7 Things Our Ancestors Stockpiled To Survive Winter

Written by: Rich M Life was hard for our ancestors — much harder than it is for us today. Most of them didn’t have running water and electricity to make their lives easier. These modern conveniences have changed our way of life, to the point where we often forget what people had to do throughout …

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Herbalists’ Favorite Herbs

Discover outstanding herbs for a wide range of health concerns with these recommendations from five herb experts. Compiled and edited by Mother Earth Living staff We asked some of our favorite herbalists to name their favorite herbs for a variety of maladies. The result is a list of five herbs that can come in handy …

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What You Should Know About Colloidal Silver

What Is Colloidal Silver? Colloidal Silver is a suspension of very tiny silver particles in liquid, typically purified water. Silver is a mineral. It is not yet known, scientifically speaking, what the function of silver is in the human body. Silver is a naturally occurring mineral in foods and water. January, 1915, The Journal of …

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Making Homemade Medicine

Use this guide to make your own simple, effective herbal remedies, and add medicine-making to your self-sufficiency repertoire. By Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM    March/April 2017 Making our own herbal medicines and body-care products can save money and improve our health, and it’s much easier than you may think. If you already make herbal teas, …

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How Does Herbal Medicine Work?

Really, the question is: How does medicine work in our body? Our endocrine and nervous systems produce/send/react to chemical messages triggering responses in our body. By absorbing chemicals into our body, we can alter the chemical messages being sent and trigger a response. Both herbal medicine and pharmaceutical medicine are chemicals which trigger a response …

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DIY: A Heal-Anything, Indoor Herbal Tea Garden

Written by: Kristen Duever What could be better than curling up with a nice hot cup of herbal tea when the weather turns brisk? I’ll tell you what – curling up with a nice hot cup of tea that you cultivated and prepared yourself! While growing the actual tea plant (Camellia sinensis) is typically best …

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The 4-Ingredient Elderberry Syrup That Destroys The Cold & Flu

Written by: Kathleen Walser There are several varieties of elderberry grown throughout the world, but the medicinal herb we want for its powerful cold- and flu-fighting powers is European black elderberry, or Sambucus nigra L. Elder is a shrub that originates in Europe, Asia and Africa, and it has dark black berries and small white …

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