The Herbal Apothecary

Rich in remedies, and home treatments, Andrew has gathered some of his most favorite healing therapies for all kinds of problems. From seasonal remedies to quick fixer uppers, here you will find herbal and essential oil solutions, food recipes & curatives and your best natural medicine cabinet must-haves!

Herb of the Month

Each month, we feature a seasonal herb. Learn more about each herb by clicking on it’s name. You will find great information about the herb’s properties, uses and functions. We always include additional ways to use these herbs as remedies, in recipes along with creative ways you can benefit from them. You will learn how to use them in raw form, as an oil, herbal tea, poultice and much more!

Treating Costochondritis

Costochondritis is an inflammation in the cartilages where the ribs join the breastbone. Since we have to take breaths in and out of our lungs, there cannot be a direct rigid attachment of the ribs to the breastbone.

Natural Cleansing Products

In celebration of our planet, I thought it appropriate to take a look back at some of the contributions in our archives from my free, 10,000 member community, Alternative AnswersHere are many, many natural cleansing product ideas.

Best Trauma Remedies

Chinese Medicine is that of trauma remedies. Cuts, bruises, lacerations, sprained joints and pain are just some of the daily problems, which can pop up unexpectedly.

Healing Remedies with Sea Salt

Salt is one of the easiest most effective remedies on the planet! Sea salt, a salt obtained by evaporating seawater, is used in cooking and cosmetics. Its mineral content gives it a different taste from table salt, which is…

Treating Ulcers

Peptic ulcers are a group of ulceration disorders that occur in the area of the upper GI tract that are exposed to acid-pepsin secretion. There are mainly two groups: Gastric ulcers – gnawing, burning pain present,…

Natural Antibiotic Herbs

There are hundreds of plants used all over the world, which are used in herbal medicine as treatments for bacterial infections. Here are some of the most accessible and reliable.

Tips for Treating a Hangover

 try these simple, natural ways to avoid the pain, or to decrease headaches, nausea, and general malaise the day after:
  1. Drink water plenty of water or other hydrating fluids while consuming alcohol. Alcohol is very dehydrating so drink one glass of water with every alcoholic drink consumed..
  2. Fill up the morning after with good carbohydrates such as whole grain or whole wheat toast and an egg.
  3. Eat ginger. Ginger is very good for soothing the stomach and for helping with nausea.
  4. Prickly pear cactus.is fantastic for a hangover.
  5. Go back to bed.

How about…

Lemon: can help get rid of the after-effects of excessive drinking like queasiness, dizziness, sensitivity to light and sound, and muscle pain. Lemon helps rebalance the body, by controlling the blood sugar level and altering the pH level. Add two teaspoons of fresh lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey to a glass of warm water. Stir well and drink it down slowly. Do this as soon as you wake up, as well as two or three times more throughout the day.

Honey: Another excellent cure for hangover symptoms is honey. Being rich in potassium, honey helps counteract the effects of drinking too much alcohol. In addition, honey contains fructose, a type of sugar that helps metabolize the extra alcohol in the body, in turn reducing hangover symptoms.

Essential Oils for the Heart

by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac ~ Peacefulmind.com Essential oils are the nectar of nature and can bring joy and great memories with the simply accent of an oil touched to the inner palm, diffused into the room or sprayed over any intimate or healing place. As always...

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Fall Harvest Bounty

When the Autumn air hits my face I have a tendency to discover all the new bounty of the season right here in our local Farmer’s Market in New York City.

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Crystals for Happiness

Any crystal could make me happy…but actually, on a metaphysical level some of the best crystals for happiness include Amber, Calcite, Citrine, Gold, Moonstone, Quartz, Sunstone.

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Top 20 Tips for Heartburn

Heartburn occurs when a muscular valve, called the lower espophageal sphincter functions improperly, which allows stomach acid to back up into the esophagus. Find natural remedies for cooling heartburn!

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Essential Oils for the Heart

by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac ~ Peacefulmind.com Essential oils are the nectar of nature and can bring joy and great memories with the simply accent of an oil touched to the inner palm, diffused into the room or sprayed over any intimate or healing place. As always...

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Emotional Detox

We often hear of detoxing our physical bodies to rid itself of toxins and impurities but, how often do we think about doing an emotional detox? Learn more

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