My head just throbbed….. I started out the morning with a killer sinus headache! So I dabbed a bit of peppermint essential oil on my temples—BAM! My head felt better, my sinuses cleared, and my mind felt awake and alive! Thank you, Peppermint essential oil! Gosh! Have you ever smelled anything better than peppermint? Who […]
As you know, I like to add different plants to my garden every year and one of this years varieties is Spilanthes Toothache plant (Acmella oleracea or Spilanthes acmella ) This plant has earned it’s name from the mouth numbing sensation caused by chewing on the plants flowers. The toothache plant is native to South […]
Yarrow is an ancient and potent medicinal wild plant that can be used to treat everything from wounds and bruises to colds and fevers and everything in between. Learn how to harness the healing power of this wild wonder weed!
Reishi mushrooms are one of the easiest mushrooms to identify, and a great place to start for beginning mushroom foragers. They have no poisonous look alikes, so they’re relatively safe as well. Though reishi are generally too tough to eat, their medicinal properties have been well documented.
Herbal Beer has a long and wonderful history…but DIY herbal concoctions can be hit or miss. Read about two experimental herbal beers, (one that really worked, and one that was an ‘acquired taste’) four unique herbal ingredients to consider in your beer recipes, AND – have you ever thought about using beer as the base […]
Lavender is a fantastic beginning herbalist’s plant to grow and use on the homestead. Growing lavender is incredibly easy. It requires little maintenance and is very tolerant to drought or over-watering. It attracts beneficial insects to your garden, and repels mosquitoes and other pests. When selecting your lavender, it is important to be aware of […]