Your Herbal Home Base

Your Herbal Home Base

One thing that has always bothered me about blogs is the lack of topical organization that is produced by displaying blog posts sequentially. I love trying to wrap my mind around something one subject at a time and I love outlines. Thus, I've created this post to be a topical outline of sorts about the different [...]

7 Reasons to Start Seeds in November

Why am I bothering to germinate herb seeds in November? Planting more herbs while still wrapping up my vegetable garden and finishing up my weeding for the season doesn't seem to make too much sense, but I am eager to experiment and see if I will eventually be able to provide my family with fresh [...]

All About Ginger: Benefits, Doses, Growing Tips, and Recipes

All About Ginger: Benefits, Doses, Growing Tips, and Recipes

What is ginger? Ginger is a rhizome, commonly just called a root, that has been grown for thousands of years in China and India. Prescription for Herbal Healing calls it the most widely available and widely used herbal remedy on the planet. There are many different species of ginger, but Z. officinale is the common [...]

Catnip; Health Benefits & Growing Tips

Catnip, specifically Nepeta Cataria, (There are over 250 varieties) is an aromatic perennial herb in the mint family. It is generally used by humans as a carminative (helps to expel gas) and as a gastric stimulant. It is "calming, relaxing, pain relieving, and gentle." (Herbs for Children's Health/HCH) "Catnip is best known for its curious [...]

Growing & Enjoying the Benefits of Lavender for Beginners

Lavender. Who doesn't love a row of perfectly curved bushes surrounded by that glorious purple haze of flowers and the even more incredible aroma? I love the look of lavender and I love the scent. While I did appreciate the glories of lavender, I really didn't know how to use it. Looking on Pinterest, I've [...]

All About Rosemary

Rosemary. Woodsy. Romantic. Complex. I LOVE how Rosemary smells and have loved brushing against it as I run up and down the hill that my herb garden is tucked into. However, I have yet to actually learn what in the world to DO with the fragrant stalks I finally just harvested. Part of me hesitates [...]

Chamomile: Benefits & Uses

" The finest and safest of all medicinals" is how Chamomile is described by Rosemary Gladstar. What's not to love about Chamomile? It's has beautiful little daisy-like flowers that would look great in any garden, it's gentle enough even for babies, and it has so many uses! It is "commonly used for -stomach stress, -digestive [...]