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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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Treating A Fever With Hydrotherapy

Treating A Fever With Hydrotherapy

We know there are different categories and grades of fever, but now let's talk about treating the fever when necessary. Hydrotherapy is a great choice when treating fever and can be easily done at home. 

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Stay Healthy As You Travel This Holiday With Your Kids

Stay Healthy As You Travel This Holiday With Your Kids

Whether you're traveling by car or by plane you have a lot to pack and prioritize when you travel as a family over the holidays.  There are lots of considerations that you need to keep track of and keeping your children healthy on the trip is a top priority.  It really takes the fun out of things if you are taking care of a sick child at a hotel or in the guest room of someone else's house, especially when you don't have your herbal remedies with you.   

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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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Mullein: A Herb For Lungs and Ears

Mullein: A Herb For Lungs and Ears

On this segment of Apothecary Wisdom Maria will be sharing all about the benefits of Mullein! Mullein leaves are great expectorant herbs helping you to have a productive cough.  The analgesic properties of Mullein Flowers sooth the pain of ear aches!  Listen to todays episode to learn more! 

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Earache Relief Oil: What's Behind The Blend?

Earache Relief Oil: What's Behind The Blend?

We are so excited to share with you our newest product, and why this natural remedy is a great choice for acute ear infection. 

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Earaches: Causes, Evaluating Symptoms, & Herbal Care

Earaches: Causes, Evaluating Symptoms, & Herbal Care

On this episode of Apothecary Wisdom we'll be further discussing earaches; the causes, different types, symptoms, and herbal care.

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What Is An Earache & How Can You Care For It?

What Is An Earache & How Can You Care For It?

On today's Apothecary Wisdom our focus is on earaches; what an earache is, the different types of earaches, and how to care for them with herbal remedies.

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5 Herbal Cough Remedies For Kids

5 Herbal Cough Remedies For Kids

As a busy mom, you’d love to just cuddle your coughing child until they feel better, but the world keeps moving and you’ve got to keep up. Those days were and are awful, and they weighed heavily on my mind as I chose herbs for a supportive tincture. 

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