Home remedies

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white willow bark benefits

Think about this the next time you get a headache and you haven’t got any aspirins in the house. If you have a willow tree in the back garden it could be the answer to the problem. The bark from willow has been used for thousands of years as a pain-killer lowering the tension caused
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Benefits of cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper must be the hottest spice around. It’s so hot you get the feeling that you could weld metal with it. There is a ‘heat’ scale for measuring from the lowest to highest called the Scoville scale. At the warm end there is the Chilli pepper ‘Poblano Ancho’ at the hottest (or ‘atomic’) end
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milk-thistle-uses

Milk thistle or milky thistle (Silybum Marianum) appears to be the hero for the maintenance and repair of a major organ, the liver. In the pharmaceutical world there is nothing to match it as an equal. There is a poisonous mushroom called the Amanita. Eating it will severely damage the liver and the only treatment
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Lemon balm uses

Lemon balm uses range from promoting relaxation and improving sleep to raising alertness. If ever you have picked a leaf from the plant, you can’t avoid noticing a distinctive ‘lemon’ smell. Lemon balm has been appreciated for centuries as an effective addition to any aromatherapy program and there have been studies to show clear benefits
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ginger benefits

Ginger is a much favoured addition to many a cuisine, mainly in India and Asia. Added to this, for those who like it, ginger beer and ginger cake. It can be stored and consumed in a number of ways. The root, or rhizome, can be dried and ground down to a spice powder, or the
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cranberry-health-benefits

Cranberry health benefits range from helping with oral health to the slowing of some tumour progression. A native crop of North America with around 40,000 acres harvested in September and October across the northern US and Canada. They can be stored in fridge for up to two months but can freeze stored for much longer.
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benefits of raw garlic

The benefits of raw garlic that you need to know about. The benefits of raw garlic  come from the active compound Allicin. This is a potent and quite powerful agent that has the ability to inhibit germs in their growth and reproduction. It’s claimed that 1 milligram of Allicin has the potency of 15 units
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rosemary health benefits

Rosemary health benefits go beyond the flavour that it brings to dishes such as Chicken and lamb.  Rosemary is a good source of Iron, Calcium and Vitamin B6. Its normal preparation is a dried whole herb or ground powder. The leaves can be dried and used for making tea.   Dried rosemary It’s a member of the mint
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cinnamon

Cinnamon has a variety of medicinal properties.These include lowering blood Cholesterol reducing the onset of diabetes. There are two main types, both taken from the bark of the Cinnamon tree. These are ‘True Cinnamon’ which is found in Sri Lanka (Cinnamomum Verum) and ‘Cassia’ (Cinnamomum Cassia) which is grown in China, Indonesia,Vietnam and else ware in
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fruit flies

Fruit flies hovering around are an indication that there is a very over ripe piece of fruit hiding in the fruit bowl or some place in the kitchen. When a piece of fruit has gone way beyond the sell-by/eat-by date then nature will take it into the next stage of its demise. This always involves a
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