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Setting Up A Herbal Apothecary At Home

“The home-tech environment of your kitchen is where herbalism lives. Herbalism thrives in the lay communities and hand-tended gardens of self-reliant plant people who cherish and practice their independence. Know that it is in your home that you can … Read More...

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...

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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...

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...

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Common Cold Causes – Two Conflicting Views

When you know what causes your common cold it becomes relatively easy to treat it effectively. But there are conflicting points of view. In this post we examine the causes of your cold from the perspective of your MD and from the perspective of … 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...

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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