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Backyard medicine cabinet

Modern day physicians tend to prescribe commercial pharmaceuticals for whatever ails you and, in my view too often are an array of drugs in excess.

pg16Here at lakeside, where our gar-dens prosper year-round, you can grow and harvest all sorts of plants that are essentially cost-free and effective for medicinal purposes.

Your herb patch for the kitchen offers plants that not only enhance home-cooked foods, but also promote health and well-being.

Oregano contains compounds that have potent antibacterial properties and may help reduce viral infections and inflammation. The plant is rich in body-cleansing antioxidants.

Romero (Rosemary) is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. It is considered to be a booster for the immune system and circulation, as well as a. cognitive stimulant to improve memory performance.

Tomillo (Thyme) is known for antiseptic and antifungal properties. The herb may be taken by mouth to treat bronchitis, sore throat, gastritis, flatulence, low appetite and bad breath. Rub the leaves between your hands to release essential oil that repels mosquitoes.

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