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Rosemary – An Amazing Herb

Rosemary – An Amazing Herb

Rosemary is a wonderful herb that is used to improve memory, and with the currently high statistics of dementia, it should be a herb that is often used in our diets as a tea, or in salads. It has wonderful digestive properties. Rosemary freshens the breath. Blended...

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Radish

Radish

This little vegetable is amazing, it is one of the richest sources of iron, calcium and sodium that we have in the vegetable kingdom. The leaves are often eaten in salads and have more calcium, phosphorus vitamin C and protein than radish itself. You can prepare a...

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Pomegranate

Pomegranate

The ancient Doctors of Arabia used this fruit for the inflammation of the stomach and pains in the heart.The sweet varieties of the fruit are regarded as a good laxative, the sour varieties more as anti inflammatories.It is acknowledged as increasing the body’s...

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Onions – Natures Antibiotic From The Pantry

Onions – Natures Antibiotic From The Pantry

Sometimes being a Naturopath can be frustrating and rewarding at the same time. A lady rang me from a country area, she was 60 miles from the nearest town and had a baby that was screaming with sore ears. The mother had no car with her husband being away on business....

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Manganese

Manganese

Normal Thyroid function requires manganese because it is involved in the formation of Thyroxin, the Thyroid’s most important hormone.When the body’s Estrogen, insulin or Parathyroid hormones are elevated the absorption of Manganese may be impaired as these hormones...

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Lemons – More Than A Fruit

Lemons – More Than A Fruit

Lemons can be used for a lot more than eating and drinking. If you have a lemon tree growing in your backyard and find you have excess fruit, why not juice some and freeze in ice cube trays for the off season? Here are some lemon alternatives to chemicals: Make a...

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Lavender – Natures Insect Repellent

Lavender – Natures Insect Repellent

There are so many insect repellents on the market, that you will wonder why I include this in my blogs list. But when you read the ingredients that are in some of these manufactured products, it is a frightening thought to put them onto the skin of young children, the...

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Ginger Pain Killing Properties

Ginger Pain Killing Properties

New research is showing that using Ginger may reduce pain and inflammation. The active ingredients in ginger – compounds called gingerols have a similar structure to capsaicin, the active ingredient in chilli peppers and capsicum, a known pain reliever. Capsaicin is...

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