Basil & Chrysanthemum Tea for Headache and Stress

Basil & Chrysanthemum Tea for Headache and Stress

When stress rises and brings on a headache, these three soothing herbs work together to calm the nervous system and relieve pain and tension in the head. Common kitchen basil is not only delicious in pasta and salad, but also makes a wonderful ingredient in herbal...
Homemade Chai Tea Recipe

Homemade Chai Tea Recipe

I had my first taste of real, homemade chai while working at an Indian restaurant years and years ago. It was such a revelation after only having the boxed, overly sweetened, steamed milk concoction served by the big coffeehouse chains. This chai was totally...
Chamomile: a Healing Herbal Powerhouse

Chamomile: a Healing Herbal Powerhouse

Ahhh.. chamomile…the humble herbal tea is actually a powerhouse of healing. This delicate flower is a potent calming and anti-inflammatory herb that can be used for tummy aches, anxiety, sleep, and pain. It is super versatile, extremely gentle, and delicious to...
Herbal Recipes to Fend Off Colds and Flus

Herbal Recipes to Fend Off Colds and Flus

As the temperatures turn from cool to cold, and sniffly noses and coughs are all around, having a few protective remedies up your sleeve can help you resist those contagious bugs.  There are many herbs and spices that will help the body fight off a cold, especially if...
Protecting the Skin in Autumn

Protecting the Skin in Autumn

According to Eastern medicine the metal element is associated with the skin, and with the Autumn season.  As cooler winds hit at this time of year, the skin becomes susceptible to dryness, itching, and other irritations.  The metal element, like the skin, represents...