From the Herb Basket – 24

November 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

The ancient Egyptians called the aloe “plant of immortality” and Cleopatra used the gel to help preserve her beauty and tighten sagging skin on her neck and face.                                                                       -o0o- Named [ to read more ]

Herbal Cocktails

November 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

Herbs and spirits seem to go together. Many of today’s premium liqueurs are made from centuries old recipes that paired herbs with alcohol. For example, Benedictine was made from a secret blend of herbs, closely guarded by the monks who distilled the drink. Creme de menthe’s flavor comes from Corsican mint, Mentha [ to read more ]

Autumn Recipes

November 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Greek Chicken and Potatoes 1/2 cup olive oil plus 3 tablespoons for greasing the pan 2 pounds of bone-in chicken 2 pounds of baking potatoes or you can use red potatoes 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1/2 teaspoon each sea salt and freshly ground pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 [ to read more ]

Herbal Pharmacy – 8

October 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Drinking two cups of dandelion tea several times each week could flush away up to five pounds of fluid from your tissues, lowering blood pressure the way many diuretics do — without the negative side effects of the manufactured drug. Look for loose leaf dandelion tea bags in health food stores. -oOo- In one [ to read more ]

Herbal Remedies for Insomnia

October 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

While some people have no problem falling or staying asleep, others toss and turn and count sheep. Here are some suggestions and ideas for promoting a good nights sleep: Warm milk with peppermint and honey. In a sauce pan, heat one cup of milk, do not boil. Add 1/2 teaspoon dried peppermint. Remove from heat, cover [ to read more ]

How to Make a Vinegar Tincture

October 4, 2015 // 1 Comment

Dried herbs produce the most effective medicinal extract, but fresh herbs can be used as well. I prefer the dried herbs because fresh herbs have too much moisture and will water down the vinegar as the maceration process begins. You’ll need a glass jar with a non-metal lid, because during the maceration process the [ to read more ]

Plantain ~ The Wonder Weed

September 28, 2015 // 1 Comment

Plantain – Plantago major, Plantaginaceae Description: Deep green, lily like plants found along streams, roadsides and lawns. The flowers are a yellow-green in appearance and when mature 7 inch spikes that resemble miniature cat-tails protrude from the center. The leaves are 8-10 inches long, oval to [ to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 23

September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Hanging Gardens, in what is now Iraq have been called one of the seven wonders of the world. Legend has it that the gardens were built by King Nebuchadnezzar for his favorite wife who was homesick for her native trees and mountains. The Hanging Gardens were actually terraced roof gardens, built over massive stone [ to read more ]
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