Garlic, an onion species, is a bulbous plant that grows to 4 ft. tall. It is grown year round in ideally sunny locations with dry soils that have a high organic material content; however, garlic is capable of growing in a variety of soils and pH levels. For thousands of years, garlic has been used […]

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  Alfalfa is a perennial plant grown in warm or temperate climates throughout the world. Also known as lucerne, the herb is only referred to as Alfalfa in the United States. A member of the pea family, Alfalfa is grown as a forage crop for livestock fodder. Technically a legume, the plant develops small clusters […]

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The term Hawthorn refers to an entire genus of trees and shrubs that are members of the rosaceae family. Alternate names for the plant include crataegus, may tree, thorn apple, hawberry, and whitehorn. Native to the northern hemispheres of Europe, North America, and Asia, Hawthorn only grows in temperate regions. Often recognized by its bright […]

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Gingko Biloba is an oriental tree used for decoration, food, and medicine throughout the world. Often simply called ginkgo, the tree itself is a living fossil. While gingko is native to China, today it is grown through many different parts of the globe. At full height, the tree is quite large and possesses an evergreen […]

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As a native of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia, the clove tree produces flowers that are used as a cooking spice as well as a medicine. Today, the spice is harvested from trees growing throughout Indonesia, Zanzibar, Madagascar, Tanzania, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The clove tree is an evergreen that grows long oval leaves with […]

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With a gruesome name like Devil’s Claw, the plant Harpagophytum is actually a member of the sesame family. Known alternatively by the names wood spider and grapple plant, the species is Native to South Africa, though found its way to Europe through colonization and exploration. Having received its sinful moniker from the aesthetics of its […]

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Catuaba is a tree native to the lands of Brazil, the word itself translates to refer to a tree that gives strength to the Indian in the indigenous Guarani language. Traditionally, the bark of the catuaba tree has been used in traditional South American medicine. There are even ancient writings from the region showing the […]

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Because fevers are a sign that your body is fighting an infection naturally, fevers will usually decrease on their own once the infection has been taken care of. There are occasions, however, when the body has a fever unnecessarily or when the fever is too high; when that occurs herbs can be used to make […]

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Blessed Thistle, scientifically known as Cnicus Benedictus, is often referred to as St. Benedict’s Thistle or holy thistle. The plant itself has thistle-like characteristics and is chiefly found in the Mediterranean regions of Portugal and Iran. In North America, Blessed Thistle is viewed as an invasive weed plant. The plant is not considered edible, though […]

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Bacopa, also referred to as brahmi, is an aquatic plant, most traditionally used in India for medicinal purposes. Bacopa has succulent leaves and small, white flowers that consist of approximately four to five petals. Bacopa grows under damp conditions; it is found in wetlands across the continents. The fact that it is an aquatic plant […]

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The taproot part of the beet is referred to as the beetroot. Beetroot is both used for food and medicinal uses. From Middle Ages onwards, beetroot was regarded as a treatment for various illnesses and conditions, particularly those illnesses related to blood and digestion. The beet plant consists of a round, firm vegetable purple in […]

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Motion sickness affects many people. It can put a real damper on your day, especially if you’re on vacation with the family at Disneyland or enjoying a sunset cruise on the bay. Luckily, there are many natural remedies for motion sickness and most of these herbs are already in your cabinet or easily found at […]

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The name Astragalus refers to a whole host of herbal and shrub species encompassing over 3000 varieties within the genus. A member of the legume family, Astragalus is also referred to as goat’s thorn, milkvetch, and locoweed. Native to the Northern hemisphere where the climate is mild or temperate, Astragalus grows easily in standard conditions. […]

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Rooibos tea, originating from South Africa, is being hailed for its plethora of health benefits. These benefits include curing headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, bone weakness, hypertension, allergies and premature aging. The tea has no caffeine and can be enjoyed as often as you would like. The USDA has even noted the tea can help prevent […]

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Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, occurs when your body does not have enough sugar in its system to use as fuel. The result can include headaches, shakiness, confusion, irritability, anxiety, and weakness. While any period of hypoglycemia should be reported to your physician, there are some natural remedies that you can turn to for immediate […]

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  Angelica sinensis, or Dong Quai as it’s commonly known, is an indigenous Chinese herb found in high and cold mountainous regions of China, Japan and Korea. This plant is of the celery, carrots, parsley, and poison hemlock family and has smooth stems that have white flowered clusters and fruits at the ends. The thick, […]

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