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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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Comfrey Speeds Up Healing of a Finger Fracture

Comfrey is perfectly safe when used externally. Ida from Pretoria shares her experience with comfrey below. It's a prime example of how herbs and modern medicine can work together to speed up healing? If you have any similar experiences … 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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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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Is It Worth Growing Your Own?

One of the first questions every new food gardener asks is: "Is it really worth the effort growing my own vegetables?" A visit to your local food store will make it painfully obvious that food costs are soaring. There are many reasons for that. … Read More...

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Grow Your Own Herbs – Tutorial

Herbs are some of the easiest, most grateful plants to grow. If you follow the basic guidelines in this tutorial about starting your own herb- or potted herb garden, you’ll be richly rewarded with their flavours and aromas. For starters – the rewards … Read More...

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