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Eucalyptus - The 3 C's to this Healing Herb

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Eucalyptus trees are stunning with a silver blue-green leaves on long sturdy branches. Even the peeling bark has a unique appearance, creating an overall attractive style to it. It is almost as if the eucalyptus tree is inviting you to learn more about its wonders, and if you are here, you've noticed the special qualities it possesses. 

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Lady's Mantle - A Woman's Best Herbal Friend

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Lady's Mantle - A Woman's Best Herbal Friend

Lady's Mantle is not usually among the top herbs we know, but it definitely should be in your apothecary cabinet if you are a woman or living with one.  To start things off about this magical folklore and medicinal herb, you should know Lady's Mantle's Latin name is Alchemilla vulgaris and it belongs to the Rosaceae family. The plant piece that will matter most to an herbalist or consumer is its curved rounded leaves.  Folklore tells us that Lady's Mantle is named as such because it is nicknamed, "The magical one." This stems from the European belief that Lady's Mantle can cure most...

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How to Dry Plants with Your Oven and Limited Space

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How to Dry Plants with Your Oven and Limited Space

Hi everyone! So of you all were asking about drying plants yesterday. Here is one of my favorite methods when you are limited on space.  This is one of the best processes for drying flowers to avoid molding and when you have limited space. This would be used for something like Hibicious, Marigold, Rose, Mint, Violet, Lemongrass and roots.  Oven drying is not a good method for herbs with branches unless the leaves are removed first and branches disposed of or repurposed.  Oven drying flowers requires a lower oven temperature of about 100 degrees F. Oven drying is often used...

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Herbs for Period Cramps & Pain

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Herbs for Period Cramps & Pain

Womanhood is hard enough, but why is it every month we get put out of service for a whole week? Well, mother nature heard about all our aches, bloating and menstrual pains and now she has told us about her ancient herbal solutions to painful periods.  Here is a list of herbs you should know to help with period cramps and pains: Ginger tea for menstrual cramps Chamomile for painful bloating and insomnia Lemon Balm tea for menstrual cramps Fenugreek tea for menstrual cramps Lady's Mantle for menstrual cramps and bloating Fennel tea for menstrual cramps Frankincense for anti inflammatory, breast...

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The Healing Mind to Body Connection - Impacting the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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The Healing Mind to Body Connection - Impacting the COVID-19 Pandemic?

I am fascinated with healers, and how energy and emotions affect our health. How is it that someone can be in chronic pain or illness, with no identifiable solution, cure or even understanding of the root cause?   Are our bodies really failing us? Are our foods and water so toxic that we can no longer be safe in our environment? Or is there something vital in the holistic health equation that we are missing - until now? We've all heard the phrase,"Mind over matter," or "Mind over body." More stories are becoming known about miraculous events where individuals who were...

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