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Signs of Spring in Seattle

Blog: Sister Sage Herbs   -   Monday March 25, 2013   -   By Jayne

I went for a nettles hunt and harvest at my friend's property on Vashon Island last week.  I brought a couple of friends and we tried eating raw nettles for the first time. All you have to do is fold the leaf up from the bottom into a tiny package. When...

Accidental Angelica Seeds

Blog: Sister Sage Herbs   -   Wednesday January 30, 2013   -   By Jayne

I got this Angelica plant last year at The Northwest Herbal Fair from  Crimson Sage Herb Farm  in California. If you haven't heard of this place, it is awesome. I heard Tina,  the owner being interviewed on the  Herbal Highway  show...

Hawthorn ~ the lovers herb

Blog: Sister Sage Herbs   -   Thursday December 09, 2010   -   By Jayne

  Please enjoy this blog about my farm. I will update as much as I can, but please contact me if you want to visit or find out about one of our programs, classes, or volunteer projects. Enjoy in Good Health & Peace~ Jayne Hawthorn is great for the...

Happy Mother's Day!

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Sunday May 09, 2010   -   By Sharon

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful women who have touched our lives!! Enjoy the day and relax  . . . garden, plant and reconnect with the best mother of all  . . . Earth!!   Many blessings and enjoy the day!

Grandmom's Queen of Hungary's Water . . first batc...

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Sunday April 25, 2010   -   By Sharon

Hello all  . ..   due the beautiful weather here, I have an early batch of my Grandmom's Queen of Hungary's Water is back in stock!!! This remedy takes quite a while to make and the batch turned out to be absolutley wonderful!! May...

Herbs, supplements and picky pets!

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Saturday January 30, 2010   -   By Sharon

So you have a picky pet that will not take anything, no vitamins, no tinctures, no oils, nothing . . . how do you get them to take what's good for them if they go and hide when they see you coming with the dropper? I get asked this question pretty much daily...

Hidden Sources of MSG

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Tuesday October 13, 2009   -   By Sharon

The food additive monosodium glutamate, or MSG, has been linked to many health concersn including migraine headeaches and even hyperactivity in children. If you see the word "hydrolyzed" in any ingredient list on any food item, the product...

Last Day of the Calgo Gardens Farmers Market Sale!

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Wednesday September 02, 2009   -   By Sharon

Last day of the Calgo Gardens Farmers Market –             Friday,   September 4 th       11:30am – 4:30 pm   Mention this blog and...

How to protect yourself from the Swine Flu natural...

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Tuesday September 01, 2009   -   By Sharon

I was just reading a great article by Dr. Lynn Jennings, MD and information is fabulous on the swine flu and the vaccinations now available. These are some suggestions to help protect yourself from acquiring the swine flu: • Get adequate amounts...

What's in your lip care products?

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Thursday August 06, 2009   -   By Sharon

Your lip care products are just as important as your basic skin care needs and what you apply to your lips is even more important. Lip skin is very thin and does not have oil glands therefore, it needs deep moisture and added protection. Your lips can absorb...

What's in your feminine care products?

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Monday July 06, 2009   -   By Sharon

This blog is a little more focused for us ladies, sorry boys but you may not find this as intersting as the ladies or for some, you may not be interested at all. I am blogging about feminine care products because for most of us when that time of the month...

Natural remedies for teething infants

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Tuesday June 30, 2009   -   By Sharon

A teething baby and toddler can be more then a handful (trust me!) and I wanted to share some natural suggestions to help relieve pain from your little one as well as help yourself to de-stress. When a baby firsts starts to teethe, there are tell-tale...

Beans and why they make us "toot"

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Thursday June 25, 2009   -   By Sharon

-           The scientific name for a group of vegetables that research has proven may provide protection against certain cancers. Cruciferous vegetables contain antioxidants (Beta Carotene and the compound...

Are you getting your daily nutrients?

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Sunday June 21, 2009   -   By Sharon

The Standard American Diet (SAD) is quite "sad" when you really look at what most American's comsume in a day. We have the poorest diets and are the highest for obesity and heart related conditons. As the fast food capital of the world, we need to...

Label Reading body care products

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Tuesday June 16, 2009   -   By Sharon

Do you ever take the time to read labels on your body soaps, lotions, shampoos or really anything you are putting on your skin? Skin is the largest organ and what you are applying topically is being absorbed into your system and is being utilized by other...

What's in your sunscreen?

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Tuesday June 09, 2009   -   By Sharon

The warmer weather is here and as you reach for sunblock, please be aware of what it may contain. May studies have linked the chemicals found in many body lotions and sunscreens to contain xenoestrogens which has been found to cause many unwanted effects such...

Simple facts about Fructose

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Thursday June 04, 2009   -   By Sharon

When I talk about weight loss with most the first thing I mention is reduce your intake of fructose and eliminate high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) products. With the commercials on television about how great HFCS is; many ask me why I say this, so let me...

Herbs in danger of extinction

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Monday June 01, 2009   -   By Sharon

I have composed a list of herbs most in danger of extinction. Many can be found locally in nurseries and garden centers while other are protected by local preservation societies. If you happen to see one of these herbs (some may be found in the perennial...

20 Minute or less skin care routine for healthy sk...

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Thursday May 28, 2009   -   By Sharon

With the warmer weather upon us and as we grab for the sun block, I am frequently asked what is the best routine I do to keep my skin happy and healthy? There are lots of things especially in our diets to keep our glow about us but if you want to keep your...

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