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Amazing Herbs A to Z: V
Valerian is also known as blessed herb and grows abundantly throughout Europe and the United States. The plant's bony, green stalks give way to pink blooms in the summer. The root of the valerian is a good tranquillizer and effective treatment for anxiety. Warning: dried valerian root produces a very pungent odor.
Vanilla is a pleasant smelling plant that grows abundantly in Mexico. The ancient Aztecs flavored their chocolate drinks with naturally sweet vanilla. Of course, tradition holds that the vanilla bean is used to heal, add flavor to food, and beautify. Check out your local beauty boutique and take a deep inhale. Vanilla fragrance is very popular and added to a number of beauty products. Here is an interesting fact: Vanilla is actually a very fragrant aphrodisiac. Other research discovered that the vanilla scent soothes a feverish brow.
Vanilla grass is also known as sweet grass or holy grass. Plant the herb and it will practically take control of the garden. It is the leaves of the plant that are used on All Saints Day. In fact, people add sweet grass or vanilla grass to religious ceremonies throughout this country and around the world. In addition, the sweet smelling plant is a wonderful body rub because people simply enjoy the distinctive and pleasant odor. Other findings suggest that sweet grass is a good treatment for certain eye problems and chapped skin.
The ancient Romans considered verbena a sacred herb and used it to purify their home. Today, it is a very familiar herb across North American countryside and herbalist add it to tinctures to treat numerous conditions. Here is a interesting fact: The herb is an effective cure for colds, fever, gout, wounds, skin problems, and infections.
Check Out The Video Below On Creating Your Own Herbal Tincture.
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The Honest Herbal
by Varro E. Tyler, PhD
(Please note that all the herbs listed are for information purposes only. Use due caution. The statements and information are not meant to diagnose illness or cure any type of ailment.)
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