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The Viral Salve used to be called IT WORKS and this is why

I received this heart-warming testimonial for the Viral Salve about a month ago and because it is the season for cold sores (herpes) I wanted to share this satisfied customer’s story.   Hi there, I just wanted to let you know how amazed I was with your products.A family member suggested I try the viral […]

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ROSEMARY Rosmarinus Officinalis

Rosemary has to be my favourite culinary herb. It is the herb that I most often go racing outside to collect when I am cooking a meal. I love it’s stong, resinous aroma. I can’t resist running my hand over the plant whenever I am passing. It evokes good times, delicious meals and fine company. […]

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Carolina’s coleslaw

This is a coleslaw with a difference. If someone offers coleslaw to me I usually decline (politely of course!). Most often they’re tasteless, soggy or slimy, cabbagey travesties of goodness only knows what. Some of my good friends have been employing au pairs for the last five years and this particular recipe was introduced by […]

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ALOE VERA

Aloe vera is a bit like the homeopathic remedy arnica. Everyone has heard of it, or has used it at some point and like arnica it never fails to deliver. This sadly is where most of us stop, using aloe only for sunburn. Well surprise surprise, this easy to grow plant is so full of […]

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ST JOHN’S WORT or hypericum perforatum

Gathering data for this blog to be honest was far from satisfying as I found so much negative information about this wonderful herb, and I wondered how much was based in fact. Then I started to understand that often what they were talking about was pharma created products manufactured from only one or two constituents […]

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Gardening terminology explained

When I first started gardening in earnest, I took it for granted that I knew the exact meanings of the words gardeners use. Now I wish I had taken the time to understand the lingo. It would have made some things easier and maybe saved me some time and money. For example, soil, compost and […]

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BLACK WALNUTor Juglans Nigra

I’ve planted two walnut trees over the years here in our gardens and neither of them have survived. People always tell me ‘but they grow like weeds!’ Yeah right, not for me they don’t. For many years whenever I took a trip down South I would see these beautifully lush trees growing along the banks […]

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Garlic glorious Garlic

Oh how I love garlic, and salt, and oil. I can’t imagine preparing food without them. Good organic garlic, mineral rich sun-dried sea salt and cold-pressed oil. Organic avocado oil drizzled over fresh salads straight out of the garden. Whole roasted garlic cloves nestled amongst crunchy olive-oiled potatoes and sprinkled with a good grainy salt. […]

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Herpes Treatments and Causes

Spring or Autumn is here (depending on which side of the world you are on) and with the change of weather so many of us can be prone to cold sores. Cold sores and genital herpes are both caused by different strains of the herpes virus, but the eruptions can have the same triggers. Often […]

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