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Medicinal Properties of Ginger Root

Medicinal Properties of Ginger Root

Ginger is a strengthening food that has been used for better than two thousand years to maintain health in many Asian cultures. In ancient China, ginger was considered a gift from God and was commonly used to warm and cleanse ...

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Curative Properties of the Potato

Curative Properties of the Potato

Potatoes originated in the South American country of Peru. They were cultivated there by the Incas for over two thousand years before they were discovered by the Spanish conquistadors, who were exploring for gold and silver. Incan communities used potatoes ...

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Medicinal Uses of Chamomile

Medicinal Uses of Chamomile

There are two plants that are known as chamomile—German Chamomile (which is the most popular) and Roman (or English) Chamomile. Though belonging to different species, they are used to treat the same conditions. Both have been used to treat frayed ...

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Medicinal Uses of Marigolds

Medicinal Uses of Marigolds

Marigold has been highly valued by herbal healers of centuries. In most herbal reference works it is called calendula, its Latin name, so the two names are interchangeable. However, for the purpose of this article, we’re strictly speaking in reference ...

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Onions And Their Healing Properties

Onions And Their Healing Properties

Onions, a member of the allium family, are related to leeks shallots, garlic and scallions. Smelly though they are, they have been used for centuries for their remarkable healing properties. Asian cultures, Egyptians, Romans, and ancient Greeks revered onions. They ...

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Freezing Basics For Vegetables

Freezing Basics For Vegetables

Freezing our bountiful harvest is an easy way of preserving our produce, but the foods will not keep as long. In freezing the organisms that cause spoilage become inactive. However, they don’t die. The bacteria can’t grow as long as ...

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Medicinal Uses of Thyme

Medicinal Uses of Thyme

Thyme is a very aromatic herb commonly used for both cooking and in natural medicines. It has a very wide range of uses and abilities. The origin of the name “thyme” is said to be from the Greek word thymus, ...

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Medicinal Uses for Sage

Medicinal Uses for Sage

Sage, originally from the Mediterranean regions, now grows around the world in more than 2000 species. Israel alone has 24 different species of the plant. It has been cultivated to flavor foods and for its many medicinal properties—among them, use ...

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