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There are many hundreds of medicinal plants that can be grown in temperate climates and there are probably a great deal more with properties as yet undiscovered.

Just to look at a few of our more common herbs: thyme has been shown to slow down the ageing process by maintaining the vigour of our body cells; sage is an excellent antiseptic for treating mouth ulcers and sore throats; camomile is a safe treatment for childrens' stomach upsets and garlic contains fungicides and is used in the treatment of Candida.

The following leaflets examine the heath and nutritional benefits of plants in more detail:

  1. Plants for Health
  2. Fruit: Food of the Gods
  3. Green Gold - The Leaves of Life!
  4. Active Plant Components
  5. Plant Parts

 

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