Herbs

Herbs

Herbs, herbal teas, herb gardening and natural remedies are a passion of mine. I have been studying and working with herbs and plants as medicine for over 20 years, as well as flower essences and other plant-wellness methods.

 

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I love herbs! I love growing them, using them in recipes, making my own personal herbal remedies, and drying them for crafts. This section is devoted to all the joys of herb gardening.

Growing and Enjoying Herbs

Articles on how to grow and enjoy herbs from your garden.

Wellness Wednesday Post: Herb Profiles, Growing Information, Health Information

Growing Herbs and How to Grow Herbs

 

Drying and Using Herbs from Your Garden

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Wellness with Plants

I have studied herbal medicine, herbal teas, plant-based diet systems, and flower essence remedies. On these pages, you’ll find all of the information that I have collected to help you regain health from the garden.

These pages also contain other helpful articles about gardening for health and wellness. Gardening is a physical endeavor, to be sure; you do work up quite a sweat when pushing an old-fashioned mower or weeding. It’s also a wonderful balm for the soul, and new research on gardening as a mood booster and more underscores what I and other gardeners have said for centuries. Gardening is good for you, mind and soul!

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Natural Remedies: Health from the Garden

Check back frequently as this page is updated when new content is published.

First, we have a Medical Disclaimer page. Please use common sense and always see your doctor first!

 

The Latest Posts on Herbs and Plant-Based Wellness

Recipe for All Natural Simmering Potpourri

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Do you love the smell of Christmas? Who doesn't? This recipe for all natural simmering potpourri uses homemade ingredients and spices that are easy to find at the grocery store. Add a beautiful hand-crafted gift jar and you have the perfect inexpensive homemade Christmas gift or stocking stuffer! Simmering Potpourri:  Holiday Simmer Fragrance Simmering potpourri…
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Make Storage Jars for Your Herbs

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Finding good storage jars for my dried herbs and flowers wasn't hard at first. I used old canning jars, handed down through my husband's family, that were not suitable for food preservation. As I ran out of jars, I needed an inexpensive solution. This is my pantry and my herbal apothecary. I have a mix…
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How to Make Elderberry Syrup

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It's easy to learn how to make elderberry syrup. Elderberry, the berries from the shrub Sambucus nigra, is a relatively safe and effective treatment for influenza. There's research to support this assertion. It is also helpful when you have the common cold.  Here's how to make elderberry syrup that tastes good, and why it works…
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Five Uses for Garden Herbs

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What are the uses of garden herbs? One of the questions I'm often asked about herbs is, "Okay, so you've grown all these herbs. There's only so many you can sprinkle on your food. What do you do with them all?" Let's take a look at all of the wonderful ways that you can use…
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Recipe for Lemon Parsley Jelly

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Have you ever looked at your herb garden and wondered what you would do with all of that parsley? Aside from feeding these guys: (Eastern swallowtail butterfly caterpillar) Parsley is often used as a garnish but it offers tremendous nutrition. Contained within its leafy green leaves is a blend of vitamin K and vitamin C,…
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How to Make Herbal Vinegar

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It's easy to make herbal vinegar and the results are delicious! Make Herbal Vinegar Have you ever seen fancy bottles of vinegar and oil at home stores? They're usually colorful bottles filled with herbs and liquid. Many people give them as gifts and housewarming presents. If you've ever tasted fresh herbal vinegar (and oil), you'll…
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Herbal Bath Salts with Aroma Foundry Essential Oils

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This simple recipe for herbal bath salts creates a delightful, fragrant addition to your bath that will nourish your senses and pamper your skin. I received samples of Aroma Foundry essential oils in exchange of an honest receive, and I'm delighted to share with you both my thoughts on these fine essential oils and a…
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Make the Perfect Cup of Herbal Tea

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Make the Perfect Cup of Herbal Tea Make the perfect cup of herbal tea, right from your own garden! In May, I gave two free talks on how to grow, harvest, dry, and create your very own herbal teas. This lecture proved so popular that I recorded the narration and uploaded it to YouTube. You…
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New Plants for the Garden: Growing Elderberry

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Growing elderberry...hmm, this looks like exactly what I need. I begin reading the article. "...put on protective goggles and rubber gloves..." Wait, what? You need protective goggles and gloves to plant a tree seed? "...place the seeds in sulfuric acid..." Okay, no, wait, stop. Just stop right there. Any plant that requires sulfuric acid to…
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Making Herbal Teas

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Making herbal teas is just one fun way to use the dried herbs from your garden. I love knowing that the herbs in my cup of tea are from my own garden. You don't need any fancy equipment to make your own herbal teas, although purchasing a few things does help. Here's how to make…
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