The Best Guide: How to Start a Medicinal Herb Garden

There are five different herbs we will be discussing today:

  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Yarrow
  • Comfrey
  • Echinacea


Thyme is a good herb to grow for treating ailments such as the common cold, culinary purposes and ornamental usage, it comes with the said benefits:

  • Fever relief
  • Sore throat relief
  • Anti-bacterial properties
  • Coughing relief
  • Bronchitis treatment

Thyme is a plant that grows better in the lower hanging areas, add it as a bordering area to a garden, a walkway, plots and best of all, once it is fully started growing its really easy to keep alive.


Sage is another example of a herb that is used extensively in both cooking and other purposes, it also has a large amount of medicinal properties as confirmed by a lot of reasearch. The reasearch now has confirmed a number of properties including:

  • Anti-Inflammatory properties
  • Antibiotic properties
  • Relief for PMS
  • Memory Improvements
  • Improvements in blood chemistry

You can use it in many ways, including teas, honeys, candies and pills.

Sage can be easy to grow simply by growing in a pot, harvest it once the growth seems to have ended or subsided, sage is easy to store and can be manipulated easily.


Yarrow should be included in a large amount of first aid kits and the such, mainly because it is such a versatile herb.

The uses include:

  • Pain relief in a cut or a wound, the ground Yarrow plant can be added to the wound to make the pain lessen
  • Can be drank in a tea
  • Can be used as an oil-based skin cream

Yarrow grows low like most of the herbs in this list, here at exit-5 we usually tend to like low-growing herbs and have made quite a lot of them a part of this list.…

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Home Swimming Pool Safety and Security Tips for Kids

Did you know that drowning is responsible for nearly a third of children’s death due to unnatural causes? Drowning in a private pool which seems safe is actually in the top 3 causes of death for pre-teen kids.

While the stats are quite scary to begin with, there is more glaring statistics, for every drowning there are 10 almost drowned kids which can leave your child with permanent injuries which may never heal.

All these statistics may be scaring you, but the scariest is that 2 thirds of all instances of drowning happens when children are not given the right amount of supervision and training. Supervision will likely prevent 90% of most of these incidents but it’s not bulletproof.

Get a security or pool alarm to alert you if your child is in imminent danger

You should probably have a camera trained on your pool at all times in case of any possible dangerous activities that your child might be doing or are in the process of doing, you can be adequately informed of before putting your child at serious risk.

Swimming pool barriers and fences

To make sure no one attempts to kidnap or take advantage of a child, you should invest in some pool fences to make sure no one can infiltrate into the area.

Make sure your kid stays hydrated

If your kid is spending large amounts of time at the pool area, they may be fooled into thinking that just because there is water around nothing will occur to them. Actually, most cases where dehydration can occur is due to this misconception. You can get sunburned or go dizzy, both of which can lead to your child drowning. Make sure to also make sure that your kid stays out of trouble when it comes to heatstroke’s, which can occur due to lack of water. Not to mention that you can often give them some delicious drinks.

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10 Reasons Home-Cooked is Always Best And Healthy

It’s cleaner

Usually, food from outside can be a risk to eat, look at the chipotle E.coli outbreak or the horrid sanitation requirements at large restaurants such as McDonalds and Wendy’s.

It’s cheaper and economical

Cooking at home is simply cheaper, if you decide to eat at a large restaurant of sorts the bill can be extremely hefty. To make a meal at home costs on average about 60% less and on top of that can often last longer and is healthier.

It’s healthier

Food cooked at home is healthier in most instances, this is because restaurants often pump loads of sugar and chemicals to make food taste better while food at home will never have to face this issue.

More Convenient

Restaurants require you to go out of your way to find and drive towards, it costs gas money and its annoying to plan out. Delivering food to your home can be a nuisance and is annoyingly expensive, that’s why at home cooking is generally speaking much easier and quicker to do and is also much healthier, cheaper, economical and cleaner.

Portion Size control

You can decide how much you want to cook, eating out means that often you will be stuck with portion sizes much more than you would actually want to eat and thus is often unhealthily loaded with calories and fat. Cooking at home reduces the chance of your portion sizes being out of control. You can even decide to add some nutrients by getting supplements (my favorite site for these are

No additives

Additives and chemicals are often in heavily processed restaurant meals. By cooking at home, you can reduce the amount of chemicals you are getting in your food and therefore be healthier overall.

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