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 [...]

Tips to Germinate Herbs Indoors

Tips to Germinate Herbs Indoors

We have talked about why to try to germinate seeds during the off season in my last blog post. Now in this post I would like to share a few things herbs need to sprout and a few tips for germinating seeds yourself. As I have said, I have not had very good success in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]