Blog ~ Good Health Grows in Nature

Welcome to the Wintergreen Botanicals blog, where I celebrate the many ways that good health grows in nature. See my most recent blog posts below and also check out the category page links in the column to browse through topics of interest.

This is a NEW feature of my website, so check back regularly as more of my previous content moves into blog format and new content is posted here.

April 16, 2019 Maria Noel Groves

Pain is like a fire alarm. You don’t want to simply shut it off but to attend to the fires themselves, getting to the root of the problem. Using herbs for pain support is not as simple as taking some ibuprofen. No one herb will work for everyone, yet many herbs can still be very…

April 4, 2019 Maria Noel Groves

REPOST with MORE Learning Links! Whether we realize it or not, most of us to don’t function with optimal mental clarity. It might be a forgotten lunch date or afternoon brain fog at work or school. As we get older, we become more aware – and fearful – about our mental wellbeing. What can we…

March 29, 2019 Maria Noel Groves

So many digestion-supportive herbs grow well in the garden and lend themselves so nicely to tea. In my guest blog post for LearningHerbs.com I delve into the Tummy Soothing Theme Garden in my book Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies. You’ll learn…. Why tea is perhaps the best delivery system for gut-healing herbs Key herbal actions…

March 28, 2019 Maria Noel Groves

These seven herbs will infuse your garden, kitchen, and life with joy and deliciousness! In my book Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies, one of the first themed gardens I feature is The Flavor Garden. This garden features herbs that taste yummy, look beautiful, and lend themselves well to various recipes, particularly herbal beverages including tea,…

March 28, 2019 Maria Noel Groves

Reposted from 2018. Check out the new AromaCulture Herbs & Oils podcast link to listen to me talk about herbs for allergies from the backyard! I live with a pollen count barometer. He starts honking and sneezing as soon as tree pollen releases into the early spring breeze. He peaks again with the grass mid-summer,…

March 26, 2019 Maria Noel Groves

If you’re thinking about growing your own medicinal herb garden and making your own remedies, you’re in for a real treat! Connecting with healing plants in your backyard brings great joy and empowerment. But, sometimes you’re not quite sure where to start. Check out this blog post I wrote for Powell’s Bookstore for gardening and…

March 25, 2019 Maria Noel Groves

Fire cider. It’s a loaded term. To newbies, it’s simply a sweet, pungent, spicy remedy. We take it by the spoonful to warm our bones, ward off infections, and keep the cardiovascular system healthy. But, to those of us deeply entrenched in the herbal community, it’s become much more. It’s a trademark. It’s a lawsuit….

March 10, 2019 Maria Noel Groves

Preparing and eating healthy food on a regular basis challenges most of us, especially those who are only making food for themselves. Many of my clients are single, widowed, or empty nesters, or perhaps they just have one other person living with them (a significant other or older child). Convenience foods like take-out, cheese, energy…

February 26, 2019 Maria Noel Groves

Spring will soon be in the air! February and March are an excellent time to start planning for your spring garden and order and plant seeds or think about what seedlings you’d like to purchase. Garden Planning & Planting First off, what would you like to plant? Perhaps you have your old favorite herbs that…

February 20, 2019 Maria Noel Groves

As a culture and a human species, we value resilience and resistance: the ability to have strength in the face of challenges and to be able to bounce back from adversity. Yet, as Americans, we often lack these attributes in our daily health, and it seems like this is getting worse rather than better across…