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5 Helpful Plants for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Herbs can serve as powerful allies in the process of healing from sexual violence. Many of the symptoms of trauma, like anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders, can be minimized by adding herbs to complement your care routine. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021, here are five recommendations.

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American Beautyberry

A beautiful native plant that propagates easily and has numerous beneficial uses for humans and animals alike.

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Beach Morning Glory

This beach plant is widely used in tropical areas to treat several conditions.

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Beach Plants

Summer is here and in the spirit of the season, we decided it would be a great time to highlight a few medicinal beach plants common in Florida. In general, plants that grow in hostile conditions contain constituents that not only help them survive but are also good medicine for us too. It makes sense […]

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Beautyberry Insect repellent

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup of crushed Beautyberry leaves 4 ounces of rubbing alcohol 2 drops of desired body wash or spray (personal choice) Personal size spray bottle INSTRUCTIONS: Put crushed leaves into a mason jar Cover the crushed leaves with the rubbing alcohol and let stand for 2 days Strain the mixture free of the leaves […]

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Beautyberry Insect repellent Cream

INGREDIENTS: Beautyberry rark from the roots Beautyberry leaves fresh or dried 1 cup of neem oil 1 ounce of beeswax 2 cups of boiling water INSTRUCTIONS: Cut up bark, stems, and leaves Bring two cups of water to a boil Add the diced mixture of Beautyberry bark, stems and leaves and simmer for 10 minutes […]

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Beautyberry Jelly

INGREDIENTS: 6 cups beautyberries 8 cups water 1 envelope of fruit pectin (like Sure Jell) 4 1/2 cups sugar INSTRUCTIONS: Find a nice grouping of beautyberry shrubs and pick the ripe berries. Make sure to pick when you’re ready to make your jelly because they over ripen quickly Wash the berries and remove any stems, […]

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Chamberbitter

This small plant is a troublesome and prolific weed for gardeners but has a host of health benefits and has been used by indeginous people and in Traditional Chinese Medicine for generations.

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Chickweed

Edible, nutritious, and medicinal this weed is a springtime favorite of herbalists.

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Chickweed Glycerite

Chickweed infused into vegetable glycerin provides the concentration of herbal constituents in a portable and convenient form.

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