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Salvia: Summer Herb and Flowers

COMMON NAME: salvia GENUS: Salvia SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: S. splendens-popular bedding plant grown as an annual. S. superba ‘Blue Queen’-perennial; short spikes of deep violet flowers. S. haematodes-perennial; to 36 inches; sprays of lavender flowers. FAMILY: Labiatae BLOOMS: summer TYPE: annual and perennial DESCRIPTION: Both annual and perennial salvias are characterized by attractive spikes of flowers. The bedding-plant salvia produces brilliant

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Companion Planting with Herbs

Boost your garden this season with the right pairings of plants. Companion planting is a fantastic addition to any garden. By specific plants next to certain fruits, flowers, and vegetables, you can boost their health and increase their production. Of course, knowing what pairings work best is key, especially when it comes to herbs. How It Works Companion planting improves

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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

If you’re old enough to count among the Baby Boomer generation, you certainly remember the sensation caused by the release of Simon and Garfunkel’s hit song, “Scarborough Fair,” with its haunting refrain, “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.” Most people who bought the album (yes, it was an album, not an MP3 back then) didn’t really think about the properties of the

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Effective Gingivitis Home Remedies

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, which in turn, can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, gingivitis can be treated easily at home, but which home remedies work best? Symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen, inflamed gums that may bleed when a person brushes their teeth. Gingivitis is common, despite the fact that it is preventable. This article explores the different

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A Sage Discovery: Plant-Derived Compounds Have Potent Anti-Inflammatory Effects

New research reveals that two specific plant-derived compounds may be effective for fighting inflammation and pain. The findings are published in the British Journal of Pharmacology. Diterpenoids are found in certain plants, fungi, and marine organisms, and two in particular – carnosol (CS) and carnosic acid (CA) – are known to interfere with multiple pathways in the human body associated

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Head’s Herbal Journal – Sage (Salvia): A Healer In Your Garden

Cur moriatur homo cui Salvia crescit in horto? (Why should a man die whilst sage grows in his garden?) He that would live for aye, Must eat Sage in May Ask any ordinary person to name a herb and sage is one of the first they mention. It’s grey/green leaves or bright green leaves or even variegated leaves adorn many

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