How to Make Your Own Dandruff Shampoo


By Dr. Cathleen V. Carr, MA JD MscD – American Eastern Institute “Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.” Traditional Physician advice Everybody knows that aspirin is used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains.  Many of us know it is used as an antipyretic to reduce fever.  Some of us […]

October Garden Chores


Find concise, to the point information, tips and tricks for tending a garden in autumn to best advantage for the rest of the year and into the next. Don’t forget that many elders need an extra hand tending their property year around. Do the right thing and pitch in!

Infusions and Tisanes: Healing With Herbs, Part 6


Commercially prepared herb tea bags contain only about one-seventh (1/7) the amount of herbs per pint of water as fresh from the garden herbs.

Picking and Storing Fresh Herbs: Healing With Herbs, Part 5


Grinding or powdering them seems more efficient, but it tends to release the herbs oils and to make them weaker medicines in the long run.

Tips and Tricks for Using Sea Salts in Healthy Cooking


Healthy sea salt’s are extracted from within the earth or through evaporation methods, crushed into various forms of fine or course granules and screened for impurities. Find tips and tricks here for using them in your everyday cooking.

Shrubs Add Fall Interest and Autumn Color


Want to plant some shrubs to add fall interest? Here are some alternative native shrubs that offer good fall color. Find answers to questions and great suggestions for spectacular fall foliage you can easily add to your landscape.

How to Get Winter Blooms in Your Home


Many native colonies have been destroyed by harvesting for traditional medicine and also by plant collectors. The rhizomes are reportedly extremely toxic but are used medicinally for various purposes. From Africa, it was taken to England in 1854, where it was named by John Lindley to honor Lady Charlotte Clive, Dutchess of Northumberland.