Stories on herbal care & health

Aug. 4, 2021
A sweet treat and a message from the marvelous mint...
Everyone always seems to have mint in the garden and nowadays I see it in the produce section...
I've taken fresh mint and flowers and used my mortar and pestle to grind the flavor in the sugar...
I will put it in the jar and it's ready to go...
Although you can also layer the sugar and leaves in a jar and shake it daily for a few weeks to let the sugar infuse....
After 2 weeks pull out the leaves and enjoy...
It's a lovely treat for tea, drink rims, sprinkled on cupcake frostings and more...
A spoonful in water is refreshing and good for a tummy ache...
I've also pictured the bent mint and shared a message about myself not being perfect and being
okay with that...
Jul. 22, 2021
The Rose of sharon tree is said to lower blood pressure.
The plant contains vitamin C, and anthocyanins which are antioxidants...
The flowers are edible and used in salads and smoothies...
She's from the mallow family...
The leaves are an expectorant and a diuretic...
Like mallow the Rose of Sharon is mucilaginous...
It's good for the skin and it is a benefit to your intestinal health...
She soothes...
There are many other benefits...
You can make a tea from the leaves and flowers...
One to 2 tablespoons of the herb unto your liking...
Rose of Sharon blooming now in NW Ohio...
Jul. 11, 2021
Projects, projects, projects...
Always an herbal project...
Thank you Father for all of the free goodness that is so readily available...
My son took me through the drive thru at Chick-Fila and as he pulled in the back parkway I noticed at least 40 plants of the wild lettuce (also called opium lettuce)..
It's just the point that once you identify and know your valuable wild weedy herbs you can't help but notice them everywhere...
Realizing also how resilient they are...
I don't often prescribe what herbs to take but my real goal is to create interest in the value they offer...
Believing in the hope that my gentle nudging and sharing of information awakens within you the primal instinct of survival and strength giving you empowerment...
One of my favorite sayings is
The first picture is Oregano and the second picture is of echinacea or coneflower and I'm making a medicinal tincture...
Jul. 3, 2021
No, I am not mad at you...
I'm saying go stuff your wild ditch lilies, as I've always called them...
Thse lilies are among the edible flowers...
The colonists used to stuff them with sausage...
I used them in my milkweed blossom syrup...
Ps. If I have time in between my real estate appointments I planned on making milkweed syrup popsicles...
Back to the lilies...
I love to crunch on the unopened flower pods...
They can be put in smoothies and on salads...
You might ask why yourself why you would eat a lily, an edible flower or an edible herbal weed...
These are my thoughts...
Any edible plant that is alive and fresh to you (not hauled in a truck or sat in the grocery store) offers so much to your health...
Such as vitality from vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes...
And as a side note many plants have been used for years to dye wool and fabrics...
So...go stuff it and enjoy!...
Be well, my friends, much love, jonnie dee
May. 6, 2021
Growing now in NW Ohio...
It offers food value and medicinal value...
I'm listing this property and even though it needs some work I was captivated with the carpet of Bugle, wild Rose's, lily of the valley, Jack by the hedge and honeysuckle...
 
The seller has been finding Morel mushrooms too...
The twisted vines, the seller said is Bittersweet which is a beautiful orange hue in the fall...
 
Do an internet search to find the many health benefits of the common Bugleweed aka Ajuga Reptans...
You may be surprised...