With the current unforgiving economy, many homeowners find it difficult to afford fresh vegetables and fruits. However, we do have the option to grow them ourselves in our own home garden.
Lemon balm has a particularly long history of use in Europe. It was considered the herb of the goddess Diana, and the herb that assisted ancient bee keepers in keeping honey bees happy and well fed.
Comfrey is considered a premier first-aid herb. It rebuilds tissues, stops hemorrhaging and helps heal wounds, sprains, fractures, bruises and stomach ulcers.
A little boy, maybe 4 or 5 years old, asked me about the bees. Then he saw the little star-shaped blue flowers of the borage plant nearby. I bent down and told him, “You can eat these. They are tasty and good for you.” He looked at me kind of wide-eyed and said, “Really?”
Rose hips are the tasty end-point fruits that follow the flowering of roses. They’re so loaded with vitamin C that they outrank oranges by a two-to-one margin. They also contain vitamin A, calcium, iron and other beneficial minerals.
In the tale of Jack and the beanstalk, Jack’s life changed when he traded his cow for a handful of magic beans. A few years ago, a handful of beans changed my life, too, and I didn’t even have a cow.
“At the end of my life, I will have judged my success by how much I have been on my knees in the garden tending to my beliefs,” says Eddie Foisy on his passion for creating gardens inspired by Faeries, Camelot, Robin Hood and Dickens at his farm in Cape Cod.
Loaded with calcium, potassium, magnesium, Vitamin C and so much more, Red Clover is a gem of a plant with outstanding medicinal and environmental attributes.
With a little planning and an emphasis on individuality, you can easily transform your backyard into a spectacular summertime oasis!
This spring, change your pattern. Try these five common herbs that have the capacity to clear out the old, stuck, and toxic, as well as help rebuild overall health and wellness.