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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...

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The Importance of Botanical Names

You wouldn’t dare call a friend or relative by any other name than their own. Unless it’s your day for being rude. Nor would you call your potato salad an apple salad. You’ll just confuse your guests. We usually call plants by their common names. … Read More...

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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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Making Herbal Bath Salts – A Crash Course

Spoil yourself with your own unique herbal bath salt blends made with natural ingredients and relaxing scents. Bath salts are the easiest natural skin care products the family herbalist can make and are often some of the most expensive items in … Read More...

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How to Prevent the Common Cold

Maintaining a healthy immune system is the best protection against the common cold. If you have a history of recurrent colds every year it may be indicative of a weakened immune system Basically you can experience 3 types of immune … Read More...

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Choosing the Best Spot for Your Potted Herbs

The ideal spot for potted herbs receives ample sunlight, is near the kitchen, protected from cold winds and frost, and is close to a water source. Of all these the amount of sun that your herbs will receive is the most important as it will have the … Read More...

Faan’s South African Veggie News – November 2014

The Romans used to say: "Tempus fugit" and nothing has changed over all these years. No matter in which language you say it, time flies. Less than two months before Christmas, so if you want to spoil yourself with lovely fresh vegetables from your … Read More...

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