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Depression

Herbal Teas Depression is a serious problem for many people today. There are some herbal teas that should help bring cheer to the depressed. However, please note that depression is best cured in combination with doctors, exercise, etc. Here are some combinations of herbs to make the best herbal teas for depression: *lavender flower infusion,…

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Medicinal Uses of Lavender

  The scent of lavender has long been known to promote relaxation. Inhaling lavender’s essential oils helps ease anxiety and improves feelings of calmness and well-being in stressful situations. Research also proves that lavender reduces the body’s production of the stress hormone called cortisol. Lavender can also be taken to get rid of stress-related headaches….

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Lavender Cookies

Lavender isn’t used much in cooking by anyone besides dedicated herbalists. But there are so many delicious sounding recipes! I can’t wait to have enough lavender growing in my yard so that I can try making these interesting cookies… Lavender Cookies Ingredients: *1/2 cup butter *1/4 cup superfine sugar *3/4 cup self-raising flour *2 tbsp….

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Great Summer Drinks…or how to pretend it’s still summer :)

Here are a few delicious options for some fun drinks to make with all those herbs you have been dying to use: *Summer Punch* (1)1/2 gallon lemonade or limeade (2)1 large can pineapple juice (3) About 3 large handfuls of pineapple sage, lemon balm, lemon verbena, or mint leaves (4) 2 bottles of champagne or…

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Lavender

Name: Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) Description: *beautiful, purple perennial with an amazing scent *best in zones 5-8 *there are many varieties, but English Lavender is the best choice for medicinal purposes Parts Used: *mainly flowers, fresh or dried (but all aerial parts can be used) Position: *excellent draining soil *full sun is the best *they can…