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Best Herbs for Tea

Getting Started ….. Once I began blending and testing herb teas to sell under my “Mossie Rocks” country store label, I knew what I didn’t want. An herb tea should never be flat and flavorless. Whether it’s fruity or spicy, soothing or lively, simple or sophisticated, it needs taste and personality. I found my homegrown […]

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Medicinal Effects Of Common Yarrow

Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) is indigenous to the northern hemisphere. The stems group up to a meter in length and have hairy leaves all along it. The leaves at the bottom of the stem are large and they gradually get smaller as they get closer to the flower. The flower are a whitish to pinkish color. […]

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The Medicinal Uses of Garlic

Garlic (Allium Sativum L.) is part of the onion family. The bulb, stems, flowers, and leaves of the garlic plant are all edible. Everything except for the bulb is normally harvested and consumed early in their growth cycle. A wax paper type of protective cover is laid over the bulb and other parts of the […]

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Making Your Own Herbal Vinegar

Be sure to grow some herbs in your garden this season. Herbs smell good, are easy to grow, and add some fabulous flavors to many recipes and vinegar. Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals! To […]

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Herbal Remedies for Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the medical  term  for what  we know  as acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs  when the stomach releases its liquid back into  the esophagus,  causing inflammation and damage to the esophageal lining. The regurgitated acid most often consists of a few compounds: acid, bile, and pepsin. Stomach  acid is used in the […]

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Herbs ‘N Spices: Summer Herb Tips

A quick reminder on feeding and watering herbs-water only during drought conditions or when first transplanting. Don’t mulch unless it’s an herb that prefers moist conditions and the general rule is to not fertilize. Certainly if you do, use only organic fertilizer and go lightly. COMFREY FOR YOU AND THE SOIL Comfrey is good for […]

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Recipe 911 Using Herbs Made Simple

by Jennifer Skinner Do you have a bunch of herbs and spices in your spice rack that you have no idea what to do with? Print out this handy herbal reference – you’ll never have to guess again! (All herbs are in alphabetical order) Anise: More common in the seed form, the anise plant may […]

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oncologists endorse use of natural remedies

Report Endorses Use of Natural Remedies

As the worldwide acceptance of alternative medicine increases, so does the number of Americans taking the responsibility of personal health into their own hands. Studies conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) reveal that more than thirty-six percent of Americans are using complementary and alternative medicine to help treat and prevent […]

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