Category: Holistic Health

Holistic Health is for all things related to herbs and health in general. A lot of health discussion might take place in our Whole Kitchens section since we truly feel that food is wonderful medicine.  However, here you will find discussions of various modalities for health and well being, especially my personal favorites – herbs!

Elderberry Syrup 2 Ways l Use fresh elderberries, fresh ginger, dried spice or essential oils l Healthy Homestead Families l Homestead Lady.com

Elderberry Syrup Two Ways

Elderberry Syrup 2 Ways l Use fresh elderberries, fresh ginger, dried spice or essential oils l Healthy Homestead Families l Homestead Lady.com If you could ask a seasoned, homeschooling and homesteading mom of six for a little advice, what would it be?  Pull up a chair with my friend Rhonda from The Provident Homemaker as she shares one of her favorite foraging books, her 5 steps for keeping the family healthy and her special recipe for elderberry syrup. Continue reading “Elderberry Syrup Two Ways”

Probiotics During Antibiotics l Probiotic foods you can make and eat when you're sick l Homestead Lady (.com)

Probiotics During Antibiotics

While you’re taking a prescription antibiotic, it’s important to keep your gut flora healthy and active.  An easy and effective way to do so is to consume a hearty dose of probiotic foods during your antibiotic regimen.  Here are a few simple tips for making and consuming probiotics.  These are especially suited for times when you just feel yucky.

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Herbal Education for Kids l Recommended resources and tips l Homestead Lady.com

Herbal Education for Kids

Herbal Education for Kids l Recommended resources and tips l Homestead Lady.comI’m always looking for good resources for teaching children about herbs and herbal medicine.  We grow herbs and make herbal medicines and the kids are involved in all that; it’s so vital to their education and appreciation of the healing power of plants.  I also need fun, creative ways to formally teach principles.  Here are some of our favorite herbal education resources for children.

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The Herbarium l Like Candyland for herb nerds l Grow better herbs! l Homestead lady (.com)

Herbarium – A Review of HANE’s New Site

The Herbarium l Like Candyland for herb nerds l Grow better herbs! l Homestead lady (.com)Have you heard of The Herbal Academy’s new online resource for all things herbal?  Here is our review of Herbarium and what every herb lover can expect to find there.
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DIY Supplement Capsules

Make Your Own Herbal Supplements l DIY supplements l Homestead Lady (.com)If you’re spending too much money on herbal supplement capsules at the health food store, try making your own!  With some very simple equipment, powdered herbs and about an hour, you can make a stash of supplement capsules that will help you stay healthy. Continue reading “DIY Supplement Capsules”