Herbs

6 Surprising uses for garlic you probably didn’t know about

It’s garlic harvesting season, and those glorious, aromatic bulbs are now adorning farmer’s market stalls just about everywhere. Garlic isn’t just …

Lifestyle

Lavender Oil Is The Secret To Sleep With A Sunburn

Sweet DreamsIf the hot summer nights are keeping you up tossing and turning, consider adding some lavender to your bedtime routine. Research out of …

Running

Starbucks is launching turmeric lattes – but what do they taste like?

Nutritionists have been banging on about the health benefits of turmeric for a while but it’s been used in Indian cuisines for centuries. Now …

News (Ireland)

SPICE TRAILS: Indonesian spice trade, now and then

<b>Sebastian Partogi</b> <i><br>The Jakarta Post/Jakarta</i><p>Indonesia’s long history as a nation and as a community cannot be separated from the country’s once vital …

Indonesia

Current state of Indonesian spice trade: We’re not a global leader anymore

<i>In medieval times, Indonesia was a leading spice exporter, drawing many European explorers to the country. Due to unsustainable practices,</i> …

Indonesia

Is Turmeric Good for You? Yes, But It's Complicated.

According to studies, it seems that turmeric has a number of potent benefits. The problem? How to tap into them.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>Few foodstuffs have had scientists scratching their heads in wonder over its potential more than the widely-lauded spice called turmeric. …

Health

The Spice of Life?

We often hear about the potential health and disease-fighting components of "superfoods" - tomatoes, for example, playing a role in prostate cancer, …

Alzheimer's Disease

How to make your own signature scent with just essential oils

There’s plenty of fun to be had spritzing and sniffing perfumes in a store. But creating your own fragrance can be straight-up magical—not to mention …

Lifestyle

Wholistic is your new favorite aromatherapy brand, inspired by Puerto Rico and alchemy

Everything cosmic and witchy is having a renaissance, and that certainly includes everything aromatherapy. Scents and oils are a potent way for us to …

Puerto Rico

Australian MasterChef 2017 winner Diana Chan's top 4 cooking shortcuts

Diana Chan celebrates her victory during the 2017 MasterChef Australia grand final.<p>It's been, to quote winner of Australian <i>MasterChef</i> 2017, Diana …

New Zealand News

The Baking Supply Co.: Healthy Recipe Kits for Herbal Baking

A company called The Baking Supply Co. decided to re-invent the use of herbs for our treats. To get us excited about nutritious foods again, they are …

Gluten

Gardening 101: Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena, <i>Aloysia citrodora</i>: “Tea Master”<p>I am a voracious tea drinker. And I love making my own combinations of different herbs, like some sort …

Gardening

6 best herbal remedies for anxiety

Looking for a natural herbal remedy for anxiety and panic attacks? These could be worth a try...<p>For some people who suffer from moderate to severe …

Alternative Medicine

Can plants really repel mosquitoes? Only if you use them a certain way

This might bug some folks, but while there have been quite a few claims that suggest simply growing certain plants in your yard will deter or even …

Gardening

How To Make A Soothing Calendula And Chamomile Lotion Right In Your Blender

Heal cracked hands and sunburned skin with this soothing blend of herbal goodness.<p>If long hours shoveling, weeding, and hoeing in the <b>garden</b> have left …

Lifestyle

A Beginner's Guide To Aromatherapy & Essential Oils #WellnessWednesday

Aromatherapy is a bandwagon that you <i>need</i> to hop on. The aroma from essential oils can be incredibly <i></i>helpful for your mind and body. Not sure where to …

Alternative Medicine

Bayou Blend Spice Mix

In the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun country you’ll find one of the last remaining authentic Americana cultures, where people still live off the land …

Andrew Zimmern

Gardening 101: Sorrel

Sorrel, <i>Rumex</i>: “Sour Lettuce”<p>Please don’t be intimidated by the fact that “sorrel” derives from the French word for “sour.” I have picky kids in my …

Gardening

Breathe Easy: 8 Best Essential Oil Blends to Help You Relax

August 15 is National Relaxation Day. Even if you don’t have time for a massage or an ultra soothing yoga session, make sure you schedule some down …

Wellness

7 Spices that Taste Great and Make You Feel Good

If you're only reaching into your spice rack for a flavour boost, you could be missing a trick because some of it's inhabitants are also potent mood …

5 essential oils to incorporate into your wellness routine | GrindTV.com

Essential oils are concentrated mixtures of different parts of a plant, each with their own unique benefit to the body. Stress, muscles soreness and …

Alternative Medicine

Marinated Tomato Salad with Herbs

Cut the tomatoes into 4 wedges, then cut the wedges in half and add to a bowl. Lop off the tops of the green onions, then slice the white and mostly …

Recipes

What to Know About Breastfeeding and Ginger

Can Ginger Increase the Supply of Breast Milk and Is it Safe?<p>Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a healthy, nutritious plant root. It's a traditional …

Family

This Genius Hack is the Easiest Way to Use Up All Your Fresh Ginger - MyRecipes

Let’s be honest here for a second—when you buy a large knob of fresh ginger, do you actually use all of it? Do you make sure that every last …

Ginger

How To Grow And Harvest Spicy Oregano In Your Herb Garden

This versatile herb livens up everything from soups to sorbets.<p>Oregano is one of the few herbs that tastes better dried than fresh.<p>Hardiness depends …

Lifestyle

Health Benefits of Lemongrass (Tanglad)

Health Benefits of Lemongrass (Tanglad)<p>Tanglad is an herb popolar for its citrus flavor with a trace of ginger. Tanglad is widely used in cooking …

Alternative Medicine

12 Easy Herbs to Grow on Your Windowsill

Fresh herbs picked at their height of perfection and delivered straight to your cooking pot—think that’s a possibility only for those lucky enough to …

Gardening

Aromatics: The 8 Best Essential Oil Diffusers

The air freshener market is estimated to be a $10 billion industry by 2020. That’s huge cash going right into the pockets of Big Freshener that you …

Essential Oils

5 Kitchen Gadgets That Solve the Most Annoying Cooking Tasks

<i>The accessories you need to make you actually want to cook.</i><p>Sometimes after a long day, the last thing you want to do is go in the kitchen and whip up …

Cooking

The Science of Cooking With Garlic - Real Food

Pressing garlic releases the enzyme alliinase, forming the sulfur compound allicin, which is responsible for garlic’s complex flavor.<p>Photo By …

Sustainable Living