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12 Natural Home Remedies for Toothaches
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites In my experience, a toothache can pop up when you least expect it or when it’s most inconvenient. That’s why having a few options for home remedies …

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Growing Catnip for Home and Medicinal Uses
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites A recent stroll around my backyard revealed that we are growing catnip among the wildflowers we planted several years ago. I was excited to discover this new …

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The Many Uses of the Chicory Plant
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites It’s getting to be that time of year when wildflowers appear a-plenty along roadsides everywhere. As I drive along, I like seeing the colors appear and trying …

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Home Remedies for Headaches Using Essential Oils and Herbs
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Home remedies for headaches can be lifesavers when you find yourself coming down with a headache and don’t have any over-the-counter painkillers or can’t take a painkiller …

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How I Learned to Care for the Lavender Plant

The lavender plant is a very hardy perennial and once established, it will live without much care for five to 10 years.

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5 Tips for Successfully Planting Herbs in Pots
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing herbs in pots is perfect for anyone with a little available outdoor space and a desire for useful plants. Personally, I love herbs precisely because they …

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From Fresh Herbs to Dried Teas

Add to Favorites By Shirley Benson, Wisconsin – Going from fresh herbs to dried herbal teas is a wonderful, inexpensive way to cure many of your daily aches and pains, …

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Laryngitis Home Remedies That Actually Work
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites As if getting sick from a virus isn’t bad enough, it’s the laryngitis that comes along with my symptoms that turns me into a total wimp. Fortunately, …

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Home Remedies for Allergies
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Although I’m fortunate enough to never have suffered from the symptoms of seasonal allergies, I’m married to someone who suffers greatly every year once the pollen, spores …

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Exploring the Rosemary Plant
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites In the language of herbs, the rosemary plant is known for remembrance. And if you’ve ever smelled the fresh piney scent of a rosemary plant, it’s not …

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Growing and Harvesting the Thyme Plant
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I love growing all the popular culinary herbs, but one of my favorites is the thyme plant. It not only makes a pretty ground cover in the …

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A Guide to Successfully Growing Herbs Outside
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites The coming of spring seems to turn everyone into a would-be gardener. The warmer weather and green growth shooting up everywhere awakens a need in many to plant …

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Using Comfrey, Parsley, St. John’s Wort, and Arnica For Bruises
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites As the mother of a very active little boy, one of the best things I’ve learned to do through my training as an Ayurvedic practitioner is how …

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Ginger Tea Benefits (and Other Herbal Remedies) for Relieving Gas
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites A cup of ginger tea is the perfect end to any meal, and when you know some of the ginger tea benefits (like relieving digestive discomforts), you’ll …

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How to Make a Comfrey Salve for Chickens
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Learning how to make a comfrey salve for chickens and ducks is easy. Comfrey salve is such a useful item to have around — everyone should have …

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