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15 Powerful Medicinal Herbs You Should Grow

In addition to adding flavor to food, many medicinal herbs are high in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties.

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Growing Medicinal Herbs and Plants at Home

There are many ways to benefit from the healing properties medicinal herbs offer. Consult our guide to see which herbs to grow and how to use them!

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Everything About The Plantain Herb (7+ Ways to Use it)

Plantago major, commonly known as plantain, faces an uphill battle in terms of respectability. Some people think it’s a backyard or roadside weed, when in reality, it’s an incredibly useful herb (not to be confused with the banana-like plantain fruit). This perennial plant grows in full- to part-sun locations in a wide range of soils. […]

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Horny Goat Weed – Side Effects and Health Benefits

Botanical Name: Epimedium grandiflorum, Epimedium sagittatum. Other Common Names BarrenwortBishop's hatFairy wingsXian ling piChien-hsiehYin-yang-huaArrow-leaf barrenwort Habitat It is native to China and grows best in high altitudes. Plant Description Horny goat weed is a rhizomatous perennial herb. The plant has light yellow, violet, red, and white flowers, and oval fruits. Plant Parts Used Flowering parts and seeds. Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium grandiflorum) Therapeutic Benefits and Uses of Horny Goat Weed Horny goat weed has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to promote male potency and as an herbal aphrodisiac. The legend says that it got its

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Peppermint – Health Benefits and Side Effects

Scientific Name: Mentha x piperita. All true mints belong to the genus Mentha. Peppermint is a hybrid plant, a cross between watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). Common Names: Peppermint, mint, menthol Distribution and Habitat: Peppermint is found growing wild in the moist soils of the warmer parts of Europe, Asia, and America. It was cultivated in Europe but also in America, where it has become a vital crop over the last one hundred years. Peppermint is a perennial shrub which grows best in very moist soils with high water-holding capacity. While the plant has proved invaluable in medicine,

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Black Cohosh – Side Effects and Health Benefits

Botanical Name: Cimicifuga racemosa L, Actaea racemosa L Black cohosh was once classified with the Genus name Cimicifuga but today the Genus name Actaea is considered the correct scientific name. The old Latin genus name Cimicifuga derives from Cimex, the genus name of the bedbug and the Latin verb 'fugare' meaning to repel indicating that the unpleasant smell of the plant was used as an insect repellent. Other Common Names: Black snake root, bugbane, rattleroot, rattletop, rattleweed, snakeroot, black bugbane, squaw root, serpentaria (Spanish), Traubiges Wanzenkraut, Schwarzes Wanzenkraut (German), herbe aux punaises (French), silfurkerti (Icelandic), sølvlys (Danish), läkesilverax (Swedish), klaseormedrue

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Herbs That Grow Together In a Pot

When it comes to having a herb garden, there's really nothing more satisfying than picking your very own fresh herbs for that night's dish! These herbs that grow together can be planted in just one pot or directly in your herb garden outdoors for a full, healthy harvest in no time! These herbs not only enjoy each other's company, but also feed off of each other by exchanging important nutrients and therefore, making sure your harvest is plentiful! Herbs that grow together stay together! Herbs That Grow Together A rule of thumb when planting any herb or vegetable together, is

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Lemon Grass – Side Effects and Health Benefits

Botanical Name of Lemon Grass: Cymbopogon citratus. Other Common Names: Lemongrass, fever grass, sereh, citroengras, te limon, zacate limon, West Indian lemongrass, cana-cidreira, cana-limão, capim-cidró, capim-santo, erva-cidreira, herbe citron, pasto limón, patchuli-falso, verveine des Indes, zacate limón, Zitronengras, citronnelle, tanglad, fever grass, hierba de limon, erba di limone, sera, bhustrina and takra. Habitat: Lemon grass is endemic to Southeast Asia, particularly India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. It has been introduced in many US states, including California and Florida; and in South America, particularly Brazil. Description: Lemon grass is a tender perennial of the grass family and resembles

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