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Chionanthus virginicus

Fringetree Bark

Chionanthus virginicus Part Used: The root bark. Constituents: Phyllyrin, a lignin glycoside, Chionanthin. Actions: Hepatic, cholagogue, alterative, diuretic, tonic, antemetic, laxative. Indications: This valuable herb may be safely used in all...

Galega officinalis

Goat’s Rue

Galega officinalis Papilionaceae Names: French Lilac. Habitat: Grows wild in Europe, naturalized in Britain. Collection: The stalks with the leaves and flowers are gathered at the time of flowering, which is between July and August. Dry in the shade...

Apples

Apples, native to Eurasia, are members of the Rosaceae (Rose) Family, relatives of peaches and pears, and are known botanically as (Malus species). Malus is the Greek term for “round fruit.” Apples were traditionally hung on Yule trees to symbolize...

Blueberries

Blueberry (Vaccinum myrtillus, V. corymbosum, V. ashei, V. angustifolium) is a member of the Ericaceae (Heath) Family, and relative of cranberries. The genus name, Vaccinium is derived from the Latin, vacca, meaning cow, who relish this plant...

Feeding Our Children Consciously

After years of dietary advice from a range of different sources, American's know that food from the Earth, and not the factory, is what their families need to build a strong foundation. But still the food on many family forks does little to nourish...

The Scary Truth About Sugar

Sugar is a simple carbohydrate found naturally in many foods, including fruits and grains. If the only sugar we consumed were in natural, whole foods, we’d all be just fine. But the average American diet is full of refined, nutrient-depleted foods...

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