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A pretty daisy relative with a distinctive spicy smell, feverfew (scientifically Tanacetum parthenium, sunflower family, Asteraceae) was a common folk remedy in Europe for more than 2000 years. Its name, feverfew, is based on the name the Romans used for it, febrifuge, which means fever-reducer. English speakers heard that and wrote feverfew. It is also […]Read more »
Makes 3 to 4 dozen Fortunately, certain intrepid herbs can be snipped all year round, even under the snow. Thyme is one of those. • 1/2 cup butter • 1/4 cup sugar • 1 1/3 cups flour • 2 tablespoons freshly snipped lemon thyme 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. Beat the […]Read more »
Gardening guru Eliot Coleman asserts that “the basic cold frame is the most dependable, least exploited aid for the four-season harvest.” I couldn’t agree more, whether you’re stretching the season for spinach, growing biennial flowers and herbs, or using a cold frame (also known as a winter frame) as a holding place for divisions taken […]Read more »
Save your favorite herbs by bringing them indoors for winter care, and enjoy fresh flavor throughout the season. Autumn. The harvest of herbs is winding down, and the frenzy of trying to stay ahead of the weeds has abated. It’s easy at this time of year to kick back, relax and forget about gardening […]Read more »
‘Awa—Kava-kava (Piper methysticum) This plant grows in moist, shady places in the tropics and has been under cultivation for so long that it can no longer reproduce itself in the wild. Today kava-kava—or simply kava—is consumed as a beverage in Fiji and Tonga, but in Hawaii it’s used primarily as a ceremonial drink or for […]Read more »
Ever since the ancient of times, essential oils have been used to heal the body, mind and soul. Enchanting us with their amazing scent, they bring relief from pain caused by chronic conditions. They lift our spirit when we are feeling down and energize us when we need an additional performance boost. Essential oils can […]Read more »
Life Cycle Ginseng is a long-lived perennial that grows in USDA zones 3 to 8. Plant Description Ginseng is a member of the Araliaceae family and grows in the deciduous forests in the mountains of the eastern United States and Canada. In the United States its range extends from northern Vermont to Georgia and as […]Read more »
Projects: Prepare Fresh Herbs for a Floral Wedding Arrangement Herbal Flower Girl Wreath Nosegay Bouquet Herbal Wedding Punch Bowl Wedding Tablecloth Bouquet Fresh herbs have been essential to the language of love for centuries, used profusely in adorning bridal couples as well as bridal chambers. Ancient Athenians wove mint and marigolds, which they believed to be […]Read more »
Ayurveda is one of the most dominant medical practices in the country, one that came from India almost three thousand years ago, According to the practice, there exists an inextricable bond between the mind, body, and soul. The Ayurvedic teachings claim that a person is a sum of five elements: air, space, earth, water and […]Read more »
A Sampling of Oklahoma Seminole Medicinal Plants Adapted from Oklahoma Seminoles: Medicine, Magic, and Religion Tawá l-akko, smooth sumac (Rhus glabra). An infusion of the outer skin of the root relieves menstrual backache in women and headache in either sex. ‘mpvkpvki holati tihvs hlakita, spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis). Sap from the stem, when rubbed on the penis, […]Read more »