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Frailty and Fragility Support – Butterfly Bush – Buddleja

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This beautiful flower’s fragrance is most stunning in the night. It’s spicy and sweet and refreshing.

When a flower sends out its fragrance at night, you know that it helps in the regenerative functions of the brain and nervous system. That means it helps repair damage to the brain and nerves that we go through during the day, helps recovery from stress.

This flower does send its fragrance out in the day as well but it is most concentrated in the late evenings and night.

The tea made from its leaves and flowers is a wonderful calming relaxing cuppa without any of the extra tartness or extra heaviness that can be irritating in other herbs. It is just right. Continue reading

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How to Heal your Voice

Throughout history humans have used the nuances of voice to understand one another. We understand instinctively what we really mean by the little jumps and stops and changes in tone and pitch and volume of our voices.

My interest in the topic started back in school days when the school choir was competing in a big competition and we were all very careful to keep our voices in order through the months of practice for the big day. I noticed all the things affecting our voices, and very little was about catching a cold. Continue reading

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Pictures of Herbs in Articles

Acorus Calamus – Sweetflag – Dorota
Arnica MontanaGertjan van Noord
Ash Tree – Fraxinus Excelsior – wllcutter
Bittermelon – Momordica Charantia – istolethetv
Buddleia – Butterfly Bush – Wildlife Terry
Buddleia – Butterfly Bush Purple Flowers – Nemo’s Great Uncle
Banyan Tree – Ficus Benghalensis – Tim Rawle
Black Willow – Salix Nigra – Melissa McMasters
Black Cohosh – Cimicifuga Racemosa – BobisTravelling
Blue Cohosh – Caulophyllum Thalictroides Wacky Badger
New Jersey Tea, Red Root – Ceanothus Americana – Andrey Zharkikh
Californian Lilac, Buckthorn – Ceanothus Thyrsiflorus – npdoty
Chasteberry– Agnus Castus –Diotime1
Cinchona – Cinchona Pubescens, Quinine – Forest and Kim Starr
Cypress – Cupresses Sempervirens – Gnawme
Cypress – Cupresses Sempervirens – M. Barrison
CypripediumOrchi
Datura InnoxiaMaja Dumat
Fenugreek Seed – Trigonella foenum-graecum – Zoyachubby
FigJennifer Rafieyan
Gotu Kola Bùi Thụy Đào Nguyên
Guava – Pisidium Guavaja – PumpkinSky
Hypericum – Hypericum perforatum – Dcrjsr
Ignatia– Strychnos Ignatii – Edward Steven
Indian Pipes ‘Ghost Plant – Monotropa Uniflora – Doug Mcgrady,
Indian Pipes – Monotropa Uniflora – Closeup – Tie Guy
Jambul – Syzygium Jambolanum Dinesh Valke
Kidney Beansperkumpulan lesman
Mandrake – Podophyllum peltatum – Dave Govoni
Mango Leaves – Mangifera Indica – Forest and Kim Starr
Meadowsweet – Filipendula Ulmaria – Amanda Slater
Mistletoe – Viscum album – Tony Alter
NarcissusMohammad Asadi
NutmegWendy Cutler
Oak Acorn – Quercus – Slashvee
Passionflower – Passiflora Incarnata – Linda MacPhee-Cobb
Papaya LeavesRob Bertholf
Phytolacca Gerhard Elsner
Pasque Flower – Anemone pulsatilla – Theo Crazzolara
Quis Qualis IndicaPren
Rue – Ruta graveolens – Amada44
Southernwood – Artimisia Abrotanum – Andrey Zharkikh
St. Ignatius Bean – Ignatia Amara – Edward Steven
Wild Feverfew – Parthenium Hysterophorus – Starr Environmental
Wormwood H. Zell
Wormwood (Leaves)Matt Lavin 
Wheat grass – Triticum aestivum – Ervins Strauhmanis
White Clover Head – Trifolium Repens – Hedera Baltica
White Clover Plant – Trifolium Repens – Andrey Zharkikh
Witch Hazel – Hamamelis Virginia Leimenide
Yellow Jasmine– Gelsemium Sempervirens – Justin Meissen
Yarrow – Achillea millefolium – Andrea Pokrzywinski Continue reading