Herbs I Have and What I Do With Them

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This post was originally published on August 18, 2011. Although our traveling “medicine” kit is big enough to sink a ship and full of things like herbal tinctures, essential oils, clay, arnica cream, and all sorts of other goodies, I am sorely missing my drawer full of dried herbs back home. Using them for homemade medicinal teas, baths, tinctures, steams, and poultices always made me feel that I had almost everything I needed for treating sicknesses or ailments right at my fingertips. Of course, I can still […]

How We Reversed Asthma Symptoms in our Family

How We Reversed Asthma Symptoms in Our Family

  Guest Post by Daniele of Domestic Serenity Many moms can relate to dealing with children’s health issues.  In some way, we all act as Dr. Mom in treating often minor and manageable illnesses. Our family has faced ups and downs in sickness, but it wasn’t until we dealt with serious asthma attacks that my natural medicine cabinet could no longer keep up. At first, I was just grateful (and still am) for the level of emergency care available in our country.  To race to […]

DIY Organic Herbal Salve

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Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer Salves are wonderful to have on hand for everything from diaper rash to bee stings. You can purchase them pre-made from various online vendors, your local health food store, or farmer’s market. But did you know they are quite easy to make yourself? I’m going to teach you the basics of how to make a salve so that you can come up with your own creative, custom- made concoctions. I’m also going to give you the recipe that we […]

Healing Ear Infections Holistically

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Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Last year this time, I prided myself on the fact that my 2 year old had never had a full-blown ear infection. A strong proponent of breastfeeding and having nursed her until she was almost 2, I just knew my milk had protected her from ever really getting sick. And I just knew it would protect my newborn as well. I never imagined how sick my new baby would be most of the winter and into the spring. And […]

Adrenal Fatigue: Help and Resources for Healing

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Earlier this week I introduced the topic of adrenal fatigue. Before reading this post, you may want to go back and read the first part in this series to understand what exactly adrenal fatigue is and learn more about many of the symptoms associated with it. What Can I Do About It? It’s time to get more practical (ahh, my favorite part) and talk about some solutions to the problem of adrenal fatigue. Let it be known that, once again, I am not an expert […]

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

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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 us in blessing our families! If you are wondering where to start, and how to incorporate natural remedies into your homemaking routines, I would love to invite you into my kitchen with a glimpse into my new book, “Herbal Nurturing: A Family Healing & Learning […]

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

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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 herbs and other ingredients are the most important, the most versatile, the most accessible and affordable. For those just beginning to delve into making their own simple remedies, this post is intended to help you wrap your head around which herbs, oils and other ingredients […]

Simple Organic: 5 Simple Home Remedies That Really Work

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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 a herbalist, naturopath or health kook to use home remedies that really work. There are many home remedies out there that are difficult to make, full of expensive and exotic ingredients, or that have questionable results or even safety concerns. Happily, there are also many […]