Monthly Archives: April 2020

12 DIY Cleaning Recipes — From Hand Sanitizer to Floor Cleaner

It’s cleaning day! Time to put on your favorite old jeans, sweatpants, or even pajamas. Crank up some loud music or just enjoy the silence. The unpleasant smells and harsh chemicals usually associated with cleaning are a thing of the past with these “Do it yourself” or DIY cleaning recipes. Don’t dread giving the toilet bowl or kitchen floors a good scrubbing

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Quercetin’s Remarkable and Surprising Anti-viral Activity | DonnieYance.com

Quercetin is a yellowish pigment that belongs to a group of plant compounds called flavonoids. As the most abundant flavonoid in the diet, quercetin is found in apples, onions, grapes, berries, broccoli, eucalyptus, tea, and blue-green algae.  In addition to its potent antioxidant qualities, quercetin is useful in the prevention and treatment of allergic reactions, cancer, heart disease, and inflammatory

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Bacopa: Therapeutic Potential for Alzheimer’s Disease?

In Ayurvedic medicine, bacopa (Bacopa monnieri, Plantaginaceae) is called brahmi and used as a brain tonic to enhance cognitive function and prevent memory loss. Bacopa monnieri extract (BME) has antioxidant and neuroprotective properties and, in clinical studies, has been found to improve aspects of cognitive function and memory in both healthy participants and patients with cognitive impairments. The purpose of this literature

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A Safe Bug Spray That Really Works: Natural Mosquito Repellent

Summer is prime time for enjoying the outdoors. But more often than not, there’s a dark cloud hanging over that backyard barbecue: bugs – and especially mosquitoes. These blood-seeking fun busters expertly follow their senses right to your skin. But if you can repel them with one quick application of bug spray, then what’s the problem? It turns out that

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Kids Garden Month: Garden Together At Home

Each April, KidsGardening celebrates the joy and wonder of gardening with children. This year, we encourage families and educators to share how they #GardenTogetherAtHome for a chance to win fun gardening gear. We encourage you to enter our Kids Garden Month celebration as many times as you like via our webform or social media. Prize winners are selected randomly, each week, from all existing

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Celebrating Earth Day

While this Earth Day may undoubtedly feel different than the 49 that came before it, I don’t think there’s ever been a better time to honor our beautiful home. Nature gives us the chance to slow down, turn inward, and cultivate our inner peace. While I know many people have limited access to parks and outdoor spaces, I invite you

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The SHP Sustainability & Regenerative Practices Toolkit – Sustainable Herbs Program

Please watch this video introduction to the free SHP Toolkit Becoming Better Stewards How can companies sourcing medicinal plants from around the world become better stewards for the people, plants, and ecosystems on which they depend? The SHP Sustainability and Regenerative Practices Toolkit is a collection of practical resources and best practices, specific to the herb and botanical business sectors, that

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Aloe Vera and Tea Tree Oil Mouthwashes as Effective as Chlorhexidine Mouthwash in Reducing Plaque and Gingivitis in Schoolchildren

Dental plaque can lead to dental caries and gingivitis. Streptococcus mutans is a common microorganism that causes dental plaque. Improper tooth-brushing techniques used by some children are inadequate in removing plaque. In children, mouthwashes could help prevent plaque formation and could be an alternative to chlorhexidine and triclosan mouthwashes, which are associated with adverse effects, such as teeth staining and altered taste.

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ESSENTIAL OILS FOR HOPE, HEALING, AND HAPPINESS

During turbulent times, the ability to adapt to constant change is vital. Coping with transitions and a shift in routines can be inherently stressful, leading to issues such as the zapping of energy, frenzied thoughts, confusion, low mood, restlessness, and sometimes feelings of loneliness or isolation. Adopting a constructive mindset and healthy coping strategies, although not easy, can be an

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