Reap Bay Leaf Benefits in Teas, Oils, Foods
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites The first couple of years when I was growing bay leaves I didn’t know much about the many bay leaf benefits. I used the leaves for culinary use …

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Growing Valerian: Taking Root in the Garden
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I have been growing valerian (Valeriana officinalis) for years in the medicinal section of my herb garden. Native to Europe and Asia, this calming herb also grows …

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Don’t Be Fooled: Growing Saffron is Easy!
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Life is short. Cook with saffron. My motto strengthened when I started growing saffron and stopped buying it. Ancient people plucked the reddish stigmas of Crocus sativus …

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10 Plants That Repel Bugs Naturally
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Originally published in Countryside May / June 2017. Subscribe for the full digital issue!  I have learned a lot through the years about plants that repel bugs naturally. …

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Coriander/Cilantro: Herb and Spice All in One
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites My first herb garden was planted years ago with familiar Mediterranean herbs including basil, parsley, mint, and thyme. I experimented with different recipes, and with each new …

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Essential Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites When the weather gets cold and dry every winter, I break out my home remedies for carpal tunnel syndrome. It used to be that I spent the …

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17 Epsom Salt Uses From Body to Barnyard
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Most everyone knows about Epsom salt for the bath to ease sore muscles, but there are many Epsom salt uses on the homestead you may not know …

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7 Home Remedies For Upset Stomach That Work Fast
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites We just can’t help ourselves, can we? We overeat during the holidays. So many parties, so many celebrations it’s just hard to say no or enough. Don’t …

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What Are the Best Natural Remedies for Anxiety?
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Learning about natural remedies for anxiety was part of my own healing journey many years ago. After prescription medications had failed me and left me feeling sicker …

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How to Make Essential Oils At Home
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Have you ever wondered how to make essential oils from your own plants? With new research into the therapeutic and medicinal benefits of aromatherapy, knowing how to …

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