Superb Herbs

April 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Garden centers and nurseries are full of bedding plants this month. More than ever, herbs are extremely popular. With such an array to choose from it’s a hard decision. I’m often asked to recommend the “best herbs.” As far as herbs are concerned – all of them in my opinion. Here are [ ...click to read more ]

Easy Herbal Recipes

April 11, 2015 // 1 Comment

Basil: Create an easy pesto sauce by combining: 1 cup fresh basil leaves, 3 tablespoons of walnuts, 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 cloves garlic. Puree in a food processor. If too thick, add a bit more oil. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week. [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 22

April 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

Milk thistle tea can help prevent post nasal drip. Sipping a cup or two daily reduces post nasal drip, runny nose and other pollen-triggered miseries. Milk thistle’s active ingredient [ silymarin] encourages the liver to flush out symptom-lingering immune proteins. Check your local health store for Alvita Milk [ ...click to read more ]

All About Bee Balm

April 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

Bee Balm ~ Monarda Didyma – Lamiaceae Native to North America and discovered by the Indians, it is the ingredient in the famous Oswego tea. The Oswego Indians brewed the Bee Balm leaves into a refreshing tea for stamina and for medicinal purposes. The Oswego Indians introduced white settlers to the health [ ...click to read more ]

Herbs in Astrology – First House Aries

March 25, 2015 // 1 Comment

Aries the Ram… March 21st- April 21st Element- Fire Planet-Mars Metal- Iron Negative qualities-forceful, stubborn, and strong -willed Positive qualities-passionate and idealistic Birthstone- diamond Best day- Tuesday Lucky numbers- 7 and 9 Best colors- red, green, pink Foods for best health- onions, spinach, [ ...click to read more ]

Home Remedies for Psoriasis

March 23, 2015 // 2 Comments

Psoriasis is a common skin disorder that occurs when the skin produces new cells at many times the normal rate. This creates a build-up of cells that the skin is unable to slough off. This build-up leads to patches of dry and itchy skin with thick, white or silver scales and reddish patches that are hard and dry. The [ ...click to read more ]

Ostara ~ Rise and Shine

March 16, 2015 // 6 Comments

Ostara, also known as Easter, Lady Day and The Festival of Trees… Ostara is the celebration of the Spring [ vernal ] Equinox when day and night balance. Astronomically, the Sun crosses the Celestial Equator at this time. The vernal Equinox usually falls on March 20th – 21st. The name for the festival is [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 21

March 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Some tips for using dried herbs and ways to re-purpose apple peels and citrus rind… Here’s a recipe that may help reduce arthritis inflammation. Multi-Mint Antioxidant Tea 1/8 teaspoon each- dried sweet Italian basil, lemon balm, peppermint, spearmint and orange mint. Combine the herbs in a tea pot. Pour [ ...click to read more ]

The Bugs of Eden

March 12, 2015 // 2 Comments

Spraying synthetic insecticides — which contain toxins that linger in our soil, water and air —  to get rid of some bugs seems like overkill to me. I think all the (safe and effective) means for insect control that we require are already present in nature, just waiting to be rediscovered. Here are some of [ ...click to read more ]

Gluten

March 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye and related grains. Wikipedia defines it as “the composite of the storage proteins gliadin and a glutenin, and is conjoined with starch in the endosperm of various grass-related grains. ..” Some researchers have identified it as a trigger for adverse immunologic [ ...click to read more ]
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