Stories on herbal care & health
I've had a busy year and I haven't taken the time to listen to the signals and messages on where I need to give myself self care and self love.
are just some years that are harder than others.
When I brew a batch of tea with a variety of herbs that offer certain gifts, it makes me feel like I've given myself some self love.
What do you do for yourself to show appreciation for how great you are?
This brew has stinging nettle seed, dock root, dandelion leaf and purple dead nettle. All wildcrafted.
This year I may sell a few tea blends at my girl's house when we have our country Christmas gift open house.
Related to the marshmallow plant. The mallow is astringent, bacterial and anti inflammatory and is a good herbal wash for skin issues and insect bites. 🐝
The leaves are mucilaginous and are good for respiratory issues.The tea is said to help you sleep and can be a mild laxative. 🍃
I use it in a smoothie and salads. I plan on making a salve from it and would love to dry and powder the leaves for a smoothie nutritional powder.💪 This herb definitely falls into my #findanherbstudyituseitloveitandshareit category. I've never used it for pain, but my research mentions it. It is a common herb, but not so common. She's worth checking out. ❤💚💙💜🧡🌿 Be well, jonnie dee #tsht #touchsomeoneshearttoday #jonniedee #plantmagic #herbalrealestateagent
Autumn Olive...it was 70 degrees in NW Ohio and on this sunny afternoon I harvested the last of some Rabbit tobacco and picked Autumn olive. I'm always sad if I don't get a few bags full for my freezer.
This year I may make jam from it. I only had one appointment today so I was able to forage.
It's great for a tummy ache, a sweet treat, flavoring & a sweetener for tea and more.
I also powder it and use to sprinkle on top of cupcakes or to be used like regular sugar.
I grab a handful of mint and wash it and then throw it in a blender with about an 1/8 cup of water. I add a bit of sugar and blend. Pour it into a bowl and add more sugar until it's thick.
I spread it on parchment paper and bake at 200 degrees for about 30 minutes or so. I then break it up and lay it out overnight to dry some more.
Make sure that it's very dry if you want to powder it like sugar.
I usually make enough to powder and leave some chunky.
Easy, useful and fun to make.
No food dye here. The richness in color comes from sun kissed Milkweed blossoms.
The taste is delightful and delicious. A taste of it's own with a slightly fragrant bouquet and almost melon like to me.
It's very chilly on this NW Ohio October evening. A hot mug of tea warms me. I put a spoonful of the jelly in my tea...and magical field memories brings delight to my spirit. I can still feel the sunshine upon my face, see the field of busyness and I can almost smell the fragrance of the milkweed blossoms.
The milkweed is a friend to behold. I will have a few of these lovelies to sell next week at the #halfhouseprimities in Whitehouse, Ohio, weather permitting.