5 Plants Native American Tribes Used to Cure Almost Anything!

The Cherokee tribe is one of the Native American tribes that have a true and historic understanding of medicinal herbs. Following a belief system for thousands of years, one of the tribe's primary beliefs was in nature's pharmacy, and as a result, the tribe has used the following five plants to treat almost every health condition and illness for centuries. A word of warning,…

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Tequila Plant Sweetener Could Help Diabetics Control Blood Sugar and Lose Weight

Are you a diabetic or want to lose weight? Natural sugar from the tequila plant, called Agavin, might help you. According to a new research presented at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting, a sugar from the tequila plant might actually help diabetics. How is this even possible, you may rightfully ask. Well, the sweetener in question comes from the agave plant (the…

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A View Inside Hidden Smithsonian’s Archives Shows the Incredible Richness of Their Collections

A quest for knowledge has been the spiritus movens of the scientific community throughout the history. For centuries, scientists strived to solve the world's mysteries and explain the unknown. As the knowledge accumulated, the first museums opened. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that when the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History opened one of the reasons for opening it was "the increase and…

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Purslane: Not Just a Weed but One of the Most Powerful Health-Boosting Plants

You may have seen it in your garden and ignored it, thinking it was just a weed. However, it’s one of the most powerful health-boosting plants in the world. So many people throw away and recycle plants from their gardens, thinking they are weeds when, in fact, they are health-boosting plants with many health benefits that are already used in the food and…

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5 Powerful Medicinal Plants You Can Grow at Home

In our modern world, where we can buy all of our medicine and all of our food at the supermarket, a lot of us have forgotten where the medicines we take and the food we eat comes from. In most communities around the world, plants have been used over centuries for medicinal purposes, but the medicine we buy today has often been added…

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Passionflower: This Natural Sedative Can Help You Relieve Anxiety & Sleep Disorders

Passionflower, also known as Passiflora incarnata, maypop, apricot vine, water lemon or wild passion vine is a fast-growing perennial, which gardeners love growing. Its large flowers have 5 long stamens and 5 white petals, magenta to blue. According to tradition, it is called passion vine because its floral parts represent the elements of the Crucifixion (3 styles for the 3 nails, 5 stamens…

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The Secret Life of Plants: Research Reveals That Plants Can Be Intelligent

A book written in the 70s claimed that plants were sensitive beings that liked classical music and had emotions. This book was called, The Secret Life of Plants. The book contained notes of experiments with music, polygraphs, and vegetables. The science in the book has now mostly been discredited, but after reading the book, people began talking to their plants and playing music…

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How to Use Aloe Vera in These 8 Surprising Yet Amazing Ways

Many of us have that vivid idea that aloe vera is medicinal or useful in some way, but little do we know about ways to use the plant for fighting lots of diseases and conditions. It’s time we opened up our minds as we take a peek at some of the uses that could be accrued from aloe vera: 1. Food Preservation We…

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How to Grow an Avocado Tree for Endless Organic Avocados

Here’s a step-by-step guide to growing your own avocado tree. Avocados are highly nutritious and flavored, whether we’re talking about salad, guacamole, or straight up! They are a key staple for a nutritious and delicious diet. Try growing an avocado tree at home if you don’t like making regular trips to the grocery store for your daily supply of fresh avocados, can’t find…

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15 Foods That Can Be Regrown From Scraps

I love gardening. Well, not actually the work behind the gardening so much – it’s the harvesting that I really look forward to. There is nothing like fresh veggies from your own personal garden! I actually just planted a bunch of things in my vegetable garden and may have gone a little plant happy at the feed & seed store. Oops. Obviously, we…

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