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Great Mullein - shows you the door and hands you the key

This tall and stately looking plant with its furry grey leaves and spike of yellow flowers is a prime remedy for the lungs and respiratory system. 52 more words

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Marshmallow - strong healing hugs from the Queen of the marshes

Marshmallow is such a useful plant to have around. I always keep a bag of powdered root in my herbal first aid kit as its so incredibly versatile. 68 more words

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Healing Salve

Since I wrote last I’ve made body butter, magnesium lotion and a multi-purpose healing salve. I left off writing about infusions, which I used to make my healing salve. 613 more words

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growing your own healthy Incan berries is no sacrifice

Incan berries (Physalis peruviana) are the new kid on the block in superfoods but really they been growing round the block for a long time as an ornamental garden plant – still sold in your local garden centre as Physalis. 365 more words

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grow your own superfood goji berries

The myth is that goji is hard to grow – well Goji berries (Lycium barbarum) have several names in the realms of ornamental gardening; Chinese Boxthorn, The matrimony Vine and Chinese Wolfberry. 466 more words

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how to grow your own superfood blueberries

Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum, V. angustifolium) are best known as an antioxidant superfood – so we link them in our brains as we put them in the shopping trolley or fresh picked on to morning muesli as a food that slows down the aging process – and yes by mopping up free radical damage they keep your cells protected from age-related disorders. 531 more words

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Plantain (Plantago sp.)

DISCLAIMER: Do not eat or otherwise use any plants without doing your own research. I will not be liable if you misidentify a plant or follow misinformation I give (although if I give misinformation, please let me know!). 712 more words