Herb Lesson – Wild...

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WILD YAM Botanical Information Also known as: Colic Root, Devil’s Bones, Rheumatism Root, Wild Mexican Yam, and Chinese Yam. Scientific/medical name(s): Dioscorea villosa, Dioscorea oppositifolia or Dioscorea opposita, and Dioscorea batatas. Story For two years I lived among a primitive tribal people in Papua New Guinea. One of their main food staples was Wild Yam. I noticed that the women in my village gave birth approximately every two to three years, without the spacing aid of birth control. They were lean and muscular, and worked harder than any women I’ve ever known, right up until the day of birth. I… Read More
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Herb Lesson – Echinacea

Rebekah Rising

ECHINACEA The Purple Cone Flower Botanical Information Botanical Name: Echinacea Purpurea Also known as Purple Coneflower, and Snakeroot. Echinacea is a genus of nine species of flowering plants all native to eastern North America. These are drought-tolerant perennial plants which … Read more

December 2006
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Herb Lesson – Ginger

Rebekah Rising

GINGER Botanical Information Latin name: Zingiber Officionale Interesting Facts! Ginger was given its official botanical name, Zingiber officinale, by the famous eighteenth-century Swedish botanist, Linnaeus. Linnaeus derived the genus title Zingiber from its Indian Sanskrit name singabera which means shaped … Read more

December 2006
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Herb Lesson – Yucca

Rebekah Rising

YUCCA Guardian of The Desert Botanical Information Other Names: Spanish Bayonet, Guardian Of The Desert, Needle Palm, Soapweed, Lord’s Candle, and The Joshua Tree. The common name “Yucca” includes the species Yucca glauca, Yucca baccata, and other Yucca species, which … Read more

December 2006
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Herb Lesson – Peppermint & Spearmint

Rebekah Rising

PEPPERMINT & SPEARMINT Botanical Information Peppermint (menthe piperita) Spearmint (Mentha Spicata) Interesting Facts! Some cultures wrap spearmint in long strips of bacon to add flavor to the meat. Honeybees love Peppermint and Spearmint flowers because they are heavy nectar producers. … Read more

December 2006
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Herb Lesson – Rose Hips

Rebekah Rising

ROSE HIPS The Vitamin C flower Botanical Information The most common rose used medicinally is the Rosa Canina, also known as the Dog Rose, or Wild Rose. Other species are also used medicinally, especially those classified as Hybrid Perpetuals. The … Read more

December 2006
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Herb Lesson – Garlic

Rebekah Rising

GARLIC Botanical Information Latin: Allium sativum Actions: Antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, antiparasitic, antiprotozoan, antifungal, anthelmintic, immune-stimulating, hypotensive, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, cholagogue. Active against: Tuberculosis, Shigella dysenteriae, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus spp., Salmonella spp., Campylobacter spp., Proteus mirabilis, … Read more

December 2006
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Herb Lesson – Aloe Vera

Rebekah Rising

ALOE VERA Lily of the Desert Botanical Name: Aloe Barbadensis Also known as: Aloe Vera, Lily of the Desert, and the Burn Plant. There are over 240 different species of Aloe, growing mainly in the dry regions of Africa, Asia, … Read more

December 2006
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Precious Memories – How They Linger

Shoshanna (Pearl) Easling

Today I turned 23 years old. Birthdays make me smile.

October 2006
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When the Rubber Missed the Road

Debi Pearl

Sometimes unexpected events make you step up to the plate and test you on things you thought you knew.

August 2006
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Land of Milk and Honey

Rebekah Rising

When God chose to describe to the children of Israel the Promised Land he did so by saying, “…a land flowing with milk and honey” (Ex 3:8).

June 2006
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