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Carrot
My grandma used to say that Carrots give you beautiful thighs and is good for the skin.
They are very easy to grow. Plant them early spring to late summer and use the whole plant when it is very young.
All orange fruit and vegetable are full of good antioxidants and boost the immune system; they are rich in Vitamin A such as Beta-carotene.
They protect against cancer and tumour, are excellent to stop colic, diarrhoea, typhoid fever, gastro-enteritis and dysentery.
However, Carrot juice must be taken in moderation as excessive amount may damage the liver.
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Celery
Celery likes sandy soil and good natural fertiliser. Eat it as a vegetable and collect the seeds.
It is good against cystitis, liver problems and arthritis; the seeds reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.
It is rich in Iron, Vitamins A, B & C.
However, avoid eating too much Celery if you are pregnant because of the high amount of Iron.
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Chamomile
Chamomile was the Egyptians' favorite herb. It symbolises purity and helps meditation.
Plant Chamomile in full sun or semi-shade and collect the flowers in Summer.
Chamomile calms the mind, eases menstrual pain, and reduces menopause problems. It has anti-inflamatory properties good for neuralgia and rheumatism. Use it to clean open wounds and as a eyewash against conjunctivitis.
Chamomile contains Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin A.
However, do not infuse it for more than 3 min as it may have annoying effects such as nausea and even irritability for some people. it may also cause and exarcerbate allergy.
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Cinnamon
Cinnamon is known as the herb of seduction.

It is very good to treat a cold as it warms the body. It can also alleviate abdominal pain and stomach cramps.
However, use it in very small amount as it may cause vomiting and nausea.
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Clove

Clove is the symbol of long friendship.
It is also a spice from the tropic that you can buy anywhere.
Clove purifies the blood and cures any cold as it induces sweating. It has anaesthetic property and can be used locally to relieve toothache.
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Corn Poppy

French people see the red Poppy as a vibrant heart. It symbolises consolation.
It is a self-seeding flower loving Wheat. Collect its petals and seeds.
Poppy is good against Bronchitis and Cough. It is also a gentil sedative.
Nevertheless, it may cause irritability, and depression when taken regularly in large dose even if it does not have the narcotic effect of its cousin, the opium poppy.
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Cowslip

Cowslip is the Virgin Mary's emblem.
It grows on low hills in sunny meadows early Spring. Plant the seeds in dry and slightly alkaline soil in full sun or semi-shade. Collect the flowers in Spring and the roots in Autumn after 2 years.
Cowslip is good to reduce headache and all problems related to menstruation and menopause. It cures night sweating, irritability, sleeplessness, and loss of self-esteem. It aso contains Vitamin A.
However, Cowslip should never be eaten fresh, It must be cooked or dried. Do not take too much as it can irritate the lining of the stomach and cause vomiting and diarrhoea. Avoid its roots if you have gastro-intestinal disorders.
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Dandelion
Dandelion is a marvellous plant meaning the tooth of a lion in French because its healing power is as strong as a lion. Its other name is Pissenlit which means wetting the bed as it is a good diuretic. Just be aware that some plants look like dandelion but are not. Dandelion has a hollow stem.
It is a self-seeding plant growing almost anywhere. In Spring use the young shoots in salad; take and dry the roots in Autumn.
Dandelion cleans the bloodstream and purifies the blood; it is very good for liver problems and dissolves gall stones. It also improves appetite and digestion. As a diuretic, it removes excess of fluid and poison
Dandelion contains Calcium, Choline, Gluten, Inositol, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, vitamins A,B, C, E and P and zinc.
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