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Herbs For Health: Eat Your Oatmeal (Avena sativa)

Herbs For Health: Eat Your Oatmeal (Avena sativa)

Eat Your Oatmeal (Avena sativa) Perhaps you remember your mother, or grandmother, telling you to ‘eat your oatmeal’. Although they may not have known all the details as to ‘why’ oatmeal is good for you, they got the main point. Eating oatmeal, or porridge, as some refer to it is not only good for you […]

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Herbs For Health: Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Herbs For Health: Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Herbs For Health: Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) When you think of Nettle you do doubt think of the painful sting you get when you touch it’s leaves. Ouch! Nettles sting rash Nettle grows wild throughout the United States and Canada. It grows well even if you are trying to get rid of it. If you […]

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Herbs For Health: Evening Primrose Oil

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Herbs For Health: Evening Primrose Oil

Herbs For Health: Evening Primrose Oil Latin name –¬†Oenothera biennis Historically this plant was used by many Native Americans in preparations to treat bruises and wounds. Per The Complete Herbal website: “In England, during the 17th century, this herb was called the “King’s cure-all” by herbalists, and it was considered a panacea for treating most […]

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Herbs For Health: Vitex aka Chasteberry

Herbs For Health: Vitex aka Chasteberry

Herbs For Health: Vitex aka Chasteberry Vitex agnus-castus¬† This plant is indigenous to the Mediterranean and has been used throughout history to address women’s gynecological problems. Interesting Fact During the middle ages it was thought to decrease sexual desire, so monks would chew it to help them reduce their urges. Can you say ‘placebo effect’? […]

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