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Health Benefits

Discover the benefits of natural sea salt and why this wonderful mineral is essential for your health.
Check out these health benefits of eating more curry!
Discover seven health benefits of blueberries, a tiny, nutrient-dense fruit that packs a powerful punch.
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
Double up on the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey by pairing the two in our recipe for switchel, an ancient drink that quenches thirst and naturally boosts energy.
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
Did you know that plants have personalities? Discover the personality of the vervain plant and how it can help you.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, a healthy dietary fat that will help digestion, among other things. Take advantage of the health benefits of olive oil by becoming a smart shopper. Learn how to choose the healthiest olive oils on the market.
Uncover the ancient history of the vervain plant, a well-respected herb infamous for its medicinal uses all over the world.
Grow chervil with tarragon, chives and parsley for fresh fines herbes this gardening season.
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
Eating purslane greens provides a rich source of essential omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation, boost heart health and lower triglycerides that cause stroke, heart attack, fatty liver and pancreatitis. Green your health with purslane!
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
Say cheers to the health benefits of cilantro.
The dandelion is one of the most hated weeds in America, but also the mostly widely used wild green in the world. Learn how this herb was used historically, how it can treat many ailments, such as liver diseases and eczema, and how to make a dandelion omelet.
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
Here we go back in time to see beliefs and folk uses surrounding Stinging Nettle, how it is most commonly utilized by herb lovers today, along with flower essence information, my own personal favorite uses for this stinging European native, and references for further information.
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
Learn how green tea can help make aging and wellness go hand-in-hand.
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
When your muscles are aching and your bones aren't moving, spice up your life by adding a little more spice to your meals with these herbs for inflammation. It may just be what Mother Nature ordered.
Corn silk, the fine, silky growth at the tops of corn cobs, is a soothing diuretic for irritation of the bladder, urethra, kidneys and prostate.
Since Oregon grape (Mahonia spp.) is the state flower of Oregon, we thought it would be nice to spend a little time telling you about the Pacific Northwest's best kept secret.  
This scrumptious, all-natural recipe gives you a healthy option your taste buds will love.
Ten percent of Americans opt out of their morning meals. Find out why chowing down may be the better option.
This recipe adds a few of our favorite spices to create a flavorful pumpkin seed unlike any you've tasted before.
Black Cohosh, one of the early Native Americans' favorite medicinal plants, contains many benefits that can help you live a healthier life.
Learn how one blogger discovers the benefits of a peeving plant from her childhood.
Milk thistle, which has a long history of safe and effective medicinal use dating back thousands of years, is medicinally valued for supporting healthy liver function.
Don't let National Peach Month slip away before biting into this juicy fruit and all of its health benefits.
Try this blue condiment when topping your favorite hamburgers and french fries.
A new study found that it may not matter what kind of pet allergy sufferers keep around the house—their allergies may still prevail.
Besides its delicious flavor, basil offers many health benefits for your body, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
Educate yourself about the recent outbreak of foodborne illnesses caused by sprouts and how to protect yourself.
This smooth, caffeine-free herbal tisane is rich in antioxidants and a fresh addition to summer meals.
Eating spinach regularly has benefits for your entire body.
There are both benefits and risks to drinking milk substitutes instead of cow’s milk.
Enjoy the taste and health benefits of cherries!
Ginger (Zingiber officinale), a common spice that was considered a luxury more than 5,000 years ago, has a very rich history.
Add garlic to your daily diet by taking these tips into consideration.
Every herb has a story, and that of licorice begins with its reputation as a “sweet herb.” Plants are put on this earth to provide nourishment and healing benefits. Licorice is one of those unique and special plants that does both.  
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
These three herbal staples treat acne, treat eczema and reduce inflammation.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich. Benefit from all these healthful properties by mixing it with milk.
The fragrant, taste and texture of cinnamon make it a popular spice during the winter months. Cinnamon not only tastes good while cooking but has an array of health benefits.    
These superfoods may prevent degenerative diseases. Check how green tea and blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's disease.
Dark chocolate may be good for more than just antioxidants—it might protect your body from a range of health conditions, including heart failure and strokes.
Instead of throwing away those pumpkin seeds this Halloween, reap their health benefits!
Think twice about ridding dandelions from your lawn; this herb has many health benefits.
For a refreshing change, toss together a salad made with fresh herbs instead of lettuce.
Arnica cream, ointment, tincture or salve can relieve muscle and joint pain.

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