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The Health Benefits of Essiac Tea

The Health Benefits of Essiac Tea

Originally from Canada, Essiac tea is an herbal remedy that was discovered for its many benefits when a nurse named Renee Caisse, started promoting it about 100 years ago. She claimed that the remedy had been given to her by an Ontario Ojibwa patient she treated. The name ‘Essiac’ is actually the nurse’s surname spelled […]

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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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7 Reasons to Drink Green Tea

The steady stream of good news about green tea is getting so hard to ignore that even Java junkies are beginning to sip mugs of the deceptively delicate brew. You’d think the daily dose of disease-fighting, inflammation- squelching antioxidants – long linked with heart protection – would be enough incentive, but wait, there’s more! Lots […]

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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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Witch Hazel – Herbal Profile

Botanical Name- Hamamelis virginiana Origin- USA Exraction- Alcohol and water (14% alcohol) Shelf life- 3 years Notes- Our line of Witch Hazel extract is distilled from the twigs and bark of the Witch Hazel tree and contains 14% ethyl alcohol. USP grade and manufactured according to such standards. Specifications Color- Clear Odor- Virtually odorless/characteristic Pesticide […]

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Herbs Can Help Speed The Healing Process

All about healing Healing after surgery, injury or childbirth (including Caesarean birth) can be a slow and painful process. Depending on the extent of the injury or operation, this can take days or even months. There may be internal or external wounds and bruising – or even (in the case of injury) broken bones and […]

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Holy Basil Herb Profile

Also known as- Ocimum sanctum, Tulasi (Sanskrit name) Introduction Holy Basil is commonly grown in Hindu homes and it is a sacred plant in the Hindu religion. Native to India , Tulsi has a long tradition of use in ayurvedic medicine. The Latin name Ocimum sanctum means “sacred fragrant lipped basil” or “the incomparable one” […]

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