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Decorative Houseplants for the Festive Period

For our ancestors, it was absolutely second nature to ‘Deck the halls with boughs of holly’, but these days, more often than not, we now use Christmas decorations in our homes that may well be beautiful, but are also crafted by the human hand. Why not bring the...

The 7 Best Houseplants to Grow and Care For (Beginner’s Guide)

There’s a myriad of benefits in keeping houseplants; they provide us with life-giving oxygen, they purify the air, they look wonderful, and caring for them and watching them grow can be a very satisfying and grounding experience. Premature plant death! Sadly, though,...

Antiviral Herbs & Plants: How to Fight Viruses at Home

Viruses are crucial to many of the ecosystems on the planet and key to maintaining its wonderful biodiversity. Of course, the microscopic particles have also historically caused health challenges for humanity. A large collection of herbs and plants are shown to have...

How to Forage Healing and Medicinal Herbs and Plants

People have used plants for healing and medicine for millennia. There is a large amount of knowledge and information that has been lost over the last several decades with the rise of a more commercial pharmaceutical industry. There are safe and practical ways we can...

All About Garlic and Its Benefits

Considering all of the incredible health benefits there are of garlic, how fun garlic is to grow, never mind how fantastic it is for your garden, it is hard to know where to start when talking about garlic and its benefits. For thousands of years, cultures all over...

All About Thyme and Its Benefits

I will admit without reservation that thyme is my favorite herb, and there is possibly too much to say about thyme. It may not grow the tender, voluptuous, comparatively huge leaves of basil, or be the three-foot high and wide, prolific producer that oregano is, but...

All About Peppermint and Its Benefits

As I sit down to write about peppermint, it is early in the morning in late autumn during the early onset of winter. We have had snow and freezing temperatures at least two weeks ahead of schedule and it is incredibly clear to me at this moment why peppermint is an...

All About Rosemary and Its Benefits

Rosemary is the jewel of the herb garden. Versatile and aromatic, it’s a favourite ingredient for jazzing up dishes like lamb, chicken and roasted potatoes. It’s native to the Mediterranean and belongs to the mint (Lamiacea) family alongside other culinary herbs such...

How to Grow Your Own Natural Medicine

Plants have been used for centuries as natural medicine and much of the medicine we are familiar with from the pharmacy have their roots in trying to simulate traditional elements from the plant world. Often the active ingredients in medications are synthetic versions...

All About Basil and Its Benefits

There are few more inspiring herbs than basil and I cannot think of any dish that is not improved by using it. A favorite with tomato and Italian dishes, it actually originated in India and is widely used around the world for its wonderful culinary uses. It has many...
The 7 Best Houseplants to Grow and Care For (Beginner’s Guide)

The 7 Best Houseplants to Grow and Care For (Beginner’s Guide)

There’s a myriad of benefits in keeping houseplants; they provide us with life-giving oxygen, they purify the air, they look wonderful, and caring for them and watching them grow can be a very satisfying and grounding experience. Premature plant death! Sadly, though,...

Antiviral Herbs & Plants: How to Fight Viruses at Home

Antiviral Herbs & Plants: How to Fight Viruses at Home

Viruses are crucial to many of the ecosystems on the planet and key to maintaining its wonderful biodiversity. Of course, the microscopic particles have also historically caused health challenges for humanity. A large collection of herbs and plants are shown to have...

How to Forage Healing and Medicinal Herbs and Plants

How to Forage Healing and Medicinal Herbs and Plants

People have used plants for healing and medicine for millennia. There is a large amount of knowledge and information that has been lost over the last several decades with the rise of a more commercial pharmaceutical industry. There are safe and practical ways we can...

All About Garlic and Its Benefits

All About Garlic and Its Benefits

Considering all of the incredible health benefits there are of garlic, how fun garlic is to grow, never mind how fantastic it is for your garden, it is hard to know where to start when talking about garlic and its benefits. For thousands of years, cultures all over...

All About Thyme and Its Benefits

All About Thyme and Its Benefits

I will admit without reservation that thyme is my favorite herb, and there is possibly too much to say about thyme. It may not grow the tender, voluptuous, comparatively huge leaves of basil, or be the three-foot high and wide, prolific producer that oregano is, but...

All About Peppermint and Its Benefits

All About Peppermint and Its Benefits

As I sit down to write about peppermint, it is early in the morning in late autumn during the early onset of winter. We have had snow and freezing temperatures at least two weeks ahead of schedule and it is incredibly clear to me at this moment why peppermint is an...



Decorative Houseplants for the Festive Period

For our ancestors, it was absolutely second nature to ‘Deck the halls with boughs of holly’, but these days, more often than not, we now use Christmas decorations in our homes that may well be beautiful, but are also crafted by the human hand. Why not bring the...

The 7 Best Houseplants to Grow and Care For (Beginner’s Guide)

There’s a myriad of benefits in keeping houseplants; they provide us with life-giving oxygen, they purify the air, they look wonderful, and caring for them and watching them grow can be a very satisfying and grounding experience. Premature plant death! Sadly, though,...

Antiviral Herbs & Plants: How to Fight Viruses at Home

Viruses are crucial to many of the ecosystems on the planet and key to maintaining its wonderful biodiversity. Of course, the microscopic particles have also historically caused health challenges for humanity. A large collection of herbs and plants are shown to have...

How to Forage Healing and Medicinal Herbs and Plants

People have used plants for healing and medicine for millennia. There is a large amount of knowledge and information that has been lost over the last several decades with the rise of a more commercial pharmaceutical industry. There are safe and practical ways we can...

All About Garlic and Its Benefits

Considering all of the incredible health benefits there are of garlic, how fun garlic is to grow, never mind how fantastic it is for your garden, it is hard to know where to start when talking about garlic and its benefits. For thousands of years, cultures all over...

All About Thyme and Its Benefits

I will admit without reservation that thyme is my favorite herb, and there is possibly too much to say about thyme. It may not grow the tender, voluptuous, comparatively huge leaves of basil, or be the three-foot high and wide, prolific producer that oregano is, but...

All About Peppermint and Its Benefits

As I sit down to write about peppermint, it is early in the morning in late autumn during the early onset of winter. We have had snow and freezing temperatures at least two weeks ahead of schedule and it is incredibly clear to me at this moment why peppermint is an...

All About Rosemary and Its Benefits

Rosemary is the jewel of the herb garden. Versatile and aromatic, it’s a favourite ingredient for jazzing up dishes like lamb, chicken and roasted potatoes. It’s native to the Mediterranean and belongs to the mint (Lamiacea) family alongside other culinary herbs such...

How to Grow Your Own Natural Medicine

Plants have been used for centuries as natural medicine and much of the medicine we are familiar with from the pharmacy have their roots in trying to simulate traditional elements from the plant world. Often the active ingredients in medications are synthetic versions...

All About Basil and Its Benefits

There are few more inspiring herbs than basil and I cannot think of any dish that is not improved by using it. A favorite with tomato and Italian dishes, it actually originated in India and is widely used around the world for its wonderful culinary uses. It has many...

All About Turmeric and Its Benefits

Turmeric spice is easily identified by its golden yellow colour and warm, earthy flavour that often brighten and base South Asian and Middle Eastern curries. Aside from culinary use, the plant is well noted for its anti-inflammatory properties and has been a staple of...

All About Chamomile and Its Benefits

There’s nothing more soothing to the soul than a patch of chamomile. It’s part of the daisy family, with a yellow disk, white petals and feathery leaves. And if you bend down to inhale it’s sweet scent, don’t be surprised if you catch a whiff of apple. Chamomile is...

All About Lavender and Its Benefits

Just thinking about lavender makes me feel automatically more relaxed. We use lavender extensively at home for so many things from putting drops of lavender essential oil in the clothes dryer, to using dried flowers inside pillowcases. The benefits of lavender Some of...

All About Aloe Vera and Its Benefits

Aloe vera is one of the most healthful plants on earth. Many of us think about it as an ingredient in skin and hair care products, and we might use it if we get a sunburn. The truth is aloe vera has been shown to have exceptional properties good for the inside and...

All About Oregano and Its Benefits

Some of the most popular culinary herbs have incredible medicinal properties and oregano is exceptional in both areas of use. In cooking, oregano is used by a multitude of cultures and could be one of the reasons why the Mediterranean Diet is so healthful. Its strong...

8 Medicinal Herbs and Their Benefits

Natural medical herbs and plants have been tested and found to have the properties needed to — at the least — relieve symptoms. Here are just a few.

7 Best Herbs to Grow Indoors

Herbs are such a fantastic addition to your indoor garden! Not only are they one of the easiest plants to grow, but they also don’t take a lot of room and yet are so useful for your culinary needs! Nothing is quite as blissful as preparing a beautiful homemade meal...