Herbs for Mama: Alfalfa & Nettle

This is the fourth post in my Herbs for Mama series. I've also covered Red Raspberry Leaf, Lady's Mantle and Milk Thistle. Two herbs that my midwife insisted I consume during pregnancy were alfalfa and nettle. Thankfully, both tend to grow in abundance (our old house...

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Herbs for Mama: Milk Thistle

This is the third in a series on Herbs for Mama. I've also covered Red Raspberry Leaf and Lady's Mantle. When I first read about milk thistle, I couldn’t believe that I had gone so long without it. Learning about it as a pregnant woman made me even more excited to get...

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Herbs for Mama: Lady’s Mantle

This is second in a series on Herbs for Mama. I've also covered Milk Thistle and Red Raspberry Leaf. Time for another look at those wonderful herbs especially helpful to women! Lady's Mantle is one that's useful for women in all stages of life as it's benefits aren't...

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Herbs for Mama: Red Raspberry Leaf

Note: This is the beginning of an herbal remedy series. I'm also covering Lady's Mantle and Milk Thistle. Red raspberry leaf tea is an oft-recommended pregnancy herb. Not only is it safe to consume daily after you reach the second trimester, but you can continue...

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Calendula – more than just a pretty face

You may have appreciated the vibrant yellow flowers of the pot marigold for quite some time, but she's more than just a pretty face. Calendula, the medicinal marigold, has many wonderful properties, making this an herb you definitely want in your medicine cabinet....

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Sweet dreams for your sweet baby

When I asked my friend Christy to do a guest post the other day she laughed and told me that she was about to ask me to do one on her blog. Great minds think alike ;). She specifically asked that I discuss herbal sleep remedies for kids. I'd actually never tried any...

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Astragalus Root

Astragalus is a Chinese herb that is often used as an immune system booster and to combat cancer. Research has shown that astragalus reduces the intensity and frequency of the common cold. It also increases white blood cells and stimulates T-cells, helping to return...

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Soothing Herbal Bath Tea Recipe

Wouldn't it be nice to go to a beautiful spa and relax in the tranquil, soothing environment every time you feel stressed out? Ah, that would be nice, but I just can't afford to go to a spa every day and I'm betting you can't either. With four little ones at home, it...

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