Lemon Balm

Botanical Name Family Labiatae Melissa officinalis Common Names Common balm, Sweet Balm, Balm, Sweet Mary, Honey Plant, Cure-all, Dropsy Plant, Melissa Cautions Because of its sedating effect, it should not be taken before operating machinery or by anyone who must remain alert. The herb may also affect the actions of tranquilizers and sedatives. Because of … Continue reading Lemon Balm

Motherwort Tincture

This is one of the tinctures I'm making today.  Motherwort is a favorite of mine and I use it everyday. It has many uses, but these are reasons I use it: cramps heart palpitations nervousness insomnia high blood pressure   It's very bitter, and a tea is hard to swallow, so, I make a tincture.  … Continue reading Motherwort Tincture

Chamomile Flowers

Scientific Name: Matricaria recutita Common Names: German chamomile, Roman chamomile, wild chamomile Family: Asteraceae-Daisy Family Part Used: flower heads Properties:  analgesic , anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, diuretic, sedative Uses:  indigestion, gas, bloating, heartburn, peptic ulcers, to calm nervousness, insomnia, spasms in stomach and muscles, diluted for children (colic, insomnia, upset stomach), hair rinse … Continue reading Chamomile Flowers