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Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are one of the oldest consumed crops in the world and remain one of the most popular today across nearly every continent. Chickpeas have been a part of certain traditional diets for over 7,500 years! Chickpeas are still included in the diets of some of the healthiest populations living around…

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Chocolate (Cocoa, Cacao) Parts Used: Seeds (beans) Cocoa and it’s derivative, chocolate, are rich in antioxidants that may contribute to longevity.  They also contain compounds that support good digestion, boost blood flow to the heart and help clear up chest congestion For centuries, Central Americans have used cocoa to treat fever, coughs, and problems associated…

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Cilantro Cilantro is a tasty source of iron and magnesium and can help fight anemia.  It can also relieve stomach gas as an overall digestive aid.  Cilantro may even help to lower cholesterol.

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Chocolate (Cocoa, Cacao) Parts Used: Seeds (beans) Cocoa and it’s derivative, chocolate, are rich in antioxidants that may contribute to longevity.  They also contain compounds that support good digestion, boost blood flow to the heart and help clear up chest congestion For centuries, Central Americans have used cocoa to treat fever, coughs, and problems associated…

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Parts used: Seeds (beans) The next time one of your skeptical friends starts giving you a hard time about using medicinal herbs, hers’s the perfect comeback Do You Drink Coffee? The fact is, coffee is one of the most widely used herbal infusions.  It does more than wake us up in the morning.  It helps…

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Family: Myrtaceae; other members include myrtle, tea tree, and clove Genus and species: Eucalyptus globulus Also known as: Fun tree, blue gum and Australian fever tree Parts used: Leaves Therapeutic uses: Colds and flu – loosens helm in the chest so it’s easier to cough up. Inhaling the vapors of a strong infusion may help…

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Family: Liliaceae; other members include lily, tulip, onion and chive Genus and species: Allium sativum Also known as: Stunking rose, heal-all and rustic’s or poor mans treacle Parts used: bulb Therapeutic uses: Infections – during WWI, it was used in treating infected wounds and amoebic dysentery shows that it has potent antibacterial and anti-protozoan properties,…

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Ginger Hot and exotic ginger has it all, it works as an anti-inflammatory, fights nausea, aids digestion and is a potential fat burner.  It is one of my go to herbs when I have an upset stomach.  Try making some ginger tea, amazingly delicious.

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Horseradish With horseradish, a little bit goes a long way.  It contains intensely concentrated amounts of glucosinaolates, a compound that forms phytochemical that can lower your risk of cancer.  In fact, it contains more glucosinolates than most cruciferous vegetables, so just a dash will do the trick.  Try to eat as much as you can…

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Moringa One of the best plants that we have growing on our property is Moringa. If you want to be healthier, want to not have problems with your body and have energy and live longer, this is the herb you need.  It’s so easy to grow too if you live in a tropical climate.  You…

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