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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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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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Home Remedies for Gout: Herbal Medicine, Diet, and Lifestyle Tips
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites When my husband suffered his first attack of gout, we decided early on that we would look for a good home remedy for gout to treat and …

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A Complete Essential Oils Guide

Add to Favorites By Millie Troth – Over the years I have submitted various articles on finding and how to use the best essential oils. Each time I do I receive numerous …

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12 Home Remedies for Canker Sores
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites When I was a little girl, a grownup told me I had mouth ulcers because I had been naughty. I knew I had been naughty. I just …

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How to Treat Spider Bites
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites I’m going to shock you by saying this I know, but there are actually few people bitten by spiders. However, the spiders which do bite us have …

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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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Creative Lavender Uses in the Kitchen
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites When we moved into our home two years ago, I planted lavender all across the front of the house because I find it so calming to smell …

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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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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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4 Home Remedies for Bruises
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites If I had a dollar for every time I needed to use one of my home remedies for bruises, I’d have a lot of dollars. I’m not …

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How to Treat Arthritis Naturally
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites If you or a loved one has ever experienced joint or rheumatoid arthritis pain, then you understand the importance of knowing how to treat arthritis naturally. More …

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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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