Chilean laurel

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The Chilean Laurel (Laurelia sempervirens) is an endemic Chilean tree from Valdivia temperate rainforest with smooth, yellow pale bark that cracks with age. The shiny leaves are oblong in shape, arranged in opposite pairs and leathery in texture. The flowers are small greenish-white and the fruit is a small green woody capsule.

The wood and the leaves are strongly aromatic.

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Winter’s bark

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The Winter’s bark or canelo (Drymis winteri ) is an endemic Chilean tree from Valdivia temperate rainforest. The leaves are lanceolate, glossy green above, whitish below and can measure up to 20 cm (8 in). The flowers are white with a yellow center, and comprise a great number of petals and stamens. The fruit is a bluish berry.

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Herbal healing salves

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Salves ( also known as ointments) are such a simple, effective and useful medicine!. They can easily be slipped into a purse, pocket, or first aid kit. Although semi-solid at room temperature, salves soften once applied to the skin, making them less messy to apply than oils.  They also are an easy and approachable way to introduce newbies to the medicinal properties of herbs.

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