Family: Smilacaceae Genus: Smilax Species: officinalis, aristolochiaefolia, glabra, febrifuga, ornata, regelii, japicanga Common names: Sarsaparilla, salsaparrilha, khao yen, saparna, smilace, smilax, zarzaparilla General Description: Sarsaparilla is a brambled, woody trailing vine that grows up to 50 m long. It often climbs high in the rainforest canopy. Birds feast on its small flowers and black, blue, […]

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The Crash Everything changed suddenly in 1929 when the stock market crashed. Many of the rich became poor overnight and many of the poor became destitute. While shocks were felt across the Western world, America got the brunt of the Depression. Tent and shack cities rose up in urban centers, bread lines stretched for blocks […]

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If not treated in time, urinary tract infection in cats can develop into a serious problem. There are a few tried and tested home remedies for cats with urinary infection that will take care of the problem. Urinary tract infection can effectively be treated with a tisane (tea) of several antiseptic and disinfecting herbs such […]

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Oily skin is much more prone to acne than normal or dry skin and should be specially considered when thinking about how to treat acne. Which product you choose will have a great effect on whether or not you make the problem worse. There are products on the market that are specially designed for oily […]

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You may not have heard a lot about Yerba Mate (that’s pronounced “mah tay”). I heard about it a few years ago while researching ingredients of a popular protein drink. And yet I learned that Yerba Mate is not a new discovery. In fact, native South Americans have used it at least since the early […]

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Who does not wish that they were healthier or could help their family be healthier? Natural health supplements can help any person in their goals for a healthier home. When you visit the natural food markets and take a look at the plethora of choices, you may quickly feel overwhelmed by the options and prices. […]

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Velvet Deer Antler has long been used by Eastern Medicine to treat everything from low back and knee pain, cold extremities, tinnitus, infertility in both men and women, uterine bleeding, children with learning disabilities, insufficient growth, and failure to thrive, to bladder issues, boils and slow healing skin ulcerations. The most well-known modern uses of […]

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Beauty products, guaranteed to make us look young as in our twenties, populate today’s market in various forms, such as creams, lotions, oils, astringents, tonics, and so on. Plastic surgeons have also become very popular since plastic surgery got accepted in the modern world in general. Television advertising abounds in various ways to make us […]

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All these teas (except specified) are brewed with one teaspoon of dried leaves or two teaspoons of fresh leaves to one cup of water. You should always steep the teas. This means pouring hot water over the tea substitutes and leaving for five to fifteen minutes. You should always dry the tea leaves and roots […]

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Knowing your twelve bar blues chord progressions is one of the best ways to get a handle on playing guitar. Once you understand the basic principles of blues guitar, you can start to experiment with improving within the chord progressions and to put your own mark on the music. The twelve bar blues chord progression […]

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