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Wellness: A World Tour of Spa Botanicals

Wellness: A World Tour of Spa Botanicals

The treatment menu of a great spa is essentially a walk-in guidebook to healing botanicals. Here are a few of my favorites that really feature the local plants. By Mary Bemis Bavaria, Germany A favorite jaunt of mine is the thermal spa town of Bad W√∂rishofen, the tiny Bavarian village where, beginning in the 1850s, Father Sebastian Kneipp practiced his world-renowned Kneipp Cure. His particular philosophy involved the use of hot-and cold-water therapies in combination with herbalism. Some of the herbs used included calendula, which acts as an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory; juniper to soothe sore muscles; and valerian to promote […]

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