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Growing Medicinal Herbs and Plants at Home

There are many ways to benefit from the healing properties medicinal herbs offer. Consult our guide to see which herbs to grow and how to use them!

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15 Powerful Medicinal Herbs You Should Grow

In addition to adding flavor to food, many medicinal herbs are high in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties.

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Gotu Kola – Side Effects and Benefits

Botanical Name: Centella asiatica. Other Common Names: Indian pennywort, pennywort, Asiatic pennywort, antanan, pegaga, brahmi, chi-hsueh ts'ao, man t'ien hsing. Habitat: Gotu kola is native to Australia, Pacific Islands, Asia, South Africa, South America and other tropical climates. This perennial is found in shady, marshy areas. It can grow in shallow water or in moist soil. Description: In shallow water, gotu kola uses floating roots and the leaves rest on top of the water. On dry land, numerous small roots give rise to reddish stolons with small, thin leaves. The leaves may reach 1 inch thick by 6 inches long.

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Foraging Yarrow: Identification, Look-alikes, and Uses

Yarrow is one of the most beneficial wild plants that there is. Foraging yarrow is easy, you might even have some in your own backyard!

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Everything About The Plantain Herb (7+ Ways to Use it)

Plantago major, commonly known as plantain, faces an uphill battle in terms of respectability. Some people think it’s a backyard or roadside weed, when in reality, it’s an incredibly useful herb (not to be confused with the banana-like plantain fruit). This perennial plant grows in full- to part-sun locations in a wide range of soils. […]

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Pallet Vertical Herb Garden | The Owner-Builder Network

Vertical Pallet Herb Garden We love our gardens. There is always a sense of contentment and tranquility that comes from observing either a single flower or the patchworks of color and texture in a well-tended garden. The same feeling comes from seeing fresh herbs spilling green and sweet-smellin ...

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Slippery Elm Herb – Health Benefits and Side Effects

Botanical Name: Ulmus rubra. Other Common Names: Moose elm, rock elm, Indian elm, red elm, sweet elm, ulmi rubrae cortex, ulmaceae, winged elm, ulmus fulva michaux. Habitat: Slippery elm is indigenous to central and northern North America, but has been relocated to other regions. Plant Description: Slippery elm is characterized by its 'slippery' inner bark, and may live to be 200 years old. It can reach up to 40 meters tall and is mainly found on moist, rich soils of lower slopes and flood plains. The tree is browsed by wildlife and the seeds are a minor source of food.

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Black Cohosh – Side Effects and Health Benefits

Botanical Name: Cimicifuga racemosa L, Actaea racemosa L Black cohosh was once classified with the Genus name Cimicifuga but today the Genus name Actaea is considered the correct scientific name. The old Latin genus name Cimicifuga derives from Cimex, the genus name of the bedbug and the Latin verb 'fugare' meaning to repel indicating that the unpleasant smell of the plant was used as an insect repellent. Other Common Names: Black snake root, bugbane, rattleroot, rattletop, rattleweed, snakeroot, black bugbane, squaw root, serpentaria (Spanish), Traubiges Wanzenkraut, Schwarzes Wanzenkraut (German), herbe aux punaises (French), silfurkerti (Icelandic), sølvlys (Danish), läkesilverax (Swedish), klaseormedrue

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Providing botanical, folk-lore and herbal information, plus organic herbs, and herbal products.

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