Making tea

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For the majority of people that I meet, making tea involves boiling water in a kettle then pouring the contents over a teabag in a cup. It’s fast, it’s simple, and you get a… cup of tea. For me it’s hard to go back to that after growing up with good tea. I grew up

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Herbal use during pregnancy

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In the News In a recent article published on Medscape talking about herbal use during pregnancy,  it said, among other things, that Italian women who regularly used almond oil on their skin for at least three months of her pregnancy were prone to have preterm births. The study was what’s called “a multicenter retrospective cohort

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Healers of Note – Avicenna


Known in the western world as Avicenna his name was Abu Ali al-Husayn ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn Sina (also known as Ibn Sina). He was born c 980 in Afshana near Bukhara. While not a “herbalist” per se. He did contribute to the knowledge of healing, writing many treatises, the most well known being The

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