12 Herbs and Spices for Depression (and Resources)
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12 Herbs and Spices for Depression (and Resources)

My Journey with Depression I never thought I would end up struggling with depression. I always considered myself an optimistic person, but looking back now, maybe I only thought that I was optimistic because nothing seriously negative had ever happened to me.  I started my grown-up years thinking that if you worked hard, you could…

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The Medicinal Benefits of Black Peppercorns

This is a continuation of my Spice Series. Welcome to my information on Black Peppercorns!   **In ancient times, black pepper was considered the “King of Spices” and it was more valuable than gold. One’s social standing was even measured by how much black pepper was owned by the household. **One of the reasons it…

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The Spice Series: Bay Leaves: Medicinal Benefits

This is a continuation of my Spice Series. Welcome to my information on Bay Leaves!   **The bay leaf comes from the bay laurel tree, an evergreen that originates from the Mediterranean region. **People have been using bay leaves for thousands of years. In ancient Greek and Roman times, bay leaves were the symbol of…

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The Spice Series: Ginger: Medicinal Benefits

This is a continuation of my Spice Series. Welcome to my information on Ginger!   **Ginger is a tropical plant that has green-purple flowers and an aromatic underground stem (called a rhizome). It is commonly used for cooking and medicinal purposes. **Even though ginger is a native plant to Asia, it is easy to grow…