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What is Echinacea Used For?

If you are looking for an all-in-one medicinal plant – one that offers top-down health benefits, then the Echinacea plant is a good choice! Echinacea is a traditional alternative medicine that takes its name from a group of flowering plant in a daisy family native to North America. Known under its different types (Echinacea pallida, …

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Materia Medica – What It Is and Why You Should Have One

If you’re just getting involved with herbalism, you may be wondering “What is a Materia Medica?” Materia Medica – “…is a Latin term…for the body of collected knowledge about the therapeutic properties of any substance used for healing.” (Wikipedia). In this post I will go over what exactly that means, why (and how!) you should …

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Health and Medicinal Benefits of Lavender Leaves

The vast health benefits of lavender leaves go far beyond a relaxing bath. Here I cover all of the benefits of lavender leaves so you can add this powerful healing herb to your arsenal of home remedies. Lavender is an incredibly easy herb to grow, and one of my biggest herbal allies on the homestead. …

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8 Health Benefits of Elderberry You Didn’t Know

You’ve heard of elderberry – syrup, cordial, wine, etc – but Health Benefits of Elderberry With more and more people turning to herbal remedies to treat their family’s ailments, Elderberry syrup is usually the first choice. The gateway “drug” into herbalism. But elderberries go far beyond syrup and pack a powerful healing punch! Having existed …

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6 Uses of Ashwagandha

Have you felt so stressed out lately? While stress is inevitable, there are effective ways to deal with it.  Along with healthy eating and exercise, why not consider using some ancient medicinal plants for your relief? It is classified as an adaptogen, which means that it is able to heal the body and deal with …

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