Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola, Centella asiatica, is a delicate, mildly flavored plant that is commonly found growing in damp marshy areas and next to gently moving streams and creeks around the world. It is used in the traditional medical systems of India, Africa, Europe, and Asia. In India, this plant is sometimes called Brahmi, and can be […] Read more »

How to Lift Your Spirits with this Herb

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St. John's Wort St. John’s Wort has been recognized for its beneficial properties for centuries, dating back long before medieval times. It is a plant steeped in legend. Nevertheless, St. John’s Wort has treated the ailments of many grateful people over time, and has been studied a great deal in modern times. St. John’s Wort […] Read more »

Cleansing Aromatherapy Bath

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Nothing is more cleaning and cleansing than soaking in a nice warm tub of water, letting its fluidity lap away at the dirt and worries of the day, leaving them behind as you step out to dry off and watching all that stuff swirl right down the drain. Baths can also be a great way […] Read more »

Turmeric Queen of Spices

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This ancient spice is the answer for just about anything Famously referred to as the “Queen of Spices,” turmeric (also known as curcuma longa) is an herb that originated in India and Asia dating back to 2,000 BC., and has since been used for culinary and medicinal purposes. Known for its pepper-like aroma and bright […] Read more »

Summertime Fruit & Herb Facials

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by Olivia MacMillan Summer is GLORIOUS for the garden. Low-droning buzzing from honeybees fills the air as they move from peach blossom to cherry blossom, from apple blossom to rose bud, and from lavender flower to blueberry flower. The corn is coming up in rows and the zucchini is so prevalent that one has to […] Read more »

Raw Honey: The Nutritional Wonder

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Raw honey is unprocessed honey straight from the beehive, and it is a nutritional wonder. Real raw honey is never heated, never strained, never pasteurized, and never processed in any way. Make sure you read your honey labels carefully to make sure you’re getting the good stuff! Here are just a few of the many […] Read more »

The Many Benefits of Holy Basil

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Holy Basil Benefits   Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum or Ocimum tenuiflorum, also known as Tulsi) isn’t your ordinary Basil. While it makes a great pesto, it does lots more than add flavor to a dish; its antioxidant and antibacterial properties heal the body inside and out. Here’s how: PMS Reliever Holy Basil has a high content […] Read more »

Zinc For Great Skin

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If you’re longing for clear, healthy, radiant skin, then zinc supplements can make a world of difference. These pills are affordable, kick in with impressive results after a month or two, and do a body good. Let’s take a look at what the important trace mineral zinc is all about. First, zinc is naturally present […] Read more »