How to Make Four Thieves’ Vinegar

Legend has it that in the early 1600s, when the bubonic plague ravaged Europe, four men made a living of looting the homes of newly deceased persons. The plague was spread by the bites of fleas that had left their usual hosts of rats and mice and begun to bite people. Not knowing how the […]

How To Make Comfrey Salve

Many years ago I had a son with chapped lips gone awry. No matter what he did or used, they continued to worsen. Needing to take the matter in hand, I went out to the back yard and picked a basketful of leaves. I then went into the house and concocted a salve that brought […]

New Year Resolutions for Natural Health

As the old year ends and a new year starts, many people make new year resolutions. Perhaps some of the most important new year resolutions that you can make for yourself are those concerned with your health. In addition, 2011 may be the year that you look at how to incorporate natural health solutions into […]

Citrus Oils for Winter Health Problems

Essential oils are used in the practice of aromatherapy for certain health problems. Citrus oils are light, uplifting oils that are particularly useful as the darker winter months approach. Although we traditionally think of warming oils, such as ginger and nutmeg, for winter ailments, citrus oils can uplift your mood and remind you of the […]

Is Peppermint Tea Good for Your Health?

Old wives sometimes get it right in their tales, and sometimes get it wrong: which is it with peppermint tea? Are the purported health benefits real, or is it simply another incorrect old wives’ tale? What Advocates of Peppermint Tea are Claiming Proponents of the health benefits of peppermint tea claim that the tea can […]

Does Oscillococcinum really work?

I recently got over a flu and when it started my wife suggested that I take this homeopathic medicine called Oscillococcinum.¬† Just like most people I was a little skeptical, but she was very emphatic that it had helped her flu go away a lot quicker. So on her recommendation I decided to give it […]

Why You Should be Drinking Water with Lemon

I remember reading in a health book that drinking pure water with lemon squeezed in it was one of the healthiest beverages you can drink. The primary benefit¬† that I am aware of is the wonderful alkalizing properties of the lemon juice. By having lemon squeezed in your water you create a beverage that raises […]