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Lavender

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LAVENDER! Commonly known for its gentle and lovely aromatic properties, lavender is frequently used in aromatherapy, bubble bath, soap, tea and perfume. The fragrance of lavender alone has been known to reduce nervousness, anxiety and restlessness. Now that’s an effective smell! While its fragrance is quite impressive, lavender is loaded with other powerful properties as […]

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Meadowsweet

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SO SWEET IS MEADOWSWEET In Herbal, John Gerard wrote “The smell [of meadowsweet] thereof makes the heart merry and joyful and delighteth the senses”. The enjoyable aromatic properties described are just icing on the cake for this power-house herb. Druids, members of a special priesthood in Europe dating back to 200 BCE, found meadowsweet to be one […]

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Hibiscus

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STAY HEALTHY AND COOL ALL SUMMER LONG WITH HIBISCUS The beautiful white, yellow, red, pink and purple hibiscus flowers growing in your back-porch pots are more than meets the eye. This herb is not only lovely; it is loaded with powerful and healthful nutritional properties. Hibiscus is native to Africa but has since been cultivated […]

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St. John’s Wort

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Unlike the malt-infused liquid that is extracted during the brewing process of beer or whiskey, the term ‘wort’ in the herbal identity of Saint John’s wort is derived from an Old English word meaning ‘plant’. The etymology associated with this herb is actually quite gory. Saint John’s wort refers to the bright red dye released […]

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