Medicinal Kitchen Part II

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Photo by Nailia Schwarz Common Culinary Herbs and their Medicinal Uses Not only do these herbs add spice and flavor to our favorite dishes, they have powerful medicinal properties too! Unsurprisingly, all of these classic culinary herbs aid in digestion, but here are some of the other health benefits you can receive from using these […] Read more »

Licorice: More Than Just Candy

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Licorice Benefits   You may know of Licorice as the black jellybeans or rope candy, or perhaps as an ingredient in traditional root beer, but there is much more to Licorice root than its sweet earthy taste! (and those jellybeans are flavored with anise these days anyway!) Licorice is a powerful medicinal herb, and an […] Read more »

The Many Uses of Ginger

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The Ginger plant, Zingiber officinale, is native to southeast Asia, and its pungent roots have a long history of culinary and medicinal use. The gnarled, beige rhizomes also grow wild in Africa and Australia, and it is cultivated in many other warm climates of the world. You can easily grow ginger in a pot at […] Read more »

Heartburn Solutions

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Let’s face it, Americans are stressed, and one of the uncomfortable side-effects of stress is mild to moderate heartburn. If you experience heartburn more often than you like, and you’ve ruled out more serious conditions, there are some simple and natural solutions that can bring you relief! Heartburn, or gastric reflux, occurs when there is […] Read more »