Dandelions

Daffodils and dandelions tell us spring is just around the corner. Both plants produce lovely yellow flowers, but one we fertilize, and the other we poison. Ironically, it’s the one we detest that we should actually revere. Daffodils may be pretty, but dandelions are packed with nutritional and medicinal benefits! Dandelion…

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Nettles

Stinging nettles, more commonly called nettles, grow wild in most parts of the US, popping up in woodlands, rich soils, partially shaded areas, and along river banks. Although there are many different species, they all have similar health benefits. But that’s not all they have! Nettles are known for the…

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Anise (or Fennel) Seeds

Have you ever wondered about the difference between anise and fennel? I know I have—especially when you look at the seeds. They look and taste very similar, but they come from entirely different plants. Let’s start with anise, which presents us with even more confusion. Anise seeds , or pimpinella…

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Aloe Vera

Tis the season… for sunburns! We all know that aloe is great for any kind of burn, including sunburn. It’s soothing for bug bites and basically any skin irritation. That’s why it’s called “The First Aid Plant.” Fresh is best, so buy a little plant to keep in your home. They’re…

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