Herbs in Astrology – First House Aries

March 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

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 ten 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 ]

Herbal Pharmacy – 6

March 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

With literally thousands of herbs with medicinal properties, it would be very difficult for me to choose which to keep on hand at home. I have selected these herbs for their safety and well-known medicinal properties. By stocking these herbs in the home pharmacy, you’ll always have a stash for a variety of [ ...click to read more ]

Your Best Garden Ever- Part 3

February 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Cucumbers: Considered a tropical vegetable. they thrive and seem to grow overnight when the temperature is above 80 degrees. Plants and vines are frost tender and should not be planted until the middle of May. Start seeds indoors in a warm, sunny window after the 15th of April. Transplant them outdoors only after the [ ...click to read more ]

Your Best Garden Ever- Part 2

February 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Planting season for spring crops begin 6 weeks before the last spring frost, but tomatoes and peppers and other warm season vegetables are planted later. Usually May 10th is considered “frost free” by then. Wait until the days are warm, and night time temperatures are above 50 degrees. Potatoes: [ ...click to read more ]
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