Health Benefits of Green Tea

Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is much more than the complimentary beverage offered at Chinese food restaurants! Whether you love or hate the taste, it’s worth knowing about its amazing health benefits. Green tea has been used for centuries in China and throughout Asia to treat a number of maladies and diseases, everything from regulating blood pressure to killing cancer cells. It is a wonderful natural supplement to take because it’s list of benefits is long, but it’s also quite affordable. You can get a month’s worth of green tea for a few dollars! That sure beats a lot of other expensive herbal […]

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How to Use Calendula Oil

How to Use Calendula Oil

Calendula is a wonderful herb, that you can usually find in the natural medicine section of any health food store in the form of creams, but it’s actually much easier and cheaper to make your own calendula infused oil to use at home. Calendula is ideal for skin conditions like rashes, eczema, dry skin, burns, scrapes, sunburn, and bug bites. It is incredibly soothing and conditioning, and perfectly safe to use as well. It’s a great addition to any medicinal herb garden, but you can usually find the dried flowers very easily at health food stores or online. Making calendula-infused oil is […]

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Easy Poison Ivy Remedy

Easy Poison Ivy Remedy

Poison ivy is such a drag to get. It can debilitate you almost as much as an actual injury. Depending on where you get it on your body, it can make it difficult and even painful to move and get work done, and especially for little ones, can make life very uncomfortable. The uncontrollable itchiness makes it hard to heal, also, as resisting the urge to scratch can be very difficult. There are a number of good poison ivy remedies out there, but I love this one because it is super simple, very cheap to make and will last you a long […]

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Dandelion Balm for Aches and Pains

Dandelion Balm for Aches and Pains

Keeping your homestead in working order is bound to give you sore muscles, joint pain, and irritated skin from time to time.  Luckily you probably have the cure outside in your lawn.  Dandelions can be used in a balm to help treat soreness and skin irritation.  All you need other than dandelions are some oil (olive, coconut, almond, or sunflower will work), bee’s wax, and some canning jars.   How to Make Dandelion Balm Gather up all the dandelions that you have available. Next, you want to dry them out so that your balm isn’t watered down.  Spread them out […]

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