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The perennial herb Rosemary (Salvia Rosmarinus) is a woody evergreen plant. Rosemary has a strong fragrance and needle-like leaves. Its flowers can be blue, pink or purple. The herb belongs to the Lamiaceae mint family and its old name Rosmarinus Officinalis, now a synonym was changed in 2017. Rosemary is derived from the Latin word ros […]Read more »
Part of our series on Herbs and Herbals, this episode focuses on Rose (Rosa) Host: JoAnne Bauman Sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs Find Rose products from Mountain Rose Herbs! Heirloom Gardener – North American Wild Roses Mother Earth Living – Wild Roses: History and Health Benefits MOTHER EARTH NEWS – Rose Water Recipe Mother Earth […]Read more »
Part of our series on Herbs and Herbals, this episode focuses on Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) Host: JoAnne Bauman Sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs Find Marshmallow from Mountain Rose Herbs! Heirloom Gardener – Healing Mallows JoAnne’s Website: Prairie Magic Herbals Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources that may pique your interests! To see […]Read more »
One of the most visually interesting plants in my garden is lungwort, Pulmonaria officinalis, in the borage family, Boraginaceae; the flowers are both red and blue and the dark green leaves have white spots, making it an easy plant to recognize. It is low-growing and has spread as a pretty ground cover. Lungwort is native […]Read more »
Do you hate the cookie-cutter holiday designs found in every store? Maybe you want to go green and kick consumerism to the curb. You can do both with these easy ways to use herbs to spruce up your holiday decor. 1. Hang a Fragrant Mobile If you want to spice up your kitchen, why not […]Read more »
What’s Chamomile and Where to Find It From the family Asteraceae, there are several plants which look like daisies, of which chamomile is commonly used. A traditional medicinal herb, chamomile is found mostly in places that are well-drained and have enough sun. Location wise, it has been seen abundantly within the west sides of Asia […]Read more »
As sensual creatures, we tend to ascribe emotions and entire memories to certain fragrances. It’s not so strange that you feel nostalgic when you discover your friend’s shirt smells like the very same laundry detergent your mom used when you were a kid. Or when you recognize the perfume your favorite teacher used to wear. […]Read more »
Having a skincare routine is one of those must-have beauty prerequisites that serves more than to beautify our pores. It’s here to help us combat acne, other skin impurities, prevent premature signs of ageing, and help your complexion handle the many environmental challenges it deals with every day, such as temperature changes, or the sun’s […]Read more »
Chlorella is a freshwater unicellular green alga which contains essential amino acids, protein, minerals, vitamins, dietary fiber, and chlorophylls Chlorella Nutrients Bioavailable form of vitamin B12 Source of protein Vegetarian source of iron High in chlorophyll 20% of fatty acids are Omega 3s Chlorella is rich in the carotenoids beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and lutein. It’s […]Read more »