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Salvia officinalis – Sage

Salvia officinalis (Text Version) Today the mention of sage is likely to evoke thoughts of Sunday roast with stuffing, but this garden herb has so much more to offer, as…

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Plantago lanceolata – Plantain

  Plantain - Plantago lanceolata (Text Version) You may recognise Plantain, this common weed that springs up from the cracks in footpaths, on roadside verges and in lawns. Native to…

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common causes of infertility affecting up to 12 percent of women of reproductive age. Fertility problems are one reason why symptoms…

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Male Fertility

Evidence suggests that male fertility is declining; with an estimated drop of 2% in average sperm count every year over the past 23 years. For couples trying to conceive, reduced…

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Ginger: Zingiber officinale

Pungent, warming and sweet; ginger is one of the most versatile herbs, both in cuisine and as a medicine. Originating in southern Asia, ginger has been valued as a spice…

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Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Ingredients for Chicken Noodle Soup: 2 medium onions 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 medium carrots 2 large sticks celery 1-2 cups of shredded roast chicken (leftover scraps from a roast…

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Chicken Stock

The easiest way to make chicken stock is with the carcass of a roasted organic chicken. Strip off any unused meat from the carcass and refrigerate for later use. Put…

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Marsh mallow: Althaea officinalis

  Althaea officinalis (Marsh mallow) is an upright and beautiful plant, with soft velvety leaves and delicate pale pink blossoms which appear in August and September. The name ‘Althaea’ comes…

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Equisetum

  Equisetum - Text Version Equisetum is the sole survivor of the Equisetales family; huge tree-like plants that thrived 400 million years ago. In spring its shoots resemble asparagus -…

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Inflammation

Inflammation is a necessity of life. It is a protective immune response that allows infections to be controlled, wounds to heal and health to be restored. When the immune system…

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