From the Herb Basket – 33

October 15, 2022 // 1 Comment

. Independent studies suggest Eucalyptus oil may help with thinning hair. A gentleman mixed five drops of Eucalyptus oil with a teaspoon of almond oil, and applied it to his scalp every day. He gently rubbed it in where his hair was the thinnest. He noticed –after a trip to the barber– new growth of hair [ to read more ]

AQUARIUS The Water Bearer

February 15, 2022 // 1 Comment

Dates – January 21 – February 18 Ruled by – Saturn and Uranus Eleventh House Element – Air Glyph – Two Waves – symbolise intuition and charity Favorite – Winter Best day – Saturday Lucky number – 4 Birthstone – Aquamarine, Amethyst Crystals – Amber, [ to read more ]

Yule Tidings

December 7, 2021 // 1 Comment

Christmas Potpourri 1/2 cup of miniature pinecones1/2 cup of broken cinnamon sticks1/4 cup whole cloves1/2 cup dried rosemary1/2 cup dried peppermint2 cups of dried rose petals6 drops of peppermint essential oilLayer the dried herbs and pinecones in a glass jar. Fill the jar to the top, and sprinkle the 6 drops of [ to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 32

May 5, 2021 // 0 Comments

Hopefully, warmer days are ahead for us and we’ll be outdoors more often, enjoying spring activities. Here are some tips for health, beauty and glowing skin: Spice things up. Flavor evening meals with oregano, basil or rosemary instead of salt. You might snore a lot less if you restrict salt intake with dinner. [ to read more ]

Cleaning With Herbs

April 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

Many herbs are antibacterial, making them natural disinfectants. This all-purpose, environmentally friendly, non-toxic spray is excellent to have on hand for wiping, cleaning and deodorizing almost every surface [ except marble or wood ]. You may use fresh or dried herbs such as peppermint, thyme, rosemary, [ to read more ]

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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ to read more ]