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Marshmallow Root: Fun Facts and How to Use Marshmallow Root

History As early as 2,000 B.C., the ancient Egyptians, marshmallow root was made into a candied delicacy for pharoahs and nobility. These were made from the sap of the mallow, honey, and grains or powdered nuts that were baked into cakes. Early Arab doctors used the root as part of a poultice for inflamed skin ..
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Saint John’s Wort: Fun Facts and How to Use St. John’s Wort

“In the crumbling pages of ancient texts on healing, hidden amongst the dusty basement shelves of a neglected Old World library, there are stories of a flower whose tears are magical.” ~ Dr. Jonathan Zuess History The Greeks and Romans used Saint John’s Wort for treatment of melancholia, snake bites, cramping, upset stomach, and superficial ..
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Alfalfa: Fun Facts and How to Use Alfalfa

History Evidence of cultivated alfalfa was as far back as 6000 years ago and was domestically grown between 1000 to 2000 B.C. Medicinal use of alfalfa leaf is known as far back as 200 A.D. in China, where it was used for stomach ailments and to stimulate appetite. Native Americans used the plants as food. ..
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Herbal Recipe: Heavier Sleeping Tincture

Use our tincture instructions and add the following: I broke this into parts so you can vary it according to your bottle size. The herbal blend should go about 1/2 way up your container, then pour the 80 proof or higher alcohol over it. 1 part valerian root 1/2 part hops flowers 1/4 part lavender 1/4 ..
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What Are Fire Rainbows? Are They Real?

Fire rainbows are absolutely real. They are a rare and unique spectacular event that only occur under certain conditions. The sun must be at least 58 degrees above the horizon over cirrus clouds that are composed of ice crystals. With the correct alignment, the ice inside the cloud becomes a prism and a rainbow is ..
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How to Make Herbal Tincture and Great Tincture Recipes

Tinctures are super easy once you know what you want to put in them. So, first get your recipe together of what you want to create. Then, you will need: A dark colored tightly sealed bottle made of glass in a size of your choosing, like these. If you are making a tincture you will ..
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Stinging Nettle Leaf: Fun Facts and How to Use Stinging Nettle Leaf

History Stinging nettle is another ancient medicine. The Greeks prized the diuretic value of the plant. In medieval Europe, the plant was used frequently to treat joint pain and muscle pain. It grows wild in many parts of North America Stinging nettle is particularly used in combination with other herbs. Topical Uses oily scalp aching ..
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Bible in a Year Checklist

I wanted to give you guys this handy checklist, so that you can keep track of where you are (since everyone might start at different times in the year). Also, it let’s you see your progress 🙂 so you are more likely to achieve your goal. I’m going to attach a pdf of the checklist, ..
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Calendula: Fun Facts and How to Use Calendula

History Calendula, also known as pot marigold, has a rich history in medicinal use dating back to the middle ages with documentation back to the early 12th century. The oldest treatments were for stomach ailments. Calendula is not the same as annual marigolds that are grown in flower gardens, but it is a common plant, ..
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How to Deliver Bad News, Refusals, or Apologies in Written Form

It’s a task that fills us with dread. But, someday, you’re probably going to have to give someone else a “negative message” or “bad news.” No question about it, giving bad news is difficult. The old phrase “don’t shoot the messenger” comes to mind.  Often, even if you deliver the message verbally, you will find ..
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