Best Mullein Extract (Plus Tips for Getting the Most Out of It)

Best Mullein Extract (Plus Tips for Getting the Most Out of It)

A common weed, mullein has been used for centuries as a natural remedy.  Today, mullein is one of the most well-researched medicinal plants with proven health benefits.  It contains numerous saponins, flavonoids, glycosides and other compounds.  These compounds are what make mullein so powerful in treating earaches, coughs, ulcers, and inflammatory conditions. Read more

Tinctures vs. Extracts, Powders and Dried Herbs: What Is the Best Way to Take Herbal Remedies?

Tinctures vs. Extracts, Powders and Dried Herbs: What Is the Best Way to Take Herbal Remedies?

When looking for herbal remedies, you will often find many different formulations of the same plant.  The most common ones are tinctures, glycerin extracts, dried whole herbs, powdered extracts and standardized extracts.  For health benefits, tinctures are usually best.  However, each formulation has its own pros/cons which might make it a better option for you. Read more

The Many Benefits of Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon)

The Many Benefits of Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon)

I recently gave myself a challenge: to walk around my neighborhood looking at people’s gardens and see which plants have health benefits.  This is what initially led me to Ophiopogon (aka mondo grass). Even though it is native to Asia, mondo grass is grown throughout the world.  The humble plant has many surprising health uses, including suppressing cough, reducing inflammation and boosting immunity. Read more