giant list of not 150 but 189 herbs!

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189 herbs and their uses

 

 

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DIY Homemade Plantain (herb) Ointment

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©beverly armstrong 2015

PLANTAIN OINTMENT

Plantain may just be a weed to others but it has amazing properties that are perfect for first aid treatment of
bites, stings, wounds, allergies, rashes, sunburns,and other skin problems.  To make plantain ointment, all you
need to have is the following:
* 4 oz olive oil infused with dried plantain leaf
* 1 oz of beeswax
* 5 drops of vitamin  E (oil)
* 3 drops of peppermint oil
* 2 mason jars

HOW TO PREPARE

1. For the infused olive oil, fill a dry quart mason jar with dried plantain leaves and the olive oil.  Tightly seal.
Place the jar in a crock pot with a layer of towel at the bottom; fill it with water reaching half the jar.  Set it to warm for two days.
2.  To make the ointment, pour beeswax and strained oil in a pan over low heat.  Stir and remove when melted.  Add the vitamin E oil and the peppermint oil and stir.  Transfer to a dry mason jar and let stand for a day to harden. Use when needed.

©beverly armstrong 2015

HOW TO GROW A VEGETABLE GARDEN IN THE SHADE

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so you have a crummy, shady area where the lawn isn’t doing it for you but just don’t know what to do with it?  MAKE A SHADE GARDEN!!! there is a popular belief that you cannot garden without full sunlight.  wrong!  read the article at the link and learn.  i’m doing this, myself.

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http://shawnacoronado.com/2011/10/how-to-grow-a-vegetable-garden-in-shade-the-story-of-a-french-potager-kitchen-garden-gone-shade/

Top 10 Anti Inflammatory Herbs

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ou’re in search for the best anti inflammatory herbs, you’ll find this article useful. There are numerous herbs that have been proven to aid in various health problems such as inflammation, infection, blood clotting and more. However, they also come with potential side effects just like the artificial medications we buy from drugstores, but to a lesser degree of course. Below are the top 10 herbs you can use to treat inflammation with a short description of its benefits, risks and other health concerns.

What is inflammation?

 

Before we proceed with our discussion of the top anti inflammatory herbs, it’s necessary that we talk about what inflammation really is, what are its causes, and the like. Scientifically speaking, inflammation refers to a condition that occurs when the immune system reacts to an injury, irritation, infection and other external changes. We normally associate inflammation with skin problems. When you see a reddish bump on your skin, you’re most likely to say its inflammation. People usually consider it as normal. But sometimes, internal inflammation can take place which may lead to more serious health problems.

http://www.easytogrowherbs.com/Top-10-Anti-Inflammatory-Herbs.html

Food Cures You Can Grow at Home

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Why burn a quarter-tank of gas running out to the drugstore for Pepto when you can pluck some relief from your windowsill herb garden?

Besides adding another dimension to your cooking, freshly harvested herbs can soothe dozens of common health problems, and it’s possible to grow a selection of home remedies in a couple of pots placed in a sunny spot. 

Look for seedlings of these plants and herbs at any garden store, or if you’re really ambitious, buy a packet of seeds and try sprouting your own.

read entire article at the link: http://www.organicgardening.com/living/9-food-cures-you-can-grow-at-home

5 HERBS THAT REPEL FLIES

 

 

 

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With warm weather in the air, we are all looking forward to grilling out, swimming pools, sun bathing, and just generally spending time outdoors. We’ve waited all winter for spring to get here. But those first few really warm days always greet us with an unpleasant, little problem.

Bugs! The warm weather brings out the bathing suits and suntan lotion, but it also brings out the pests! Mosquitos, ants, yellow jackets, and the grossest of all: flies! Flies are everywhere in the summer. Nothing ruins a good picnic quicker than flies covering the hotdogs! Most people will turn to harsh, chemical solutions this summer to try and solve this most annoying problem.

FOR THE REST OF THE ARTICLE, CLICK THE LINK

http://naturehacks.com/herbs/5-herbs-that-repel-flies/