Growing Turmeric — with Recipes

October 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

Fresh turmeric has a pleasant, ginger-like aroma, with a ginger-and-carrot taste. It is loaded with many healthy nutrients such as protein, dietary fiber, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, sodium, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc. Turmeric is a tropical plant — it needs warmth to [ ...click to read more ]

Savvy Senior Gardening

June 24, 2019 // 0 Comments

Gardening is a good way for seniors to keep fit while they grow nutritious food. It is great therapy as well for those age-related ailments. A garden can be designed, modified or built to accommodate the physical limitations of the gardener. This includes: using raised, elevated or “stand-up” beds to make [ ...click to read more ]

Herbal Pharmacy – 13

March 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

First Aid From the Kitchen Not everyone has a medicinal pharmacy at their fingertips, but just about everyone has a kitchen. And, generally, this kitchen is filled with herbs and spices. Many of our favorite herbs come into the house via the kitchen door. Basil has anti-spasmodic properties that make it useful for [ ...click to read more ]

Aromatherapy From The Kitchen

August 14, 2018 // 2 Comments

While aromatherapy these days refers to essential oils, initially it meant simply the use of fragrance for healing. Citrus: If you cook, enjoy herbal teas or garden, you already have the benefits of aroma therapy waiting for you. The fragrance of lemons and oranges have a clean, refreshing scent that combats [ ...click to read more ]

Herbs In Astrology – Fourth House CANCER

July 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Cancer – The Crab Glyph- 69 Dates- June 21-July 22 Cancer is ruled by the Moon Planet-Jupiter Cancer is exalted in the Fourth House Element is Water Favorable Season-Midsummer Best Day-Monday Lucky Number-2 Birthstones- Moonstone, Pearl Gemstones and Crystals- Carnelian, Calcite, Opal, Ruby and Fire agate Metal- [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 31

June 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Trichophyton rubrum grows quickly on warm and sweaty feet, leading to a condition known as athlete’s foot. Soaking ones feet in lemongrass tea can help fight this fungus. The active ingredient in lemongrass — citral — kills the fungus on contact. Simmer 2 lemongrass tea bags or 1/4 cup fresh [ ...click to read more ]

Herbs In Astrology – Third House GEMINI

May 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Gemini the Twins…  21st of May through the 20th of June. Ruler: Mercury Element: Air Favorite season: Summer Best day: Wednesday Lucky number: 5 Metal: Mercury Birthstones: Tourmaline and Agate Physical:  Nervous system and hands Colors: Yellow, black and purple Best foods: Nuts, sunflower seeds, whole grains, [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 30

February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Storing Herbal Medicine: Pharmaceutical manufacturers use bottles with dark colored glass for many of their products. Light tends to speed up the degradation of such things as medicines and dried herbs. Keep them in a cool, dark place — ideally where the temperature does not exceed 80 F. When you’re using [ ...click to read more ]