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The Truth about Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) | DonnieYance.com

False information can spread like wildfire, particularly during times of fear and uncertainty. Right now, there is misinformation circulating about elderberry (Sambucus nigra) and COVID-19. Elderberry extract is being falsely accused of triggering a cytokine storm or cytokine release syndrome (CRS), an intense inflammatory response that can be deadly. During the SARS epidemic, CRS caused severe lung damage and was a

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Self Heal Serum – LearningHerbs

Self-Heal, Heal All You’d think a plant with a name as auspicious as this one would be dramatic and imposing. Instead, it camouflages itself on your lawn. But it has been used internally and externally since at least the 2nd century in both China and Europe. Its botanical name, Prunella, derives from the German word Brunella, which comes from dying

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DIY Hand Soap Recipes (And Why to Use Thyme Oil!)

How to Make Hand Soap (and Why Thyme Essential Oil is the Perfect Ingredient!) Before I get into the DIY hand soap recipes, I want to talk about Thyme essential oil, so you’ll know why I’m focusing on it for cleansing skin and supporting health. (If you want to go directly to the recipes, scroll down to the sub-headline, Thyme Hand

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Discover the Health Benefits of the ‘Christmas Tree’, Spruce Oil and Pine Oil

The Pine tree is easily recognized as the “Christmas Tree,” but it is also commonly cultivated for its wood, which is rich in resin and is thus ideal for use as fuel, as well as for making a pitch, tar, and turpentine, substances that are traditionally used in construction and painting. In folk tales, the height of the Pine tree

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A message from Rosemary 💖💞💖

A special note from Rosemary! Dearest Friends & Herbal Students, Warm spring greetings.  What a world we woke up too! And yet, spring comes irrevocably, with a thousand seeds beneath the ground getting ready to thrust upwards.  Tree buds are bursting forth as they’ve done for millennia, flowers are blooming and birds returning in great flocks to the northlands.  In

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Peppermint Oil: Four Surprising Utilities

Far, far more than these four, the utilities are endless. For several centuries, the oil obtained from the peppermint plant has been a vital element of several medications and there are sufficient reasons for this too. Peppermint oil is not only intense but also highly aromatic. In addition to being an established analgesic, carminative, and expectorant, peppermint oil possesses strong anti-inflammatory

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What Are The Health Benefits of Clary Sage Oil?

Clary sage, also known as Salvia sclarea, is a plant native to the northern Mediterranean Basin. It is widely used for medicinal purposes and as a spice. Many parts of the clary sage plant can be used, including the leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds. In alternative health practices, clary sage essential oil is used in aromatherapy. In this article, we take a look

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