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  • 4 Plants for Reducing Stress and Anxiety

    For centuries, people have turned to herbal remedies to soothe frayed nerves and lessen anxieties. In this article, we look at four easy-to-grow herbs known for their calming properties.

  • German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)

    German Chamomile is very easy to grow! This sweetly-scented annual herb is prized for its flowers that can be used to brew a calming tea. The flowers should be harvested when they first fully opened for the best flavor. The finely divided foliage is nice for adding soft texture to…

  • Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

    This prostrate, aromatic plant has finely divided foliage that adds an appealing soft texture to the landscape. Chamomile is delightful for planting along walkways, in between paving stones or in containers. Dried flowers are commonly used to brew a delicious, soothing tea. Dried…

  • Plant a Tea Garden

    These common, easy-to-grow herbs combine into herbal teas perfect to treat your friends or yourself.

  • Herbal Tea from your Windowsill

    Growing your own herbs for tea is an easy and inexpensive windowsill project that rewards you with great taste and the meditative moments that come with prepping, brewing and sipping.

  • 8 Common Plants for Use in Natural Beauty Products

    Many of the main ingredients of the finest commercial soaps, creams, tinctures and perfumes are based on common garden plants. Explore the benefits and uses of eight of the most popular and easy-to-grow of these herbs and flowers, the natural alternative to harsh chemicals for skin and hair care.

  • Common St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

    A familiar plant throughout the world and through history. The common name, St. John’s Wort, is a reference to June 24th, St. John’s Day. This is the day the plants were traditionally harvested. The leaves are high in oil that can be used as a skin treatment for abrasions and…

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