Category Archives: Herbs

Tossing the Shampoo – Going “no-poo” for Good

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I can now honestly say that I have not washed my hair since October 9th.  Yep, you read that sentence right, it has been three months since I decided to jump on the “no-poo” train. October 9th is the same day sweet Piper girl had her surgery and it was also the day that I decided that if I was going to be in the hospital for a week anyway I wouldn’t care if my hair was a little greasy.

Do you want to know what inspired this drastic change?  I have been struggling with dry scalp for most of my life.  My head itches on a regular basis and I have to change the type of shampoo that I am using ALL the time.  And, most the time my frugal self can’t stand to buy a new bottle of shampoo before the old bottle is finished s0 I get obsessed with seeing the bottle to the bottom.  Sometimes, I toss the bottle under the sink to wait until later, but then I have so many bottles under the sink waiting for that day when I pull them back out again and hope that they won’t irritate my scalp it seems a little ridiculous.

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Backyard Nutrition: Parsley Herb and Root

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The use of parsley is popular among cooks, but it is also popular among herbalist for its vast nutritional value. The Latin name for Parsley root and herb is Petroselinum crispum.  For more than 2,000 years parsley has been used for digestive disorders, malnourishment, kidney and liver problems, menstrual irregularities, and for blood purification.  Amazingly this common herb is rich in anti-oxidants, contains minerals, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, iron, calcium, folic acid, manganese, B-vitamins, A, C, E, and K.

Backyard Nutrition: Dandelion Herb and Root

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It is amazing to me that something so common and often known as a “weed” can also contain so much nutrition. God knew what he was doing when he provided plants for both people and animals to enjoy. Just because eating Dandelion herb and root may not be popular in the United States to consume it doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be enjoyed in order to strengthen the terrain of all who decide to enjoy its robust properties.