Old European lore talks about hanging bundles of chives in the home to ward off evil spirits.

Well, chives do chase away colds that can feel pretty evil sometimes.

Like garlic, chives contain the antiseptic properties of sulfur which exterminates bugs that don’t belong in your body.

Health Benefits of Basil

Basil is most commonly thought of as flavoring for spaghetti sauce, Italian salad dressing or the main herb in pesto.

Let’s take basil beyond its uses as a flavoring for tomato sauces and think about using it as a home remedy!

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Real Boys Eat Greens

This is my son Gabriel, he is 9 ½, he likes to eat. Just how much he likes to eat was apparent in a recent conversation he had with a school mate.

Gabriel and his friend were playing in the living room and they asked each other the question, “What is your favorite thing to do?” His friend started talking about how she likes to ride horses, go camping and play with her cousins….

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I could have titled this blog, how to help get rid of your snot, which is really the point, but it seemed like kind of a rude title.

So I will just stick with Tips for Reducing Spring Allergies.

Spring is such a wonderful time of the year, but not if you can’t breathe and your eyes are so puffed up you can’t see.

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Healing Bath Salt
Bath salts are so simple to make! This recipe is the most basic bath salt recipe without any herbs or essential oils added to it.

The salt and baking soda alone are very healing. This mixture helps to draw stress and tension from the body.

It is the perfect addition to your nice hot bath to help wash away the day.

Arugula pesto sandwich spread recipe

Pesto is a highly medicinal food, comprised of several servings of vegetables, loads of antioxidants and a plethora of anti- microbial properties.

People often limit their pesto indulgence to basil season; well there is more to pesto than basil.

For every season there is an herb for your pesto.

Garnish with Parsley

My grandmother didn’t teach me a lot about herbs but she frequently garnished our dinner with parsley and whenever we ate at a restaurant she made us eat the parsley garnish.

She said that it was the healthiest thing on the plate.

Since most lunches at her house consisted of Velveeta cheese and white bread sandwiches, she was right.

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Cold and Flu Tea Recipe

When people around you start getting sick, you can drink 3 cups of this tea a day for several days.

The Echinacea root will activate your immune system.

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Rosemary Pesto Recipe

I love rosemary pesto because rosemary is an herb that you can get fresh all year long. I harvest fresh rosemary from my large rosemary

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