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Secret Ingredient in Pineapples - Blog

- 6/26/2020 4:14:51 PM

Bromelain is the secret ingredient found in pineapples. Used widely as a natural remedy to treat everything from indigestion to allergies, pineapple is filled with this enzyme. It also has its share of vitamin C, vitamin B1, potassium, manganese and phytonutrients.

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Lots to Learn About Licorice Root - Blog

- 6/25/2020 10:23:59 PM

The word “licorice” refers to the root of a plant called Glycyrrhiza glabra, from which a sweet flavor can be extracted. That’s why it’s been used in candies and as a sweetener. Licorice is harvested from the plants’ roots and underground stems.

In its centuries-long use, licorice root has been known to provide support for heartburn, leaky gut, adrenal fatigue, PMS and pain relief. 

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Why You Should "Heart" Hawthorn Berry - Blog

- 6/24/2020 9:10:37 PM

Ever heard of the hawthorn berry? Or maybe the “heart herb?” It’s not as well-known as other berries like blue, black and straw, however, hawthorn has been used as a digestive aid in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, and Native American tribes not only enjoyed eating them but they used hawthorn to treat heart troubles and gastrointestinal complaints.


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What You Don't Know About Cloves - Blog

- 6/24/2020 1:03:17 PM

Do you love gingerbread or pumpkin pie? Spiced apple cider? Or chai tea? An ingredient these all share is clove. Cloves have a long history of being used to flavor some of your favorite dishes, used as aroma therapy, and has one of the oldest recorded medical uses, as early as 240 BC in China.


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Hey, There's a Lot to Learn about Alfalfa - Blog

- 6/23/2020 9:55:36 PM

Alfalfa is one of the oldest cultivated plants. Hay is made from alfalfa; it’s made by allowing the plants to grow until their early bloom, then they’re harvested dried and cured. It’s also a highly nutritious food for humans, and has been used an herbal medicine for at least 1500 years!


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Dandelions Are More Than Weeds - Blog

- 6/22/2020 5:22:00 PM

Dandelion is translated from dent de lion (tooth of the lion) because its leaves look like a lion’s tooth. The genus name, Taraxacum, is derived from the Greek taraxos, meaning “disorder,” and akos, meaning “remedy.” And it’s no wonder why it’s been called that. Dandelion greens are known as Taraxacum officinale.


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