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Native to China, the tree has been widely cultivated since for medicine and food since ancient times. In fact, some that were planted at temples are believed to be over 1,500 years old and records have other specimens listed at more than 2,500 years old. 356 more words


I am Herbsage...

Herbal medicine is an ancient art from around the world. If one is to look into the practices of any culture there is an absolute certainty that the practice of using herbs for healing, cooking, and crafting will be found. 1,082 more words


Lavender Research Report Now Available Online

The report on the progress of lavender research trials up to spring 2014 is now available on the Ontario Lavender Association website at www.ontariolavenderassociation.org. The research was a collaborative effort between the Ontario Lavender Association, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the University of Guelph and nine participating lavender farms. 112 more words


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Basil & Pesto

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) has been used in cuisine and medicines for over five-thousand years. It was originally cultivated in India and has a history of being used as a “royal unguent“. 321 more words

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Final Days of Summer

The fall equinox is nearly here. The days of summer are coming to a close. This has easily been the hardest summer of my life. Trust me, I have had some doozies, but this one takes the cake. 309 more words


Supporting Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

By Jessica Patella, ND abstracted on October 14, 2013 from “Curcumin Extract for Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes” published in the 35th edition of 2012 in Diabetes Care. 476 more words

Body Care