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Healing Herbs List: Safe and Effective Herbal Home Remedies
October 19, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing up in a large Lebanese family, herbs and spices were not only used to flavor food but to cure common ailments. I distinctly remember ginger for …

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The Joy of Growing Horseradish (It’s Great With Almost Anything!)

Add to Favorites By Sue Robishaw – Cold-climate gardeners can boast few crops that prefer their freezing winter abode, but the sturdy horseradish not only prefers it that way, it requires …

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11 Home Remedies for Bug Bites and Stings
July 29, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Let’s face it, no one likes to be bitten or stung. The itching, stinging, burning, painful response our bodies have to bites and stings can even be …

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Exploring the Numerous Calendula Benefits
July 23, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Calendula (Calendula Officinalis), or pot marigold as it’s sometimes called, is a multi-purpose edible and medicinal herb. The Shakers and early settlers knew the culinary value and …

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How to Make Lip Balm at Home

One of the neatest things about having a desire to be as independent as possible is the many things you learn to do on your own. And come those cold winter days, you’ll be happy to know how to make lip balm at home.

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A Glimpse at Simple Homesteading Life in the 1800s

Add to Favorites By Kathy Belt – In the September/October 2012 issue of Countryside, a reader wanted to know what homesteading life in the 1800s was like. Here’s my reply. I am a …

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Healing Herbs For Herding Dogs

Add to Favorites By Judith Toth Bigham, Ohio Although herding is first and foremost an agricultural enterprise it has in recent years “morphed” into a competitive sport that attracts enthusiasts from all walks of …

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Why Vodka Belongs on Your Survival Items List
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Even if you don’t drink, vodka belongs on your survival items list. It has value without ever being consumed. As someone who doesn’t drink, by religion combined …

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Making Chai Tea 101
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It’s that time of year when our kitchens are fragrant with warming spices. Common spices, like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg make their appearance in many holiday …

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The Power Of Potatoes

Add to Favorites By Shirley Benson, Wisconsin Waste not—want not, an old saying I remember my father repeating to me many times, usually when I was leaving too much potato …

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Growing Valerian: Taking Root in the Garden
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I have been growing valerian (Valeriana officinalis) for years in the medicinal section of my herb garden. Native to Europe and Asia, this calming herb also grows …

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Coriander/Cilantro: Herb and Spice All in One
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites My first herb garden was planted years ago with familiar Mediterranean herbs including basil, parsley, mint, and thyme. I experimented with different recipes, and with each new …

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Rosemary Benefits: Rosemary Isn’t Just For Remembrance

Add to Favorites By Millie Troth, Colorado Rosemary benefits go way beyond just the traditional “rosemary for remembrance.” Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like …

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12 Natural Home Remedies for Toothaches
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites In my experience, a toothache can pop up when you least expect it or when it’s most inconvenient. That’s why having a few options for home remedies …

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Goldenrod Uses for Herbal Home Remedies
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites When most people think of goldenrod, they don’t necessarily think of goldenrod uses for herbal medicine and home remedies. Goldenrod is usually thought of as something that …

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