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~Moroccan Mint Mentha spicata subsp. spicata~ Regarded as the best mint for teas, Moroccan Mint is a superior selection of the common garden mint with more pungent leaves. Ideal for making mint teas, popping in iced water with some lemon juice and for adding a bit of zip to a garden salad. Grow in a pot by the back door for handy access

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Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil — Tips from

Freeze & Preserve Herbs In Olive Oil ~ Here’s a new amazing way to shorten the time spent on kitchen and make your cooking way easier. More

There are 450 different species of Viola in North America and you can eat all of them. Identify violets by their distinctive five-petal flowers and rounded, heart-shaped leaves with branching parallel veins.

White clover: medicinal uses: cleanses blood, boils, sores, wounds, etc., heals disorders and diseases of the eye. A tea is used to treat coughs, colds, fevers and leucorrhea. A tincture of the leaves can be applied as an ointment for gout. A tea of the flowers used as an eyewash.

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18 Homemade Salsas to Make

18 HOMEMADE SALSA RECIPES - Country Living Magazine has gathered up a collection of the best 18 homemade salsa recipes from around the web.

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18 of Nature's Most Powerful Medicinal Plants

wild quinine *According to Alternative Nature Online, wild quinine is a potent herb that "is used as an antiperiodic, emmenagogue, kidney, lithontripic, poultice. It has traditionally been used in alternative medicine to treat debility, fatigue, respiratory infection, gastrointestinal infection, and venereal disease." Whatever the ailment, quinine is famously helpful in treating it. Only the root and flowers are edible; avoid the plant.