Chamomile Flower Tea: How to Plant, Grow, Harvest, and Blend

 

 

Chamomile is an easy-to-grow, common flower that brings whimsical life to any garden, and its plethora of uses means it's ideal for growing and making chamomile tea.

But how do you grow chamomile? And what goes into actually making something useful out of it?

It's not as...

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How to Dry Orange Slices

 

Oranges represent sunshine and bring warmth and light during long, cold winters. Not only that, but they have many benefits when it comes to food storage.

Who doesn't want a little sunshine in their homes when it's cold outside? Yet, while we may think of dried orange slices...

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Rose Bush Care: Methods and Techniques

 

Did you know archaeologists have found rose bushes that are 1000 years old? And really, it's no wonder they're still a popular choice for gardens and budding horticulturists.

They have incredible scents, look gorgeous in a garden, and you can even eat them and add them...

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Nettle Tea: How to Grow, Harvest and Preserve Nettles

 

A hot cup of nettle tea is still a remedy for many ailments for many people. It's no surprise considering stinging nettle greens are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Besides the health benefits, stinging nettles are really tasty.

But we can't ignore the fact that...

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How to Plant Roses for Preservation and Production

 

Imagine going out to your rose garden to cut a few stems for your dinner plate, not for your sweetheart. Growing edible roses is a time-honored pastime, though it may sound weird at first.

Did you know the Greeks, Romans, and Persians all loved using roses to cook with? They...

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How to Brew Jun

 

Did you know that approximately 70 million people are affected by digestive diseases? Diet plays a huge factor in some digestive problems, and adding in healthy gut bacteria, such as probiotics, can help mitigate some of the side effects.

Have you heard of Jun? This close relative of...

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How to Flavor Water Kefir

 

We lovingly refer to the gut as “the second brain.” Not only because we tend to think with our stomachs, but because it handles digestion, weight management, blood regulation, and helps build a thriving immune system.

The bacteria living in our gut are called the gut...

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Fire Cider Benefits and Protocol: Everything to Know for Home Herbalists

 

 

Warm bellies, tingling lips, and a strong immune system. That's what fire cider is all about. Brimming with fresh ingredients and steeped in raw apple cider vinegar, there is no good reason not to be drinking fire cider this season. Or maybe eating it in this Kale Crunch Salad...

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How to Make Homemade Cough Syrup with Wild Cherry Bark

Women have long been the caregivers of their families, and have been treating the ailments of their loved ones for centuries. While plenty of people currently see the use of herbs for remedies as being a "new age" practice, it has a long and rich history that can be traced back...

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Sea Moss Tea

 

Carrageenan is a food additive that you will find on many processed and shelf-stable foods. The debate is intense on whether we should be consuming carrageenan or not. The discussion comes from several angles, including that carrageenan is an extractive of sea moss. Sea moss has many...

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How to make Mushroom Tea

 

Before you start rolling your eyes and scrolling along because you think this post is about a psychedelic experience or magic mushroom tea, let me assure you that it is not. This shroom tea post is about some fabulous mushrooms with excellent health benefits without getting you high and...

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Better than Starbucks Pumpkin Spice (Dirty Chai Recipe)

 

The coffee chain, Starbucks, is known for its chai tea latte, Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, and Apple Crisp Macchiato, and its pumpkin spice latte. While their fall menu is full of all the favorite spices of the season, it is also packed full of unhealthy fats and sugars but will drain your...

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