Lagundi juice — the tried and tested cough remedy in my family

Lagundi — scientific name Vitex Negundo — is one of the herbal plants that my husband bought for my garden. It has been growing for more than a year before I finally got around to using it in treating those nasty bouts of cough and sniffles that seem to afflict my family whenever typhoon season… Read More Lagundi juice — the tried and tested cough remedy in my family

Natural, homemade deodorant with tea tree essential oil

For nearly a year now I have been using my own homemade deodorant, albeit not with much enjoyment. You see, although it works well in preventing underarm odor, it lacks the oomph of a nice scent. I know essential oils would do the trick. And so it came to pass that when humanheartnature.com began offering… Read More Natural, homemade deodorant with tea tree essential oil

Going Nuts Over Peanuts (plus recipes for boiled and fried peanuts)

One of the sweetest joys of being in the ministry — aside from seeing changed lives — is that of receiving simple tokens of love from those to whom we minister to. Some weeks ago I got a bagful of peanuts — freshly-harvested and still dust-covered. I know the old lady who gave me these… Read More Going Nuts Over Peanuts (plus recipes for boiled and fried peanuts)