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10 Ways to Use Wild Violets for Food and Medicine

Though pretty, many people look at wild violets as a scourge that kills the lawn. They are further frustrated by the fact that they are tough to control and have been referred to as the wild violet weed. But I have good news. Instead of looking at violets as a problematic weed, wild violets should be viewed as useful plants that you can enjoy instead of hate. These blossoms have a purpose even though some gardeners want to get rid …

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19 Ways People Stayed Healthy During the Great Depression

The Great Depression years were no picnic. My grandmother lived through that era as a child and much of her mindset in later years was due to a childhood spent in near poverty. However, she always had a great attitude toward life and knew a thing or two about Great Depression home remedies. During the Great Depression, most families had to make do, not just with their clothing and belongings, but also with healthcare. Many grew up on farms and small …

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An Herbalist’s First Aid Kit: What I Use and Why

I grew up in an herbal household- my grandmother and mother both grew a wide variety of herbs in their gardens, so I suppose I come by my love for all things herbal as a matter of course. They used most of their herbs for cooking or enjoyed their beauty and ability to attract birds and butterflies, but I went on to explore the health benefits of herbs by working at natural food stores and taking correspondence courses. Nothing beats …

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