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Chamomile Essential Oil: How it Works for Stress and Inflammation

If that sounds familiar, Chamomile Essential Oil may well be a valuable partner in your corner. Both German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile essential oils help soothe anxiety and get your mind back into a more present and sunny state. From the perspective of Chinese medicine, they soothe...



Meet Skullcap, Scutellaria lateriflora, ID and Medicinal Properties

Skullcap is a relaxing nervine without sedation. The Eclectics used Skullcap as a nerve tonic for conditions brought on by nervousness and stress, i.e., asthma, rashes, eczema, and headaches. Skullcap is trophorestorative (nourishing tonic) for the nervous system in low doses long-term to improve and restore nervous system function.





South Americans: Sloppy Joe meets the American Southwest

We loved good, hearty foods that warm you through and through. South Americans, sandwiches that marry the flavors of the American Southwest with the pure joy of a good Sloppy Joe, fit the bill. It turns out, they're a regional comfort food.