I am trying to get back to the old medicine. The way things were before doctors got big bonuses and freebies from big pharma. Herbal medicine, food as medicine, healthy lifestyle and natural remedies. I am just beginning on this journey but I have made a start in basic herbal remedies. Medicinal herbs are essentials […]
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 […]
15 different ways to use lavender – beyond potpourri.
We’re all familiar with catnip and how it affects cats. What is less well-known is how it affects humans. No, catnip is not just for cats! Catnip can be used topically or as a tea, tincture or infusion for many different reasons. Catnip is also one of the herbs that has a long history of […]
I love mint and I use it in just about everything! The best way to use mint is fresh, so of course I need to grow some every year. However, mint is a very invasive plant. It reproduces by sending out roots called runners just below the soil, so one mint plant can quickly turn […]
To look at my garden you wouldn’t know that I once had a hard time growing chamomile! I spent two years fighting to grow a few spindly little plants that only produced a few flowers each. It was so sad. Now my garden overflows with it every year. I was simply growing it wrong! I […]