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 [...]

Benefits of Including your Children in your Herbal Adventure

Dirt covered everything. Dried herbs poured everywhere but the pot of water. Herb seedlings "transplanted" by being crushed in chubby little hands. Yep, I'm raising a toddler herbalist. And I couldn't be happier.   My Little Herbalist Last night at supper I got the privilege of listening to our two year old give her daddy [...]

Calendula: Benefits, Uses, Doses & More

Calendula: Benefits, Uses, Doses & More

  First, What is it? Calendula (also known as a Pot Marigold) is an annual that gets its name from the fact that it tends to flower by the calendar, generally once a month from June through October. Many people grow calendula in their gardens as a decorative plant, but it's flowers also have much to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]