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Codonopsis Root

| January 25, 2016
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Codonopsis root boosts your immune system and has been found to play a valuable role in the maintenance of person’s healthy red blood cells. It also promotes mental sharpness and memory and is an “adaptogen,” that is, it does what your body needs. It is similar to the way ginseng is used. In fact, you’ll […]

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Calamus Root

| January 24, 2016
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Calamus root is also known as sweet flag and blue flag. Sweet flag is used as an aromatic braid which is burned for fragrance. Blue flag, calamus root, is used as a fixative for essential oils in potpourri. Also, it is said, if used as a tea it makes smoking nauseating so someone trying to […]

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Carob

| January 21, 2016
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Most people think of carob as a chocolate substitute and with an “almost chocolate” flavor, it is a good one and without caffeine. Carob is very nourishing, high in Gallic acid which gives it many antiseptic properties. It is also rich in phosphorous and calcium. Its other name, St. John’s bread refers to the story […]

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Cramp Bark

| January 21, 2016
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Cramp bark is a plant that grows in North America. Historically, Native Americans used cramp bark as medicine for reducing swollen glands and treating fluid retention, mumps, and eye disorders. They also smoked cramp bark as a substitute for tobacco. These days, the bark and root bark of this plant are still used for healing. […]

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Castor Oil

| January 10, 2016
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Castor oil is produced from the seeds of the castor bean plant. The seeds and leaves are poisonous although the processed oil is free of poisons. That doesn’t make it taste good and that taste is what many people of an older generation might remember. Castor oil was mother’s favorite spring tonic after a long […]

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Bay Leaf

| November 26, 2015
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Bay leaves are used as a digestive aid and for headache, including migraine. Because of the way it help digestion, it can lower blood sugar levels. Bay leaf (from a laurel tree) has a rich flavor and is frequently added to stews and soups. The leaves are removed before serving as it’s not practical to […]

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Elecampane

| November 23, 2015
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Elecampane is an excellent expectorant, that is, it helps you expel mucous congestion. Thus it’s good in any condition such as bronchitis, asthma, and the common cold. It also has a mildly sedative action and is anti-bacterial. The parts used are the root or rhizome and the flower.

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Eucalyptus

| November 22, 2015
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Native aborigines in Australia used eucalyptus leaf infusions for a variety of ailments, including sinus congestion, cold, and fever. In the 19th-century, eucalyptus oil was used in English hospitals to clean and sterilize.Other medicinal systems, such as Ayurvedic, Greek, and Chinese have provisions for eucalyptus as well. In this country, eucalyptus is frequently combined with […]

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Asafoetida

| November 18, 2015
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Asafetida’s medicinal uses include the treatment of influenza, is beneficial in fighting the swine flu and H1N1 virus, is used to treat asthma and bronchitis, and is effective is treating colds and flu in children. In addition, it can also be used for reducing chronic bronchitis and whooping cough. Asafoetida is also good for stopping […]

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Jade Plant

| November 16, 2015
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To treat warts with Jade plant, slice a leaf in half lengthwise and put wet side on the wart. Secure with a band aid and leave in place a day. Replace it for two more days. The wart should dry up and fall off. The plant is also used as a treatment for nausea, and […]

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