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Cleavers (galium aparine). The name (Galium) is derived from gala which is Greek for ‘milk’ (cleavers was used to curdle milk for cheese) and the species name ‘aparine‘ comes from the Greek word apara meaning ‘to seize’. Also known as Bedstraw because it was used to stuff mattresses. Cleavers is a persistent, sticky plant that […]Read more »
Being a Yogi is a commitment to the Self and to living a life that is lived with the essence of health and wellness. Food and lifestyle play a major role in reaching the complete effects of a regular yoga practice, wherein one ceases to be as effective with the absence of another. Experts proclaim […]Read more »
Introduction People of different ages often experience pain in the joints, excess fatigue, and low immunity. Everyone, including young generation, is struggling with low energy and fail to get through with the daily routine. Energy deficiency, fatigue, and brain fog results in decreased productivity and low quality of life. These symptoms can be prolonged in […]Read more »
An overview of mizuna Mizuna is a Japanese mustard green that is extracted from the species Brassica juncea var. It’s a super green that has a rich, peppery flavor, and this super green is very high in nutrients. The amount of calories is very low in this super green, but there are tons of benefits […]Read more »
What is Euphorbia? Euphorbia, a part of the Euphorbiaceae family, also known as Spurge is a flowering plant. It is mostly found on open lands, roadsides and dirt roads. It is said to be a native of India and grows in South Asia, Australia, Africa and Central America. Some of the common names of euphorbia […]Read more »
Introduction The term irregular period is relative since the experience is unique for every woman. If described in general, however, irregular menstruation can be characterized by these signs: too short or long cycles, spotting, too short or long bouts of bleeding (over 8 days), light or heavy flow, extreme cramps, severe back pain, and missed […]Read more »
Menopause is a natural process that takes place after women a certain age limit. It is when the menstrual cycle stops, and the body responds in various ways to this change. Medically speaking, menopause is marked by a decrease in the production of estrogen and progesterone in the ovaries. Most often it occurs after the […]Read more »
Guest post by Susan Berry from Grit. Just because Summer is gone doesn’t mean you can’t have the taste of Summer fresh herbs this time of year. Fresh herbs are very pricey in the supermarket so why not grow your own indoors this Winter? When Spring comes back, and it always does, simply harden your indoor herb […]Read more »
Guest post from By Faithful Homesteader from Grit When we attended the Mother Earth News Fair this past year, we picked up some seeds from one of the many vendors. One of the things that I was most looking forward to was the hibiscus seeds. I wanted them for the beautiful flowers. I also liked the idea […]Read more »
A Guide to Edible Flowers By Grit Blogger Karen Newcomb Many good cooks love to add new ingredients to their meals, not only their favorite herbs or spices, but an edible flower or two. Many herbs do double duty in the garden because their flowers are also edible. No garden should be without an herb garden […]Read more »