Category Archives: Herb Article

Chia Seeds

The word chia (Salvia Hispanica) means strength so try these super-seed for yourself and see if you agree.  In South America, as far back as 3000 BC, Chia Seeds had been a staple of daily nutrition and commerce in Pre-Columbian … Continue reading

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Build-a-Better Bug Spray

Forget those commercial brands of insect repellent and build a better bug spray. There are smelly and toxic to our health. Lucky for us there are many essential oils that will repel insects. In addition to repelling insects many of … Continue reading

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Edible Herb Flower Gardening

Like herb and vegetable gardening you will need a plan for your flower garden.  Consider your budget, style, size and scale, what flowers and when they bloom.  Do you want a casual or formal look?  Get ideas when you are … Continue reading

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Stress and Tension Relief

Stress and tension are exhausting to our minds and bodies. Many of us deal with these challenges every day; from driving to work, more month-than-money, caring for family or co-workers, taking care of grocery shopping, dinner, housework, all this stuff … Continue reading

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Herbal Easter Egg Coloring

My mother is one of the craftiest people I know, she has colored Easter eggs as long as I can remember; with me, my sister and brother, her grandchildren and now her great grandchildren. Today’s herbal tip is how-to color … Continue reading

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Sinuses: Running, Dripping, Congested

I’m so sorry for those who suffer with sinus problems. I personally have never had to deal with the constant discomfort and irritation from sinuses; though I’ve had colds, flus and other conditions where I have experienced the unpleasantness of … Continue reading

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Maintain a Healthy Brain

Forget where you put your keys or parked your car or worse? Are you feeding your brain to keep it healthy. With our aging population many of us are caring for elderly family and friends who are dealing with dementia. … Continue reading

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PEPPERMINT

Folklore: Mint essential oil and menthol are extensively used as flavorings in breath fresheners, drinks, antiseptic mouth rinses, toothpaste, shampoo, cosmetics, chewing gum, jellies, desserts, and candies. Using mint for nausea or upset stomach in now a common practice. The … Continue reading

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LAVENDER

Folklore: Lavender is an extremely popular herb that can be used for crafts, health and aromatherapy. It is a favorite plant because it is beautiful and very fragrant as well as being a great addition to many recipes. The Greeks … Continue reading

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EU law to ban herbal medicine

The US has often followed the European Union (EU) on legislation where health-related laws are concerned. In fact is was joint action from consumers and health organizations back in 1994 that kept US regulations over dietary supplements and stopped the … Continue reading

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