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Cooking is an art, even if the only thing you can cook is a microwaved baked potato. You have to know how to balance the ingredients and bring them to perfection. One missing ingredient and you could miss out on a great meal. Sometimes when people cook, they skip over some of the herbs and […]Read more »
Disclaimer: The information provided throughout this site is for educational purposes only and is not to be regarded as a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. The information provided is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always seek the guidance […]Read more »
Dandelions, Taraxacum officinale (sunflower family, Asteraceae) are perhaps the most widely recognized U. S. weed. Huge amounts of money and time are spent killing dandelions. How the Dandelion got its Name No one knows why the scientific name is Taraxacum. In 1600 pharmacists called it Taraxacon, but whether that word is based on the Arabic words […]Read more »
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Some people have said they aren’t sure how to pronounce mullein…it is like mull, as in mulling over mullein. Because mullein is a biennial plant (taking two years to complete its life cycle), leaves and roots can be harvested at the end of the first and beginning of the second year, […]Read more »
Have you grown up firmly believing that carrots are the key to a healthy vision since that was perhaps the only way your mom could convince you to snack on one? Rich in beta-carotene, a nutrient that’s precious to our eyes, carrots do indeed help protect our sight and keep our eyes healthy. However, in […]Read more »
We eat stalks of celery, raw and cooked (see Part 1), but the celery plant (Apium graveolens, parsley family, Apiaceae) is the source of three other foods: leaf celery, celery seed. and celeriac. Leaves of Celery Some celery, particularly in Asia, is raised for its leaves, not its stalks. Leaves of most celery plants are […]Read more »
Post-workout recovery is different for everyone, but what’s in common for everyone is that some type of muscle soreness will appear eventually. That can be rather demotivating for many people who’re starting their fitness journey, but it can even be a setback for the experienced and well-trained individuals. To prevent any type of muscle stiffness […]Read more »
According to kitchen folklore, you can lose weight eating celery because it takes more calories to chew and digest than it contains. Which gives you a clue that celery doesn’t get much respect. Celery is related to dill and carrots but unlike dill, where we eat the seeds and leaves or carrots where we eat […]Read more »
Tulsi – Holy Basil – Ocimum tenuiflorum Tulsi Preparations Cautions/Contraindications of Tulsi Tulsi might have an anti-fertility effect on both men and women and thus should not be taken by couples wishing to conceive or by pregnant women. It is slightly blood thinning and should not be taken by those who are currently taking […]Read more »
Yarrow tea Add 1-2 tsp dried or fresh yarrow tops to a cup of boiling water, cover to preserve oils, steep for 10-13 minutes, strain and serve. Add honey or a slice of lemon if desired. Gypsy Cold Care Rosemary Gladstar’s tea for boosting immunity and lowering fevers Ingredients 1 part elderflower 1 part […]Read more »