Monthly Archives: June 2016

Harvesting, Drying, Preserving and Storing Your Herbs.

Now for the heart of the medicinal herbs! Knowing how to properly harvest your medicinal herbs will increase the potency and efficacy of the preparations you create. Let’s understand the terminology used to describe the parts of herbs {plant parts} when harvesting. Berries and Seeds: These are the fruits of the plant, harvested when they are fully ripe {usually when they

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7 Cool Things We Never Knew Lavender Could Do

ADD THIS WONDER PLANT TO YOUR FARMERS’ MARKET SHOPPING LIST.   Maybe you’re thinking of planting lavender because it’s a beautiful addition to any flowerbed and because bees seem to love it. But its usefulness doesn’t stop there. Here are seven ways to put it to work at home outside or in an indoor herb garden. 1. Keep Moths Away Dried lavender

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In honor of World Ocean Day on June 8, a beautiful video visualization of ocean currents around the world.

Originally posted on Good Witches Homestead:
https://youtu.be/CCmTY0PKGDs This visualization from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center – called Perpetual Ocean – shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007. The visualization doesn’t include a narration or annotations. NASA said: … the goal was to use ocean flow data to create a simple, visceral…

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Matcha: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Matcha is a form of powdered green tea. Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” In traditional green tea, the tea leaves are steeped in hot water before being discarded. With matcha, the tea is ground into powder and mixed with hot water. As a result, the leaves are consumed. Traditionally, a teaspoon of matcha powder is mixed with one third of

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Clary Sage Oil: The Gentler Sage Oil

A close relative of the common garden sage, the clary sage is a perennial herb that grows from May to September. When converted into an essential oil, clary sage provides outstanding benefits for your eyes, nervous system, digestion, and kidneys. Although it doesn’t come cheap, it’s still worth using due to its many positive health effects. WHAT IS CLARY SAGE

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