Native American Medicinal Cures

A lot of good ones that I have tried myself. When it comes to herbal remedies, many of us are familiar with the benefits of Echinacea or purple cone flower as an antibiotic, willow bark as a pain killer and aloe as a topical anesthetic and treatment for skin conditions. But that’s common knowledge compared […] Read more »

15 ways methi or fenugreek can keep you healthy and beautiful

I’m growing some Fenugreek so it’s nice to see all the positive benefits that it has. Written by Dr Anitha Anchan In Indian households, we frequently use both the seeds and leaves of methi (fenugreek) in our dals, parathas, curries and various dishes. However, you wouldn’t know that methi or fenugreek is also a rich […] Read more »

How to Use Lambsquarter From Root to Seed

Wild Edibles Maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort by harvesting edible weeds, such as lambsquarter, for food, medicine, and self-care. By Katrina Blair December 2014 The roots, greens, and seeds of the lambsquarter plant are all edible and extremely nutritious. These ingredients can be used in a variety of wild […] Read more »


Great information on Comfrey from B-12 is a very difficult thing to get into our body due to its complex nature – as a metal-based amino acid. Cobalt is pretty rare and the manufacture of the amino acid requires synthesis (typically in the gut) of a living organism such as a cow or sea creature. […] Read more »

Aquaponics, What is a Grow Bed?

The Aquaponics USA Food-Growing systems have two main components–the Grow Bed and the Fish Tank. That’s where all the action is taking place. It’s pretty easy to see the main action in the fish tank. Just check out our web cam on the “Our Tilapia” page. But seeing the action in the Grow Beds is […] Read more »

Why You Should Consider Growing Duckweed

Duckweed can be used in several different ways. One of the most prominent methods is to use it as a form of food for livestock. Farmers use it for its high nutritional content and feed it to their animals in order to keep them healthy and physically strong. One of the reasons why this is such […] Read more »

Everyday Detox Teas for Cleansing

Posting this after Christmas, a lot of people probably need to Detox after junking out on sugar. Detoxing doesn’t have to be an intensive program that you do for several days or a week. It can be something that you do every day to help prevent the build-up of unwanted and harmful substances in your […] Read more »

How to plan and plant a Medicinal Herb Garden

Nice information to have and there is a lot of different Herbs to choose from. March 2, 2013 By Homestead Lady Why would you want to know how to plan and plant a medicinal herb garden?  Well, with more and more of us opting out of the conventional this or that there’s been a rise in […] Read more »

Virus Hitting Midwest, Mullein might help

Virus Hitting Midwest Could Be ‘Tip Of Iceberg,’ CDC Official Says (CNN) A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and beyond, health officials say.The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported could be “just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases,” said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and […] Read more »

Making Medicinal Elderberry Syrup

You can never have to many natural cures and medicinal Herbs in your arsenal in these troubling times. Nice information from  Back in September, a friend invited me to pick elderberries at her farm.  There was no doubt that I would be making medicinal elderberry syrup with those gorgeous orbs, but at the time […] Read more »