History Of Herbal Medicine

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The Use of Plants for Medicinal Purposes Herbal medicine, sometimes referred to as botanical medicine or simply, ‘herbalism’, has a long history and refers to the use of plants to treat injuries or illnesses. It also refers to the use of herbs or ‘botanicals’ to assist in health and wellness. Ayurvedic, herbalist practitioners, traditional medicine …

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Emerging From Winter With Herbs

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We are writing from different places, with different climates and different experiences.  But the awakening of Spring stirs something in each of us.  And we make our preparations, whether from a Lenten fast, Passover, a week-long cleanse or just the venture out to harvest the wild greens we have been craving. LadyBarbara wrote Skunk Cabbage: …

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Volunteers in the Herb Garden

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Volunteers in the Herb Garden… Parsley, caraway, and dill Every gardener could use herb garden volunteers to help out once in a while. Especially when the volunteer tastes as good as some that are commonly found in the herb garden. Parsley, caraway, and dill are three commonly used herbs that will return on their own, …

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5 Reasons to Use Herbs Everyday

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Build Your Immune System. A healthy immune system goes a long ways toward keeping your body healthy. Herbal remedies help create and sustain a healthy immune system which helps your body fight off many common infections like the common cold, as well as cancer and other degenerative diseases. Some common herbs that help you build …

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Growth Requirements for Common Herbs

Different herbs have different growth requirements to flourish. The growing environment that will cause one herb to grow plentiful for you will cause another to languish. The table below will help you find the right spot for the right herb. HERB LIGHT SOIL HEIGHT PROPAGATION HARDINESS Angelica Angelica archangelica Biennial Best in cool climates Light …

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