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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Your familiarity with hops may start and end with your knowledge that they are found in beer. However, hops actually provide a wide variety of health benefits, aside from helping you celebrate the beginning of the weekend. Read on below to learn more about hops and what they can do for you. 1. Anti-Inflammatory In […]

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Turmeric is a root that not only provides phenomenal flavor to curries and other dishes, but also provides many health benefits. The active component in turmeric root is called curcumin, and this has been shown to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. As research on this “super root” has continued, scientists have found that turmeric is […]

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Whenever you use a lemon, for a drink or food dish, you generally get what you need out of it and then toss the citrus peel. Well, did you know that this lemony peel can actually be used to improve your health? Health Benefits of Lemon Peels Discover some of the ways that lemon peels […]

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Shiitake mushrooms may have a funny name, but the health benefits they provide are no joke. These mushrooms also have a nice, meaty flavor, making them an excellent addition to almost any dish. Health Benefits of Shiitake Mushroom Below you will find some of the most impressive benefits for your health that these mushrooms offer. […]

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Yohimbe is a tree that is native to Central Africa, and it has become famous for the medicinal benefits of its bark. The chemical responsible for these interactions is called yohimbine and has actually been approved and used by many international drug agencies. Health benefits of Yohimbe Let’s take a closer look at some of […]

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Oregano is something of a super herb. It’s been used since the ancient Greek times, and actually is named from the Greeks ‘mountain of joy’. The historical and current use of oregano as an herbal remedy shows pretty clearly how useful this herb truly is! Health Benefits of Oregano The oil, leaves and other parts […]

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There are a plethora of herbs out there that you can always grow. Sometimes, the options can be overwhelming. To help with this conundrum, this list of herbs that you should grow reflects some of the most basic and beneficial herbs that everyone should include in their herb garden. These are simple to grow, perfect […]

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You may not have heard of arctostaphylos uva ursi (or just uva ursi) before, but this herb has been used for centuries to treat a variety of medical maladies. From a nutritional supplement to a muscle relaxant, read on to learn about all of the ways that uva ursi can be used. 1. Urinary Tract […]

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Lemongrass, an herb native to many Asian countries, has long been used in Asian cultures both for its flavor and for its healing properties. Because it is high in vitamins A and C, folic acid, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, calcium, and more, lemongrass supports your health in a variety of ways. From acting as a […]

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