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Amazing Benefits of Neem Oil

For thousands of years, parts of the Neem tree have been used for its medicinal and insecticidal properties. Considered by the people of India to be sacred, the legendary Neem tree has come to symbolize good health and protection, leading the Indians to refer to it as the “village pharmacy.” The ancient Ayurvedic tradition is said to be comprised largely …

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Sunny Calendula and Why You Need to Grow It

Once you see calendula blooms, you will never forget their golden ray-like petals that resemble the light of the sun. These golden flowers can bloom from early spring until late autumn. Seventeenth century botanist, herbalist, and astrologist Nicholas Culpepper linked Calendula officinalis with the astrological sign of Leo. From juices, soups, salves, tinctures, and herbal teas to sacred altars, these sunny blooms …

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Plant of the week: Lavender

Lavender is our plant of the week! It is native to Mediterranean region and has been known for ages. Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt used lavender for cosmetic purposes, and the inhabitants of Ancient Greece and Persia used it as herbal medicine. Lavender’s name comes from the Latin word “lavare” (to wash) due to the fact that lavender was used to …

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