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Mentha piperita Other Names: Red Mint, Brandy Mint Peppermint is a naturally occurring hybrid between watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (M. spicata) that was first distinctly cultivated in 18th-century England [2]. Peppermint is now cultivated across Europe and much of North America, and yields a popular flavoring agent. An annual plant, ...
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Quercus alba (White Oak) Oak is well known for its astringent and antiseptic properties and has been used as a tonic for a long time. Bark can be made into a tea to heal hemorrhoids. When given with chamomile flowers, it helps eases intermittent fevers. Very useful when there are ...
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Crataegus spp. Other Names Whitethorn, Hazels, Gazels, Halves, Quickset, Bread-and-Cheese Tree, Albesyne, L’Epine Noble, Hagedorn, Hedgethorn, Fairy Bush, May blossom, May Bush, May Flower, Quick, Thorn, Haw, Hag Thorn, Ladies Meat, Tree of Chastity, May Tree This is a tree that will grow to a height of 30-40 feet. The fruit ...
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Pelargonium spp. Other Names geranium, garden geranium, scented geranium, zonal geranium, stork's bill, herb robert There are over 200 species of pelargonium, far too many for me to list them all here. These are very popular bedding plants (treated as annuals in most places) and houseplants (especially scented geraniums). These are ...
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Pearls are very interesting gemstones. Unlike most, they are not formed within the Earth, but are instead formed as a sort of immunological reaction within the soft tissue of the body of a mollusk. Pearls are formed when a mollusk suffers irritation from a small object or parasite within the ...
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The name Osiris is a Greek translation of the Egyptian word which may have been pronounced Us-iri, which means "Throne of the Eye". Also: Usiris, Asar, Aser, Ausar, Ausir, Wesir, Ausare, Osirus Osiris is the ancient Egyptian God of the dead and ruler of the underworld. He is also lord ...
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