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Herbarium door

Open the hidden gate and enter the secret garden…

A review of the Herbarium Community at HANES Ten, nine, eight, seven…. The Herbal Academy of New England launched the Herbarium this week. I’m excited about this new way to learn about herbs. I learn best by immersion. When I am passionate about something, I plunge in with both feet, buy books, scope out internet […]

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How to make lip balm

How to make Nourishing and Moisturizing Rose Lip Balm

How to make nourishing and moisturizing rose lip balm The winter dryness has set in. Whether you are in an area with wood heat or central heating, the dryness of winter air is felt on your lips. Tightness, burning, and inflammation will only get worse if you don’t put something on them to stop the […]

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New American Herbal

Whet your herbal appetite with The New American Herbal

Review: The New American Herbal by Stephen Orr (Crown Publishing: NY, 2014) 4 stars out of 5 Once you master growing vegetables in a few raised beds, garden rotation, and companion planting, the backyard gardener may be tempted to get into a rut. will prevent gardener stagnation. Orr is a garden writer as well as […]

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Herbs for High Blood Pressure

Herbs for High Blood Pressure

Herbs for high blood pressure/hypertension 30% of the English, 29% of Americans, and 20% of Canadians have a blood pressure above 140/90 or hypertension. Blood pressure is the force of the blood … [Read More...]