Herbs List U – Z

Valerian By Kathie Schmidt Although this is not your average herb garden herb, this perennial herb is grown for many reasons! So, where shall I start? This is an herb that was grown and its roots ground and put into protective sachets. It is said that these sachets would gaurd against lightning stricking the house, […]

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Herbs List S – T

Soapwort Well, for those who ask, what is soapwort? It is, or was a very important herb prior to the 1800’s. The leaves when rubbed, will form a lather, although the root is what has more saponins, which is the active property that causes the “soap” to form. It was also used as a water […]

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Herbs List R – S

Raspberry For centuries raspberry has been used as a remedy for diarrhea, the treatment of nausea and vomiting (especially during pregnancy), to prevent miscarriage, and as an astringent. Raspberry leaves contain tannins, which have astringent properties and therefore help with diarrhea, although the fresh raspberry fruit taken in large doses, can cause diarrhea in those […]

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Harvesting & Preparation

Harvesting Herbs No matter how you intend to use your herbs after harvesting a few basic rules still apply. Tree Leaves should be gathered before Midsummer. After that, the percentage of natural insecticides in the leaves are too high. Leaves are at their most fragrant, and richest in volatile oils, before any flowers have opened. […]

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Herbs List M – P

Monarda Also known as bee balm and bergamont. It comes in many colors: pink, red, blue, salmon, purple and white. I have the pink, red, and blue, and grow it mainly for the dried flowers. This plant is excellent for bee and butterfly gardens for it attracts both! During the American Revolution in 1773, the […]

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Herbs List H – M

Horehound Now, how many of you remember having horehound candy for your coughs when you where younger! This herb has been growing in my garden for three years now, waiting for me to give it a shot at making the candy! One visitor to my page wrote me and said hers didn’t turn out like […]

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Herbs List E – G

Echinacea Echinacea Agustifolia is one of the herbs more commonly in use in Western Civilization today. It is used extensively to prevent and treat the common cold as well as many other viruses and bacterial infections. Many people ingest it commonly throughout the cold and flu seasons in order to have an herbal sheild against […]

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Herbs List C – D

CHAMOMILE Have you noticed how this herb is spelled in two different ways? CHAMOMILE and CAMOMILE) There are two main varieties of chamomile: GERMAN and ROMAN. The German chamomile is also known as wild chamomile or scented mayweed. This variety is an annual, wih soft spiney fern-like leaves with white with yellow centered daisy-like flowers. […]

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Herbs List A – B

Page 1: A – B Page 2: C – D Page 3: E – G Aloe Vera Black Cohosh Black Willow Chamomile Catnip Chives Coriander Dill Echinacea Ephedra Germander Gingko Page 4: H – M Page 5: M – P Page 6: R – S Horehound Kava Lemon Mint Monardo Parsely Red Reishi Purple Willow […]

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Herbs

Your kitchen cupboards will need to contain an extensive range of dried herbs, spices and seasoning blends to enable you to replicate the Asian recipes listed within. Special touches of flavour may be found in packets, shaker jars, small and large pots and grinders. For great ideas on how to use herbs and spices to […]

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