Discusses the use of the herb Eupatorium perfoliatum in the treatment of influenza and other viral respiratory infections in North America. History of eupatorium use; Suggestions for influenza t...
Boneset (Eupatorium perforatum)
A GARDENER INVITES A WIDE VARIETY OF "WEEDS" INTO HER WELL-TENDED BEDS
A grass path meanders through the manicured beds in Dina Falconi's garden in upstate New York. In the beds, kale, lettuces in a quilt pattern, tomatoes, and culinary herbs flourish above a groundcover of strawberries. Espaliered apple and pear trees, interspersed with grapevine, hug the hillside and look down over the kitchen garden border. Up the hill, past the beds flanked by plum and apricot trees, a seating arbor is both a resting place in the garden and an entryway into the forest.
There's good science behind Grandma's elixirs for sniffles, sneezes, and other winter woes
Thanks to modern science, you can get a replacement heart, two new knees, and read a road sign without glasses for the first time in years. But when it comes to the common cold, it turns out that Grandma really does know best.
Natural ways to brush off colds & flu this season.
You've caught a cold and have a full-blown (no pun intended) case of nasal congestion, cough, and sore throat, and possibly fever and fatigue. Now what? You could rush to the local pharmacy to purchase over-the-counter (OTC) cold medicines. Or, you could visit your local health-food store and stock up on other, more natural, and safer options. This article discusses natural alternatives to the standard OTC drugs in the treatment of cold symptoms.