Stories on herbal care & health

Jul. 27, 2022
Mint is good medicine...
I love making herbal sugars...
Today my friend, Miss Laura Case helped me make this mint sugar...
It's still in the dehydrator...
When it's dry, I'll either powder it or break it into chunks and I'll probably sell some it at my space at Centsible Treasures...
It's so good and good for tummy aches, a breath mint, to clear the palate after eating, to sweeten your tea or just for a snack...
Instead of rinsing out my blender, I filled it with water and put it in a pot to boil...
It delightfully sweetened my nettle and cleavers tea...
Nature always provides...
And many many times I hear people say that they have an abundance of mint...
Making the mint sugar would make a lovely gift...
Ps. The lovely mint may help indigestion, morning sickness, nausea and some think it helps with irritable bowel syndrome...
Be well, my friends, much love, jonnie dee
Jul. 21, 2022
Butterfly weed and also known as butterfly milkweed and Pleurisyroot...
Blooming now in NW Ohio...
It has health benefits...
I've never personally used it...
I would love to hear any stories that you'd like to share...
I've dug it out of the ditch a few times and it's never grown for me...
It's so beautiful and brilliant...
Much love, jonnie dee
Jul. 18, 2022
Really?...Don't teasel me...I mean don't tease me...
But seriously, pay attention to the lovely
Common Teasel...blooming now in NW Ohio...
Beautiful and offering a soft purple and a rich ivory color...
For anyone who struggles with lyme disease, you can do your research on the value of her herbal roots...
Also said to be beneficial for candida overgrowth...
You can make a tincture of her...
Chinese medicine Teasel tincture improves and strengthens the integrity of a person's energetic boundaries...
The root of the common Teasel is antibacterial and antiviral...
Nature provides...
I so love capturing the beautiful pollinators as they alight upon her...
Much love, jonnie dee
Jul. 17, 2022
Let's face it..
You may need to know some of the information that I share...
Our world is in a different place...
Education about the free and natural plant allies that so freely surround us may not be a bad idea...
This is the lovely soapwort and aka sweet wild william...
Growing wild and currently blessing the countryside of NW Ohio...
Her roots are loaded with saponins...
Although all parts of her can be used fresh or dried...
She's a natural detergent...
Used on delicate fabrics in a time and place before we had Tide...
She is an emulsifier and is great for homemade soaps and shampoos...
Great for the skin...
I shall thank her for her herbie gifts as I harvest...
Drying and blending her into a powder for a face wash or added with a natural clay for a mask...
She removes surface dirt, makeup and dead skin cells without peeling the skin...
How cool is that?...
She has other benefits for health as the internet notes, but I have no personal experience with her medicinal healings..
But maybe this year I'll see...
She would be a good skin herbal ally for you and your apothecary...
Be well, my friends, much love, jonnie dee and for those of you that are local, please remember that my real job is as a realtor and I love referrals!..
Jun. 1, 2022
Drat! The Ground Elder has taken over. You'll never hear me say that!...
 
 
It's a great ground cover in the right area and it has several uses.
Looking for fresh greens to add to your salads, soups or smoothie?
Look no further, my herbal weedy friend is happy to accommodate.
 
The Elder is known to help arthritis, rheumatism and gout.
Used fresh or dried; use the posies too!
 
She can be used for bites and stings.
Crush her up and use it as a poultice.
 
It's also said to be helpful for bladder issues but I have no experience with that.
Any experience that you wish to share?
Meanwhile, I hope that I've shared something new with you, much love, jonnie dee