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Herbal Healing with Mullein

In a couple of weeks I will be traveling home to see my family after over a year of separation, yay! In preparation for traveling I am stocking up on all the necessary herbal remedies both for myself and for my partner who will be home alone for 6 weeks while I am in California.… Continue reading Herbal Healing with Mullein

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Orange Peel and Lemon Verbena Tea

In our house we make herbal tea daily and have been drinking a combination of lemon verbena leaves & orange peel tea for relaxation and immune system support plus Reishi mushroom tincture for the last several months. This formula is immune supporting (orange peel + reishi) and also relaxing (lemon verbena). This isn't necessarily the… Continue reading Orange Peel and Lemon Verbena Tea

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Backyard Herbalism :: Lemon Verbena

One thing I love about South America is that Lemon Verbena grows into trees: In this area the locals collect lemon verbena (in Spanish cedrón) from backyards and old herb plantations for sale by the kilo. Most commonly cedrón is used in yerba mate or as a tea by itself. During these past few months… Continue reading Backyard Herbalism :: Lemon Verbena

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Backyard Herbalism : Growing Calendula

Beginner herbalists and gardeners just getting started with their herbal garden find no better plant than Calendula officinalis. This herb/flower is much loved by bees & butterflies, has many medicinal properties, and is a useful pest deterrent to plant alongside tomatoes & other crops. Calendula is an easy to grow herb that I have been… Continue reading Backyard Herbalism : Growing Calendula

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Backyard Herbalism :: Lemon Balm for Stressful Times

I would like to offer up my favorite herbal ally and the most relaxing tea for these tense times. Lemon balm- Melissa officinalis – is an extremely easy plant to grow, in fact, once introduced to a garden lemon balm is reluctant to leave and will readily establish herself for years to come. But I… Continue reading Backyard Herbalism :: Lemon Balm for Stressful Times