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Family: Labiatae; other members include mints Genus and species: Salvia officinalis Also known as: Garden, meadow, Spanish, Greek and Dalmatian sage Parts used: Leaves Therapeutic Uses Sage contains an aromatic oil with some therapeutic value.  The oil has one unique property that sets sage apart from all other healing herbs: It reduces perspiration. Excessive perspiration…

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You thought yogurt was full of probiotics?  It’s not the only option.  Sauerkraut is a dairy=free source of stomach friendly, immunity boosting probiotics, as well as vitamins and minerals.  The fermentation of the cabbage provides these nutritional benefits.  The key to getting the most live and active cultures is to make your own without cooking…

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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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