Sage the Savior by Susun S Weed

Does the odor of sage evoke warmth, cheer, and holiday feasts for you? Sage has long been used to add savor, magic, and medicine to winter meals. Culinary sage is available at any grocery store, and sage is one of the easiest of all herbs to grow -- whether in a pot, on a windowsill, … Continue reading Sage the Savior by Susun S Weed

Indefinitely Wild Series: White Sage {Salvia apiana}

Also, Known As: Bee Sage Sacred Sage White Ceremonial Sage White Sage Salvia apiana or white sage is a perennially growing evergreen shrub that is indigenous to the southwestern regions of the United States and the adjoining north-western areas of Mexico. This herb is mostly found growing in the wild in the scrub habitat in … Continue reading Indefinitely Wild Series: White Sage {Salvia apiana}

Herbal Tincture: Echinacea; A True ‘Elder’ Herb…

Just as you can make a tea and extract your herb's medicinal constituents with hot water, you can do the same with a cool liquid - alcohol. You can grind and soak your fresh or dried herbs in an alcoholic liquid or solvent {such as Vodka}, then strain out the herbs. The resulting liquid is … Continue reading Herbal Tincture: Echinacea; A True ‘Elder’ Herb…

When Cold and Flu Season Arrives

These two recipes are prepared as teas but are not taken in your teacup - they help with the discomfort of flu season in other ways. Winter Inhalation This traditional herbal steam helps open your sinuses, discourages bacterial and viral growth, and reduces pain and inflammation. Remember to stay a comfortable distance from the steaming … Continue reading When Cold and Flu Season Arrives

Herbs To Have In Your Medicine Cabinet This Fall

It’s the time of year, where more often than not we are turning to our medicine cupboard to support our bodies and our families. An abundance of tea herbs, honey, and lemon, fresh herbs like ginger, turmeric, cayenne, and garlic are all great to have on hand throughout the winter. A few herbal tinctures also … Continue reading Herbs To Have In Your Medicine Cabinet This Fall

Sacred Bowl Blessings: Smudging

The practice of burning herbs, resin, or incense has been used by many cultures around the world since ancestral times as part of spiritual and healing traditions to purify mind, body, and spirit. The smoke from burning sacred plants binds with the stagnant or negative energy of people, places, and objects and carries that energy … Continue reading Sacred Bowl Blessings: Smudging

Kitchen Cabinet Medicine – Tea Blend for a Cold

Got a cold, sick in bed? Find relief and comfort with this simple tea blend using 3 common culinary herbs.    When down with a cold, a hot cup of tea can go a long way. But it can be hard to take care of ourselves when we feel lousy. Grogginess, grumpiness, and exhaustion can … Continue reading Kitchen Cabinet Medicine – Tea Blend for a Cold

Witches Gossip Corner ~ January 16, 2017

Appreciate a Dragon Day! Date When Celebrated: Always January 16 All of us, young and not so young, can appreciate dragons. You'll find good and bad dragons in legends, folklore, children's books, songs, and top movies. According to Donita K. Paul, the creator of this special day, you are encouraged to learn and explore the … Continue reading Witches Gossip Corner ~ January 16, 2017

Sage Herb (Salvia Officinalis)

Sage Benefits Sage has one of the longest histories of use of any culinary or medicinal herb. Ancient Egyptians used it as a fertility drug (Bown, 1995). In the first century, C.E. Greek physician Dioscorides reported that the aqueous decoction of sage stopped bleeding of wounds and cleaned ulcers and sores. He also recommended sage … Continue reading Sage Herb (Salvia Officinalis)

Rosemary and Sage Quick Pickles.

A definite favorite in our home! The flavorful combination of rosemary and sage infuse a subtle taste to these unique pickles. 1 small red or white onion, thinly sliced OR 1/4 cup chives, chopped 2 cups cucumber, sliced 2 to 4 sprigs rosemary 4 to 8 sage leaves 1/3 cup cider vinegar 1 tablespoon kosher … Continue reading Rosemary and Sage Quick Pickles.