Stories on herbal care & health

Jun. 29, 2020


What if?...
Our lovely hollyhocks flower is used to make a medicinal tea and if people use hollyhock for preventing and treating breathing disorders and digestive tract problems. And what if some people apply hollyhock directly to the skin for treating ulcers and painful swelling.
Well...they do!
Nature is amazing!
So many flower power uses in using the garden variety and wild and willy fence row and meadow flowers...
Be well, my flower loving friends, jonnie dee
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Jun. 29, 2020

She often brightens my day, grabbing my attention from the meadows and ditches...
Wild and gangly...
Her colors makes me smile...
Edible yes...
Nice and crunchy are her unopened buds...
The open flowers can be stuffed...
Check the internet to find a recipe for her roots...
I lovingly call her a ditch lily...
Blooming now in NW Ohio...
Be well, jonnie dee 😊
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Jun. 28, 2020

Beauty in transition.... 😉 The money plant is in transition. The lovely green and mauve colors will turn into a bland tan color and once shedding it's seed, it transforms into a lovely shimmery silver color, that makes a great dried decoration for a vase.
It's called a money plant because it looks like a silver dollar. Another name is the honesty plant.
It offers seeds for growing in the thin pod. I believe it's a biennial because it takes place in different parts of my garden every year.
The lovely purple flowers are edible as are the young leaves. She certainly makes me smile.
I love transitions...
Be well and touch someone's heart today, jonnie dee #tsht #touchsomeoneshearttoday
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Jun. 27, 2020


Beautifully creamy and soft like velvet...so soft...
I'm not sure if it's that the elderberry blossoms are loaded with the yeast on the blossoms that make them so soft and help create the yummy elderberry blossom cordial or syrups...
It makes me smile to feel this connection with nature and hold in my hands the wild goodness that we can't find in our local grocery...
I may bottle this and sell this batch...
We still need to keep our immune systems strong...
Keeping those nasty viruses away if we can by helping our bodies...
The elderberry blossoms offer some of the same benefits as the elderberry...
For now...I revel in the peace and happiness that overcomes me when I smell her sweet blossoms and when I have a hand and play a part in making a sweet treat that's good for me...
So good in yogurt, cocktails, fruit salads, sweeteners, and more. A few tablespoons of this elixir, a bit of good water and a few ice cubes make this a refreshing drink...
Be well, my foraging and herbal friends, jonnie dee is happy...😊
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Jun. 23, 2020

•The ancestor of cultivated carrots,
•The roots are used for kidney and bladder ailments •The dried seeds are still used by some as a "morning after pill"
•Foraged for food too. The flower heads can be eaten in salads or fried as fritters
•Makes a great jelly & hard rock candy (which I made last week)
•First year roots are harvested for soup & stews
•The seeds have an anise flavor & used as a spice
•She's lovely in a wedding bouquet •Makes a delightful simple syrup for cocktails and sweeteners
She grows abundantly in most parts of our world and is very prolific in NW Ohio.
Be well and I salute the "Queen" and her many benefits, love, jonnie dee #herbalrealestateagent #tsht
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