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Mullein: Relieves Lung congestion and Earaches

Mullein: Relieves Lung congestion and Earaches

In this popular Apothecary Wisdom video, Maria will be sharing all about the benefits of Mullein leaves and flowers. Mullein is an excellent herbal remedy when experiencing painful, earaches, or upper respiratory congestion.

 

Mullein is a powerful decongestant and expectorant that makes coughs more productive. Since it effectively relieves lung congestion, we blended the soft Mullein leaves into our Lung Support Teahelping you breathe more clearly and deeply.

 

Mullein's cheerful and bright flowers have pain-relieving analgesic properties that help soothe the discomfort of hot, inflamed earaches. Our Ear Ache Relief Oil is blended with mullein and other anti-microbic herbs that combat ear infections quickly and safely.

 

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4 of the Best Immune Boosting Herbal Teas for the Cold and Flu Season

4 of the Best Immune Boosting Herbal Teas for the Cold and Flu Season

Now is the time to cuddle up with a cup of herbal tea to warm you and keep your immune system strong and steady. Are you ready to receive the potent medicine and sturdy support from healing herbs?

 

In today's blog and episode of apothecary wisdom, I am sharing with you 4 of my favorite immune-boosting herbal teas for the cold and flu season.  I personally formulated these blends for very specific reasons. One is a general immune tea, and the other is to dry up wet coughs, the other is to moisten a dry cough, and the last one is to keep you feeling nourished, strong emotionally, and energetically stable.

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Calm Coughs with Thyme and Lavender Herbal Baths

Calm Coughs with Thyme and Lavender Herbal Baths

Thyme for their lungs, thyme for their sore throats, thyme for their colds.

I find myself incorporating lots of thyme–and time–into my herbal practice. After working with my own family and midwifery families, I began to realize the remarkable benefits thyme has to offer to our children.

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RSV From Mild to Severe What You Need to Know

RSV From Mild to Severe What You Need to Know

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) pronounced Sin-sish-ul is a common viral infection.  It can be mild with cold like symptoms lasting 1-2 weeks, or it may require hospitalization.  In fact, RSV is the number 1 reason babies are hospitalized each year. There are outbreaks every fall through spring. The vast majority of babies under 2 years old will get RSV.  Fortunately only 2% of babies with RSV will need a high level of care.

 

Learn about how to manage mild to moderate RSV symptoms at home with naturally with herbal remedies. Also learn about high risk infants that may require hospitalization.

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Herbal Remedies for Back to School

Herbal Remedies for Back to School

The kids are going back to school just as the flu season kicks off. Now that all the kids are in close quarters, that slight cough or cold becomes harder for little bodies to defend against because they are so exhausted and stressed - illness is never preferable, and it always seems to hit at the worst times. Who wants to miss the big field trip or stay home sniffling when their friends are back at school playing with each other? As parents of more than one child, you know that means the sickness will make the rounds to the entire family.

  

Thankfully, we have lots of healthy herbs to build and strengthen our kids' immune systems as they go back to school so they can stay as healthy as possible even if they've been exposed to bacteria and viruses.

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Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

In many ways, the first days and weeks with your new baby are just the two of you—mama and baby, learning each other and figuring out your new normal. Sure, there are usually others around. Your partner, grandparents, maybe baby’s siblings. But it’s hardly “breastfeeding in public.”

There’s something of a bubble around mama and baby. No matter what’s going on around you, there’s always going to be a different sort of bond between the two of you. The rest of the world fades away. For awhile, as you’re resting and recovering from birth, it really can be just the two of you. But eventually, the baby moon will end and you’ll need to venture into the outside world, and that’s when the question of breastfeeding in public arises.

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Healing Salve is the Best Natural Remedy for Bumps and Bruises

Healing Salve is the Best Natural Remedy for Bumps and Bruises

As soon as starts to get warm out, we are outside more and more every day. If your kids are like my son, they'll be coming in for dinner with a new scratch, bump, bruise, or bug bite every other night. What is a mama to do? Well, she needs to wash it off, kiss away the pain, and apply Healing Salve to each and every ouch.

Healing Salve can be applied to any place on your body from your elbows to your toes and everywhere in between The ingredients are so clean you could eat it! 

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Top 4 Herbal Products for Babies

Top 4 Herbal Products for Babies

I'm not one to advocate a large stash of gadgets and products for babies. Instead, keep a few multi-purpose must-have items on hand. That way, you are not overly cluttered with duplicate items in your house. 

 

Having said that, these are the four herbal products for babies that I consider necessary items.

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Plantain: Nature's Best Anti-Itch Bug Bite Relief Remedy

Plantain: Nature's Best Anti-Itch Bug Bite Relief Remedy

Oh, sweet summertime! How I love you! The sun rises early and sets late. I get to spend more time in the garden and on long mountain hikes. Honestly, though, summertime in Arkansas is both beautiful and brutal! We have so many bugs, ticks, mosquitos, and chiggers. Fortunately, we also have fireflies! No seriously, during the summer, my whole family is riddled with itchy bug bites and insect stings for months.  

Today I'm going to share one of my favorite summertime herbs with you. Plantain is one of the best natural anti-itch bug bite relief remedy known to humankind! Stick around if you can relate to loving summer and needing relief from all the itchy bug bites.  

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How To Treat A Sunburn Naturally

How To Treat A Sunburn Naturally

When the inevitable happens and a summer day ends with sunkissed cheeks – or, worse, uncomfortable sunburns, have a remedy on hand! Gels, salves, and sprays can all be soothing. You want a good sunburn remedy to sooth the pain, reduce inflammation, and moisten skin that will eventually dry out and peel.

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