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  • Very interesting and useful information.

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  • A great article and so many herbs to consider and use! Thanks.

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  • Some really fantastic herbs! St Johns Wort is fantastic

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  • This was an interesting mini article. Thanks for posting!

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  • Cranberry has become a favourite and is good for women.

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  • saffron is so redic expensive! but i wouldn’t really have a use for that herb besides saffron rice lol


    • yeah haven’t bought that for ages though

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  • Thanks for sharing this interesting and informative article; very useful and helpful too!

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  • Always great to use fresh herbs. Many varieties which I have not used.

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  • What an interesting read. I’ll have to keep an eye out for saffron & mimosa.

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  • Haven’t even heard of most of these

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  • I love the smell of fresh herbs.

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  • Quite a few I’ve never heard of, not sure I’d call cranberry a herb though?

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  • Have been using more cranberry in my diet, love the taste and of course the benefits.

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  • It always interesting to come across info of things that can help naturally. I’ve never heard of Albizia before though.

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  • I’m afraid I only use the very basic of herbs.

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