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Cannabis has been used as a medicinal herb for a very long time indeed. A great deal of wisdom has amassed in numerous cultures about its multitude of therapeutic benefits, yet how it actually takes effect on a cellular level is something that has been apprehended only recently.
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Stinging Nettle is a herb that many people are aware of even if natural medicines don’t interest them at all – it’s one of the easiest plants to identify simply because brushing against it with bare skin can result in an irritating rash! This is because the stems and the undersides of the leaves are covered with tiny needle-like hairs that contain formic acid which results in contact-dermatitis when they come into contact with the skin. It burns but the rash usually subsides quite quickly. This has led modern people to view stinging nettle as little more than an irritating nuisance that spreads rapidly and needs eliminating! The truth is that it’s a potent nutritive substance with an array of incredible health benefits.
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Making your own turmeric powder is not only easy and cost effective, but it will also produce the best quality end product that is superior to anything else you can buy. This is very important because as we will see, there are a lot of crap products out there that don’t deliver the results you’re expecting. Medicine making at home is a cultural skill that we really need to re-introduce to the modern world, for we are in danger of un-educating ourselves to the point of corporate dependency. Not an ideal situation to be in if we’re honest…
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Alcohol extracts have been a part of pretty much every indigenous herbal tradition everywhere, forever! Certain types of artisan made alcohol are considered to have genuine medicinal qualities for different constitutional types when consumed in the right amount and with a certain degree of wisdom. Alcohol consumption wasn’t always about the excessive indulgence of mass produced, industrial scale garbage. None-the-less, some people have concerns about the use of alcohol in preparing herbal extracts and question whether it is safe or even necessary.
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Chaga mushroom is a fungal sclerotia that grows most commonly on Birch trees within the circumpolar region of the northern hemisphere. It has been used as a folk medicine for centuries, primarily as an immune booster, remedy for digestive and respiratory ailments and an overall vitality tonic. It has now been studied extensively and proven to contain a wide array of different nutrients and medicinal constituents that can provide us with A LOT of health benefits.
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Throughout the temperate regions of this planet, a walk through the forest during Autumn is likely to present a magestic, ‘bemushroomed’ landscape to those paying attention. It can unearth sensations within us that we may have neglected to acknowledge since early childhood – feelings of being in a real-life fairytale or some magical fantasy epic. Connecting with our natural surroundings during periods of seasonal transition can genuinely enliven the senses and activate even the dustiest of imaginations… it can provide genuine medicine for the spirit!
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