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Healing herbs

Look no further than your pantry for natural cures to plenty of what ails you

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Healing herbs
Look no further than your pantry for natural cures to plenty of what ails you

<area onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Yellowknife

There are an estimated 1,000 homeless women in Canada’s north, including 500 just in Yellowknife.’);” href=”#” coords=”495,306,9″ shape=”circle”/> <area onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Toronto

In 2006, 5052 people were counted homeless – a figure that some predict has only risen since.’);” href=”#” coords=”480,331,9″ shape=”circle”/> <area href="#" onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Sage

This flavourful herb contains antioxidants and may help a sore throat. It might also help lower blood-sugar levels and keep the brain sharp – it contains compounds similar to those used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Use it to spice up soups or boil it to make tea.’);” coords=”337,457,331,390,321,401,308,403,257,376,288,350,301,351,281,312,288,300,313,311,338,322,346,340,351,343,361,313,391,297,424,293,431,299,419,323,390,352,398,383,369,381,395,389,419,428,418,432,353,411,355,470″ shape=”poly”/> <area onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Ottawa

In January 2008, 388 were homeless – a 15% decrease from 2007.’);” href=”#” coords=”513,298,9″ shape=”circle”/> <area onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Montreal

An estimated 30,000 in the city are homeless once a year.’);” href=”#” coords=”504,321,9″ shape=”circle”/> <area onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Saint John

In a city with 122,000 residents, 200 are without shelter.’);” href=”#” coords=”517,276,8″ shape=”circle”/> <area onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Halifax

In 2004, 266 people were homeless, up 13% from 2003.’);” href=”#” coords=”476,307,9″ shape=”circle”/> <area onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Garlic

Eat this natural antibiotic and immunity builder often in colder months to avoid sniffles and sore throats. Studies have found that garlic may also help lower bad cholesterol, decrease plaque buildup in the arteries and lower blood pressure, making it a valuable ally against heart disease. And preliminary research suggests that garlic may protect against certain cancers. Roast and mash cloves to add a nutty flavour to salad dressings and sauces.’);” coords=”425,262,424,271,444,283,466,280,493,258,454,252,462,243,472,246,498,244,520,232,536,210,535,185,513,168,494,155,476,118,459,118,455,124,474,153,439,160,420,191,423,212,436,226,410,218,402,230,410,253″ shape=”poly”/> <area href="#" onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Tumeric

This Indian root helps conquer digestive problems and reduce gas and bloating. Boil roots, then leave them to dry. Chop into tiny pieces and toss in a blender: You’ll end up with a rich yellow paste, a key ingredient in curry. (It also tastes great mixed with rice.)’);” coords=”282,271,289,273,305,265,312,264,316,258,330,260,326,246,329,227,319,222,300,219,298,239,280,260″ shape=”poly”/> <area onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Canada-wide

As of 2004, 3.5 million Canadians were living in poverty ­â?? more than 11 percent of the countryâ??s total population.’);” href=”#” coords=”493,286,9″ shape=”circle”/> <area href="#" onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Tumeric

This Indian root helps conquer digestive problems and reduce gas and bloating. Boil roots, then leave them to dry. Chop into tiny pieces and toss in a blender: You’ll end up with a rich yellow paste, a key ingredient in curry. (It also tastes great mixed with rice.)’);” coords=”217,177,246,182,265,210,284,216,300,216,313,205,305,189,287,189,276,177,276,163,274,152,260,140,249,152,246,161,225,167″ shape=”poly”/> <area onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Winnipeg

An estimated 2,000 are currently homeless.’);” href=”#” coords=”496,343,8″ shape=”circle”/> <area onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Saskatoon

House prices here jumped 51.4% in 2007, with rent rates up as much as 13%. The first homeless count done in May 2008 turned up 260.’);” href=”#” coords=”517,337,9″ shape=”circle”/> <area onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Edmonton

3,079 are homeless as of October 2008 (including 125 children living on the street).’);” href=”#” coords=”521,358,9″ shape=”circle”/> <area onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Calgary

One of the highest homelessness rates in Canada with a count of 4,060 – up 18% since 2006.’);” href=”#” coords=”509,378,9″ shape=”circle”/> <area onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Vancouver

As of September 2008, 3,000 in Vancouver are homeless. That’s a 373% increase since 2002.’);” href=”#” coords=”483,360,9″ shape=”circle”/> <area href="#" onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Ginger

Keep this warming root on hand to soothe an upset stomach or nasty menstrual cramps. Ginger reduces inflammation and acts as a digestive aid. Chop up and add to boiling water for a tea that relieves aches and pains.’);” coords=”186,462,174,467,111,405,116,389,112,372,113,351,131,340,117,319,132,285,148,279,178,290,176,309,160,306,160,339,177,349,216,382,202,409,206,423,199,452″ shape=”poly”/> <area onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Victoria

There are 1,200 homeless people – including some 75 children – in Victoria as of October 2008.’);” href=”#” coords=”486,382,9″ shape=”circle”/> <area onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Parsley

Parsley is more than a garnish: Packed with vitamin C, the herb helps prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease and other age-related illnesses. Try it chopped on top of roasted potatoes or fish.’);” href=”#” coords=”111,289,94,237,95,220,114,225,128,215,126,202,132,198,146,194,146,170,133,143,121,145,86,160,98,140,87,131,66,128,63,121,40,117,33,120,18,113,3,134,11,161,12,172,3,182,3,193,14,202,28,204,14,209,5,218,3,246,11,257,24,251,44,248,68,252,75,240,82,243,101,293″ shape=”poly”/> <area href="#" onmouseout="caption('');" onmouseover="caption('Tumeric

This Indian root helps conquer digestive problems and reduce gas and bloating. Boil roots, then leave them to dry. Chop into tiny pieces and toss in a blender: You’ll end up with a rich yellow paste, a key ingredient in curry. (It also tastes great mixed with rice.)’);” coords=”248,293,218,256,221,236,208,217,214,209,226,216,240,212,258,212,252,226,243,237,255,272,259,289″ shape=”poly”/>

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