Tag Archives: Herbs

A Passion For Herbs

Herbs are a fascinating group of plants with a history of cultivation stretching back to the dawn of civilization. Once the herb garden was a practical project, necessary for supplying flavorings for the kitchen and medicines for the family. Today, gardeners are growing herbs for medicinal purposes and for their attractive looks, pleasing fragrances, and tasty flavors. Whether your interest

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Already Thinking About Designing A Herb Garden?

There are many books written on the various types of herb gardens. Invest in at least one good book on growing herbs that includes garden tips, what herbs to use for what purpose, and harvesting guidelines. Several types of gardens with plant suggestions are outlined below. You may notice that some herbs appear in more than one garden type. This

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Establishing a Ritual of Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Self-Care

There’s something to be said about intentionally setting aside time in our hectic schedules to focus entirely on our lives, our bodies and our health (both mental, and physical). But so often, this is easier typed than done. I believe in our culture, there’s certain guilt about slowing down, even for a short time, especially when it’s for the sake

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MAKING YOUR OWN HERBAL MEDICINE

Perhaps you have been thinking about making your own herbal medicine, but you have questions. Isn’t it dangerous? Do you need lots of sophisticated equipment? And what about training? You need to be highly skilled to make your own medicines – right? Actually, making safe and effective herbal medicines at home is an ancient tradition practiced worldwide. In many cultures,

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Making Potpourris for Yule Celebrations {DIY Recipes Included}

Potpourris {‘fermented in a pot’.} The term potpourri (pot-pour-ri) is basically a French expression. When literally translated into English, it denoted ‘fermented in a pot’. And this is what actually makes a damp potpourri – a moist, aromatic, herb-like substance that is fermented, normally with salt and in a pot. The dry potpourri, a companion of moist potpourri, is a

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Five Flavors Herbal Cough Syrup Recipe – LearningHerbs

This herbal cough syrup recipe was inspired by formulating with the TASTE of herbs. I wanted to create an effective syrup that encompassed all five of the tastes in Traditional Chinese Medicine (pungent, salty, sour, bitter, and sweet). It’s commonly believed that a meal isn’t complete unless it has all the flavors, so I thought it would be interesting to

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Herbs That Help Decalcify the Pineal Gland

superfoods, herbs + lifestyle choices that detoxify the pineal gland In this day and age, our body is set up to deal with quite a lot of environmental stressors. In most populated environments we are bombarded with different toxic stressors — biologically, chemically, environmentally, nutritionally, physically, physiologically and spiritually. Although fluoride has become the most popular showing the most evidence on damaging the

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6 LUNG HERBS for the BODY & MIND

Healing the Lungs, Grief, and Trauma Especially with all the deep sadness with the ongoing fires in California, the necessity to write on the herbs that heal our lungs is vital. My heart is humbled and heavy with what is happening with the world at large. Seeing these fires and shootings affect so many friends and community members, it really shook my core

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PLANT MEDICINES FOR BODY & MIND

5 DIGESTIVE HERBS Used Since Ancient Times THE EMOTIONS IN OUR GUT, FASCINATING FACTS ON OUR SECOND BRAIN & HERBS THAT HEAL OUR GUT. Ancient teachings from around the world tell us that our emotional state has a dramatic impact on our physical health; they reflect an understanding that human beings are emotional creatures and that there is an intricate connection between our

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