Natural Remedies

International Herb Association Herb of the Year 2018- Hops!

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
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Writer

According to the American College of Healthcare Sciences, “Each year the International herb Association  releases a new addition to their annual anthology series, Herb of the Year™. This year, it’s Hops, Herb of the Year 2018™: Brewing and Beyond. Hops are the green seed cones around the female flowers of Humulus lupulus. The first documented cultivation of hops and use […]

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Saw Palmetto

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Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Writer
Saw palmetto

Saw Palmetto grows naturally here in Florida and was used in several forms of traditional medicine.  The Seminole Tribe relied on saw palmetto berries as food while the Mayans drank it as a tonic. Many Native American Medicine Men also kept a medicine bag of Saw Palmetto with them to make topical antiseptic,  a tonic, […]

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Immune Support Tips – for Moms When Kids Go Back to School or Anytime

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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
Author:
Deb
back to school moms need immunity

    It’s that time of the year: Kids go back to school, and that means they will be exposed to all kinds of viruses and bacteria – and bring them home to you! Moms need a healthy immune system, or support to build one, when kids go back in school. Things can get a little hectic with […]

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What Safe, Natural Substance Kills Parasites, Beautifies Hair, Skin & Nails and More for Pennies a Day

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Thursday, August 6th, 2015
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Southern Botanicals

It sounds too good to believe that such a substance exists. But it does. It’s called Diatomaceous Earth or for short DE. There are many uses for DE, including pool cleaning, but for Personal health and beauty, use only Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. This amazing stuff is the remains of diatoms (fossilized one cell algae which lived […]

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5 Herbal Teas to Try Right Now for Under the Weather Relief

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Author:
Katie Manry
Ingredients for Liver Cleanse Tea from Southern Botanicals

Something as simple as a hot cup of herbal tea can give you the calm you crave when feeling under the weather. Between feeling bone tired, stuffed up, achy and having a chest-rattling cough, you can’t wait for the symptoms to go away so you can get on with your life. There are plenty of herbal […]

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Why I Love Cayenne Pepper, The Spicy Herb With a Million Uses

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Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Author:
Katie Manry
habanero peppers-southern botanicals

For most of my life if there was a choice between hot, medium and mild for how spicy a dish was, I always picked mild, no question. But about 12 years ago I started to slowly change my mind and my palate when it came to warming up to cayenne peppers.

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Cayenne to the Rescue!

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Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Southern Botanicals

Cayenne to the Rescue How would you like to turn off a heart attack before you get to the emergency room? What about being able to keep up the romance in your bedroom without a blue pill, or any other colored pill, for that matter? How would you like to make your aches and pains […]

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The Echinacea Scandal

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Author:
Craig
Echinacea

I got to enjoy a wonderful day on the golf course, 2 Sundays ago in February (I live in Florida.) Despite my tendency to lose balls to trees and ponds, it was a great time.  I went to bed that night a happy man, but my happiness was quickly replaced Monday morning with misery: I had caught […]

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Gum Disease’s Kryptonite: Tea Tree Oil

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Author:
Craig

In the battle against gum disease, a natural remedy steps up   Be honest with yourself. How much attention do you pay to your teeth and their health? On a scale of “What toothbrush?” to “I brush, floss, and rinse 3 times a day, everyday” I feel comfortable saying that I’m a “brush, floss, and rinse […]

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5 Foods to Activate Your Immune System Naturally

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Monday, December 3rd, 2012
Author:
Katie Manry
Ginger, onion, garlic, horseradish & habanero pepper

The common cold has been “bugging” us recently. The average child catches between six and 12 colds a year and the average adult comes down with a cold two to three times a year. The flu is very contagious and is easily spread when people spend more time together during cold weather.

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Oregano Oil

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Author:
Katie Manry
Oregano Flowers (Origanum vulgare)

Potent germ-killer, Oregano oil comes from the plant Origanum vulgare and has a long history as a natural antibiotic and antiseptic used to fight infection. People in the Middle Ages used oil of oregano to help preserve foods. Oregano oil contains the compound carvacrol which has impressive antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties.

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What is Cayenne Pepper

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Author:
Katie Manry

The use of cayenne pepper to spice up a dish or boost circulation has a long history in many cultures around the world. There is sometimes confusion from the fact that a cayenne pepper is always a chili pepper, but a hot chili is not always a cayenne. So what is it?

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