Using Herbs

How To Substitute Herbs In Recipes

November 18, 2014

How To Substitute Herbs In Recipes | GrowingUpHerbal.com | Missing an herb in a remedy? Here's how to substitute one herb for another.

What do you do when you have most of the herbs in a recipe, but not all of them? Does that mean you can’t make it? Can you use everything else and leave the one you don’t have out, or will that mess it up? Can you substitute an herb you have into the recipe to take the place of the one you don’t have?

Have you ever found yourself in this situation and asked yourself these same questions? If so, today I have some answers for you!

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Homemade

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: A Healthy Kid-Friendly Holiday Snack

November 11, 2014

Roasted Pumpkin Seed Spice Blends | GrowingUpHerbal.com | 4 ways to season your holiday pumpkin seeds.

I’m a sucker for holiday traditions. I married into a LARGE family and as a whole, we have a lot of traditions, but when it comes to my own little family of six, we’re still in the process of developing our traditions. This past week, I tried my hand at something new that I think will become a great yearly tradition for us, and I’d like to share it with you.

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Remedies

How To Use Lemon Ginger Tea To Nip A Cold In The Bud

November 5, 2014

 

How To Use Lemon Ginger Tea To Nip A Cold In The Bud | GrowingUpHerbal.com | Drink stimulating lemon ginger tea at the first sign of a cold to nip it in the bud!

Did you know that the average child will get anywhere from 6-12 colds a year! Holy cow! That’s a lot of colds to deal with, and that’s only with one kid! Thankfully there’s help in the form of safe, gentle herbs. Today I’m sharing how I prepare lemon ginger tea to help nip a cold in the bud as well as how I get my kids to take it.

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Life & Work

Let’s Have Some Fun: The “20 Things You Might Not Know About Me” Blog Tag

October 29, 2014

Let's Have Some Fun: The "20 Things You Might Not Know About Me" Blog Tag | GrowingUpHerbal.com | Let's get to know each other better, shall we?

Today I’m changing things up a bit and doing something a tad out of the ordinary. I’m getting a bit more personal than I normally do.

A reader recently told me they’d like to see more personal posts so they can get to know me better… posts about my daily life. So here’s the start of something a bit new. We’ll see how it goes and how you like it!

Today’s post is a blog tag, and it’s all about the 20 things you might not know about me. Below I’ll be answering 20 questions that will give you a small glimpse into my life then I’ll be tagging some other bloggers to answer these same questions on their blog.

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Using Herbs

10 Herbs That Help Manage Fever & How To Use Them

October 22, 2014

10 Herbs That Help Manage Fever & How To Use Them | GrowingUpHerbal.com

Fever. It’s something we’ve all experienced.

A fever is a friend and the sign of a healthy immune system. It helps the body by making it an uncomfortable environment for viruses and bacteria to thrive in. But never mind a fever’s good intentions because there are times when it doesn’t feel much like a friend. There are times when a fever can be a scary ordeal, especially if you’re dealing with a small child or it’s uncomfortably high.

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Remedies

Mint-licious Herbal Cough Syrup For Dry, Irritating Coughs

October 15, 2014

Mint-licious Herbal Cough Syrup Recipe | GrowingUpHerbal.com | A minty herbal cough syrup for dry, irritating coughs.

Kids come down with coughs for all sorts of reasons. Wouldn’t it be great to have a tasty, effective cough remedy that you could quickly make and have on hand in about an hour? I think so.

Today I’m sharing my recipe for Mint-licious Herbal Cough Syrup. There are tons of great cough syrup recipes in books and on the web, but this one is a favorite of everyone in my family because it tastes good and helps to sooth sore throats and dry, irritating coughs.

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