The unconditional love and support that household pets offer has allowed these four-legged creatures to take on the role of therapists, teachers, and support systems too. Studies have shown that terminally-ill patients who do not own a pet are three times more likely to report suffering from depression than those who do
Hawthorne (Crataegus) trees are named for their thorny hedged brush and produce a tart, red berry that has been used in folk medicine as a heart tonic since the Middle Ages. The tree, which can grow up to five feet in height, is native to the Mediterranean, but is common in Northern America, Western Asia, and Europe.
Honey has been used not only as a sweetener, but for medicinal purposes dating back to ancient Rome, Egypt, China, and Greece. Dating back to 2100 BC, honey has been mentioned in the ancient writings of Indian texts and possibly even further back than that.