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Basil (Tián luólè 甜罗勒)

Pungent,and sweet flavor and warm thermal nature. Acts on Lung, Spleen, Stomach and Large Intestine meridians.

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Basil contains dozens of aromatic essential oil components in its leaves including eugenol, linalool, astragal, limonene, citral methylchavicol, and methyl cinnamate. 311 more words

Cumin

Around four thousand years ago someone in ancient Babylonia recorded for posterity a recipe that included cumin in the preparation of leftover lamb. This ancient Sumerian tablet was the world’s first cookbook, listing no fewer than 25 recipes, 21 meat and 4 vegetarian. 594 more words

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Pepper

When the Visigoth Alaric I besieged Rome in 408 C.E., the ransom he demanded to lift the siege included gold, silver, slaves, and 3000 pounds of pepper. 665 more words

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Coconut

Traditionally an oral Ayurvedic therapy from India, oil pulling is currently a growing trend. Recent studies show that oil pulling reduces gingivitis, plaque, and microorganisms that cause bad breath. 31 more words

Ike Onwubuya

Lemongrass Essential Oil to the rescue

Lemongrass: you don’t mow it and you don’t make lemonade with it, so what is it good for?

You’ve probably already experienced lemongrass before in teas, soups, or Chinese and Thai recipes. 788 more words

Nourish

Coconut

Traditionally an oral Ayurvedic therapy from India, oil pulling is currently a growing trend. Recent studies show that oil pulling reduces gingivitis, plaque, and microorganisms that cause bad breath. 98 more words

Trevibennett

Honey & Oat Face Mask/Scrub

Recently I’ve started a little “girlie” weekly ritual with my eldest daughter. She’s nearing her teenage years and has started getting interested in taking care of her skin and hair which makes this not only a great mom and daughter one-on-one moment but also a time to pass on a little skin care education! 660 more words

Honey