Hemp vs Marijuana, CBD Oil, and Extracts Now Federally Legal

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Cannabis — The New Frontier Opens Wide December 20, 2018 headline: “Congress passes hemp legalization, President Trump signs it.” We are on the cusp of a new industrial revolution. Industrial hemp will soon become legal nationwide, which is a very good thing for the future of the economy and ecology of our country. Growing low … Read more

Consider Growing Catnip for Mosquito Repellent and Medicinal Benefits

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Catnip is for people too, with many uses and benefits. Everyone knows that most cats love catnip, but fewer realize that catnip is not just for cats. In fact, growing catnip is a good idea, even if you don’t have cats! Catnip, Nepeta cataria, is a delightful, soothing and medicinally beneficial herb for humans too! So … Read more

Growing Longevity Spinach—Gynura Procumbens—a Medicinal Protein Vegetable

We’re really enjoying our longevity spinach! Related to but not the same as “Okinawa spinach”, longevity spinach (scientific name gynura procumbens, from the family Asteraceae), is a  low-growing, semi-succulent leaf vegetable very popular in Southeast Asia, its home turf. Audio Article – Growing Longevity Spinach: Why is the Gynura Plant Called Longevity Spinach? Nicknamed “longevity spinach”, this amazing plant has … Read more

Rugosa Rose Bush – Growth, Benefits and Uses

The rugosa rose bush is a stout and ferocious grower that can fend for herself. Sometimes written as rosa rugosa, rugoso and regosa, no matter how you spell it or say it, this bush is one prolific shrub with tremendous benefits. She’s got her liabilities too, but far more on the plus side. So let’s … Read more

How to Make Black Garlic

Wow! We’ve just learned about the awesome flavor and health benefits to black garlic! So we’ve been researching and talking to folks who know how to make black garlic and now we’re sharing it here with you too. Now you probably already know about the amazing health benefits of garlic, right? For more on the … Read more

Natural Remedies for Poison Ivy Rash

Poison Ivy rash can be excruciating. The itchy red bumpy raised areas that can eventually ooze icky liquid can show up from a few hours to a few days after exposure. If you have poison ivy in your yard or area, or like to do hiking in the woods, you’ll want some natural remedies for poison … Read more

Food as Medicine and Fuel for Health and Vitality

Foods can cause disease… or foods can cure disease. Animals in the wild tend to know innately, which foods to eat and which to avoid. They also tend to know which foods to consume to help heal. In modernity humans tend to be removed from this instinctual knowledge. This is just something that happens when … Read more

Kitchen Cabinet Remedies for Cold and Flu

Interview with Health Coach and Herbalist Jennifer Capestany Editor’s Note: If you watch the video instead of reading the edited transcript and recipe at bottom, Jennifer said to be sure to tell you that she forgot a very important ingredient in the fire cider: Onions! So dice 1/2 an onion or so (depending on the … Read more

Turmeric Golden Paste Recipe and Benefits

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Contributor, Liz Wallis Getting to the Root of the Truth About Turmeric If you’ve been hearing a lot about turmeric lately, there’s good reason for that. First, some basics. Turmeric is one of the most ancient of the documented spices, in use for possibly as much as four thousand years. Its value as a medicine … Read more

Grapefruit Seed Extract for Disinfectant

When we shared an article on dandelions for food, tea and medicine, GardensAll Facebook community member, Olive Bolivar shared this great information on grapefruit seed extract or oil as a natural and safe disinfectant. The main difference between the grapefruit seed extract versus grapefruit seed oil is that the extract is concentrated and the oil is … Read more