Medicinal Herb Series: 6 Benefits of Lavender

Medicinal Herb Series: 6 Benefits of Lavender

Medicinal herb series: Lavender Oh my, let's talk lavender for a second shall we. I mean, there is nothing quite like it. The fragrance just fills the air with this delicate aroma. The flowers stand tall and proud. The deep purple color just pops against the muted green leaves. It is just a heavenly plant that is filled with medicinal properties that you should not be without. Let's do it to it. Growing lavender Lavender, or lavendula angustifolia, part of the mint family. It is a drought tolerant plant that loves full sun. Allowing for adequate soil drainage can help keep this plant happy and thriving. Lavender is a bush that grows best in zones 5-9. It is a hardy [...]

Medicinal Herb Series: Echinacea

Medicinal Herb Series: Echinacea

Echinacea Let's talk about Echinacea for a second shall we. This incredible little herb needs to be at the head of your medicinal herb cabinet, especially during cold and flu season. Any form of echinacea needs to be ready at all times. Be it tincture, tea or capsule. I feel like at some point we have all taken echinacea because we have heard that it helps support your immune system. But what you probably haven't heard are all the incredible properties that echinacea holds, immunity boost being just an added bonus. Let's dive into our medicinal herb series and check out all the amazing things this little plant can do. Growing Echinacea  Echinacea, also known as, coneflower thrive in prairies [...]

Medicinal Herb Series: 6 Benefits of Rosemary

Medicinal Herb Series: 6 Benefits of Rosemary

  Medicinal herb series: Rosemary Man, it's been a while since we've done a medicinal herb series but hey, we are here now, so let's get down and dirty. Let's talk about the ever so popular herb ROSEMARY. Everyone has heard of it. Everyone loves it. It grows by the bush along most side walks. It's everywhere and it is one of the most important herbs out there. We use fresh rosemary in a lot of our dishes. It adds such a beautiful taste without compromising the whole dish. It was not until my husband got sick with a nasty flu that we found just how important this herb is. Let's discuss why you want this herb in your life. [...]

Medicinal Herbs Series: Chamomile

Medicinal Herbs Series: Chamomile

Medicinal Herb Series: Chamomile Let's talk about chamomile for a bit shall we. Chamomile is one of my favorite herbs, much like lavender. Chamomile is insanely safe to use and is one of those herbs you must have on hand for babies and kids. I'm sure you have indulged in a chamomile tea or two in your life time. So let's dive in and explore what what it can really do. Growing Chamomile There are two types of chamomile, Roman chamomile (chamaemelum nobile) and German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) They are both grown best in zones 3 to 9. (Check your growing zone here) Chamomile enjoys full sun but can tolerate part shade. It is a drought tolerant plant, needing water [...]

Medicinal Herb Series: Sage

Medicinal Herb Series: Sage

We are exploring the very interesting world of SAGE. Who would have thought this little plant packed so much punch. For centuries sage has been used in the kitchen, making dinners just a tad bit more delicious. But for centuries it has also been used as a medicinal herb as well. Let's explore why you should have a ton of sage on hand at all times. Growing Sage Best grown in zones 4-8. If you are unsure of what zone you are, literally google it, it will pop right up. Sage loves full sun, warm conditions and well drained soil. I live in zone 9 and it has done great. As the plant matures, it can get leggy and wordy, so [...]