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Mushroom – Reishi

Mushroom – Reishi

| February 19, 2015

Reishi mushrooms have remarkable powers and you don’t have to be ailing to take this supplement.  It normalizes all body functions; i.e. if your blood pressure is low, it raises it to a normal level; if your heart beats weakly, it increases the strength of your heartbeat.  This once rare mushroom is now successfully cultivated […]

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Mushrom – Maitake

| February 18, 2015

Maitake mushrooms are tremendous immune boosters which allows your body to fight off many illnesses, even serious ones such as cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, AIDS, and high cholesterol to name just a few.  The mushroom is rich in polysaccharides, a class of sugars that your body needs for health and healing.  The mushrooms are […]

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Mushroom – Shitake

| February 7, 2015

Shitake mushrooms have been valued for thousands of years for their ability to protect heart health, boost immunity, and to provide substantial vitamin and mineral nutrients.  Besides, they taste good and fresh mushrooms are available in many groceries in the U.S.  Here is my recipe for Shitake Mushroom Broth which I use at first sign […]

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Mushroom – Cordyceps

| January 26, 2015

Mushrooms have long been valued for their healing properties and none more so than Cordyceps.  They are Anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-tumor, anti-viral, blood pressure control, blood sugar control, cardiovascular support, cholesterol reducer, immune booster, kidney tonic, liver tonic, lung tonic, nerve tonic, stress reducer.  This is a great supplement for anyone in a weakened condition and […]

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Almond

| January 14, 2015

Almonds are one of the most utilized foods of all times.  Its main benefit is its emollient effect on the body, inside and out, that is, it softens skin and tissue.  It is also a powerhouse of nutrients.  Here are some of the ways you find almonds:  Marzipan (sweet almond paste), sweet almond oil (for […]

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Allspice

| January 12, 2015

Allspice is also a healing herb, not just an addition to your sweet baking projects.  In the tropical countries where this tree grows the dried berries are used as concoctions for gas and bloating and as poultices for neuralgia.  It got its name because it has a flavor reminiscent of cinnamon, cloves and black pepper.  […]

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Anise

| November 24, 2014
Anise

Anise, that small green seed with the mild licorice flavor, is a powerhouse of talents.  It promotes digestion, relieves gas and nausea, improves appetite, and relieves colic in infants.  For an infant, steep the seeds in hot water a few minutes, cool to warm then feed the baby with a bottle of anise water.  Anise […]

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Apple

| November 21, 2014

Apples deserve a place in your kitchen and medicine chest because they are a signature treatment for diarrhea or constipation and a tea made from the peel is useful for rheumatism.  Also, the fruit is abundant and stores well for a long time when kept cool.  For diarrhea, peel and grate a fresh apple and […]

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Virginia Creeper

| November 11, 2014

Caution:  This plant can cause an allergic reaction in some people similar to poison ivy or oak blisters. The bark and twigs of this plant are collected in the Fall after the berries have ripened.  Made into a sweetened tea, the drink is an expectorant and tonic.  It is a prolific plant and grows in most […]

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Arum

| November 9, 2014

The arum is an unusual plant for your garden but its dried rootstock is valued for bronchitis, asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) which involves chronic congestion which blocks your air passages.  The plant is otherwise poisonous, flowers. leaves, fresh root.  The root stock needs to be thoroughly dried or cooked before use, then […]

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