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  • Beautiful Organic Herb Garden
    Trust Mother Nature for healing and good health
    I highly recommend a wonderful movie which inspired my important decision to enjoy a healthy, organic, holistic, back-to-nature lifestyle. The Road to Wellville is about holistic health pioneer and visionary, Harvey Kellogg, who founded the Battle...
  • Herb Brined Roast Chicken
    Herb Infused Brined Roast Chicken
    Brining meats not only adds the flavors of your choice to the meat, it pretty much ensures that the meat will not dry out. (Yes, if you over cook it, it will be dry, but if cooked properly it will be juicy.) Chicken, turkey and pork all respond...
  • Delicious Lavender Lemonade
    Food Friday - Delicious Lavender Lemonade
    On Wednesday, you learned all about the wonderful herb Lavender. For this week's Food Friday, we will serve you up a delicious Lavender Lemonade recipe.Lavender LemonadeIngredients:• 6 cups fresh squeezed lemonade• 1 cup boiling...
  • Feverfew
    Feverfew
    Feverfew, or Chrysanthemum parthenium, is a traditional medicinal herb which is found in many old gardens. It is becoming more popular around the Bluegrass Region, so look for it at your local nursery or herb supplier. The plant grows into a small...
  • Catnip
    Growing Catnip
    Catnip, or Nepeta cataria, is an easy herb to grow in the Bluegrass Region. There are many species of catnip, some of which are called catmints and are grown as ornamental plants. They are all members of the mint family. It is used medicinally and...
  • Chives have color blooms
    Best herbs for spring
    The best herbs to direct-sow grow in springOrganic gardeners are usually chomping at the bit right now to grow their spring herb garden. If you’re one of them you probably already started an organic herb garden indoors last fall and are now...
  • drug and herb
    Herbs, supplements and pharmaceutical thinking
    More people are turning to supplements, particularly herbs. The unfortunate thing is that many people think about, and use supplements in the same way they use pharmaceutical drugs. This has been encouraged by the supplement makers as a way to...
  • Lemon balm
    Lemon Balm: A tasty and relaxing herb
    Lemon balm (melissa officinalis) is a common herb found throughout North America, but it's usefulness is far from common. This member of the mint family is a talented and underrated plant, and has been a documented medicinal herb as far back...
  • ginseng
    The quest for single herb answers
    One of the biggest frustrations that medical practitioners face is when patients get partial information from the media or marketing sources. Patients are often convinced that one particular product or treatment is going to solve all of their...
  • How to harvest and brew herbal tea from your garden
    How to harvest and brew herbal tea from your garden
    How to harvest herb tea from your gardenDo not take cuttings for tea from a baby plant. Let the plant grow out a bit before you start clipping. For herbs such as basil, tarragon, sage, mint and rosemary, take only the newest growth from the top...
  • Soaking your Troubles away with Herbs
    Soak your troubles away
    Herbs aren't just for cooking anymore. Today there are many professionals that grow herbs not only to cook with but to use to stay healthy. There are many different ways herbs can be used when it comes to homeopathic medicine and herbal...
  • Herbal incense not meant for human consumption
    Herbal incense not meant for human consumption
    "Synthetic cannabis is a psychoactive designer drug derived from natural herbs sprayed with synthetic chemicals that, when consumed, allegedly mimic the effects of cannabis."Most of the information regarding synthetic cannabis (more...
  • Japanese Knotweed, strong combatant against Lyme disease
    Japanese Knotweed, strong combatant against Lyme disease
    Traditional Chinese Medicinal knotweed is a cherished plant tall and spreading rapidly it is a strong antioxidant and a common source of reservatrol and trans-reservatrol, also known as the red wine pill. It lowers cholesterol and regulates blood...
  • Basil
    Basil
    Ocimum basilicum, or Basil, is a wonderful herb which is grown in most herb gardens. Its aromatic leaves are used fresh and dried as flavorings in sauces, stews, salad dressings, vegetables, poultry and vinegars.Cultivation: Basil is a low growing...
  • Herbs 101: Basil
    Herbs 101: Basil (Video)
    Does the average gardener know that the herb, basil, has been around for more than 5000 years? Probably not, but the fact remains that it has and this tasty herb actually originates from the country of India. In some English-speaking countries,...