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Naturally Neutralizing Stress: Herbs that Calmby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer We all have those moments of random stress, moments that leave us drained, exhausted, and with a lingering feeling of depression.  This month at Keeper of the Home, we've been addressing ways to find a balance... Read More

Treating Depression Naturally: Supplements, Herbs and Foods for Feeling Betterby  

Dealing with depression is a touchy subject. When I first began to admit to people in my life that I was struggling with depression, I got a lot of different recommendations. Most were shocked that I hadn't been to see... Read More

Bulk Herb Store: 5 Holiday Tea Collections to Give Away!by  

I like me a good cup of tea. Many of the people who visit my home comment on my "tea basket", usually overflowing with various kinds of tea-- loose, bags, black, herbal, rooibos, green, medicinal, dessert-like, etc. I think that... Read More

Herbal Honey: A Sweet Holiday Giftby  

Written by Meg, Contributing Writer With the holidays nearly upon us, I know many of us are already thinking of the many gifts we are preparing to share with others this season.  If you're like me, you also have the... Read More

Home Remedies Carnival: Share Your Resources for Staying Healthy Naturallyby  

After spending an entire month focused mainly on natural home remedies, herbs, homeopathics, real food prevention and more, I still feel like we've only scratched the surface. Though most of it isn't complex (in fact, often home remedies are very... Read More

Giveaway Winners: Herbal Nurturing, A Family Healing & Learning Guideby  

Out of the 303 entrants, the winners of Herbal Nurturing: A Family Healing & Learning Guide are: Shyla (go2therock@) Jackie (jackiesembroidery@) Melissa (melissg@) Congratulations! For those who didn't win, Michele is offering a coupon code for 25% off Herbal Nurturing:... Read More

Herbal Nurturing: A Family Healing & Learning Guide (A Giveaway)by  

Guest Post Written by Michele of Frugal Granola Have you been inspired by this "Month of Natural Home Remedies & Illness Prevention" on Keeper of the Home? I love the wealth of wisdom all the writers have contributed, to assist... Read More

Prevention and Treatment of Mastitis: Natural Alternatives to Taking Antibioticsby  

As any breastfeeding mama can tell you, mastitis is one of the nastiest things to deal with. These infections (which stem from a clogged milk duct) can come on quickly, bringing with them raging fevers and achy, fluish feelings, as... Read More

Cold Kicker Remedy: A Tried and True Recipeby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer This remedy is one of the best for warding off colds, the flu, or any kind of general feeling of ickiness. Not only is it chock full of anti-viral and anti-bacterial goodness, but it's... Read More

Resources for Home Remedies: What to Buy, Where to Buy Itby  

Idyllic as it would be, most of us don't have a wall full of dried herbs from our home gardens to draw from when we need to make up a home remedy. I am often asked where to begin... which... Read More

Simple Organic: 5 Simple Home Remedies That Really Workby  

Fall is here, and with it comes the usual season of colds and flus. Many of us are searching for more natural ways to treat sickness when it arises, and the good news is that you don’t have to be... Read More

Using Kudzu to Fight a Cold (A Simple Remedy for Children)by  

I first heard the word Kudzu in a small seminar given by a local herbalist. Its funny name caught my attention, which quickly turned to interest, as she discussed how to prepare it as a cold remedy. Today I want... Read More

A Year of Herbs: Pregnancy and the Use of Essential Oils, Part 2by  

Guest Post by Kimberly of Fertility Flower Continuing on from yesterday's post on the safe use of essential oils in pregnancy, and the first two oils, Lavender and Bergamot. Using Neroli, Chamomile and Geranium Like bergamot, Neroli is part of... Read More

A Year of Herbs: Pregnancy and the Use of Essential Oilsby  

Guest Post by Kimberly of Fertility Flower **Stephanie's note: I had originally intended to put up a tomato canning tutorial tomorrow, but this post was long, and yet so full of good information, whether you are pregnant or simply want... Read More

A Year of Herbs: Dandelionsby  

**Have you been following A Year of Herbs? Learn more about common herbs and ways that you can use them as simple remedies in your own home.** I joked last year about how my husband was trying to convince me... Read More

The Handbook of Vintage Remedies: Review and Giveawayby  

This year I've committed myself to studying up on herbs in greater detail, learning how to use them for treating sicknesses, discomforts and other ailments, as well as for boosting our overall health. It's been fascinating so far and I... Read More

A Year of Herbs: Gingerby  

Image by vieuxbandit As I went to write this next post for my Year of Herbs series, I had been thinking of doing comfrey or yarrow. However, I've really been enjoying learning about herbs that we all have right at... Read More

Homemade Cough and Cold Syrupby  

Since mentioning and tweeting about this syrup I made, I've had many requests to share the recipe, so here it is! It comes from a book I mentioned briefly before called 10 Essential Herbs by Lalitha Thomas. This is a... Read More

Getting Sick= Good Practice with Herbs!by  

Wouldn't you know it, that within days of posting on garlic and all of its healing properties, we would come home from a weekend away with several sickies (including myself)? I've spent the last 4 days on a computer fast,... Read More

A Year of Herbs: Garlicby  

Image by Muffet In light of flu/cold season, garlic with all it's wondrous antibacterial properties seemed like the perfect herb for kicking off the real, official start of A Year of Herbs! (Okay, I sort of started it already with... Read More

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