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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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Growing Jalapeño Peppers
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I remember well the first time I started growing jalapeño peppers in my vegetable garden. That was years ago, when growing jalapeño peppers was considered a novelty. …

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Have a Wasp Sting Home Remedy Ready This Summer
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites When you spend most of your time outdoors, whether you’re in the garden or in the woods, you’ll want to have a wasp sting home remedy handy. …

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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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Easy Home Remedies For Diarrhea
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Diarrhea is one of the more unpleasant digestive symptoms that you can encounter, but thankfully, home remedies for diarrhea are easy and effective when you find yourself …

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6 Herbal Sleep Remedies for Those Restless Nights
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites More and more people are learning how to beat insomnia by finding natural herbal sleep remedies for those occasional restless nights. We’ve all been there, the stress …

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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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Easy Home Remedies for Chapped Lips
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites While most people turn to commercial lip balm for chapped lips during the dry months, there are a number of easy home remedies for chapped lips that …

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Garden Herbs List: No Salt? No Sugar? No Sweat!

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds – Let’s face it, having to reduce or eliminate salt or sugar from our daily diets can be a tough morsel to swallow. Whether we’re …

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The Joys and Challenges of Growing Herbs Outdoors

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds – Whether you are growing herbs outdoors for pleasure, profit, or production of homegrown flavorings for your home kitchen, the hot and sultry summertime …

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