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How to Make Calendula Cream and Oil + Benefits!

By Jane Seeley with GardensAll Calendula (Calendula officinalis), is a flower with many benefits and from a very worthy family of plants. Related to—and sometimes confused with—Marigold (Tagetes), they're both little cousins of the Sunflower family (Asteraceae or Compositae). Calendula is the...

Sambucus Canadensis and Sambucus Nigra – the Edible Elderberries

The elderberry Sambucus canadensis and sambucus nigra, are important plants, with highly nutritious berries and flowers great for boosting the immune system and so much more. The canadensis, is a native North American shrub, growing wild in the northeast and northwestern states....

Mosquito Repellent Plants and Remedies, Facts and Myths

Natural Mosquito Repellents and Myths What works and what doesn't when it comes to those pesky flying insects and natural mosquito repellent and mosquito deterrents? It's not just a matter of annoyance, but also health. With news flying around about...

Jewelweed – the Touch me Not Plant that Heals

By Carol Schleich Talk about companion planting... Last summer while attempting to fight off two invaders I learned something - just call it irony. Part of my yard seems to be a safe haven for poison ivy and unfortunately non toxic solutions...

3 Backyard Weeds You Can Eat

Don't Spray Those Wild Weeds! Eat them instead!  Well, some of them! So many of the plants that we treat as pests in our lawns are both delicious and nutritious wild edible weeds. If we were on a hike and...
pomegranate shrub

Best Pomegranate Deseeder Tool for Pomegranate Season

The Potent Pomegranate We knew that pomegranate, Punica granatum, was delicious and nutritious. But wow! We had no idea just how powerful it is. Pomegranate seems to be a virtual miracle food and every part of the pomegranate plant has...
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Jerusalem Artichokes – Sunchokes – Health Benefits and Growing

Are you familiar with Jerusalem artichokes? Perhaps you know them as sunchokes, sunroot or earth apples? Or how about topinambour? We had to look up how to say that one. Apparently topinambour is French for Jerusalem artichoke, and is...

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...

Kitchen Cabinet Remedies for Cold and Flu

Interview with Health Coach and Herbalist Jennifer Capestany https://youtu.be/PtGBOJ6CSl4 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...

3 Ingredient Herbal Teas for Colds and Flu

Easy Herbal Remedies for When You're Sick Gardeners eat healthier. It just goes hand-in-hand that anyone who gardens will be consuming some of the freshest and healthiest food on the planet on a regular basis. Many of us grow herbs...