Herbs

Melissa officinalis

Published on June 12, 2017 under Herbs
Melissa officinalis
In the 17th century, Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer, wrote that Lemon Balm "driveth away all troublesome cares and thoughts out of the mind, arising from melancholy..." This herb has been cultivated…
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Lemon Balm

Published on June 11, 2017 under Health
Lemon Balm
Herbs aren't generally a blanket solution for anything, as one has to consider not just the constituents, but the energetics of plant and person as well as other variables. That being said, Lemon Balm or…
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Dandelion Goodies

Published on May 25, 2017 under Herbs
May marked the first month of my 2017 Bhoomi's Basket, an herbal subscription from May to October. I really enjoyed putting the baskets together for my members! The herbal goodies were Dandelion Root Tea, Dandelion Salve…
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What’s Growing (Part 1)

Published on May 22, 2017 under Garden
What’s Growing (Part 1)
When my yearly rhythms were shaped by school vacations, Summer was by far my favorite season. And while I love the family adventures that Summer brings, Spring definitely brings a lot of joy to my…
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Magic Cream

Published on May 5, 2017 under Herbs
Magic Cream
Five or six years ago my family was cooking in a friends' kitchen. I was at the glass-top stove and a burner had just been turned off. My 3-year old daughter came over to see…
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Spring Has Sprung!

Published on April 2, 2017 under Garden
Spring Has Sprung!
This is such a thrilling time of year in the garden! It's not colorful yet, or bursting with life. But after months of cold - most of which I really just want to spend hibernating…
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Let the Season Begin

Published on March 8, 2017 under Garden
Let the Season Begin
What are you growing this year? Whether you are looking to start or expand your garden, or test your green thumb with some container gardening, this is the time of year most of us in…
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