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Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra, G. uralensis – Fabaceae

Licorice is considered a nootropic agent, which is a substance that acts on the mind, improving cerebral circulation and enhancing memory and mental function. It is excellent added to formulas intended to benefit the brain and mental functioning, improve memory, clarity, concentration and focus. It is said to help harmonize the body/mind/spirit connection. Continue reading

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Aloe Vera – Healing Plant

Aloes have a history of use going back for at least 5,000 years. In Ayurvedic medicine Aloe vera gel is considered to possess estrogenic properties, and this may be one of the reasons the plant was so highly esteemed by Indian, Arab, Egyptian and Mediterranean women. Aloe was known and widely used in Asia, and is found in the folklore of the Japanese, Filipinos and Hawaiians. Its name is derived from the Arabic word alloeh, meaning bitter, most likely due to the bitter liquid found in the leaves. Continue reading

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From up above America looks wondrous. Blue skies and puffy clouds and farmlands, waterways and mountains as far as the eyes can see; communities big and small, great accumulations of buildings followed by huge areas of nothing but beautiful earth in all her magnificent colors, undulations and expressions. Continue reading

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