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Herbal Pet Care

Just as we use herbs to enhance our lives, we can do the same for our four-legged family members – our pets. A growing number of veterinarians take a holistic approach to health care for animals, and that includes the use of herbs to promote wellness and increase the quality and length of our pet’s lives. At home, you can

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Dandelion, A Common Garden Herb

Taraxacum officinale Also, Known As: Blow Ball Cankerwort Dandelion Lion’s Tooth Pissabed Priest’s-crown Puff Ball Pu Gong Ying Pu-kung-ying Swine Snout Telltime White Endive Wild Endive The dandelion is a common garden herb, with easily recognized flowers. During the spring season, the leaves and the root of the dandelion begin to produce mannitol, which is a substance utilized in the

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Springtime Herbs To Have On Hand

Traditionally, the days around the Vernal Equinox (mid to late March) and the month(s) after it was seen as a time of intense, rushing energy: days get longer and the sunlight more intense, the first signs of green growth emerge, and wildlife stirs again. Herbalists still consider this a time when the more inward, ‘congealing’ energies of Winter begin to transition into the more

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Health Benefits of Bitters

Including bitter foods in the diet isn’t simply a matter of reviving tradition or taste — bitter-flavored foods have a history of healing. From the wine-infused herbal concoctions used by ancient Egyptians to the 16th-century prescriptions of famous physician Paracelsus, elixirs brewed from carefully selected bitter herbs have been treasured as helpful remedies throughout the ages. Studies have confirmed that

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