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Those Medicinal Weeds: Plantain {Plantago major}

Also, Known As: Plantain Ribwort Snakeweed When we talk about plantain, normally the image of a banana plantation conjures up in our mind. But the common plantain is a small wild plant with leaves that grow mostly from the plant’s bottom. It is found growing naturally in the lawns, gardens, backyards and along the roads throughout America. The plantain is a tough and

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Food as Medicine: Mango (Mangifera indica, Anacardiaceae)

History and Traditional Use Range and Habitat Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae) is a tropical tree that grows from 33 feet to 131 feet in height and produces large, oval-shaped fruits that are red and gold when ripe, though some cultivars are green or yellow.1 The smooth-edged leaves of the mango tree are reddish when young, becoming dark green and shiny as they mature.

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Aloe Vera For Hair

Aloe vera is a plant that grows in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. People appreciate it for its decorative uses and medicinal properties. People have valued this member of the Liliaceae family for its many healing and regenerative properties for millennia. Advocates of using aloe vera for hair health point to its plentiful supply of vitamins, minerals, and other ingredients linked

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