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Meet Tulsi, aka Holy Basil

What do Holy Basil, Tulsi, and Sacred Basil have in common? They're all names for the same herb, Ocimum sanctum. What is Tulsi? Ocimum sanctum, or Tulsi, is native to India, where it's considered one of the most sacred daily…

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This is Mullein, Verbascum thapsus

Mullein, aka Verbascum thapsus, has long been a favorite respiratory remedy herb. This fuzzy biennial grows happily in sunny places, often along roadsides and in ditches or on the edges of fields where the soil has been disturbed repeatedly. Mullein's…

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Balm of Gilead Tree: Finding and Using Cottonwood and Poplar Tree Medicine

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article...Balm of Gilead is made from the sweet, sticky, resinous spring buds from the Cottonwood or Poplar tree in North America and many other temperate to colder climates. The resinous sap is filled with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and warming constituents or energy that feeds the young leaves as they develop, protecting them from disease and giving them the nutrition and energy they need to become the tree's powerhouse through summer.
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Spilanthes: Toothache Plant with Buzz Buttons

Spilanthes, aka Toothache Plant or Buzz Button Plant, has long-documented painkilling or analgesic properties that often take center stage in modern herbal remedies for not just tooth, mouth, and gum ailments. Spilanthes is antimicrobial (antibacterial and antifungal), too.
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