Category: Natural Remedies

Now Remember Rosemary

Mad Ophelia tells us: “There’s Rosemary, that’s for remembrance”. In Shakespeare’s day it was common knowledge that rosemary helped one remember. Today, as then, herbalists agree: “For weyknesse of ye brayne, sethe rosemaria in wyne and keep ye heed warme”. The leaves of this tough, evergreen shrub, are valued for both medicinal and culinary uses. …

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6 Home Remedies For Honeybee Stings

Getting a Honey-bee-sting is no fun. Moreover, the pain can last up to several hours, even days if no correct remedial measures are applied immediately. Since summer time is at its peak, people who work in their gardens have high risk of getting stung by a bee. Fortunately, there are now a bunch of home …

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Chai Honey Tea Recipe

Experience the health benefits of honey Healthy ingredients are the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Whether it be a minor addition for flavor, or an increased dosage that completely transforms a meal, finding healthy ingredients that are both nutritious and delicious can enhance your diet and your life. Honey is a diverse ingredient that can …

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Dandelion Blessings! 

The first yellow spots in the lawn and along roadsides are telling me every year that winter is finally over, and that the promise of life has come back, and Mother Earth will provide for us with an abundance of food and beauty again. Shining like little yellow stars they take over controlled lawns. They …

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Bringing the Herb Garden Home for Health and Happiness

For thousands of years, people have grown plants for culinary and medicinal uses. These days, outside of certain communities, it is less common to have an herb garden, and many people don’t know the difference between lemon balm and lemongrass. But rest assured; this guide to the must-haves in any herb garden will help stave …

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How to Make Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is made from the ginger root, or the rhyzome. It is a knotty root, and has a light brown skin and a light juicy flesh on the inside. You can find ginger root in the fresh produce section in most grocery stores. But if you like you can grow your own ginger no matter …

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Lemon Balm Tea (Melissa Officinalis) Health Benefits

Lemon balm tea is a caffeine-free herbal tea made from the plant, Melissa officinalis. Melissa officinalis is one of many herbs which have a natural lemony fragrance without the sourness and acidity caused by citric acid in lemons. This article explores the health benefits and medicinal uses of lemon balm, and the benefits of drinking an …

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Growing Herbs: Fennel

Fennel The ancient Greek word for fennel is “marathon”, based on the Greek victory over the Persians in 470 BC at Marathon, a battle that was fought in a field of fennel. Fennel is mentioned as early as 3500 years ago in the Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian medical manuscript for the treatment of flatulence. …

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Natural Remedies for Families On the Go, and On the Grow

A recent Ipsos Reid survey, conducted on behalf of the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) shows that Canadians are increasingly embracing a more holistic approach to health for themselves and their entire family. With the abundance of chemicals in our day-to-day products, food, and the environment, it can be difficult to figure out where and …

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The Potency of the Peppermint Leaf

What do candy, chewing gum, toothpaste, and ice cream all have in common? One thing is that all can be purchased with peppermint flavor. This perennial plant produces green leaves that are rich in medicinal value. Peppermint Leaf is a great aid to the digestive system. It increases the quantity and ability of bile to …

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