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20 Unusual Uses for Herbs

20 Unusual Uses for Herbs
More than just a garnish. Take these 10 herbs and you’ve got yourself 20 different ways to tackle everyday issues, from keeping mice away to treating the common cold. This list gives you reason to chew shamelessly on fresh tarragon leaves, re-establish Mojito Monday, and pass up your expensive and toxic perfume for slightly green-tinted wrists. Enjoy! Tarragon Toothache Treatment Back in the day, Greeks used to chew on tarragon to numb their mouths from toothache. Internal Cleanser Clean yourself from the inside out with tarragon. Mint Mojito Makin’ Make a mint mojito with a kombucha base. Keep Mice Away Despite our predilection for the fresh aroma of mint, mice beg to differ. Marjoram Natural Perfume According to mythology, the goddess of love Aphrodite grew marjoram. Bone Building Marjoram offers some 520% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K, making it one of the richest herbal sources of the vitamin. Rosemary Mosquito Deterrent Hair Rinse Oregano Common Cold Fighter UTI Treatment Thyme Basil

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