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Getting down to the roots of cannabis. Roots Most growers give little thought to the roots of cannabis plants beyond ensuring that they are healthy and supplied with water, nutrients, oxygen and drainage—before discarding them at harvest time.

Getting down to the roots of cannabis

But the roots have been used in folk medicine for millennia, and contain several compounds that may be of medicinal value. Use of cannabis roots as medicine through history. This Turmeric Lemonade is Better at Treating Depression Than Prozac. Turmeric is one of the most potent natural cure-alls.

This Turmeric Lemonade is Better at Treating Depression Than Prozac

This anti-inflammatory, antioxidant packed, cancer fighting, anti-bacterial and anti-viral superfood, turmeric has now been found to lift depression more effectively then any other conventional drugs. Turmeric Fights Depression Turmeric is a super root which is very beneficial for our health. It’s rich in antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, is great for brain health, lowers the risk of a heart disease, and has been found to lift depression, as we previously mentioned. In a clinical trial on major depressive disorder (MDD), Curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) was found to have equal effects as the prescription drug fluoxetine (the generic form of Prozac), without any adverse effects.

Dr. Yarrow: Insect Repelling Herb Stronger than DEET. DIY coffee-coconut exfoliant bars for face and body. These simple bars will work magic on dry skin, while filling the shower with a wonderful aroma of coffee.

DIY coffee-coconut exfoliant bars for face and body

If you’re looking for a luxurious shower treat to exfoliate and moisturize dry winter skin, then this is the perfect recipe to try. These coffee-coconut exfoliant bars call for a handful of ingredients, come together in minutes, and will keep indefinitely in the fridge or freezer. In the shower they smell divine, while the coffee grounds and sugar provide the perfect amount of abrasion to leave your skin feeling silky soft. © K Martinko Ingredients: 1/2 cup finely ground coffee (freshly ground beans are best, but you can use pre-ground if necessary)1/2 + 1/3 cup coconut oil1 tbsp pure shea butter2 tbsp white sugar1/4 tsp vanilla extract or a few drops vanilla essential oil (optional)Ice cube tray, mini muffin tin, or other small moldSteps:Melt the 1/2 cup of coconut oil and shea butter in a glass jar or bowl in the microwave.

Is Your Perfume Poisoning You and some non-toxic DIY recipes. Have you ever walked through the perfume section of a department store and come out the other side with a headache?

Is Your Perfume Poisoning You and some non-toxic DIY recipes

Perfume has always given me a headache and the funny thing is, I never really thought about why. I just didn’t wear any and tried not to breathe when visiting department stores. Headaches are just one of the many side effects that can be caused by your perfume including: Asthma Allergies Migraines Sinus Problems Not to mention, they may contain hormone disruptors and toxins linked to cancer and birth defects. Want to know what ingredients in your perfume could be causing these symptoms?

Wrong. Whipped Dandelion & Coconut Oil Moisturizer. This recipe is super easy to make and requires just two ingredients: coconut oil and dandelion flowers.

Whipped Dandelion & Coconut Oil Moisturizer

Coconut oil, reputed to have many health benefits when used both internally and externally, is readily available in most areas. I live in small town USA and found two types to choose from in my local grocery store. 7 Ways To Get Rid of Ants Naturally. It’s a compliment, I’m sure . . .

7 Ways To Get Rid of Ants Naturally

The way ants are descending on my kitchen. The sticky sweet smell of homemade strawberry jam is irresistible if I do say so myself. But after watching them take an afternoon dip in my coconut oil I’m not feeling very hospitable. I draw the line at coconut oil, y’all. How to Make Organic Herbal Cough Drops. By Dr.

How to Make Organic Herbal Cough Drops

Paul Haider. Non-Toxic Bug Repellent Recipe with Coconut Oil. HerbMentor News 92: How to Make Cayenne Salve. Every two months we feature a different herb on so that we can really dive into learning particular plants on a deeper level.

HerbMentor News 92: How to Make Cayenne Salve

During this cold and dark time of the year we are learning more about one of the hottest and most popular spices in the world: cayenne. The health benefits of cayenne are truly astounding! From its heart-protective qualities to boosting the immune system, it will even stop bleeding from a cut or wound! If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. 45 Cool Uses For Lemons. 3 simple homemade toothpaste recipes. While some people in rural parts of the world may resort to the use of brick, charcoal, rangoli powder, mud, salt or ash for toothpaste, western brushers usually rely on a tube of mystery ingredients to make their pearly whites sparkle like the Pepsodent girl's.

3 simple homemade toothpaste recipes

DIY Peppermint Mouthwash.

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Home-made Coconut Oil Deodorant. Homemade Lavender-Lemongrass Body Wash. Share.

Homemade Lavender-Lemongrass Body Wash

How to Make Medicinal Vinegars & Oxymels. Share Medicinal vinegars (Vinegar Extracts) have been around since ancient times, and were an excellent way to preserve and dispense herbs before distilled spirits were known about. While the advantages of using vodka or brandy to make your herbal tinctures are many – including greater potency and longer shelf life, there are those who wish to avoid alcohol for personal reasons or due to the higher cost, making vinegar extracts ideal for them to create. Vinegar extracts (also known as “aceta”) are weaker than alcohol based tinctures, so the required dose is higher. And, while vinegar won’t draw out as many of the beneficial components of an herb that alcohol will, it does excel at drawing minerals and vitamins from a plant. Add those extra nutrients to the already established benefits of apple cider vinegar and you have a very acceptable option for your herbal remedies toolbox. Making a Vinegar Extract: Dosing a Vinegar Extract:

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