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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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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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Fire Cider

Fire Cider is a popular traditional herbal remedy with as many variations as there are herbalists.  Regardless of variation, they all have a similar base recipe of garlic, onions, ginger, horseradish and chile peppers in apple cider vinegar.  Fire cider helps warm up the body, and acts a stimulant and antimicrobial used during cold and flu season.1 […]

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General Antifungal & Skin Salve

This salve contains many herbs that are known to have positive effects on the skin, including nourishing the skin, aiding healing, relieving pain and itching, and fighting infections caused by funguses and bacteria on the skin.

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Heart and Mind Glycerite

Motherwort Motherwort is a great herb for heart and cardiovascular health, but it’s also good for the heart in a less literal way. Motherwort can help calm and reduce anxiety in high stress situations, strengthening one’s heart when they are confronted with adversity. Rosemary Rosemary is a cognitive stimulant and can improve memory performance and […]

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Loquat

The Loquat, a tree native to Japan, is easy to identify and is commonly grown in the Southern US as an ornamental and fruit bearing tree. Loquat fruit, seeds, and leaves are full of beneficial plant compounds and have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years.

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Pine

Pine trees are a common tree with a host of medicinal and utilitarian uses. There are seven varieties of pine native to Florida and countless more introduced varieties.

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Sea Grape

This small sprawling tree has large tropical looking leaves that make it popular as a landscaping tree in beach communities. The fruits and leaves are edible and have a number of medicinal properties.

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Shepherd’s Needles

A common wildflower that grows in fields and lawns across the Southeast, Shepherd’s Needles has a wealth of medicinal and food value.

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Spiderwort

A striking and easily identifiable plant that grows throughout North Florida. Spiderwort blooms throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn.

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