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How to Grow Your Own Medicine Chest

| March 9, 2013
smart pot

Grow Your Own Medicine Chest.  If you didn’t have a health food store or Amazon to go to for your natural remedies, what would you do?  Well, you could grow your own.  If you have a house and yard, you have room to grow herbs.  If you don’t have a house and yard but a […]

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How to Grow Peppermint

| March 9, 2013
peppermint

USES: Peppermint has strong pain relieving properties and the simple act of crushing some leaves and holding them at your temples can relieve a headache.  Inhale the aroma and get some sinus relief.  Steep them in a cup with boiling water and sip the tea; it’s a great digestive aid and a delightful tea. How […]

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How to Grow Goldenrod

| March 9, 2013
goldenrod

USES: Goldenrod is used for kidney and bladder ailments, provides relief to asthmatics, and is anti fungal. How to Grow Goldenrod.  I suggest starting with a plant and the one I’ve chosen is short enough to grow in a pot or in a small space in your garden.  Goldenrod blooms late summer and well into […]

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How to Grow Garlic

| March 9, 2013
garlic

USES:  Before the discovery of penicillin garlic was the antibiotic of choice.  It is still useful today as an antibiotic and is known to lower blood pressure.  It is also a great flavoring for food. How to Grow Garlic.  This will be fun.  Get your garlic (from here, the grocery store or your refrigerator), separate […]

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How to Grow Feverfew

| March 9, 2013
feverfew

USES:  Feverfew relaxes long, smooth muscles and has long been useful for treating migraine headaches.  It is also beneficial for muscle cramps.  It seems most effective when cramping or headache are associated with a woman’s monthly hormone cycle. How to Grow Feverfew.  Feverfew is a short lived perennial flower and once started, will reseed itself […]

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How to Grow Elderberry

| March 8, 2013
elderberry

USES:  Elderberry is the only known plant that stops a virus from reproducing, thus shortening any viral infection you might have.  The flowers, soaked in pure water, are used as a skin tonic, especially for the face. How to Grow Elderberry.   York is the variety of elderberry I suggest (there are many) because it […]

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How to Grow Echinacea

| March 8, 2013
echinacea

USES:  Echinacea is a super immune booster strengthening  your body to fight off any and all ailments.  I’ve even had it stop a tooth from aching when that pain was caused by an infection in the tooth. How to Grow Echinacea.  There are two kinds of echinacea that are used by herbalists:  Echinacea purpurea and […]

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How to Grow Dandelion

| March 8, 2013
dandelion

USES:  Dandelion is a natural diuretic high in potassium (it’s the high potassium that makes the greens bitter); it also stimulates the production of bile, aiding in your digestion.  It is also a good blood cleanser.  Dandelion greens have more Vitamin A than almost any other vegetable. How to Grow Dandelion.  You’re wondering why when […]

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How to Grow Chamomile Flower

| March 8, 2013
chamomile

USES:  Chamomile flowers seem to enhance any herb they work with.  Chamomile has a soothing and calming effect.  Made into a tea, the taste is a combination of apples and honey.  You also see chamomile in many cosmetic preparations as the cooled tea is good for skin disorders. How to Grow Chamomile Flower.  There are […]

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How to Grow Cayenne Pepper

| March 8, 2013
cayenne

USES:  Cayenne speeds up circulation helping to keep you warm in cold weather and useful for diabetics who suffer from poor circulation to their feet.  It also has pain relieving properties as you see many products with “capsicum” for pain.  Besides, can be used sparingly to replace black pepper. How to Grow Cayenne Pepper.  This […]

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