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Red Raspberry

Red Raspberry leaves have a delicious taste, much like black tea, but without the caffeine. Both the leaves and fruit are high in citrate of iron which is alterative and astringent for the reproductive area. Red raspberry tea promotes a safe and speedy childbirth, helping prevent hemorrhage, relieving after-pains, and speeding up recovery from the […]

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Hawthorn

Hawthorn has been used in Europe, Asia and North America for thousands of years to treat heart ailments. Since the 17th century, European herbalists have suggested the use of the herb for the treatment of heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions, such as angina, hypertension and atherosclerosis. Hawthorn contains flavonoids and proanthocyanidins that increase the […]

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Herbal Tea Preparation

You can use herbal teas to drink, to soak cloths for external application, or even to pour into bath water where it will be absorbed into the body through the skin. The bath method is particularly helpful for the ill, children or to provide an absorption method for bitter tasting teas.

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Medicinal Herbs

A medicinal herb is a plant, or a part of a plant, which has created a good enough effect on enough people that it has been remembered.  Its name, appearance, habitat, structure, parts, successful preparation and application, effects and side-effects have been passed down from generation to generation. Medical researchers or a pharmaceutical company might […]

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Where to Start: Healing with Laughter

Where to start? Information about health is everywhere, often coupled with product sales, so it’s hard to know who to trust.Years ago, I read the book Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit, by Adele Davis. I still use that as a nutritional reference and recommend it. I trust her, because I’ve used her recommendations, and […]

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