Herbs

European Goldenrod (solidago virgaurea)

European Goldenrod Herb – solidago virgaurea

Herbs Chapter 2: Goldenrod European Goldenrod herb Goldenrod arrived on the shores of Europe around the 1700's. The European goldenrod ...
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Lemon Verbena fresh picked

Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena fresh picked Herbs Chapter 1: Lemon Verbena Lemon Verbena dried I have Spain to thank for bringing this ...
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yarrow herb

Yarrow Herb

Yarrow is a beautifully blooming plant that comes in many varieties of colors. The yellow, orange, soft pink, white, and ...
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Elderberry Bouquet

Bouquet Fit for a Duchess Natural bouquet My inspiration for picking today's Elderberry Bouquet spurred from the royal wedding this ...
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Cannabis Oil

cannabis plant Cannabis is the herb of the god's. It's been around since the inception of time. It's been smoked, ...
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Herbs: Lungwort, Coltsfoot and Horsetail

First Bloom Lungwort Lungwort is one of those amazing herbs I read about, but missed the growing season (2017). When ...
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fresh ginger root

Fall’s Best Tea

Source: Me; cir. 2015 Fresh ginger, cinnamon & verbena tea brewed and ready for chilling (if desired) The Wonder's of ...
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Herbs for Teas

Over the past years of living in Europe where rain and moisture have been in abundance, herbs pop up all ...
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sage, rosemary, verbena and spearmint drying for winter storage

Last Gathering of the year & your Fall duties.

Your chances begin to dwindle the minute you feel the temperature change between Fall and Winter. Which means, the last ...
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Picked herbs, drying on a metal tray

Herbs in Nature

Look all around you when you are outside, walking in nature. What I used to think were simple "weeds", I've ...
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Queen Anne’s Lace (wild carrot)

Queen Anne’s Lace (wild carrot): Rich in volatile oils, thus stimulates mucous in respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts, stimulates kidneys, and ...
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peppermint

Peppermint

peppermint Peppermint:An old herb typically used for onset of colic in the bowel, stomach ache, gas and cramping. Excellent in ...
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oregano drying

Oregano (wild)

wild oregano growing in my garden Oregano (wild): Widely used in fever, candida and tinnitus. Contains flavonoids, triterpenoids, vitamins A ...
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Nettle

Nettle: High in proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Helps w/ reduction of mucous on membranes, low blood pressure, kidney function, arthritis, ...
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Mullein

*Mullein: A premier cough and respiratory remedy, contains flavonoids, mucilage, and volatile oils. Draws water into hard places, used for ...
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Mugwort

Mugwort, Wormwood

Mugwort Mugwort, Wormwood: An herb w/ aromatic bitter which increase digestion, mildly stimulating to the nervous system, reduces tension, increases ...
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Motherwort

Motherwort: Long standing in treating conditions in women associated w/ hormonal changes, this herb has also been used to aid ...
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marshmallow

Marshmallow.althaea officinalis

marshmallow Marshmallow. Althaea officinalis.: The roots, leaves and flowers are used as a source of a mucilage that is moistening, ...
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lungwort taken in the early spring in the forest

Lungwort – pulmonaria officinalis

lungwort taken in the early spring in the forest *Lungwort.Pulmonaria officinalis: A member of the borage family, and one of ...
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lyndon flower

Linden Flower

lyndon flower Linden Flower: The European linden and the American basswood tree are a lovely tree which flowers contain Tilia ...
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lemon balm

Lemon Balm – melissa officinalis

lemon balm Lemon Balm.melissa officinalis: Has a sour taste with a cooling and sedative properties from the mint family. Fresh ...
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Hyssop

hyssop flower Hyssop: A bitter, pungent mint generally used as a remedy for fever and bronchial infection. Also used to ...
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Horsetail

Horsetail: Treats: colds, weak hair, chronic asthma, edema, chronic nephritis, bladder infections, weak bladder with dribbling, menstrual cramps, eye infections, ...
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Horehound

Horehound: Black Hoarhound/Ballota nigra. Given in the form of tea, it promotes menses, soothes coughs, bronchitis and asthma and acts ...
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loads of bright red hawthorn berries

Hawthorn

loads of bright red hawthorn berries Hawthorn: In 1859 Hawthorn was introduced as a heart tonic. Today, it is still ...
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Goldenrod

Goldenrod: Solidago virga-aurea (European variety) Stimulating/calming effect on wounds that need to be cooled and stimulated for healing. The herb ...
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elderberries

Elderberry

elderberries Elderberry/Flower: Opens all the channels in the body. Flowers used fresh are stimulating diaphoretic, promotes sweat. While the dried ...
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Curly Dock – Yellow Dock Root

Curly Dock/Yellow Dock Root: The leaf is sour, and somewhat astringent. The root is additionally bitter. It’s a cleansing laxative ...
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first sign of spring, in the wild cowslip - Schlüsselblümchen

Cowslip – Schlüsselblümchen

first sign of spring, in the wild cowslip - Schlüsselblümchen Schlüsselblümchen/Cowslip: Contains flavonoids in flowers and is astringent throughout. Extremely ...
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comfrey in my garden

Comfrey

comfrey in my garden Comfrey: Member of the borage family, medicinal ingredients include allantoin, alkaloids, mucilage, tannins, sterols, resins, volatile ...
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Coltsfoot

*Coltsfoot: has cool/moist and dry properties. A mucilaginous and astringent. Treats: migraines, obstruction of nose, respiratory infections, sinusitis, sore throat, ...
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Cinnamon

Cinnamon: warm and stimulating. Relieves diarrhea, botulism, staph, e.coli and candida. Treats: hypoglycemia, cold, sinus congestion, flu, bronchitis, asthma, chills, ...
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Cilantro

Cilantro: leaf used as heavy metal detox, plant can strengthen the muscle of the heart and coronary system and corrects ...
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Chamomile

Chamomile: German or Roman type used in holistic medicine. Has a blue oil considered the active ingredient in healing. Has ...
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Catnip (Nepita)

Catnip (Nepita): relaxant with stimulating and cooling properties. Relaxes muscle spasm, opens pores, releases fever. Great for colic in babies/infants.Treats: ...
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Calendula, bright orange in my garden

Calendula

Calendula, bright orange in my garden Calendula: A warming herb, topical dressing for wounds, sores, burns and infections. Internal usage ...
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borage in my garden

Borage

borage in my garden Borage: A cooling herb, helps w/ exhaustion and low spirits. Great for menopausal women who are ...
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basil in bloom

Basil

basil in bloom Basil: Good in colds, flu, acute respiratory conditions, removing mucous from lungs, removes toxins from bloodstream, liver ...
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Arnica montana

Beautiful Arnica flower, during a hike in Switzerland arnica oil Arnica montana* It contains sesquiterpene lactones which are known to ...
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anise flower

Anise Seed

anise flower Anise Seed: Best known to aid in digestion issues. Cures bloating in stomach and intestines, comforts bowels. Improves ...
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Angelica

*Angelica: The root, breaks up concentrated areas of water, phlegm, and blood. Opens lung and skin, Used also in sweat ...
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