My 2018 Herb Garden

I finally started sowing my seeds!  So many seeds, so little space!  I ordered the Lifeline Medicinal Herb Garden through Mountain Rose Herbs and didn't realize until it arrived that I might've gone a little overboard.  There are 18 different kinds of seeds in the kit, plus all of the other things we already planned... Continue Reading →

The Appeal of Herbalism

For thousands of years, humans have utilized nature's resources for the treatment of a variety of ailments.  As we progressed in scientific thought and knowledge, we began to focus primarily on treatment of disease, rather than prevention of disease or maintaining wellness.  Modern medicine was born.  The medical and pharmaceutical industries are what we tend... Continue Reading →

Calendula – a Magic Flower

Here I sit on this lovely fall afternoon, sipping tea made from the petals of my very own calendula plants.  Calendula officinalis, also known as pot marigold, is a member of the Asteraceae/Compositae family which includes daisies and ragweed.  Calendula is native to the Mediterranean region, but grows worldwide...and very easily might I add! The... Continue Reading →

Harvest Time!

In a previous post, I had written about starting my herbal garden, and I was very excited about my calendula and lavender seedlings.  I haven't followed up on that post, but I'm happy to report that in real life, progress has been made! Well, not so much for the lavender...I started with about 108 seeds... Continue Reading →

Ashwagandha for Stress Relief

It's been a while...I don't have any excuses, I've just been busy living, researching and doing.  My focus has been elsewhere, although I'm keeping track of all of it for this blog.  Someday, really...I promise... Anyway, on to the ashwagandha.  While shopping online for natural remedies for stress and anxiety, I came across something called... Continue Reading →

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