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Sarracenia Purpurea Medicinal Uses

Sarracenia Purpurea Medicinal Uses

Sarracenia Purpurea is not only a beautiful and unique looking houseplant that also catches flies, it also has a wide range of medicinal properties.  Also known as the Pitcher plant, it contains tannins and other chemicals that are thought to help with some digestive tract problems. There is some evidence that suggests that pitcher plant extract may affect nerves involved in pain sensation. Pitcher plant might also protect against certain viruses and also reduce blood sugar levels. The Sarracenia Purpurea have been used for centuries to treat smallpox (and other similar virus's), fevers, the herpes virus, and the whooping cough.  Sarapin, an...

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Amaranth – Why is it good for you?

Amaranth – Why is it good for you?

Amaranth is a nutritious, gluten-free grain that provides plenty of fibre, protein and micronutrients. It has also been associated with a number of health benefits, including reduced inflammation, lower cholesterol levels and increased weight loss. The nutrients in amaranth can offer significant health benefits as a part of a healthy diet. It's a source of vitamin C, which is vital to the body's healing process because it helps process iron, form blood vessels, repair muscle tissue, and maintain collagen. This in particular makes it a great boost to the anti-ageing regime, after all, prevention is better than cure! Amaranth is...

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Vegetables to grow in July

Vegetables to grow in July

  You might think that July is too late to start growing your own vegetables, but there are still vegetables you can grow despite it being the height of Summer. In fact, some vegetables grow much better in July than any other time of the year because the sun does all the work for you! Here is a list of vegetables that you can easily grow in July in the UK/Zone 9. Lettuces Most lettuce seeds are happy to grow in July and they are super quick to grow! Why pay expensive prices in the shops when you can grow...

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Microgreen health benefits, growing instructions and tips

Microgreen health benefits, growing instructions and tips

  Microgreens are the seedlings of vegetables and herbs, they are packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre. They are also considered a superfood according to science.   The benefits of eating microgreens in addition to your normal diet are the prevention of disease, weight loss and improvements to your mental and physical health and well-being.   There are many super tasty microgreen seeds to choose from such as:   Broccoli Kale Amaranth Radish Red Cabbage Chinese Cabbage Carrot Beetroot Nasturtium Onion White Mustard Sunflower Pea   Microgreens are a fantastic way of adding extra nutrients into your diet. They are...

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Positive Effects of Growing Houseplants on Mental Health

Positive Effects of Growing Houseplants on Mental Health

The overwhelming majority of scientific research that has been carried out to explore the effects of growing and caring for indoor plants on mental health have shown that houseplants positively impact on your mental health and well being.

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