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5 Reasons St John’s Wort is the Herb for You!

One of my very favorite and most commonly used herbs is St John’s Wort. Besides the many wonderful benefits it possesses, one of the reasons I find it so valuable is its accessibility and ease of use. I’ve written about the ways I like to use it, as well as one of my favorite methods of making medicine from it, many times.

St John’s Wort has a long and rich history of use in herbal traditions. It has been used successfully throughout the ages for conditions ranging from painful wounds, to depression to consumption.

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5 Reasons Hawthorn is the Herb for You!

5-reasons1There is a long history in many traditional cultures of using Hawthorn as food and medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Native American medicine and European herbalism have all included various parts of the Hawthorn tree in their materia medicas.

Most commonly used as a heart tonic, both for physical and spiritual/emotional issues of the heart, Hawthorn has a variety of other documented benefits as well.

 

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5 Reasons Evening Primrose is the Herb for You!

5-reasonsMany of you may be familiar with the benefits of Evening Primrose Oil. For many years now, the seed oil of the Evening Primrose plant has been researched, studied and touted for it’s GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) content, which is a precursor of EFA’s (essential fatty acids). Most of the findings of the more than 100 studies published so far show positive results for a broad range of actions from arthritis, skin issues, and premenstrual syndrome, to a variety of inflammatory problems, cardiovascular disease, and immuno-depression.

However, what you may not know about Evening Primrose, is that the entire plant, not just the oil, is used medicinally. Native to North America, this plant has many traditional uses that go far beyond the seed oil.

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5 Reasons Yarrow is the Herb for You!

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Yarrow is commonly seen tucked away in flower gardens and, just as often, growing wild in fields and sunny meadows. The botanical name of this plant, Achillea millefolium, is a reference to the Greek hero, Achilles, whose mother, Thetis, made him nearly invincible by dipping him in a vat of Yarrow tea. It has a long history of use in many different cultures including the Native American and the Traditional Chinese systems of medicine. In fact, the stems of the Yarrow plant were traditionally used in the Chinese culture to make I Ching sticks.

 

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5 Reasons Burdock is the Herb for You!

5 Reasons(3)Burdock has been praised through antiquity for the many medicinal properties it possesses. However, it has also been considered by many, the bane of their existence, particularly if they have dogs or other animals. I’m sure many of you can relate to the experience of spending hours trying to extricate hundreds of Burdock burrs (which are actually the seeds of the Burdock plant) from your dog’s coat day after day every fall…

Well, in spite of that little inconvenience, Burdock still holds it’s place as one of the most useful ‘weeds’ you can have in your yard. Here is just a sampling of the many benefits this plant boasts.

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5 Reasons Red Clover is the Herb for You!

5 Reasons Red CloverCommon herbs like Red Clover are often overlooked as useless and pesky weeds. How many times have you weeded this pretty little plant from your garden spaces?

In organic agriculture and permaculture, Red Clover is now being viewed as an excellent cover crop to add minerals and nitrogen to the soil. However, in herbal circles, Red Clover has been praised for centuries as a highly medicinal and vital plant, especially for women and children.

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5 Reasons Rose is the Herb for You!

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Do you have roses in your yard? Do you enjoy their aromatic beauty? Did you know that not only is the rose beautiful, but it is also a potent medicinal plant?

For centuries, the rose has been thought of as an ornamental plant, prized for its scent and delicate beauty. A gift of roses has long symbolized love, femininity and romance.

However, the delicate nature of the soft, aromatic rose petal is balanced by the intense, protective thorns that line the stems and guard the exquisite blossoms from harm. This gives us some insight to the nature and strength of it’s medicinal qualities.

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5 Reasons Dandelion is the Herb for You!

SINCE 1611For decades, the lowly Dandelion has been called a persistent weed. People spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars a year trying to rid their lawns and gardens of this tenacious, pesky plant.

But, what if the Dandelion was more valuable and useful than anything else that grew in your garden? It just may be…

Here are 5 reasons that you might want to not only allow your Dandelions to grow in your yard, but perhaps even cultivate a spot just for them in your garden…

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5 Reasons Stinging Nettle is the Herb for You!

5 Reasons(1)When I think of spring, I think of Stinging Nettle. And, the thing I love most about Nettle, aside from the benefits I will expound upon below, is the mischievous way it has of creating more awareness. Believe me, if you are out in Nettle territory, and are not attentive to your surroundings, Nettle has a very intense and persuasive method of coaxing you into mindfulness!

Most people, however, love Stinging Nettle for other reasons. And, there are lots of them!
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Tools to Help you Stay Healthy all Winter

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In the last post, we explored various factors that contribute to winter illness and how we might begin to shift some of those factors and their impact on ourselves and our families.

In this post, I’d like to delve into some of the more practical tools and techniques that can be used effectively to prevent and alleviate winter illnesses and the symptoms that go along with them.

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