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Thyme — herb or medicine?

February 23, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — A member of the labiatae, or mint family, thyme is an herb that comes in many varieties and is native to the Mediterranean basin. There is only one genus of the plant (thymus vulgaris), but depending on the region in which it grows, the composition of the oil distilled from […]

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The beauty of lavender

February 29, 2012

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by Linda Nedbalek —  English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a member of the mint family and, because it cross-pollinates easily, there are countless variations within the species. The plants are extremely fragrant, with rich, invigorating healing properties. Lavender has been cultivated from the beginning of recorded civilization. It is used in aromatherapy oils and fragrant […]

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