February 14, 2017

Fight Mucus with Mucus?

Mucus in, Mucus Out By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT, RYT 2/14/17 Everyone loves a sunny Sunday.  It was unusually warm and windy on this winter day in Texas, and people were outside playing in droves, celebrating sunshine and 75 degrees, especially since the next week’s forecast called […]
April 3, 2018


There are many types of bacteria, and not all bacteria are bad.  Some good bacteria in the body help aid in digestion and fight infection.  Pathogenic bacteria can cause disease.  Wikipedia does an excellent job of categorizing and listing the most common types of bacteria:  Pathogenic Bacteria List. Antibacterial herbs […]
April 3, 2018


Herbs and essential oils are known for their antimicrobial potential, and have been studied for their abilities to inhibits or kill microbes including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and yeast.  It is important to understand therapeutic margin for each botanical, the amount at which a substance is both safe and effective to […]
April 4, 2018

Anti-pyretic / Fever

Anti-pyretic herbs may aid in reducing fever. Recipes to Help with Fever Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
April 7, 2018

Digestive Aid / Nausea / Constipation

Digestive aids can be gastro-protective, anti-inflammatory, and/or improve elimination.  Key herbs include peppermint, ginger, and fennel, slippery elm, aloe, and licorice. For indigestion, sniff peppermint oil, chew fennel seeds, or drink ginger tea. For constipation, eat more fiber, stay hydrated, and exercise. For diarrhea, keep hydrated and try probiotics. For […]
April 7, 2018

Hypoglycemic / Antidiabetic

Hypoglycemic herbs have the potential to lower blood sugar levels and improve other symptoms associated with diabetes.  Discuss with your Doctor how the use of herbs to lower blood sugar levels can affect certain medical conditions and medications. Hypoglycemic Herb Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent […]
April 9, 2018

Skin and Wound Health

Many herbs can help with various skin ailments from dry skin, itchy areas, burns, wrinkles, growths, and cuts. Skin conditions can include eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and more.  For acute situations, consult a Doctor. Wounds When a cut occurs, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth for 15 minutes and elevate […]
April 12, 2018

Herbal Mucolytic Syrup Recipe

This Herbal Mucolytic Syrup is thick and gooey, and seems to grab onto the mucus and clear the throat as you swallow a spoonful.  Chase with hot tea for improved results.  Research has shown the benefits of licorice, anise, marshmallow root and honey in helping with mucus. ​Herbal Mucolytic Syrup […]
August 8, 2018

How to Make Homemade Marshmallows Using Marshmallow Root Powder

Is there a way to make homemade marshmallows?  Marshmallows can be made by incorporating marshmallow root powder from the marshmallow plant.  Yes, there is actually a marshmallow plant, Althaea officinalis, and it has pretty white and pink flowers, and roots with herbal benefits!  Even better, here is a recipe to […]
August 9, 2018

Marshmallow Tea for a Sore Throat

Marshmallows aren’t just for making s’mores; the root, of Althaea officinalis also makes a soothing marshmallow tea.  With cough and congestion, sometimes a warm cup of herbal tea can ease the symptoms.  Marshmallow root has shown in a few studies to potentially help with mucus membrane irritations such as a raspy […]
August 9, 2018

What do these two images have in common?

While both of these images are of marshmallows, one offers far more health benefits! Read more about Althaea officinalis, the marshmallow plant, here: Recipes, Research, and More on the Marshmallow Plant And yes, there is a recipe at this link for making delicious homemade marshmallows! By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in […]