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Getting to “The Root” of Illness

It’s spring in Florida, pollen is flying and allergies are at our doorstep. For relief from congestion we reach for over-the-counter remedies. Did you know that many of these are rooted in the same medicinal herbs used at the Spanish Military Hospital between 1782 and 1821?

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See if you can guess which ones in sniff tests during demonstrations while on tour inside the Spanish Military Hospital Museum Apothecary. Here’s a hint: look no further than ingredient labels on popular supplements or on most sinus relief products. Rose hips are a great source of vitamin C to help build our immune system, and Eucalyptus and Mint are great herbs to ease the ailments of allergies today.

 

 

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