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Natural Healing –Granada

The granada (punica granatum) or pomegranate is yet another import from Spain. The tree that we planted about 8 years ago is finally starting to produce fruit. It does well in drought conditions typical to La Yacata. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Natural Healing — Yerba Buena

Yerba buena, (also spelled hierba buena) otherwise known as Spearmint, is yet another herb that came with the Spanish friars and was gleefully added to the indigenous medicinal herb garden.  Curanderas (healers) add spearmint to make a concoction more palatable … Continue reading

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Natural Healing — Mesquite

If you have ever sheltered under the shadow of a mesquite tree on a hot summer afternoon, you will certainly appreciate at least one aspect that this crooked, spiny, unlovely tree has to offer. Mesquite also spelled mezquite and known … Continue reading

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Natural Healing — Huizache

La Yacata, being the dry, rocky land that it is, plays host to the huizache. When it flowers in the spring, it can cause allergies, but the benefits of this plant far outweigh the few weeks of sniffling. You also … Continue reading

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