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Family: Hypericaceae; other members include Rose of Sharon Genus and species: Hypericum perforatum Also known as: Hypericum Parts used: Leaves and Flowers Therapeutic Uses This herb has been extensively researched.  It contains hypericin, the source of its antidepressant action.  It also contains antiviral compounds and immune-boosting chemicals known as flavonoids, which explain its action against…

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Health Benefits of Sweet Potato How sweet it is for your health to eat sweet potato! Not only do they taste like dessert, but they provide some surprising health benefits. Many people think about sweet potatoes as being nothing more than plain old potatoes that can tweak our taste buds with some extra flavor. Yet…

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Thyme This amazing herb is a powerful antiseptic, antibacterial and strong antioxidant.

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Family: Zingiberaceae; other members include ginger Genus and species: Curcuma Longa Also known as: Curcuma Parts used: Rhizomes and roots Healing History It gives curry blends their yellow color.  In addition to its role in cooking, it also holds a place of honor in India’s traditional Ayurvedit medicine.  A symbol of prosperity, it was considered…

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Watercress Watercress offers loads of protective benefits, including reduced cancer risk and it contains just 4 calories per cup.  Studies reveal that watercress may reduce breast cancer risk, along with many other nutritional claims to fame. It is very easy to grow.  I had a small ornamental waterfall that I put watercress in the areas…

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