Little Known but Useful

Some FAQs About Herbs

September 14, 2015 // 1 Comment

Q : Herb – how do you pronounce it? A: That’s easily the most asked question about herbs. It depends on where you live. If you’re in the UK, the “h” is pronounced, as in “herb”. In the US, it’s usually pronounced “erb” (no “h” sound). Q: What exactly are [ to read more ]

From the Herb Basket

August 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

During the first world war, garlic juice was used in field dressings to prevent gangrene. During the second world war, rosemary leaves and juniper berries were burned in French hospitals to kill germs. The name “jasmine” comes from the Persian word “yasmin” which means “gift from [ to read more ]

Making Herbal Tussie-Mussies

September 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Long before the days of the telephone, computers, fax machines and text messages, miniature herbal bouquets were a special means of communication. Tussie-mussies are composed of herbs and flowers with different meanings that varied from century to century. Since they were often held up to the nose to mask offensive [ to read more ]