Herbal Medicine

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Discovering the benefits and properties of astragalus

The astragalus plant has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. The extract from its roots is marketed as a treatment for many different diseases and conditions, but the evidence backing up these claims is not conclusive. Astragalus is a leguminous plant of oriental origin, widespread in all temperate areas of the northern hemisphere. …

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Citronella Candles and How They Can Keep Bugs Away

Citronella candles are a great way to keep mosquitoes away from you and your family. You might not like using bug spray and prefer something a bit more natural. Recently though studies have found that oil of lemon eucalyptus is more effective against pesky mosquitoes than citronella oil.  They work by releasing a chemical that is …

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Why is chicory coffee a healthy alternative to traditional coffee

Chicory root is a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes for more than 2,000 years. It is believed that chicory root has many health benefits. Some of these include treatment for diabetes, prevention of cancer, and relief from constipation. The plant is also used as a coffee substitute and as an ingredient in …

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Lavender essential oil; properties and how is it used?

Lavender essential oil is the prince of essential oils, a bottle is a must have. It is used to solve many small everyday problems and then it has a wonderful scent. Botanical name : Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis, Lavandula vera (Lavender); Lavandula latifolia, Lavandula spica Family: Lamiaceae The essential oil and extract come from the …

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Some people use Bach Flower Remedy to lose weight

I tried Bach Rescue Remedy during a crisis and I didn’t notice anything, I didn’t feel better. Other people swear by it, I suppose I am a bit of a sceptic. Bach flower remedies are natural remedies which are made of flowers, minerals, and various therapeutic substances. Bach Flower Remedies is an alternative therapy that …

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Lemon essential oil for internal use, is it okay to swallow it?

Many ask if lemon essential oil can be used internally and if it is toxic. There are those on the net who recommend recipes that include essential oils and say that an essential oil of any kind can be safely ingested if of good quality. Unfortunately, there are several problems with this statement. First of …

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Properties of burdock; what this plant is for and how to use it

Burdock (Arctium Lappa) is commonly found in the UK, especially in hedges and on roadsides and paths and anywhere where it can grow undisturbed. A plant known for centuries for its medicinal properties, especially for its diuretic properties. It is also said to be good for the blood. It is also used for skin problems …

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