Do Garlic Pills Cure Diverticulitis?

Because I write about health topics, I get a lot of spam emails from people who want to sell me magic pills that cure diseases. Today I got one from somebody who said that garlic pills can cure diverticulitis. Let’s examine that claim. In order to cure diverticulitis, a pill would have to do one … Read more

Parsley for Bad Breath

A number of herbs have been used to treat bad breath, but parsley for bad breath is probably the most common herbal home remedy of all. Petroselinum crispum, a plant native to southern Europe and Asia, is cultivated all over the world: it has made it’s way into virtually every cuisine. For some, the flavor, … Read more

History of Ketchup

Ketchup dates back as far as 1600 AD when sailors traveling to China discovered a sauce made of soy or oysters called ‘ketsiap’. This version quickly changed ingredients to include mushrooms, anchovies, shallots, and lemon peel. Then in the late 1700’s tomato ketchup appeared in Nova Scotia and began the transformation to today’s sweet tomato … Read more

Simple and Easy Landscaping Ideas

One of the biggest concerns that most family’s face when deciding how to design their existing landscape is “where do I start?” If you aren’t a creative person or can’t afford a professional consultant to design your landscaping plans, what do you do? Most people are looking for a few simple and easy landscaping ideas … Read more

Alternative Toothache Pain Remedy

In treating toothache pain, the dentist’s advice is always the best. However, if you do not have enough budget for a professional service, you can always look for out-of-the-ordinary solution that won’t sacrifice your finances while addressing your problem. These alternative remedies may or may not give you the instant relief that you need depending … Read more

Guavaberry Liqueur

Throughout history, people all over the world have made alcoholic beverages out of indigenous ingredients. Guavaberry liqueur is one of the most unique examples of this universal endeavor. Made in a number of places in the Caribbean, the concoction is usually associated with St. Maarten, where it’s considered the national drink. The Plant Contrary to … Read more