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Healing Meditation

The more I am studying healing, and the innate ability to heal, the more I am learning that healing our inner being – the essence

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Ground Ivy

Botanical Name: Nepeta hederacea (syn. Glechoma hederacea, Nepeta Clechoma) | Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae Common name(s): Ground Ivy, Creeping Charlie, Ale Hoof, and many more! GROWING Herbaceous;

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Hawthorn

Botanical Name: Crataegus oxyacantha & c. monogyna | Family: Rosaceae Common name(s): Hawthorn GROWING Tree; deciduous | Zones 3-9 | 15-30 feet (most), some to 45 feet

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Pau D’arco

Botanical Name: Tabebuia spp. | Family: Bignoniaceae Common name(s): Pau d’arco, Lapacho, Tabebuia GROWING Evergreen tree | Grows in the warm parts of Central and South America (found in

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Astragalus

Botanical Name: Astragalus membranaceus | Family: Fabaceae Common name(s): Chinese Astragalus, Huang Qi, Milk Vetch GROWING Perennial; herbacious | Zones 4-11 | 3-4 feet | Pale yellow

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Reishi

Botanical Name: Ganoderma lucidum, G. tsugae | Family: Ganodermataceae Common name(s): Reishi, Ganoderma, ling zhi, hemlock varnish shelf (G. tsugae) GROWING Fungi | Found across North America and

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Shiitake

Botanical Name: Lentinus edodes | Family: Tricholomataceae or Marasmiaceae or Omphalotaceae Common name(s): Shiitake Mushroom, Black Mushroom, Hua Gu GROWING Fungi | Zones 3-9 | mushrooms will sprout

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Privet

Botanical Name: Ligustrum lucidum | Family: Oleaceae Common name(s): Chinese Privet, Glossy privet, White Wax Tree, Tree Ligustrum GROWING Evergreen shrub | Zones 8-11 | 32

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Schisandra

Botanical Name: Schisandra chinensis | Family: Schisandraceae Common name(s): Schisandra, Wu wei zi (Chinese, roughly translates to 5-flavored fruit), Magnolia Vine GROWING Perennial woody vine |

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Senna

Botanical Name: Cassia angustifolia, C. senna, C. acutifolia | Family: Leguminosae Common name(s): Senna GROWING Subtropical shrub native to India and Africa | 6 1/2 feet

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Dill

Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens | Family: Umbelliferae Common name(s): Dill GROWING Annual; herbaceous | 2-3 feet tall  | Feathery leaves, yellow umbel flowers, seeds in late

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Aniseed

Botanical Name: Pimpinella anisum | Family: Umbelliferae Common name(s): Aniseed, Anise GROWING Annual; herbaceous | 1 1/2 – 3 feet tall  | Feathery leaves, yellow umbel

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Calamus

Botanical Name: Acorus calamus | Family: Araceae Common name(s): Sweet Flag, Calamus, Sweet Sedge GROWING Perennial | Zones 4-11 | 1-4 feet tall  | Cattail-like leaves, flowers

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Fennel

Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare | Family: Umbelliferae Common name(s): Fennel GROWING Perennial; herbaceous | Zones 6-9 | 4-5 feet tall  | Yellow umbels bloom from July until

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Cascara sagrada

Botanical Name: Rhamnus purshiana | Family: Rhamnaceae Common name(s): Cascara Sagrada, Sacred Bark, California Buckthorn GROWING Evergreen Tree | Zones 4a-9b | 32 feet tall  | Flowers

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Gentian

Botanical Name: Gentiana lutea | Family: Gentianaceae Common name(s): Gentian, Yellow Gentian GROWING Perennial | Zones 3-9 | 3-4+ feet tall  | Yellow flowers grow in

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Turkey Rhubarb

Botanical Name: Rheum palmatum | Family: Polygonaceae Common name(s): Turkey Rhubarb, Chinese Rhubarb GROWING Perennial | Zones 6-9 | 9 feet tall  | Palmate, roughish leaves.

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Pumpkin

Botanical Name: Curcurbit pepo | Family: Cucurbitaceae Common name(s): Pumpkin GROWING Annual vegetable | Zones 3-9 |  | Sprawling vines, orange fruit Full sun | Very

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Saw Palmetto

Botanical Name: Serenoa repens (syn. Seronoa serrulata) | Family: Palmaceae Common name(s): Saw Palmetto, Sabal, Seronoa GROWING Palm tree/bush | Zones 8-11 | 7 feet tall/wide | Stems grow along

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