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The Medicine Woman’s Treasure Chest – Artichoke Extract and as a food.


Artichokes, YUM!  Love this post for its medicinal information as well as for the video on artichoke preparation. Enjoy and as always, thank you to Miss. Sally Cronin for sharing her knowledge and wisdom.

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The Medicine Woman’s Treasure Chest – A little herbal health insurance – Echinacea

Thank you Sally, for this terrific series. We can all help ourselves to some natural health!! ❤

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At this time of year I have a few drops of the good stuff every day.. and no I am not referring to the medicinal brandy in the sideboard in the dining-room. I am talking about Echinacea in the form of a tincture. From October I have 15 drops in a little water daily and touch wood…..I have not had a cold for many years. I trust that the care I take the rest of the year to provide my immune system with a varied and fresh food diet, sunshine and moderate exercise also plays a role in this.  At this time of year however, germs are rife in those that have not been so nurturing of their own immune systems.

Unfortunately, if you have not been following a varied and healthy diet and providing your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain a healthy immune system, taking 15…

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The Medicine Woman’s Treasure Chest – Herbal Remedies – Thyme

Thyme! What a terrific taste, and that’s not all… Enjoy this most thorough presentation of ways you can incorporate this treasure into your life. Thank you Miss. Sally.

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This versatile herb can be used to flavour many wonderful dishes . As with most of our herbs, thyme has a long and revered history medicinally and if you had been a prominent Egyptian the herb would have been used to embalm you. Since the herb has antibacterial and antifungal properties it would have helped preserve the bodies beautifully.

The Greeks and Romans used thyme as a purifier ,burning it as incense in rooms and in their baths. It was also added to food such as cheese and alcohol – again probably because of its antibacterial properties and it may well be one of the first natural preservatives used in food manufacture.

It became better known in Britain in the 17th century and healers used the herb to relieve the symptoms of whooping cough, breathing difficulties, gout and mild stomach complaints. The oils has been used externally to help heal…

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