Plant magic: Let plants be your medicine — herbal medicine

The incredible nutritional & medicinal properties of the humble dandelion!

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The incredible nutritional & medicinal properties of the humble dandelion!

Once considered a weed, dandelion (taraxacum officinale) is now a coveted superfood, sold in farmer's markets and health food shops worldwide!But while dandelion can be an acquired taste for a modern palate that has become accustomed to a sweet-salty dichotomy, dandelion were revered as food and medicine by many ancient cultures including the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Persians and Chinese. In fact, it is believed that dandelion was deliberately brought to America for nutritional and medicinal purposes.It's clear that we've known about dandelion's benefits for quite some time, but somewhere along the way our taste buds and our desire for the...

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Peppermint: Properties and Uses

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Peppermint: Properties and Uses

Some of the very best ingredients for herbal medicine and natural skincare can be wildcrafted or grown simply in your own backyard. One such herb is peppermint, which once planted grows in abundance almost anywhere and is delicious in infusiones, aromatherapy and natural skincare.

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