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9 Plants For Quick and Natural Heartburn Remedies

Acid reflux or heartburn is a digestive disorder, which occurs when acid from your stomach flows up into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach, known as esophagus. In such a situation, the contents in your stomach come back up your esophageal tract because  your lower esophageal sphincter fails to seal off your esophagus from your stomach.

Know 9 plant foods at your home that will quickly get rid off your acid reflux and hearburn in a natural way. You may try to eliminate the causes that trigger the acid reflux given below.

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Flowers You Can Eat :List of 21 Edible Flowers

Edible flowers are flowers that can be consumed. Many edible flowers are high in vitamin A and  vitamin C and some essential nutrients. Flowers may be eaten as vegetables as a main part of a meal, or may be used as herbs [1-4]. The edible flowers have gained popularity as an important ingredient to provide unique flavors, textures and colors and decoration to a dish.

Edible flowers range in taste from sweet, fruity, nutty, sour, spicy, peppery and pungent.

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Pomegranate Growing Information: Pomegranate Tree Care

The pomegranate is native to India and has been cultivated in South Asia, Middle East and Mediterranean region since ancient times. The Scientific name of pomegranate is Punica granatum in the family Lythraceae. It grows best in tropical or warm and temperate climates, although they are extremely cold tolerant down to 10 degrees. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 7 through 11. It can grow in regions with cool winters and dry hot summers. The pomegranate is well suited to the climate of south-western Australia.

Continue reading below to know detailed pomegranate growing information including how to take care for pomegranate.

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Vegetables, Herbs and Plants You Can Grow In Water

We all know that plants grow in soil. Soil provides nutrients to the roots needed for the growth of the plant. But can plants grow without soil? The answer is yes, soil is actually not necessary for plant growth. If the needed nutrients are provided without soil, say in water, the plant will grow well. This method of growing plants in water solution of mineral nutrients without soil is known as hydroponics [1,2].

Continue reading below to know how to grow plants in water and a list of the vegetables, herbs and houseplants that grow in water without soil.

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How To Grow Neem Tree From Seeds and Cuttings

The neem tree (Azadirachta indica), an evergreen tree is a native of Indian subcontinent. It is an extraordinarily hardy tree which can live up to 200 years. All parts of the neem tree possess antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. The seeds, leaves, bark and stems of the neem tree are used in medicinal, cosmetic and insecticidal products [1].

Learn how to grow neem tree from branch cuttings, air layering and seeds in easy to follow steps.

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How To Plant Cuttings For Propagation :

You can make more plants from cuttings (plant propagation methods). The first step is to take cuttings (how to take cuttings). Once you have taken the cuttings for propagation, it is important to plant them properly, otherwise they will not root and clone.

Continue reading below for the tips on how to plant the cuttings for successful rooting. My 90% of cuttings generally root and produce new plants. I have gifted these rooted plants to my friends!>

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Best Soil Mix for Rooting Cuttings

The success of propagating any plant from cutting depends highly on the type of rooting media for propagation. Any medium which provides moisture and oxygen in the right balance and is free of disease, insects and weed seeds can be used for propagating cuttings.

The rooting media qualities and requirement are considered and the best soil mix is recommended for successfully rooting cuttings.

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How to Propagate Bougainvillea From Cuttings

Bougainvillea is a great flowering plant which adds vibrant colors to the garden. It produces leaves of different colors. It is a beautiful plant that can be grown in pots and a great gift plant. Given below is a step by step procedure to grow bougainvillea from cuttings.

Follow these steps to propagate bougainvillea with high success rate. I have grown several bougainvillea cuttings of different colors by this method with 100 percent success rate and gifted the plants to my friends. Looking to my bougainvilleas, my neighbors often ask me, can bougainvillea be grown from a cutting? Yes, it is easy and quick!

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How To Grow Pomegranate From Cuttings

Pomegranate trees (Punica granatum L.) can be propagated from seeds or stem cuttings. The seed grown pomegranate plants rarely grow true to the parent, whereas, the plants cloned from cuttings reliably reproduce the parent pomegranate plant.

The question is how to clone a pomegranate tree. There are many ways reported on the internet to propagate pomegranates from seeds and stem cuttings, both softwood and hardwood cuttings. Continue reading below to learn on a step-by-step procedure on how to root a pomegranate cutting successfully.

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Natural Remedies For Sunburns

The ultraviolet rays in sun are harmful to the skin, causing several skin problems including sunburn and sun poisoning and even skin cancer.

The sunburn causes skin redness and blistering which may be followed by pain, swelling and peeling.