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    Basil for spring respiratory problems
    For many people spring is marked by sinus and nasal issues. Spring winds kick up dust and budding plants kick out pollen which bothers people with asthma and allergies. Stress on the respiratory system can make some people susceptible to spring...
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    Questions arise about the safety of weight loss products, again.
    As has happened many times in the past, a nutritional supplement promoted for weight loss has come under suspicion of containing possibly harmful amphetamine like substances. This has been a repeating ongoing problem in the supplement industry. It...
  • Catnip
    Catnip infusion for a good night’s sleep
    A relaxing and productive sleep session is necessary if an individual is going to have dreams and recall them later. If an individual is having trouble getting sleep, catnip tea is one method for promoting a good sleep session. According to Altmd...
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    Turmeric and curcumin supplements
    Currently some of the top herbal supplements on the market are based on turmeric for pain. This has happened because of a very basic principle in science. That is that research needs to be repeated to show that the research is valid. Limited...
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    The language of marketing cures
    Stores are full of various products that are meant to improve our lives. It can be difficult to evaluate which products and supplements are useful and which ones are hype. For medical providers it is often difficult to evaluate what products are...
  • Beautiful Organic Herb Garden
    Trust Mother Nature for healing and good health
    I highly recommend a wonderful movie which inspired my important decision to enjoy a healthy, organic, holistic, back-to-nature lifestyle. The Road to Wellville is about holistic health pioneer and visionary, Harvey Kellogg, who founded the Battle...
  • Herb Brined Roast Chicken
    Herb Infused Brined Roast Chicken
    Brining meats not only adds the flavors of your choice to the meat, it pretty much ensures that the meat will not dry out. (Yes, if you over cook it, it will be dry, but if cooked properly it will be juicy.) Chicken, turkey and pork all respond...
  • Delicious Lavender Lemonade
    Food Friday - Delicious Lavender Lemonade
    On Wednesday, you learned all about the wonderful herb Lavender. For this week's Food Friday, we will serve you up a delicious Lavender Lemonade recipe.Lavender LemonadeIngredients:• 6 cups fresh squeezed lemonade• 1 cup boiling...
  • Feverfew
    Feverfew
    Feverfew, or Chrysanthemum parthenium, is a traditional medicinal herb which is found in many old gardens. It is becoming more popular around the Bluegrass Region, so look for it at your local nursery or herb supplier. The plant grows into a small...
  • Catnip
    Growing Catnip
    Catnip, or Nepeta cataria, is an easy herb to grow in the Bluegrass Region. There are many species of catnip, some of which are called catmints and are grown as ornamental plants. They are all members of the mint family. It is used medicinally and...
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    Best herbs for spring
    The best herbs to direct-sow grow in springOrganic gardeners are usually chomping at the bit right now to grow their spring herb garden. If you’re one of them you probably already started an organic herb garden indoors last fall and are now...
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    Herbs, supplements and pharmaceutical thinking
    More people are turning to supplements, particularly herbs. The unfortunate thing is that many people think about, and use supplements in the same way they use pharmaceutical drugs. This has been encouraged by the supplement makers as a way to...
  • Lemon balm
    Lemon Balm: A tasty and relaxing herb
    Lemon balm (melissa officinalis) is a common herb found throughout North America, but it's usefulness is far from common. This member of the mint family is a talented and underrated plant, and has been a documented medicinal herb as far back...
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    The quest for single herb answers
    One of the biggest frustrations that medical practitioners face is when patients get partial information from the media or marketing sources. Patients are often convinced that one particular product or treatment is going to solve all of their...
  • How to harvest and brew herbal tea from your garden
    How to harvest and brew herbal tea from your garden
    How to harvest herb tea from your gardenDo not take cuttings for tea from a baby plant. Let the plant grow out a bit before you start clipping. For herbs such as basil, tarragon, sage, mint and rosemary, take only the newest growth from the top...
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