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Top 25 Healing Herbs

Top 25 Healing Herbs

By TIERAONA LOW DOG, MDNature's medicineThere are times when it might be smarter to use an herbal remedy than a pharmaceutical. For example, sometimes a herb offers a safer alternative. Take chamomile: The flowers have been used for centuries as a gentle calmative for young and old alike. It's non-habit-forming and well tolerated, and a study sponsored by the University of Michigan found that chamomile extract had roughly the same efficacy as many prescription sleeping medications when given to adults with insomnia. Likewise, peppermint oil has been shown to be as effective as pharmaceutical drugs for relieving irritable bowel syndrome, but without the ofttimes dangerous side effects. And clinical studies have shown that ginger relieves morning sickness, sage can relieve a sore throat, and hibiscus tea...

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9 Favorite Herbs to Grow for a Delicious Thanksgiving Feast

BY BY KIM GAMEL, ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON HOUZZMany favorite recipes for a Thanksgiving dinner call for fresh herbs. But instead of rushing to market to find what you need, wouldn’t it be nice to just step outside your door? Fresh herbs not only pack a more flavorful punch than their dry counterparts, but they are easy to grow in containers. Stock up on your favorite Thanksgiving herbs now to have a fresh supply when it's time to cook your turkey. Many nurseries and even grocery stores have good-sized herb plants in 4-inch pots to put on your patio or a sunny windowsill.Inspired to start a long-term herb patch? You'll also find planting info below to create an outdoor kitchen garden with fall's favorite flavors when...

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10 Delicious Herbs You Can Grow In Your Home All Year Long

by Sierra BrightDo you have a few favorite “go-to” herbs? Why not grow them in water and keep them close at hand on the kitchen window sill or right on the counter? Water-grown herbs are just as flavorsome as those you grow in the garden. You don’t have to mess with soil or worry about regular watering or changing seasons.Most herbs will be happy growing in water, but those propagated from cuttings are easier to start in water. Seed-grown annuals like cilantro, mustard, and dill are a bit tricky because you need to sow the seeds in soil or some other medium and then transfer the seedlings to water. Soil to water transition is not impossible, but it may not always work out because soil-grown...