

Drawing Salve

Black Drawing Salve helps draw out irritations from under the skin caused by splinters, boils, thorns, pimples, ingrown hairs, and bug bites.  It’s an easy salve salve to make, so collect the ingredients and get started making this old fashion home remedy.  Some the… Continue Reading “Drawing Salve”