Nickel Bag Blog

Holistic Health

  • Deeper than Plants: My At Home Apothecary

    Of course, I rely heavily on herbal tea for my herbal medicine. I use infusions daily and drink herbal tea like it's going out of style. That thought is actually pretty frightening, so I shouldn't joke that way.  Anyway, here are 15 plants that I have in my home apothecary (medicine chest) and 4 ... View Post
  • Immune Boosting Herbs & Foods

    Going to your pharmacy and buying over-the-counter medicine hurts. You have to drive, buy something that's sugary and all it really does is make you sleep...maybe. The over-the-counter medicine simply suppresses your symptoms. It's 2017 and they don't think we know that stuff doesn't work?  Let... View Post
  • How To: Heal Bug Bites & Stings Holistically

    We're in our last days of summer (thank God! It has been miserable in the DMV). It's also that time of year when I get lots of bug bites. This year, I'm not dealing with that. This Chamomile Tea Poultice helps me manage the itching, discomfort, and swelling. View Post