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Is it Safe to Use Comfrey?

I've received a flood of emails regarding my previous article about comfrey speeding up the healing of a fractured finger. Most people were concerned about the safety and legality of comfrey. So in this article I'll try and debunk some of these … Read More...

4 Mood Enhancing Herbs You Can Grow

Here are four herbs that will help improve your mood and help you relax. For best results grow your own. The easiest and quickest is to buy plants from your local garden centre. Two of each will do the trick. Lemon Balm Very popular with … Read More...

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Borage – Nature’s Best Stress Tonic

An infusion of Borage leaves is nature’s best tonic for stress and stress related problems. The leaves contains vitamin C and are rich in calcium, potassium and mineral salts. Growing Borage Borage (Borago officinalis) is a lovely garden plant, … 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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Do You Need a Detox?

How would you like to wake up every morning raring to go? When did you last burst with energy all day long? Wouldn't it be great if your clothes didn't feel tight and uncomfortable? Max Tomlinson in "Clean Up Your Diet" says that we are in … Read More...

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Grow Your Own – It Makes Sense

The prospects do not look too good for food prices in the near future. The steep increase in farming labour costs and the ever increasing fuel price are already filtering through to the consumer. That's why it makes sense to grow your own … Read More...

Ways To Increase Soil Phosphate Levels

Question from Anne: I am still in the planning stages of my herb garden and need to get the soil ready first. We are reclaiming land from an overgrowth of Wattle trees and I have been told that the Wattle trees deplete the soil of phosphate. Is … Read More...

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