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Dandelion, A Common Spring 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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PLANT MEDICINES FOR BODY & MIND

5 DIGESTIVE HERBS Used Since Ancient Times THE EMOTIONS IN OUR GUT, FASCINATING FACTS ON OUR SECOND BRAIN & HERBS THAT HEAL OUR GUT. Ancient teachings from around the world tell us that our emotional state has a dramatic impact on our physical health; they reflect an understanding that human beings are emotional creatures and that there is an intricate connection between our

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Root Medicine: A Herbalist’s Guide to Digging Roots

Fall is harvest time, not only for winter storage crops like beets and carrots but for all those beautiful medicinal plants we have been watching flower and grow for many months now. Harvest provides a sense of the changing seasons and a chance to prepare our medicine cabinet for the year to come. It’s a special practice to take note of the places we frequent,

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Sautéed Dandelion Greens with Cherry Tomatoes & Garlic

When we think of herbs in the kitchen, we usually think of the spices that impart the wonderful variety of flavors to our foods that let our taste buds – and brains – know when we’re eating Italian, Mexican, Indian, or Ethiopian fare, for example, each so unique in taste. Spices have played such an important role in human history

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