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Why bitter is better (about sugar, cravings and bitter foods)

Why Bitter Is Better

With our nutrition priorities now straight, it's time to optimize. Along with sharply reducing sugar consumption, one of many other things you can do to improve your daily diet is indulge -- or cultivate -- a taste for bitter flavors.

Sometimes referred to nature’s aspirin, meadowsweet is one of the most common herbs, growing wild throughout Europe and Asia, and naturalized to grow throughout North America’s Eastern coast. It was one of the three sacred herbs renowned by Druids, along with vervain and water-mint. Its historical medicinal uses are confirmed enough that it is licensed as a standard medicinal tea in Germany by the German E Commission.

Meadowsweet (Älggräs)

Sometimes referred to nature’s aspirin, Meadowsweet is one of the most common herbs, growing wild throughout Europe and Asia, and naturalized to grow throughout North America’s Eastern coast. It is licensed as a standard medicinal tea in Germany.

Fall is the perfect time to harvest medicinal roots like dandelion and valerian for the home herbal medicine cabinet.

How to Harvest Medicinal Roots : Dandelion & Valerian

Rosemary Tincture - Rosemary can prevent food poisoning, is a digestive aid, is a good decongestant and can kill bacteria. Can be used as a cough suppressant.

Continuing my tincture-making spree, I made rosemary tincture. Rosemary is an herbal powerhouse. It contains antioxidants, known to combat free radicals. I’d heard about free radicals and an…

Find out which herbs can lower your Cholesterol

Find out which herbs can lower your Cholesterol

Parsley is full of nutritional and medicinal value, make the most of it by preserving parsley for food and medicine with these tips.

Preserving Parsley for Food and Medicine

Parsley is full of nutritional and medicinal value, make the most of it by preserving parsley for food and medicine with these tips. Make a Tea for detox

The mayapple had an important place in the primitive medicine of the Native Americans & early settlers. The plant was used to treat certain warts & the roots were used to treat jaundice, fever, liver ailments, & syphilis. The mayapple is still used today in folk medicine in some areas of the Appalachian Mountains. A tea  made from the roots is used to treat constipation. Source: USDA Forest Service Publication, October 6, 1973.

The mayapple had an important place in the primitive medicine of the Native Americans early settlers. The plant was used to treat certain warts the roots were used to treat jaundice, fever, liver ailments, syphilis. The mayapple is still used today in

Planting, growing, harvesting, and storing Valerian

How to Grow and Use Valerian

Valerian is a powerful herb that can be used medicinally for anxiety, pain relief, headaches, and more. Valerian is also easy to grow.

Burdock Root - Herb Uses, Health Benefits and Side Effects

Burdock Root - Herb Uses, Health Benefits and Side Effects

Burdock Root - Isotakiainen (Arctium lappa) Herb Uses, Health Benefits and Side Effects

9 Health Benefits of Lemon Balm from www.simplecleanliving.com

Lemon Balm calms nervous tension at bedtime, and is a key ingredient of Redd Remedies' At Ease PM™ sleep supplement!

How to Make an Onion Poultice - This is an old fashioned home remedy for coughs and chest congestion. Many find it very helpful and effective! -- The Nourishing Gourmet

How to Make an Onion Poultice

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