The Herb Guy (Steven Horne)

steven-zion.jpgHi, I'm Steven Horne, author, teacher, herbalist and natural healer.

I'm haven't been much of a blogger. I like to write articles and do webinars most of the time. Nevertheless, I created this special place on the website where I can post my thoughts and special messages from time to time. So permit me to ramble and rave here once in a while.

Interns Wanted

Are You an Herb Student Seeking to Develop a Career as an Herbalist?I’m Looking for Interns Who Would Like to Apprentice with Me. I know that there are many young people who are attending herbal training programs because of their interest in herba...

Thoughts on the Ebola Scare

As I write this, it's early October, the month for Halloween. Halloween is the time when we celebrate the more macabre side of life. It's fall, so plants are dying back and animals are seeking shelter for winter. As summer dies, it's as natural to...

Quality Control Issues in Our Industry

Last week, Merry Lycett Harrison, a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, posted a link to an article about quality control issues with Young Living and DoTERRA essential oils, called Damning Evidence that Young Living and DoTERRAs...

Think Strategies, Not Remedies

My first herb book was Back to Eden by Jethro Kloss. I tried many of the remedies he suggested and sometimes they worked and sometimes they didn’t. I was a bit confused, primarily because he suggested remedies, but gave me no real understanding of...

The Story Behind Our New Book: Modern Herbal Medicine

In 1986, I was working for Nature’s Sunshine Products (NSP).  As an employee, I was very inhibited in what I could say about the company’s products because of the strict government regulations about making disease claims for herbs, vitamins, miner...

Product Companies in Modern Herbal Medicine

We've finally started taking pre-orders on our new book, Modern Herbal Medicine. On one of the forums I belong to someone asked how I knew all the companies we selected for the book produce high quality products. The answer is, we don't, because w...

Refreshing Our Website

For the past six months I've been frantically working to complete our new book Modern Herbal Medicine, which will soon be available in our webstore.  We've been working on this project for six years, and I first conceived of it over 20 years ago. ...

I'm Back, Finally!

Earlier this year, the software engine that ran the article database associated with my personal website, steven-horne.com developed a glitch.  I tried reinstalling the software, but that only made it worse.  So, I decided it was time to update to...