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Did You Know? Little Known Facts About Herbs

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Did you know….

That most allspice comes from Jamaica?

That allspice  was given this name because its flavor is a combination of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg?

That cayenne pepper is one of the most powerful circulatory stimulants known to man?

That chamomile has been used medicinally since the time of the ancient Egyptians?

That the word “clove” comes from the Latin word for “nail” as the dried buds resemble nail heads?

That cornsilk is a strong diuretic?

That gingko trees can live up to 1,000 years are often referred to as a living fossil?

That tropical hibiscus has been known to survive up to 50 years?

That lemon balm is an excellent insect repellant for mosquitoes?

That milk thistle has been used for over 2,000 years to treat liver disorders?

That parsley will freshen breath after consuming garlic?

These are just some of the facts that can be found in my book, “Maria’s Mixes, A How-To Guide on Making Your Own Herbal Teas”.  This book contains all the information you need to make your own teas….from recommended suppliers of tea products to little secrets that will help you make your own tasty herbal teas.  Also included are famous herbal tea recipes from Maria’s Mixes, LLC and a detailed description of each herb used in the recipes.  Important information on herb/drug interactions and the use of herbs in cases of disease or other medical disorders finish off this wonderfully informative book.  So if you have ever wanted to learn more about herbs or to make your own herbal teas, read this book and give it a try!  It’s easy, inexpensive and so incredibly tasty…..you’ll be hooked!

 

 

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