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Herbs for Healthy Detoxification: Dandelion

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Dandelion, which can grow rampant in your lawn, is a low-growing perennial plant used medicinally for over a thousand years. Arab physicians in the tenth century prescribed dandelion as a diuretic, and by the seventeenth century the English herbalist, Nicholas Culpepper incorporated dandelion as the foundation of […]

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2 Raw Food: what are they?

Excerpt from Healthy Diet and Nutrition for Women Raw food diets have become much more popular in recent years and there are definitely health benefits to eating raw, fresh foods. These foods are often rich in their own natural enzymes, thereby providing you with natural digestants and anti-inflammatory chemicals. In this way, the foods themselves […]

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Relaxant and anti-spasmodic herbs: Chamomile

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Chamomile is a time-honored herb, called “ground apple” by the ancient Greeks because of its pleasant apple-like scent. Chamomile was used as a stewing herb during the Middle Ages, and today it is enjoyed as a tea by both adults and children throughout Europe and Latin America. […]

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Herbs for healthy digestion: Curcumin (Turmeric)

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Traditional ethnic foods are often flavored with spices that have medicinal properties, which is good reason for regularly including more exotic dishes in your diet. Turmeric, an essential ingredient in curry powder, is a perennial herb of the ginger family and is extensively cultivated in India, China, […]

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Herbs for healthy digestion: Peppermint

Excerpt from Dr. Susan’s book Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Peppermint is a natural hybrid of the two mints, garden spearmint and water mint. Both peppermint and spearmint are used in herbal healing and have similar effects, but peppermint is somewhat tastier and more potent. Especially because it is a digestive, peppermint tea is […]

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Herbs for healthy digestion: Chamomile

Excerpt from Dr. Susan’s book Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Chamomile is a time-honored herb, called “ground apple” by the ancient Greeks because of its pleasant apple-like scent. Chamomile was used as a stewing herb during the Middle Ages, and today it is enjoyed as a tea by both adults and children throughout Europe […]

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