Turmeric

Unless you’ve been on a deserted island or otherwise off-grid for years, you have probably heard about the wonders of turmeric, or its active ingredient curcumin. It is definitely an herb you’ll want to know about. Turmeric is root that looks somewhat similar to ginger, except the flesh is bright…

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Motherwort

Let’s talk about about a fairly obscure herb today: motherwort (which means herb for the mother). It’s also known as Lion’s Tail or leonurus cardiaca. True to its name, motherwort has traditionally been used to stimulate uterine contractions and facilitate childbirth. It can also remedy late menstruation, but should be…

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Hawthorn

Hearts and love. The two go hand in hand. We post heart emojis on social media to say, “I love you,” and send Valentines covered in hearts to our beloved. February is the month when we celebrate love, but it’s also National Heart Health Month. So, what better time to talk…

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Horseradish

Horseradish, a member of the cruciferous family, has been used throughout the centuries as an herbal remedy for sinus problems, colds, and flu. However, new studies are confirming that horseradish could also protect against cancer. Maybe it’s time to take another look at this under appreciated herb. Although all parts…

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Parsley

Parsley is one of the easiest herbs to grow, and one of the handiest to have around at all times. Growing up, we adorned our plates with parsley and called them “gourmet” meals. However, humans aren’t the only ones who fancy this herb. The Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly lays eggs…

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