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Herbs are a valuable addition to your daily diet - you can use them in a variety of ways.

They smell delicious, taste delicious and have many cosmetic and medicinal uses.


Growing Seed

Growing seed indoors and out. A list of what you need and complete instructions on how to grow plants from seed.

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Growers Dictionary

The Growers Dictionary is where you will find explanations of the terms gardeners use. How to layer and divide plants to increase your stock - what's mulch? How do you sow seeds and take cuttings

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Container Herb Gardens

Container herb gardens are useful to have as close to the kitchen as possible. You can use all sorts of containers - don't just think plant pots. Watch this video on how to make a herb garden.

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Herbal Remedies

Herbal remedies have a long history. Our ancestors used medicinal herbs all the time as there was no choice. Herbal cures are better than a chemical cosh- take control for yourself

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Amazon Herbs

Amazon Herbs - what's the truth? Do they work? Is it a scam? Would you get better anyway?

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Parsley Sauce

Parsley sauce is excellent with fish, gammon (ham) steaks and other plain cooked meats. You start with a basic white sauce recipe and add fresh, frozen or dried parsley.

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Comfrey

Comfrey applied externally as a poultice will help aches and strains. It is also an excellent organic fertilizer and well worth growing a patch in your garden to feed other plants.

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Testing Seed Viability

Don't discard last year's seeds before testing seed viability to see if they will germinate. Easy method to test if seeds are fertile which could save you a packet!

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Damping Off

If you're confronted with dying seedlings, keeling over with transparent stems, then damping off is most likely to be the problem. Find out how to avoid or prevent this..

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La Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup

La Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup is rightly famous for its creamy texture. It's very simple and you will be amazed how you can make only a few ingredients taste so delicious.

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Herbs to Feed Bees

It is important to plant to feed bees. Herbs are ideal - easy to grow in the smallest of spaces and useful for humans too with many culinary, cosmetic and medicinal uses.

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Growing Garlic

Step by step instructions on growing garlic indoors and out. Garlic is an essential flavoring in lots of dishes as well as a valuable medicinal herb Tips and advice on how to cure and dry garlic.

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Strawberry Basil Jam

This healthy strawberry basil jam is sweetened with honey and thickened with chia seeds and ready to eat in about 20 minutes. No need for long cooking times or sugar thermometers. Video to show you step by step how to make it.

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Organic Gardening

Organic gardening is gaining in popularity. Find out how to make the garlic and mint bug spray. Here are some natural pesticides all of which you could easily make at home - control aphids, mildew, rust, scab or blight without chemicals.

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Basil Chicken

This super easy basil chicken recipe will be ready in next to no time. It takes around thirty minutes which makes it perfect for a mid week meal for all the family.

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Ancient Herb

Ayurveda is the ancient herb medicine of India. It is holistic and has been in existence for more than 5000 years.

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Mint Tea Recipe

This mint tea recipe can give you relief from indigestion, flatulence and some of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS Relief).

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Mint Jelly

Mint jelly is an easy way of preserving mint for use out of season. It is superb with lamb. Step by step instructions with photos.

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Herbal Academy of New England Introductory Herbal Course

Review and unit by unit description of the Herbal Academy of New England Introductory Herbal Course

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Herbal Courses

The very best herbal courses are offered by The Herbal Academy of New England. Read about Unit 6 of the Introductory Herbal Medicine Course

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Herbal Medicine Courses Online

The best of the Herbal Medicine Courses Online has to be the comprehensive Herbal Academy series of courses. Review here of the Introductory Course

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HANE Introductory Herbal Course Unit 2

Unit 2 of the Herbal Academy of New England Introductory Herbal Medicine Course covers herbs for kids, her and him along with colds and flu remedies

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HANE Introductory Herbal Course Unit 1

A review of Unit 1 Herbal Academy of New England Introductory Herbal Course. Is this the course you've been looking for?

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Introductory Herbal Course Unit 3

Unit 3 of the Herbal Academy of New England Introductory Herbal Medicine Course covers kitchen remedies. Review of this fascinating unit

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Herb Academy Herbalism Courses

The Herb Academy Herbalism Courses are the very best online herbal medicine courses you can take. This is a review of the Body Care Module in the Introductory Herbalism Course

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St John's Wort

St John's wort has been described as 'Nature's Prozac'. It is clinically proven to be as effective in the treatment of mild to moderate depression as prozac.

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Herbs For Animals

If you're embarking on a non-chemical life for yourself, then herbs for animals will give you some great ideas.

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Herb Guide Gifts

The pick of Herb Guide Gifts. There are an overwhelming amount of products for sale - here's a selection in all price ranges

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Indoor Herb Garden

An indoor herb garden is great and AeroGarden is the best. You get the freshest herbs possible right at the point of use and in all seasons.

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Herb Gift Ideas

Some great herb gift ideas all under $25. You can get a fabulous selection of herbal gifts for this price, something for everyone.

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Herb Gifts to $50

Check out these gorgeous herb gifts. This is mid price range, being up to $50.

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Herb Gift Under $10

Find a great herb gift for under $10. If you have herb lovers to buy for then have a look at this great selection to find the perfect gift - or a little treat for yourself.

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Herbs to Attract Bees

Bees are essential pollinators and this book will tell you the herbs you can grow which are most beneficial to bees

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Herb Guide TV

Herb Guide TV is a section where you will find the videos that the Herb Guide has published. A wide range of herbal videos making simple remedies, cosmetics, gardening and cooking.

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Aerogarden

How to set up an Areogrow Aerogarden. Follow these step by step photos to set up your fabulous indoor herb garden

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Christmas Herb Guide

A special Christmas Herb Guide. How to make stuffing and a Rosemary Christmas Tree.

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Herbs for Snoring

What are good herbs for snoring? Snoring is often a combination of problems, but there are a few herbs that can help with some of the causes.

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Simmering Potpourri

Take the risk out of simmering potpourri by using your crockpot instead of a pan on the stove top. Find out how to make your house smell gorgeous with some of these combinations of herbs and spices

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Vinegar Cleaner

How to make a homemade citrus vinegar cleaner. Vinegar is a great disinfectant, but it smells quite strong. Add some citrus and thyme to get a good all round cleaner.

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Catnip

Catnip, catmint cat mint - it will drive your cat to a frenzy. Easy to grow, preserve and make into toys for your feline friend. Even big cats like catnip - watch the great video of tigers!

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Natural Sunburn Remedy

Sunburn is really painful but this natural sunburn remedy should take some of the sting out of it and help you moisturise and heal.

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Male Sexual Herbs

The three male sexual herbs that are commonly used in Chinese Medicine

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Garlic Mint Insect Spray

The garlic mint insect spray is perfect for herbs, vegetables and fruit trees as well as your ornamental plants. It's virtually free if you grow the ingredients yourself.

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Sage Stuffing

Step by step instructions with photos to make sage stuffing. You'll love this - so easy and tasty. I doubt you'll ever want to buy a packet of mix again!

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Herbal Flu Remedy

A herbal flu remedy can shorten the duration of the virus and alleviate the symptoms. Boosting the immune system can help fend off infection. You need to spoil yourself with some soothing herbs.

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Chicken Tomato Basil

This great one pot recipe uses a gorgeous combination of chicken tomato basil and rice. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to bake in the oven. A perfect mid week meal.

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Greek Salad

A tasty greek salad made with fresh parsley, oregano and feta cheese. Simple to prepare, serve with crusty bread to mop up the tasty dressing.

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Window Herb Garden

Ideas for a window herb garden. Just a few pots indoors can lift your cooking. There can be problems finding the right spot - find out how to overcome them.

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Herb Guide News Holiday Issue

The holiday issue of Herb Guide News covers homemade stuffing, thyme cough syrup and homemade herbal gifts.

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