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Herbalism is NOT a Spectator Sport

This is the shortest lesson in this course but it one of the most important. The key to being a successful family herbalist is to be your own best testimonial. That is: be your own example of what herbs can do for people, and that means using … Read More...

The Irony of the “No-Result” Result in Herbal Medicine

As herbal medicine progresses back to its former position of popularity there is an increasing inclination on the part of the media to do “herbal exposés” that tend to be deceptive, sensationalist, and sometimes irrational. Fortunately, as you … Read More...

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A Nourishing and Relaxing Herbal Bath Recipe

One of the most effective and pleasant methods for treating our minds, bodies and souls is an aromatic bath. The combination of water, warmth and herbal essences has several beneficial effects. This is a nourishing recipe for mature skin. It's … Read More...

Snake Flower – Bulbine frutescens

[Fam. Asphodelaceae] Other Names / Related Species Afrikaans: balsemkopieva, copaiba, geelkatstert, katstert English: cat’s tail, bum jelly plant, stalked bulbine, grass aloe Sotho: Khomo-ya-Ntsukammele, sehlare-sa-pekane, … Read More...

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How the “Green People” Came to Our Aid (a Cherokee Tale)

In the foreword to her wonderful little book “Herbal Medicine”, herbalist Vicky Pitman relates the beautiful story by the Cherokee of how the green people came to the aid of human beings. “In the beginning of this world, all creatures could … Read More...

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Faan’s South African Veggie News – October 2014

It's not often you get the opportunity to learn from the best. Faan Koekemoer is without any doubt one of the most experienced and pragmatic vegetable gardeners I know. He publishes a monthly newsletter jampacked with tips, tricks and timely advice … Read More...

3 Dreadful Food Gardening Maladies

Most activities work better when there is a grand scheme guiding them than when they just sort of happen in a haphazard way. There's no doubt that an overarching design is absolutely necessary when it comes to complex projects like building a house … Read More...

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