Our Newest Plant Aquisition; Purple Shamrock {Oxalis}

Actually, there was two, a Thatian Bridal Veil and the Purple Shamrock. I'm not familiar with the latter so this post is what I have found out so far. Three is often the magic number when it comes to Oxalis. The most common species grown as a houseplant is Oxalis triangularis which has three common names, False Shamrock, Purple Shamrock, and Love … Continue reading Our Newest Plant Aquisition; Purple Shamrock {Oxalis}

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

St. John’s Day

St. John’s Day and Eve, occasionally called the Feast of St. John or Midsummer is celebrated on June 23 and 24. This holiday is a chance to pay homage to water, fire, and plants. It is a time to cleanse one's soul to become the best versions of one’s self, spread love and compliment the … Continue reading St. John’s Day

Tips for Reducing Indoor Air Pollution

Just as you drink pure water, isn’t it vital to ensure the air you breath is also clean and pure? Everyone can benefit from breathing cleaner air, and many people suffer horribly because of air pollution. It’s common for people to spend 75% of their time in their home and the sources of air pollution … Continue reading Tips for Reducing Indoor Air Pollution

Honeysuckle {Lonicera caprifolium / Lonicera japonica}

Also, Known As Honeysuckle Jin Yin Hua The herbal plant called the honeysuckle is a climbing plant that can grow to twelve ft - four meters - in length. The plant comes in several varieties, and some varieties are deciduous - example, the L. caprifolium variety - while some are semi evergreen - the Asian … Continue reading Honeysuckle {Lonicera caprifolium / Lonicera japonica}

Wild Strawberries

Fragaria vesca Also, Known As: Alpine Strawberry Common Strawberry Mountain Strawberry Pineapple Strawberry Wild Strawberries Wood Strawberry Woodland Strawberry Wild strawberry plants are perennially growing and usually grow up to a height of one foot (0.3 meters). Plants of these species have the aptitude to endure frosts. While they blossom during the period between April … Continue reading Wild Strawberries

Homeopathy Helleborus

Black Hellebore / Christmas Rose Helleborus niger The homeopathic remedy Helleborus is prepared organically from the plant called Helleborus niger (common names Christmas rose or black hellebore). This evergreen plant produces dark-hued, rubbery, palmately parted leaves that appear on stems which grow up to a height of 9 inches to 12 inches (23 cm to … Continue reading Homeopathy Helleborus

Orris Root

Iris pallida Also, Known As Dalmatian Iris Orris Root Sweet Iris The term orris root is used to denote the roots of a number of species, including Iris germanica, Iris pallida and Iris florentina. They have a very sweet fragrance, which is more distinct in some bearded irises compared to others. The aroma of the … Continue reading Orris Root

Benefits Of Cinnamon And Honey

Since ancient times, people have been using a blend of cinnamon and honey to heal several ailments. While honey is readily available in most countries across the globe, contemporary scientists also acknowledge the benefits of honey as a ‘Ram Ban’ or extremely useful medication for almost all types of maladies. What is more significant is the fact that ingestion … Continue reading Benefits Of Cinnamon And Honey

Cardamom Health Benefits

What Is Cardamom Scientific Name: Elettaria cardamomum Other Names: Amomum cardamomum, Bai Dou Kou, Black Cardamom, Cardamome de Malabar, Cardamome Noire, , Cardamome Verte, Cardamomo, Cardomom, Cardomomi Fructus, Ela, Elettaria cardamomum, Green Cardamom, Huile Essentielle de Cardamome, Indian Cardamom. Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is a plant that is native to India, Bhutan and Nepal in the … Continue reading Cardamom Health Benefits