September 2014

All About Mullein

September 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

If you suffer from respiratory allergies, add a little dried mullein [ Verbascum Thapsus ] to the coffee maker when brewing your morning coffee. Both the coffee and mullein will work to open a wheezy airway, and help clear your lungs and bronchial tubes of phlegm. You may notice a slightly bitter taste to the coffee, [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket -16

September 24, 2014 // 2 Comments

Fall House Cleaning… This is an all – purpose, environmentally friendly, non-toxic spray; good to have on hand for wiping, cleaning, and disinfecting almost every surface except wood and marble. If you don’t have fresh herbs, you can use herbal tea bags instead. Roughly chop 1/2 cup fresh herbs in [ ...click to read more ]

Sabbat Garden

September 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Sabbat Garden ~ Herbs, Flowers, Vegetables, and Seeds Mabon ~ Sept. 21/22 – Rue, Rosemary, Marigold, Sage, Chamomile Samhain ~ Oct. 31 – Rosemary, Mugwort, Calendula, Sage, Wormwood Yule ~ Dec. 21/22 – Holly, Ivy, Chamomile Litha ~ June 21/22 – St. John’s Wort, Lavender, Sage, Mint, [ ...click to read more ]

Mabon Season

September 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

  In this season of gathering and harvesting the bounty of herbs, fruits and flowers, let us not lose sight of what this season really means to those who follow a path freely chosen. Mabon blessings to all my brothers and sisters.   Equal dark and equal light Flow in circle, deep insight The transformation [ ...click to read more ]

Rain Dance

September 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

You’ll need a blue candle for this dance, and it helps if you wear something green or  have a bouquet of fresh herbs with you. Go outside during the first full moon. Center yourself, let the cares of the day drift away. Breathe in slowly and exhale. Light the candle and raise it up high towards the sky. The [ ...click to read more ]

Remembering September 11, 2001

September 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Herbs For Love and Healing… When this terrible tragedy happened, I was outside in my herb garden. I came inside at noon to watch the news and have something cold to drink. It was hot that day, and I felt nervous for some reason. For the next few hours I sat in front of the television unable to take my [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket

September 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

In a region of Saudi Arabia, around Mecca, the name aloe, saber, means patient. Aloes are considered “patient” plants because they are evergreen and require very little water. Men and women plant them at the edges of graves on a spot facing the epitaph to signify patience during the wait between burial and [ ...click to read more ]

All About St. John’s- Wort

September 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

  This beautiful herb is a perennial, with a lifespan of several years if not over-harvested. Sow seeds in late March on prepared soil. Do not cover the seeds. They need chilling in order to sprout in April. Scatter the seeds on prepared soil, 12 inches apart. Grows to a height of 24 inches. Keep the soil evenly [ ...click to read more ]