Avocado Oil in Body Care

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Avocado oil (Persea gratissima) is not a modern discovery. The 16th-century Spanish historian Bernabé Cobo who visited America in 1596 also reported the use of this oil for cooking. Food historian Sophie D. Coe writes in America’s First Cuisines that, with a high oil content of 30% in its flesh, the avocado was a staple …

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How to Make an Herbal Tisane

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Herbal teas — also known as tisanes — have been known to us for thousands of years for their medicinal, healing, and nurturing benefits. Tisanes use plants other than the tea plant in their blends. “Tisane” is the French word for “herbal infusion” and denotes brews that use only fruit, bark, flowers, seeds, roots, or …

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3 Uses For Lemon Balm

lemon balm or melissa

Lemon balm is often confused with lemon or lemon oil. The truth is that lemon balm is a member of the mint family. It is used for several medicinal remedies that you can make at home and store for later use. If you aren’t sure how you can use lemon balm in your daily health …

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Health Benefits of Elderberry

Are you looking for a way to aid your body, skin, and internal organs become healthier and live longer, you should consider the health benefits of elderberry. Elderberry can be used as a whole, where every part of the elder plant is used, including the berries, leaves, and flowers. Elderberry syrup is the most popular …

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Healing Benefits of Lavender

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Lavender is one of the more commonly referred to herbs when you hear about essential oils and sleep. In fact, there is a huge misconception that lavender is only good for sleep and calming. The truth is, there are several healing benefits of lavender that most people may not even know about. Here are a …

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