What Parasites Are and How We Get Them

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In other parts of the world, it is common to regularly treat for worms, it’s an expected part of life.  Somehow here in the US, we’ve gotten away from that practice and knowledge. However, they absolutely do exist here and can wreak havoc on your whole system (even the CDC … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Ginger

HOTD Ginger

It seems like the period of time from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day is full of food, sweets, and full bellies!  Fortunately, ginger is an excellent and easy herb to have on hand to help combat any digestive discomforts that might come into your home this time of year.  Widely available … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Fennel

HOTD Fennel

Fennel is an old favorite that is often used for culinary purposes as well as by herbalists.  Typically it is the seed that is utilized by herbalists, but the leaves and flowers are occasionally used and the bulb of the plant is used by chefs.  One of the most distinguishing … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Lobelia

Lobelia is a beautiful flowering plant with a less-than-beautiful nickname. Also known as pukeweed this plant is a powerful medicinal aide which can bring about vomiting if too much is used.

Lobelia is a beautiful flowering plant with a less-than-beautiful nickname.  Also known as pukeweed this plant is a powerful medicinal aide which can bring about vomiting if too much is used.  Many know this plant by its other nickname, Indian Tobacco- as Native Americans used to smoke this to herb … Continue reading