Thyme

Thyme is a tiny-leaved herb that is most often used in French cooking.  Make sure to strip the leaves from the woody stems before adding them to recipes (unless it’s used to flavor a roast or soup and then removed before serving!).  Run your finger and thumb along the stems (the opposite direction of growth) … Continue reading Thyme

Rosemary

Native to the Mediterranean region, rosemary is one of the most commonly found herbs in a spice rack, and for good reason – not only does it have a wonderful taste and aroma, but also a wealth of beneficial health effects if regularly added to our diet. The scientific name of this perennial woody herb is Rosmarinus officinalis. Similar to many … Continue reading Rosemary

Homemade Pain And Varicose Veins Liniment

This is a great recipe for varicose veins, joint pain, muscle aches, and it's all natural. Ingredients 1/2 oz. yarrow (like this) 1/2 oz. calendula (like this) 1/2 oz. St. John's Wort (like this) .10 oz. cayenne (like this) .10 oz. ginger, ground or pieces witch hazel (like this)   Three Easy Steps Infusion Lightly pack all … Continue reading Homemade Pain And Varicose Veins Liniment

Bay Leaves

Common Names:  Bay Laurel, Sweet Bay, True Laurel Botanical Name:  Laurus nobilis Family:  Lauraceae Bay Leaves, there are two popular types — Mediterranean and Californian. The Mediterranean is milder in flavor. Bay leaves are usually used dry  to reduce some of their bitterness, but can be used fresh too. Commonly used in classic chicken soup, … Continue reading Bay Leaves

Elecampane Root

Use as an expectorant and stimulating tonic, recommended for coughs, bronchitis, asthma, chronic lung ailments, even tuberculosis, and wet mucus-type bronchial infections. Combine with Echinacea to combat deep seated bronchial infections. How to Make A Herbal Decoction Decoctions are preferred for harder herbs like roots, barks, and seeds, it takes longer to release the healing … Continue reading Elecampane Root