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Cinnamon:  Cinnamon is an early morning spice that often is placed on tasty desserts, pastries, as well as in breakfast treats. White this spice can go on many things including coffee, cinnamon can also be a purposeful product for your health and wellness. Many of the health benefits you get from cinnamon come from the oils that come from the bark of the cinnamon, which has been used for centuries as part of alternative medicine.

Cloves:  Cloves offer many health benefits, some of which include aiding in digestion, fighting against cancer, protecting the liver, boosting the immune system, controlling diabetes, and preserving bone quality. They also contain anti-mutagenic and anti-microbial properties, along with fighting against oral diseases and headaches, while also displaying aphrodisiac properties.

Nutmeg:  Nutmeg is a popular spice having a long list of health benefits, including its ability to relieve pain, soothe indigestion, and improve cognitive function.  It extends its ability to detoxify the body, boost skin quality, alleviate oral conditions, and reduce insomnia. Nutmeg strengthens the immune system, prevents leukemia, and improves blood circulation as well.

Corriander:  The health benefits of coriander include its use in the treatment of skin inflammation, high cholesterol levels, diarrhea, mouth ulcers, anemia, and indigestion. Cilantro is also useful for menstrual disorders, smallpox, conjunctivitis, skin disorders, and blood sugar disorders, while also benefiting eye care.

Allspice: The most important health benefits of allspice include its ability to act as a pain reliever, increase circulation, protect the gastrointestinal system, improve mood, boost the immune system, eliminate fungal infections, lower blood pressure, and reduce inflammation.

Ginger:  Ginger is an ancient spice with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. The top health benefits of ginger include its ability to relieve nausea and pain, treat osteoarthritis, prevent cancer, treat arthritis, improve respiratory conditions, and reduce flatulence. It also helps boost bone health, strengthen the immune system, and increase appetite.  This spicy root is also good for enhancing sexual activity, mitigating obesity, and relieving the pain related to menstrual disorders.

Star Anise:  With its distinctive shape and flavor, star anise is quickly becoming one of the most sought after spices in the world, particularly due to its potential effects on human health. Its relative accessibility and cost makes it an excellent option for both culinary and medicinal applications around the world.

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What a great October we've had, Thank you!, We are moving along into the holiday seasons, and have been earnestly working to getting in new items.  We have replenished our Tea Samplers with new teas inside,  and have brought in more items for gifts. 

We will be offering you the opportunity to make your own Christmas baskets this year, and bringing forth our Gift Certificates, which are great for gifts too.

Keeping with our traditions during the Holidays, once our Thanksgiving is over we will once again, have our GRAB BAGS available, which will be filled with items equal to up to $12.00.  They will go for $6.00 this year, or for each $25 you get one free.   A great way to get Christmas gifts for that last minute need.  
This is a special holiday since it's the first year we are open 7 days a week. New Hours: Th-Sat. 10-5:30 Sun-Wed. 10-4. Remember we take all major credit cards,
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I wish you a wonderful thankful Thanksgiving!

Until next month,keep love in your heart and joy in your life,
The Editor

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How Cinnamon can enhance your health: 1. Reduces clotting, 2. A great source of antioxidants,  3. It has anti-inflammatory properties, 4. Improves the health of your heart,  5. Enhances blood circulation, Very Healthy Life, 6. Can combat diabetes, 7. Reduces cognitive decline, 8. Could reduce the risk of cancer 9. It can aid in weight loss, 10. It freshens your breath,  11. It will improve your dental health, 12. It strengthens bones.

The health benefits of cloves
as well as clove oil can be attributed to their antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, aphrodisiac, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.1. Soothes Toothaches 2. Stops Bad Breath 3. Treats nausea and Vomiting 4. Improves Digestion  5. Relieves Joint Pain 6. Improves Respiratory Conditions 7.  Treats Headaches 8.  Eases earaches 9. Cures Acne 10. Fights Stress

Nutmeg; The health benefits of this amazing spice are :
1. Relieves Pain 2. Promotes Digestion 3. Improves Brain Health 4. Detoxifies the Body  5.Oral Health 6.Treats Insomnia 7. Treats Leukemia 8. Skin Care 9. Regulates Blood Pressure

Corriander; According to the ancient practice of Ayurveda, coriander seeds can transform your health.
It can be found in both whole and powder form, making it extremely versatile to use. 1. Weight Loss 2. Improves Thyroid Conditions 3. Improves Digestion 4. Relieves Allergic Reactions 5. Calms Arthritis 6. Reduces Heavy Menstrual Flow 7. Controls Diabetes 8. Improves Eye Health

what makes this spice even more intriguing is the high concentration of beneficial nutrients and organic compounds, such as eugenol, quercetin, and tannins that result in some impressive health benefits of allspice. Health benefits of allspice include:1. Anti-inflammatory Qualities
2. Aids in Digestion 3. Boosts Immunity 4. Antioxidant Capacity 5. Dental Care 6.Improves Circulation

Ginger;. Ginger is one of the world's ten favourite spices, but beyond cooking, your spice cabinet houses a medical marvel.
1. Antiemetic-Helps Prevent Nausea and Vomiting 2. Carminative - A Digestive Marvel 3. Antiseptic 4. Circulatory Stimulant
5. Expectorant  6. Antispasmodic . Warming the Body 8. Antioxidant  9. Anti-Inflammatory 10. Boosting Bioavailability

Star anise is used mainly as a spice but it is also known to have numerous important health benefits. It is a star-shaped fruit belonging to a plant native to China called illicium verum. The health benefits are: 
1. ) Antioxidant Properties 2. Antifungal Uses 3. Antibacterial Properties 4.  For Influenza 5.Rheumatism and Joint Pain 6.  Improved Digestion 7. Women*s Health 8. Sleep Disorders 9. Coughs
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How to Make Elderberry Syrup to Avoid the Flu
Prep 5 mins * Cook 1 hour * Inactive 15 mins * Total 1 hour, 20 mins
Author Katie Wells

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A simple elderberry syrup recipe made with dried elderberries, honey and herbs for an immune boosting and delicious syrup. Can be used medicinally or on homemade pancakes or waffles.


  •   2/3 cup dried black elderberries, or 1 1/3 cups fresh or frozen
  •    31/2 cups water
  •    2 TBSP fresh or dried ginger root
  •    1 tsp cinnamon powder
  •    1/2 tsp cloves or clove powder
  •    1 cup raw honey

  1.   Pour water into medium saucepan and add elderberries, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
  2.   Bring to a boil and then cover and reduce to a simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour until the liquid has reduced by almost half.
  3.   Remove from heat and let cool until it is cool enough to be handled.
  4.   Mash the berries carefully using a spoon or other flat utensil.
  5.   Pour through a strainer into a glass jar or bowl.
  6.   Discard the elderberries and let the liquid cool to lukewarm.
  7.   When it is no longer hot, add the honey and stir well.
  8.   When the honey is well mixed into the elderberry mixture, pour the syrup into a quart sized mason jar or 16 ounce glass bottle of some kind.

    Ta-da! You just made homemade elderberry syrup! Store in the fridge and take daily for its immune boosting properties. Some sources recommend taking only during the week and not on the weekends to boost immunity.

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Immune-Boosting Elderberry Tea Recipe
Prep 5 mins * Cook 15 mins * Total 20 mins 

Author Katie Wells

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This delicious immune-boosting homemade elderberry tea is made with dried elderberries, herbs, and spices.

  •     16 ounces filtered water
  •     2 TBSP dried elderberries
  •     1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  •     1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  •     1 tsp raw honey (optional)

  1.     Put water and elderberries into a small saucepan.
  2.     Add turmeric and cinnamon.
  3.     Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for about 15 minutes. This helps bring out the beneficial properties of the elderberries.
  4.     Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes.
  5.     Finally, strain through a fine mesh strainer and pour into individual mugs.
  6.     Stir in raw honey if using.
  7.     Enjoy!
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Some of us are just like that. As we grew up, we did not like the other children. We enjoyed talking with older people. They just seemed more interesting to us. We could understand things better than most of our peers.
But being an old soul does not mean, being more evolved regardless of age. There are some problems that ancient souls deal with. Here we talk about 7 common problems that old souls usually face:

1. It is difficult for them to walk away from a conversation.-  The old souls are very talkative. Once they start a conversation, is difficult for them to leave. People tend to be drawn from conversations with old souls because they are a bit deeper and much more interesting.  The ancient souls are good listeners for those in search of ideas and solutions.

2. Their idea of fun is not appreciated by most people.-  They like to sit by the fireplace, read a book, sip a tea, hug a tree. Most of their friends find it more entertaining to go to the disco. But that is almost horrible for old souls. This is one of the most frequent problems that the younger old souls on this earth often encounter.  The trick is to find some friends who like to do the same, in this way you will create a harmony.

3. Solitude can affect opportunities to create relationships.-  The old souls find it hard to go out and find a mate because they like the loneliness more than most people. Maybe talkative, but as introverts, the simply like the solitude more than the others. This introversion influences their social life from time to time.

Do not ever feel truly at home.-  This is strange. It is unknown why the ancient souls have reincarnated hundreds of times, but have trouble feeling at home. They feel they do not belong to any particular place.

5. They have problems in trusting their own intuition-  The old souls tend to be logical. So they tend to have difficulty in trusing their intuition.  Apply the logic to their personal and professional affairs. As a result, they end up missing great opportunities.

6. They are stubborn and difficult to influence-  The old souls, unlike the rest of the other souls, have beliefs that evolve slowly over time.  They tend to identify themselves with a belief until the end. Therefore they can be stubborn and difficult to influence.

7. They have understood what many still struggle to understand-  Around the world, there are many new souls who live this life for the first time. The ancient souls are fewer in number, which is why they find themselves misunderstood by the rest of the way they think and express their thoughts. This makes their advanced point of view a bit more difficult to be perceived.
But that*s okay. The task of the ancient souls is to be patient with young and fresh souls. That with time and experience, they will arrive at their level.

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