Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a small green leafy plant that looks kind of like giant blades of grass. It has a wealth of health benefits. It’s not an unattractive houseplant that is easy to purchase from florists, greenhouses, and even some lawn and garden stores. It’s also very easy to grow and has countless practical uses. … Read more

Herbal Sleep Aids

Woman sleeping beside an alarm clockThere are many herbal sleep aids available now, mostly in the form of herbal teas which are easy to access and prepare.

Insomnia is a terrible condition that affects a large portion of the country. It can cause your productivity to decrease, your quality of work to suffer, and your mental and physical health to weaken.

Can Herbal Teas Help You Sleep Better?

The medications typically used to treat this condition tend to over-correct the issue and put you at risk of experiencing quite a few negative side effects.

Due to that, many people suffering from insomnia choose to exhaust all the natural options for remedies first.

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Herbal First Aid

Herbal First AidIf you are interested in using herbal remedies as a part of everyday first aid treatments, read on! The following can be helpful in creating an herbal first aid kit for your home.

A herbal first aid kit will allow you to treat minor injuries, burns, and other non-serious maladies.

What You Need

Your kit should contain herbal and traditional remedies for things like cuts, rashes, burns, and minor ailments.

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Excalibur Food Dehydrator

The Excalibur food dehydrator is one of the best around for dehydrating fresh herbs. Excalibur Food Dehydrator

If you grow your own herbs for home remedies then you’ll find a dehydrator a BIG asset.

Basically, you pop the leaves/flowers/stems/berries on the trays, set the temperature, switch on and leave it to do it’s work?

There are many food dehydrators on the market and generally speaking, you get what you pay for. I’ve tried the $30 kind, waste of money! You can also pay thousands, the Excalibur comes around the middle and is good value for home use.

Don’t forget, you can make fruit leathers, jerky, fish, in fact, you can pretty much dry any kind of food.

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Home Remedies For Cold Sores

Cold sore on a lipMost of you reading this will already have suffered from cold sores and know that they first appear as blisters below the surface of the skin. These fluid filled pockets appear on and/or around the mouth and lips. They can be pretty painful over the course of the 7 to 10 days they last, breaking open, oozing and crusting over. Fortunately, there are a number of home remedies for cold sores which can help!

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Vinegar Uses

Vinegar UsesYou might not know it, but there are 100s of vinegar uses!

Historically, vinegar has been used since ancient times when it was accidentally discovered that wine, left undisturbed, turns into vinegar.  

This wasn’t heralded with as much enthusiasm as the discovery of the wine that created it. However, over many long years, lots of uses for vinegar have been discovered!

While there are no records before 5000 BC, legend has it that the seminarians a civilisation of ancient Babylonians used vinegar as a cleaning agent.

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