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SAFFLOWER the heart healthy flower ⚘⚘⚘ Safflower is an herbaceous little crop that thrives in hot dry climates and it is believed to have been domesticated somewhere in the Fertile Crescent, also called the "cradle of civilization" about 4,000 years ago. The Fertile Crescent is found in the Middle East in a region where the soil is rich and the water is abundant. The region's natural riches led to an exchange of culture and ideas and soon enough, safflower made its way across the world. READ MORE ON THE HEART HEALTHY PROPERTIES OF SAFFLOWER ⬇ ☀️ Safflower, commonly mistaken for saffron, has a rich and sweet aroma and flavors reminiscent of chocolate and tobacco. This secret ingredient of ours is used...

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💛 turmeric 💛 cultural history + medicinal benefits The Golden One Cousin to ginger, turmeric is a root native to Southern Asia and some Pacific islands. Historically, turmeric was used in Ayurveda and other traditional Indian medical systems. It has a subtly spicy and earthy flavor. It dyes everything it touches with a golden hue. Many studies show that turmeric has major benefits for your body and brain. A lot of these benefits come from the main active ingredient, curcumin. SCIENCE TELLS US Chronic inflammation contributes to some common health conditions. Curcumin can suppress many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation. Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and may...

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🌹 rose hips 🌹 promotes skin health & alleviates inflammation Rose hips are commonly harvested during the Fall and Winter. They are bright red, making them easy to forage and find. If you grow your own roses in your garden, don’t deadhead the flowers once they’ve died off. The base of the flower is what turns to a rosehip this time of year! They symbolize luck, fortune and self love, and we like to think that their healing properties are a bit magical. They contain a variety of antioxidants including vitamins A and C. Rose hips also have a delicious tangy hibiscus taste and when used in tea. they add the perfect amount of citrus flavor and sweetness. ⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎   THE HEALTH...

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🪵 oak wood 🪵 cultural history + medicinal benefits Father of the Woods Oak represents strength, courage and protection. This also translates into its medicinal and perhaps... magical properties. Druids were members of the high-ranking class in ancient Celtic cultures. They were concerned with the natural world and its powers, and considered trees sacred, particularly the oak. Mistletoe, probably the Druids’ most potent and magical plant, frequently grew on oak trees. Its presence was believed to indicate that Thor, the god of thunder, placed it there in a lightning strike. SCIENCE TELLS US Oak bark may contain up to 20% tannins depending on the type and time of harvesting. Tannins act as astringents, or agents that bind to proteins in...

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Licorice Root Improves Skin Health & Soothes Stomach Problems The Sweet One This root is naturally sweet and in Chinese, licorice is called gan can, which means “sweet herb." Glycyrrhizin is what gives licorice its sweet flavor, and glycyrrhizin is 50 times sweeter than sugar! That’s a whole lot of sweet! Romans, Greeks, Egyptians and many more groups of people traditionally used licorice as a remedy for asthma, mouth ulcers, sore throats and skin conditions. SCIENCE TELLS US Studies link glycyrrhizin to anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits. As a result, licorice root extract is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne and eczema. Licorice root extract is often used to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as acid reflux, upset...

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