Home Remedies for Pneumonia?

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Pneumonia is an inflammatory disorder of the lungs caused by an infection of the airways. It is a serious condition, and home remedies cannot be used to treat it. However, they can help ease the symptoms.

Pneumonia infections can be critical and may even be life-threatening in some cases. It is essential to visit a doctor for a diagnosis, as well as to monitor symptoms and avoid any complications.

Using a blend of medical treatments and home remedies may help many people manage their symptoms more easily.

Fast facts on pneumonia:

  • Infections by viruses, fungi, bacteria, and other harmful organisms cause pneumonia.
  • Many of the germs that can cause pneumonia are common in the environment.
  • Healthy lifestyle choices may help reduce the risk of developing pneumonia.

Causes and symptoms

Common symptoms of pneumonia include fever, chills, fatigue, and achiness.

People often contract pneumonia from someone else or through a lingering…

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The Cornucopia or horn of plenty is a symbol of abundance. It is commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with fruits, nuts flowers and food. The Cornucopia is usually associated with the Goddess, but there are several Gods who hold the Cornucopia or are associated with it in some way. What are the ancients trying to tell us and why a horn?

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Crocus Lore

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GENUS:  Crocus
Species, Hybrids, Cultivars:
Blue; C. biflorus, C. imperati, C. siebert, C. tomasinianus, C. versicolor; yellow: C. aureus, C. chrysanthus, C. korolkowii, C. sulphureus concolor, C. susianus; white: C. fleischeri, C. laevigatus, C. speciosus {fall}. Dutch crocus cultivars-blue: Enchantress, Pickwick, Queen of the Blues, Remembrance, Striped Beauty; white: Jeanne d’Arc, Peter Pan, Snowstorm; yellow: Golden Yellow, Yellow Mammoth.
FAMILY: Iridaceae
BLOOMS: Winter, spring, fall
TYPE: Perennial
DESCRIPTION: A multitude of crocuses are available today in colors ranging from white to blue, purple, and yellow, and with blooming seasons in late winter, early spring, and autumn. The leaves are linear and grasslike; the blossoms cup-shaped and proportionally large. Winter-blooming varieties generally grow to a height of 3 inches. Spring-and fall-blooming species are usually a bit taller, 4 to 5 inches.
CULTIVATION: Crocuses grow from corms, which should be planted 3 to 4 inches deep in early…

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A Druid’s Meditation Primer

The Druid's Garden

In this time as the light is coming back into the world, the time surrounding Imbolc, I find myself often going deeply inward for healing and strength and turning towards meditation as a guide for spiritual balance.  This deep winter period is, of course, coming on the heels of the frenzied holiday season where many of us get burned out by the amount of hustle and bustle.  Further, many of the demands of modern living, particularly for those working wage-earning jobs, require us to move faster, be always “connected” and present with new technology, and have an increasingly fast stream of information pouring in and out of our heads. This can lead to long-term drain on the spirit. In this quiet time of the year, amidst the snows and frozen earth, various meditation techniques allow for rest, centering, and rejuvenation.

The quiet that nature provides... The quiet that nature provides…

Meditation offers us…

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Winter Jasmine Lore

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Common Name: Winter Jasmine
Genus: Jasminum
Species, Hybrids, Cultivators:
J. nudiflorum. J.polyanthuvigorous
vine; grown indoors; sprays of white blossoms.
J. mesnyi-primrose jasmine; evergreen vine with long, arching branches; lemon yellow flowers, February-April.
J. officinale-poet’s jasmine; small, white fragrant flowers in summer; not suitable for extremely cold climates; glossy, semi-evergreen leaves
Blooms: Winter
Type: Perennial
Description: Bright yellow flowers on some species of this vine brighten up the winter garden. It can also be grown as a shrub. The flowers are 3/4 to 1-inch across and generally appear before the leaves, which are deciduous. The vines are graceful, green, and slender.


Cultivation: Winter jasmine needs full sun or partial shade but is adaptable to a wide range of conditions. It is considered hardy and easy to grow, and most species withstand cold particularly well. Selective pruning of dead branches will improve the health and appearance of the plant.

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Plant Profile: Yerba Mansa

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Anemopsis californica

Also, Known As:

  • Lizard’s Tail
  • Queue de Lézard
  • Swamp Root
  • Yerba Mansa
  • Yerba Manza

Usually, the yerba mansa, scientific name Anemopsis californica, is depicted as a perennially growing herb. Native to the United States, this herb grows most actively during the spring and summer. The foliage of this plant is green and it produces unremarkable white blooms along with plenty of prominent brownish fruits or seeds. The yerba mansa produces maximum blooms at the onset of spring while the fruits and seeds are produced from the beginning of spring to the end of the season.

The yerba mansa is found growing in stands in marshes and boggy swamps, along river banks. For instance, this herb is found growing naturally along the Colorado River and downstream into some places in Mexico like Chihuahua and Sonora. This plant does not grow very tall and bears smoothed and slightly juicy leaves whose…

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Plant Profile: Chuchupate, Oshá

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Ligusticum porteri – Chuchupate, Oshá

Other Names:  Bear Root, Colorado Cough Root, Chuchupate, Hunawpi, Nawpi, Wasike, Shush, Chuchupaste, Porter’s Lovage

Ligusticum_porteri_-_Chuchupate_Osha_largeOrigin:  Chuchupate is found primarily from the Rocky Mtns. south down into the Cordillera of Mexico. Widely used by peoples of the Southwest and Mexico with a far-reaching significance in their cosmology. The plant is greatly varied in terms of size, scent, growth characteristics, and adaptability to the environment. It is not grown commercially, but is prolific in the mountains of Colorado, primarily SW Colorado.

Energetics:  Hot & Dry. Pungent, spicy sweet, bitter. Vital Stimulant. Tonic.

Properties:  Stimulating diaphoretic, stimulating expectorant, circulatory stimulant, antiviral, carminative, aromatic bitter, digestive, antimicrobial, styptic, anodyne, antiseptic, emmenagogue

Uses:  Cough, sore throat, colds, influenza, bronchitis, fever, empacho, indigestion, injured joints/tendons/ligaments, bruises, toothache, snake bite, wounds, stings, or spider bites.

Appearance, Habitat & Poison Relatives

Ligusticum porteri has opposite or whorled…

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