Tag: Medicinal Plants

Wild Violets: For Beauty, Nourishment and Healing

Who isn’t entranced while walking a shady wooded path strewn with a carpet of wild violets? It instantly creates an almost magical atmosphere, intoxicating with the sweet scent of ...

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Backyard Herbs: Cleavers- Lymphatic Aide and Much More!

The earth is greening up all around us and for those of us who want to create our own home medicinals, it’s never too soon to get started collecting and drying those lovely “...

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Backyard Survival Herbs: Coltsfoot – Remedy for Coughs

Long ago, was a plant known as Filius ante patrem, which means ‘the son before the father’ because its golden flowers appeared and withered before the leaves would ever be seen. ...

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Making Apple Cider Vinegar: Whys and Hows

It’s been cited as a panacea for just about every human ill from sore throats to incontinence to heart disease to aging and touted as a cleaning agent and health and beauty product...

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Backyard Survival Herbs: Dandelion for Health and Pleasure

The nemesis of the “perfect” lawn and the pleasure of little children – the Dandelion is a plant is known to everyone. But do you know of the AMAZING value Dandelio...

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Garlic: A Savory Super Power in Your Health Arsenal

“Oh, honey!  You ate garlic……” Such a whine is heard in our home when my husband eats something containing garlic and I do not.  Basically having a major olfactory ...

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Backyard Survival Herbs: Boneset- Just A Little Herb’ll Do Ya!

History is full of accounts where someone was on the brink of death from a viral infection -like typhoid or dengue or influenza- and because someone knew to use boneset to inhibit th...

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Yarrow – A Fragrant Herb with a Practical Side

With leaves shaped like little feathers and a white crown of flowers, yarrow is packed with practical uses from stopping blood flow to causing a nosebleed! Intrigued? Let’s tak...

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Backyard Survival Herbs- Springing Up Everywhere!

As things start popping out all over, we want to take a look at some natural herbs that you can collect right around the areas you frequent – whether it be a rural plot of land...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Elderberry – For Taste or Tonic

Winter’s still hanging on and with it, all of the usual germs that thrive in shut-up environments, breeding like crazy in the same warmth we bask in.  No fear –the elderberry pl...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Goldenrod’s Bum Rap

Goldenrod has such a bum rap because when fall allergies flare, people look for who’s to blame.  They see golden yellow flowers and deduce they MUST be the culprit!  And so, the ...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Meet the Powerful Plantain

Did you know that there is an edible and almost magical “weed” which grows freely in backyards, meadows and along roadsides that has a history of use as far back as the a...

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