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Didyou know... Spirulina health benefits
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MosquitorepellentplantsPaula, Roxana and I will drive tomorrowto my father& mother-in-law at the country - about 150 kilometers away fromourtown.
Every summer there are lots of flies andmosquitoes. Last year I looked for a couple of mosquitorepellent plants which I could grow (read my mother-in-law) in the garden.
As I found out, we already had someof the plants, except they were in a distant corner of the garden.Wormwood / southernwood (Artemisia sp.) and Mint aretwo of them. They are suppossed to repell flies and mosquitoes. We willsee about that :)
I found this nice article aboutLemongrass and Organic Mosquito Repellent atJourneytoForever.org. Unfortunately, I didn't find a "live" Lemongrassto get to my mother-in-law to plant it in the garden.
Ifyou like things that are simple and handmade, then you will certainlylike this simple naturalmosquito repellent recipe: Mix 10-25 drops of essentialoils (cinnamon, citronella or castor oil) in 2 tablespoons of olive oilor alcohol. Rub or spray the natural insect repellent onto skin orclothing and keep it in a dark bottle away from the sun.
Do you knowother plants that are effective against flies or mosquitoes? Whatrecipes have you used to protect yourself against the little buggers?
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HerbalStory of the MonthJune's herbalstoryis Howto boost immune system with Astragalus
Didyou know...Chlorella and spirulina aresuperfoods that contain a high content of essential fatty acids such asGLA that are routinely missing from our normal diet and yetare critical for healthy brain function?
Mike Adamswrote a 40 pages research report on chlorella and spirulina health benefits.I already knew a couple of things about spirulina, but this report isexcellent and very informative.
What'snew?Paula and I have written thefirst article NaturalBruise Treatment belonging to "Medicine mom" series.
Icame up with Medicinemom idea from the movie Medicineman with Sean Connery. I enjoyed this movie a lot.
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