Grandmother's mint lives on...

Health Benefits from Whole Mint Leaves

We've been talking about mint here the last couple of days. Mostly because it's a pretty underrated natural living staple. Mint is popular in chocolate, popular in hot cocoa, popular in toothpaste...in other wo...
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Natural Remedies with Peppermint Oil

Peppermint is one of the most useful (and delicious) plants out there, and as a member of the mint family it's just as easy to plant and harvest at home. If you've put any thought into how much joy you might...
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Grow Your Own Mint

Mint has always been present in our daily lives. Just think about it: for one thing, most of us brush our teeth with mint-flavored toothpaste every morning and evening. Mint is a fresh, clean scent, and it's on...
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40 Uses for Aloe Vera

If you take a look through your average person's medicine cabinet, you're bound to find plenty of variety. Even if you were to just purchase a tiny fraction of the over-the-counter medications available in a gr...
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Turmeric: Pain Reliever or Placebo?

In yesterday's post, we took a look at some of the best, most basic herbal remedies for natural pain relief. It's very important to find a natural pain reliever, as you don't want to rely on store-bought medica...
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Natural Pain Relief

Nothing makes us lose our minds quite like pain does. If you're having vision problems, it's easy to choose a natural remedy over laser eye surgery. If you're over- or underweight, most of us know that the key ...
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Ayurvedic Cleansing Tea

Over the last few weeks, we've posted quite a bit about two of our favorite natural health rituals. First, the cleanse or detox. A good cleanse can be just what your body needs, allowing us to finally set he...
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Ayurvedic Remedies for Vomiting

Over the last couple of days, we've been going out of our way to talk about the symptoms that no one wants to talk about: diarrhea, constipation, and---for today's post---vomiting. As unpleasant as those thr...
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Lime and Honey Tea for Lower Cholesterol

In this week's series on ayurvedic medicine, we've taken a close look at the traditional South Asian healing practices that are still alive and thriving in India today...and in the rest of the world as well! Th...
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Ayurvedic Remedies for Hair Loss

In this week's series on ayurvedic medicine, we've been taking a look at some of India's best (and perhaps lesser-known) ancient remedies. When it comes to natural remedies from the western world, far too ma...