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The Rose: a History of Sweet Seduction

“That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet.” —William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet. Perhaps the most beloved flower in human history, the rose has been exalted throughout time for its intoxicating perfume, sweet flavor and ravishing beauty. Its heady scent is known as an aphrodisiac, evoking feelings of sensuality…

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Chamomile: Small Wonder

Chamomile has always been one of my favorite herbs. In fact, it was probably one of the first herbs I knew about. As far back as many of us can remember, our mothers have most likely had chamomile tea on hand for upset tummies and as a comforting bedtime treat—Peter Rabbit can back me up…

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