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Herbal Guide

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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Allergy Relief: Five Helpful Herbs

Here are five powerful herbs to help you manage your symptoms this allergy season.

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Herb Plant Profile

American Beautyberry

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

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Herbalism and Medical Terms

Anti-inflammatory

Herbal Action: Anti-Inflammatory These are plants and treatments that reduce inflammation or swelling. Inflammation is part of the body’s immune system response to irritants like bacteria, physical stress, or allergens. It’s intended to protect the body and eliminate whatever’s causing cell injury, clear out dead cells and damaged tissue, and begin repairing the injury.1  Reducing […]

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Antiseptic

Herbal Action: Antiseptic The property that makes a substance or compound antimicrobial when applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis (life-threatening illness caused by your body’s response to an infection), or putrefaction (the process of decay or rotting in a body or other organic matter). Antiseptic Plants

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Herbalism and Medical Terms

Antispasmodic

Herbal Action: Antispasmodic The property that makes a substance or compound antimicrobial when applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis (life-threatening illness caused by your body’s response to an infection), or putrefaction (the process of decay or rotting in a body or other organic matter). Antispasmodic Plants

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Herb Plant Profile

Beach Morning Glory

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

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Herbal Guide

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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Herbal Recipe

Beautyberry Insect Repellent Cream

An oil based insect repellent cream made with beautyberry roots and leaves, and neem oil.

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Herbal Recipe

Beautyberry Insect Repellent Spray

An alcohol-based insect repellant spray made with beautyberry leaves.

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