Watercress is a leafy green vegetable that has been around for quite a long time. It is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Watercress contains more vitamins and minerals than several other very popular foods combined. There’s more calcium in watercress than what is found in milk. There’s also more vitamin C in watercress than […]

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  Its scientific name is Uncaria tomentosa, and cat’s claw can be found in the rainforests of Central and South America. It is a woody vine that can grow up to 30 meters tall and lives among the canopy high in the rainforest. Its name comes from the hook-like thorns that look similar to a […]

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Don’t feel bad if you haven’t heard of black garlic before. Black garlic is not something that occurs naturally and has increased in popularity only recently. Although it simply looks like burnt garlic, it is actually made by fermenting whole bulbs of garlic. This fermentation process infuses garlic with additional nutrients that offer a variety […]

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Meadowsweet, or Queen of the Meadows, is distinctive thanks to its vibrant white flowers and its tendency to dominate a meadow. This plant has been used for centuries, for both ornamental and medicinal purposes. The plant contains flavonoids, phenolic glycosides, quercetin glycoside, tannins, and salicylic acid, and kaempferol, all of which promote their own health […]

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Ashwagandha is becoming known as an all-star on the natural healthcare stage. This herb, also called Indian Ginseng, offers a variety of health benefits, from reducing stress to fighting cancer. Native American, African, and Oriental cultures have long understood and appreciated the medical uses for Ashwagandha. Read on to learn more about the many health […]

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Although it may have a funny name, the many health benefits of white horehound are no joke. Marrubium vulgare, or white horehound, is a perennial related to mint and hailing from countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The young shoots and leaves can be used fresh or dried, and the herb may even be found in […]

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The majority of plants need sun in various amounts. This leaves you with a quandary of what to do with that part of your yard or garden that doesn’t get much sun, or any at all. To make use of this shady space, check out some of the herbs and plants from the list below […]

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Eleuthero, although little-known by most people, is a shrub that is well-regarded by those in the world of alternative medicine. Originating from many Asian countries as well as Russia, this plant has the ability to address a wide variety of health deficiencies and ailments. Also referred to as Siberian ginseng, shigoka, Devil’s shrub touch-me-not, Kan […]

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Horsetail is a perennial plant that represents a horse’s tail (imagine that). It is also known as pewterwort, shavegrass, candock, and bottle brush. This plant has been used to make dye, whistles, polish wooden tools, and even as sandpaper. Even more impressive than these uses are the many health benefits of horsetail. Rich in a […]

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Castor oil is often thought of only when needing to speed things along, whether it be labor or a bowel movement. However, castor oil offers a surprising number of benefits, which make a must-have in every home. 1. Natural Laxative As many people have heard or learned from experience, it is a very effective laxative. […]

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Many of us find trimming the garden or yard to be a pain, and hastily toss out the cuttings to be done with the job. However, you may want to think twice next time you get ready to toss your cuttings into the trash; many of these discarded herbs and plants can be re-planted. Read […]

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Stress and anxiety seem to be natural by-products of life, especially now in this high-tech, always-on-the-go society. But constantly suffering from stress and feelings of anxiety can take a serious toll on your health, including heart issues and a weakened immune system. Although many of us would like to change our lifestyles to reduce stress, […]

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The goldenrod plant can be found in abundance during the late summer months. While it’s bright yellow flowers make for a pretty landscape, but the plant also provides some real health benefits as well. Goldenrod can be utilized like many other herbs: as a tea, tincture, infused oil, poultice or powder. Below you will find […]

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You may think that chives are only good for making a plate look pretty, or maybe for topping your baked potato. These tiny vegetables, however, can actually deliver some pretty impressive health benefits. Read on to learn about the many ways that chives (or green onions, also known as allium schoenoprasum) can improve your well-being. […]

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Native to the Mediterranean region, and occasionally found in northern Africa, Borage is highly popular for its appearance, particularly during a full bloom, when it becomes bright blue with five triangular petals, earning it the nickname ‘starflower’. It prefers sunny areas, though it doesn’t have specific nutritional requirements. It produces on its own, and grows […]

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