Herbs for Making Teas

January is National Hot Tea Month

January 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

January is National Hot Tea Month, and what better way to kick off your New Year resolutions than with a healthful cup of tea ! Teas in general contain antioxidants, and both green and black teas include a few that are unique to each of them. Studies show that drinking green tea (which contains more antioxidant [ ...click to read more ]

Versatile Lemon Balm

September 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Description- An upright perennial herb with attractive lemon scented leaves. Leaves are oval and serrated, about an inch long with clusters of pale yellow flowers blooming in late July. The entire plant emits a pronounced lemony scent. Lemon balm is native to southern Europe and North Africa, and grows wild throughout [ ...click to read more ]

Tea Time

January 27, 2015 // 3 Comments

Not only does tea taste good, it’s good for you… True tea is made from the leaves and buds of the Camellia sinensis tea bush. Depending on how the tea is produced, it falls into one of these six classifications: green, white, yellow, oolong, and He Cha [ dark black ]. There are also dozens of teas within [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 17

November 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

November’s Full Moon is called the Beaver Moon because now is the time to set beaver traps before the waters freeze over. If you want romance to heat up with a potential love interest, give him or her a cup of hot ginger tea. Its warming action on lower circulation makes for a cozy evening. The Aztec ruler [ ...click to read more ]

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 ]

Fourteen Medicinal Herbs

July 27, 2014 // 1 Comment

  Aloe: Apply the fresh gel from the leaves to minor burns and sunburn, blisters, scrapes, and minor wounds. Helps to promote healing and prevents infection. Do not take internally. Arnica: Make an tincture of the flower heads and apply as a poultice or compress. Witch Hazel and apple cider vinegar make the best [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket

June 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Going camping? Here’s a neat idea for packing herbs, spices, salt and pepper. Transfer your favorite herbs and seasonings into empty Tic Tac  containers. Mark each with a label. The compact plastic boxes make a wonderful space saver when packing food items for the trip. Beautiful Basil: Basil is packed [ ...click to read more ]

Healing Herbal Teas

January 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Upset Tummy 1 teaspoon peppermint leaves 1 teaspoon lemon balm leaves Add herbs to a large mug, pour in 1 cup of boiling water Steep 5 minutes, strain and drink.       Nausea 1/2 teaspoon dried or fresh ginger root 1/2 teaspoon red clover 1teaspoon chamomile flowers Add herbs to a large mug, pour in 1 [ ...click to read more ]

Tension and Stress -Herbs That Help

August 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Today’s lifestyle with careers, family, errands and housework leave us feeling frazzled at the end of the day. Instead of reaching for a drink, anti-depressants, cigarettes, etc, why not try something herbal instead? Korean ginseng [ Panax ginseng ] The most highly prized of all Chinese herbs, Korean ginseng has [ ...click to read more ]