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How To Use Herbal Medicine Safely

Most popular medicinal herbs, are reasonably safe for most people most of the time when taken in recommended amounts. The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labels them as G.R.A.S. – Generally Regarded As Safe. But remember herbs do … Read More...

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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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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...

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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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14 General Recommendations to Stop Your Cold

Since there is no quick cure for the common cold, the best approach is prevention. You can, in a sense, catch a cold from yourself. When your immune system weakens from factors such as stress and/or poor diet, viruses can take hold. Once a cold … Read More...

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Fresh Herbs Are Best

Can I share a secret with you? If you only learn one thing from this Grow Your Own Herbs Tutorial learn this: FRESH is BEST. The difference between fresh and dried herbs is as profound as the difference between summer and winter. One is full of … Read More...

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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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