Herbs and Spices

Herbs and spices often have amazing health benefits that we may not be aware of. Read more about the different types of herbs and spices available and how to use them as food, flavoring and even medicine.

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How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Ginger at Home (Outdoors and Indoors)

How to grow ginger at home (indoors and outdoors)

Ginger has a long history as a herbal remedy for preventing all sorts of infections and disease, particularly in traditional Asian medicine.

I personally love the taste and smell of fresh ginger which is why I decided a few years ago to grow ginger at home, in my own little garden. The good news is that growing ginger at home is not as complicated as you may think. Although it loves a humid climate, it is in fact possible to grow ginger indoors.

Read this helpful guide around how to plant, grow and harvest your very own fresh ginger at home.

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White Turmeric vs Yellow Turmeric, Spot the Differences

White turmeric vs yellow turmeric

Turmeric is not typically on top of people’s grocery shopping lists, yet this spice is very diverse and offers great health benefits.

I must confess, until recently I had never really cooked any meals with turmeric as an ingredient. Until I stumbled upon an interesting recipe that had turmeric in it. Since that moment I’ve been happily experimenting with turmeric and it has slowly become one of my favorite herbs.

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The Medical Marijuana Debate – A TED Talk

Medical marijuana

Legalizing cannabis as a medical treatment has been a hot debate for decades. Some consider marijuana an evil drug that serves no medical purpose, while others believe medical marijuana is a medicinal wonder of nature.

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Rooibos Tea Health Benefits

Rooibos tea health benefits

Most of us are familiar with green tea, but its lesser-known red counterpart, Rooibos tea, also offers some amazing health benefits.

Rooibos, Afrikaans for “red bush”, is a broom-like member of the legume family of plants growing in South Africa, and its leaves have been used by South Africans for centuries to make Rooibos tea, or “red tea” as some may call it.

So what are these Rooibos tea health benefits?

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Four Herbs to Keep You Healthy Throughout Winter

Herbs to keep you healthy throughout winter

Herbs are an excellent source of so many nutrients, vitamins and minerals, yet most of us tend to skip them when doing our weekly grocery shopping.

It’s about time we change that once and for all, because herbs offer great health benefits, such as boosting our immune system and fighting off those unwelcome winter nasties.

Here are 4 herbs that will help to keep you healthy throughout winter.

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