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Echinacea A Gift From Native Americans

Echinacea A Gift From Native Americans

Echinacea is another example of a native North American medicinal plant that the Native American Indians shared with white settlers. There are nine species of echinacea all native to North America. They grow exceptionally well in the Midwest and Northeast regions of...
Green or Black Cardamom?

Green or Black Cardamom?

Many people wonder which cardamom is best, or what is the difference between green or black, also called brown cardamom. Green cardamom (Elettaria), also called true cardamom, has a very strong and intense aroma and flavor. Harvested by hand it is the more expensive...
5 Key Uses for Peppermint

5 Key Uses for Peppermint

Peppermint is considered one of the finest liver remedies available, with both cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile, purging it downward) and antimigraine effects. It is a remedy for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and Crohn’s. Peppermint oil is better than...
The Magic of Jack-o-Lantern

The Magic of Jack-o-Lantern

Pumpkins are native to North America. Besides being loaded with important nutritional value, they also support heart health, boost the immune system, regulate the bowels, counter age-related eye issues, as well as help prevent cancers. Their seeds can also be used as...
What Else Can Hepatica Treat?

What Else Can Hepatica Treat?

Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis) has been used for centuries to treat ailments relating to the liver, kidneys, and gallbladder. It was once a go-to herb for cleansing the blood and supporting liver function, this included treating cirrhosis, jaundice, fatty liver disease,...