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Myriad Sweet Floral

I’ve been re-investigating the use of essential oils, this time a little more seriously in getting some education around the use of them. From everything I understand about them, the process of distillation to extract the oil essence, dates back to 700 AD. 218 more words

A Day in the Life: Knowledge, Possibility and a Little Honey

I’ve written sporadically about my life transformation back in 2001 and the lessons I’ve learned. Today, I’m reminded about what we call knowledge, i.e., what we think we know… 569 more words

A Day In The Life

Propolis-A Folk Medicine from Bees with Promise as an Important Modern Drug

Products from bees, wasps and ants, including honey, propolis, Royal Jelly and venom, have been used in Folk Medicine for thousands of years for treating wounds, ulcers, inflammation, allergies, pain, cancer, neurological disease and infections. 844 more words

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Vicks, the Wonder Drug

My mother was a nurse from 1941 to 1948, which made her the family resource on all health advice for many years. But along with her medical advice came quite a bit of homespun “wisdom.” When I was little, unhardened Jello was her answer to most stomach ailments, and Mexsana powder was what she put on all scrapes. 485 more words

Mom Diaries


v. ritual treatment of passing children through smoke by a curandero; see desahumar

Word Of The Week

Echinacea tincture for cold and flu season

Rosemary Gladstar is an excellent resource for all things herbal.

Just this past weekend, Mr. LaVeaux and I purchased a packet of echinacea purpurea herb so we could make a tincture.   87 more words


Image of the Week: Thuja seed

This week we bring you a wrinkly, dull coloured seed. Whilst we certainly have some more stunning images in the collection, it’s the story behind this plant that makes it worth seeing. 265 more words

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