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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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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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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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Gathering and Using Pine Needles

While they are sometimes considered a nuisance, pine needles have many uses.

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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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Goat’s Foot

A common tropical creeping vine that grows on the sandy parts of beaches, goat’s foot is salt tolerant and propagates naturally by ocean dispersal (reproduces by sending its seeds, sea beans, floating out by ocean currents).

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Gotu Kola

Often referred to as the “herb of longevity” or “miracle elixir of life,” gotu kola is a staple in traditional Chinese (TCM), Indonesian, and Ayurvedic medicine.

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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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