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Essential Oils to Help with Breathing Difficulties and CongestionHerbal Articles

Essential Oils to Help with Breathing Difficulties and Congestion

Essential Oils to Help with Breathing Difficulties and Congestion At this time of year there are so many winter bugs. Using essential oils for vaporisation in the home or workplace …

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Peppermint or Spearmint so many minty teas

Mentha sp. I have written several articles which have included mints but have not, as yet written a profile solely on mint. There are so many different mints and so …

Garlic and the Outlander Medicinal UsesOther Botanical Families

Garlic and the Outlander Medicinal Uses

Garlic and the Outlander Medicinal Uses At Castle Leoch Mrs Fitz brings Claire some garlic bulbs, bags of herbs and cloth strips. Claire has Mrs Fitz peel the cloves. Several …

Other Botanical Families

Plantain though not the banana, the white man’s foot

Plantago major / Plantago lanceolata Family: Plantaginaceae The Plantaginaceae is a family of 253 species, 250 are Plantago species. Plantago herbs are perennial with small flowers and generally parallel veins …

How to make...

How to make… Basic Herbal Tincture Recipe

How to make … Basic Herbal Tincture Recipe When making a tincture, alcohol is used to extract the medicinal properties of the plant material. Tinctures are ideal for herbs you may wish to …

Other Botanical Families

May Violets Spring! Sweet Violets in February

Viola odorata Family Violaceae This beautiful little flower is a welcome sight in my garden at this time of year. Flowering is from February to May (Barker). The photos here taken …

Herbal Articles

A Winter Tea to keep those bugs away…

A Winter Tea to keep those bugs away…. Recently I wrote about fighting winter chills with kitchen herbs. For this post I thought I would share a popular herbal tea …

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Elecampane for coughs and chest complaints

Inula helenium Family: Asteraceae The name is thought to derive from Greek ‘helenion’ meaning ‘Helen’ possibly from Helen of Troy. One story describes the plants growth from her tears. The …

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