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Hail To The Queen: Queen Anne’s Lace Identification, Folklore, & Wellness Benefits

Do you ever look at herbs growing around your home or in your local area and think to yourself, “I should really learn more about that plant,” or “I wonder how that herb can be used?” I do it all the time.  There are so many plants right outside our front door that can be …

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How To Forage For Chicory This Fall

How To Forage For Chicory This Fall | Growing Up Herbal | Learn how to identify and forage for chicory this fall! Chicory can be a great coffee substitute and assists the body in detoxing and blood sugar balance.

You. Guys. I love chicory so much! I am a bitter, black coffee kinda gal, and chicory is deep, dark, and bitter—making it a perfect fit for me. This doesn’t mean that if you don’t have a black-coffee tooth that you can’t sweeten up chicory for your enjoyment. You can. In fact, everyone can enjoy …

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9 Summer Herbs To Forage This Year

9 Summer Herbs To Forage This Year | Growing Up Herbal | Here are 9 summer herbs to forage right now. These herbs are abundant in the summer, and depending on where you live, they may be in your backyard, too!

The “Dog Days” of summer are upon us in the South. The dogs and cats are lazy, the snakes are more prone to bite, the gnats, flies, and mosquitoes are more bothersome than normal, and the poison ivy is thriving. Thankfully, it isn’t all bad. These slow, hot days bring more time for family gatherings, …

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