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About Herbs — why herbs

Herbal Surprises: DANDELION

Posted by Maree van Dongen on

Herbal Surprises: DANDELION

If you were to encounter a Dandelion plant in your garden whilst weeding, you wouldn’t think twice before pulling it out. However, the plant has been used for its beneficial properties throughout the world for over 1000 years. Today, Dandelion grows wild in most parts of the world, as well as being cultivated for fresh or dry use.The name Dandelion derives from Latin “deons leonis” literally meaning lion’s teeth. This refers to the appearance of their yellow flowers. Both the leaves and the root of the plant are used for their remedial properties. Some recipes even exist for Dandelion “honey”...

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What herbs can do for us!

Posted by Brett Riley on

The most basic action of herbs is to feed us, not only in the physical sense but on a spiritual level as well. They enhance our vitality and tend to have a tonic action like fresh sea air or a really good belly laugh. They wake us up and get us moving. This can be experienced with more bitter herbs or tinctures. You pull that face that is instantly recognisable that you have just tasted something nasty. Saliva will start to flow, digestive juices in your stomach and intestines will kick start and your liver will activate. Your digestive system...

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