Elecampane Root

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Use as an expectorant and stimulating tonic, recommended for coughs, bronchitis, asthma, chronic lung ailments, even tuberculosis, and wet mucus-type bronchial infections. Combine with Echinacea to combat deep seated bronchial infection.

How to Make A Herbal Decoction

Decoctions are preferred for harder herbs like roots, barks, and seeds, it takes longer to release the healing properties.  It’s best, but not necessary, to mash or grind the thick herb before use.

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The Oil Cleansing Method

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Clean your face with oil?  We’ve been taught all these years to remove the oil from your face if you want a clean face.  Sorry, but that’s not the truth, your skin needs oil to be soft, healthy, and beautiful.

Here’s how to cleanse your face using your favorite oil or oil blend:

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Peppermint

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Peppermint’s uplifting aroma wafting up from a hot cup of tea can start to settle an upset stomach even before you drink it. Peppermint’s antispasmodic effect calms nausea and helps prevent gas and bloating after a heavy meal. Peppermint is often combined with caraway to help indigestion. Those with IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, can find relief with enteric coated capsules of peppermint.

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Cloves

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CLOVES are a pleasant, sweet spice like cinnamon, but have a stronger flavor and a sharp aroma. Whole cloves are the buds of the evergreen clove tree. Stewed fruits benefit from a handful of whole cloves while they are simmering, and fragrant pilafs are made even more so by addition of some whole cloves. You may leave the cloves in the dishes you are making, but you may not enjoy biting into one, since the flavor is somewhat bitter.

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