Category: Herbs

Herbs lead to teas, tinctures, illness & cure

Herbs Up-Close: Chapter 1: Lemon Verbena

I have Spain to thank for bringing this lovely herb back to the shores of Europe, upon it’s discovery in South America in the early 1600’s.  Lemon Verbena, one of my favorite herbs grown in my un-kept herbal garden.  I’ve given pickings of this herb to various friends, and when I visit them, I’m stunned …

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Yarrow:   Widely used in herbal medicine, the yarrow plant is both antiseptic and an anti-inflammatory.  This herb has been used through the world for over 100,000 years. Historically, this was used in ancient times during war and injuries on soldiers both due to it’s antiseptic properties and blood properties for clotting and healing.  Yarrow  is …

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A Bouquet Fit for a Duchess

My inspiration for picking today spurred from the lovely natural bouquet the new Duchess of Sussex (Megan Markel) carried for her wedding.  Her bouquet was simple, white, willowy and looked as if it was picked fresh from her lavish sunken garden.  Though some of that assumption is true, I found my bouquet in the forest.  …

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