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A Handy Herb for any Costa Rican Garden

This hardy, wild plant requires average soil and has no major pest problem. Keep in mind that chanca piedras isn’t a magic bullet, but serves as an aid in the treatment.

Meet your Costa Rica Garden’s new best friend: Baking Soda

Ed Bernhardt shows how a simple ingredient in your Costa Rica kitchen cabinet can help you fend off a huge array of headaches – in and out of the garden.

Plants in Costa Rica That Help with Aches and Pains

Home Gardening columnist Ed Bernhardt offers up his favorite plants and recipes for pain-relieving teas, tinctures and poultices.

What is Moringa? A Tree with small leaves and big nutrition

In his latest column, Ed Bernhardt shares his pick for the tree that should join your garden in 2017.

Moringa: small leaves with big nutrition

In his latest column, Ed Bernhardt shares his pick for the tree that should join your garden in 2017.

Costa Rican researchers look to beat cancer with blackberries

TEC researchers found that blackberries are highly efficient in preventing cell damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation, the main cause of skin cancer.

Costa Rican ants might have the secret to better antibiotics

The research group already patented their findings, therefore if the project concludes with a commercially distributed antibiotic, recognition and a share of the profits will be distributed equally among the three universities.

Study shows honey has same health effects as high-fructose corn sweetener

"Honey is thought of as more natural whereas white sugar and high fructose corn syrup are processed from the cane or the beet or the corn," said Raatz, whose paper appears in the Journal of Nutrition. "We wanted to find out if they were different. But chemically, they are very, very similar, and that's what it seems to break down to."

Unregistered, illegal health products sold online, delivered to Costa Rica

Public Health Ministry officials reported that they have found a total of 69 websites, including social media profiles and online pharmacies, that offer to deliver medication and other health products that don't comply with Costa Rica’s sanitary regulations.

In a Colombian jungle long known for cocaine, a rare nut is now all the rage

Native to parts of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela, the cacay nut was long used by indigenous people to treat wounds and light lamps. As those uses faded, trees that reached 40 meters (130 feet) high became appealing targets for loggers. That's begun to change with the renewed appeal of natural oils as beauty treatments.

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