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Food for Bees !!!

Food for Bees !!!

Hello again!!   Hope everyone spent some of their time all week becoming aware of the dance of wildflowers and honey bees, either in their gardens or in some of our great national parks! I meant to continue last week by mentioning some of the best plants/flowers...

Honey, Sweet Honey!

Honey, Sweet Honey!

Ok, so who does NOT like honey?!!   I certainly love it, I spread it on my toast in the morning, I put it in my yogurt in the evening, I sneak a teaspoon of this wonderful treat off and on during the day—whenever no one is looking!! I used to feel sort of guilty...

T I N C T U R I N G !!!

So we have talked a few blogs back about how to make herbal teas, and tea is the easiest and less time and effort requiring herbal preparation. No question about it: a good cup of tea is always appreciated!  I like mine hot, but cold or icy teas are wonderful as well...

Herbs and UTI’s

Hello again! Today I am again picking a subject of current interest to me:  I have been going through - for the first time ever - an infection relating to the Urinary System. These situations, however, seem to be common out there, or so I learned by doing a bit of...

Herbs for Health and Immunity

I thought this week we should take a look at the one system in our body that is utterly essential to our healthy survival. This system is The Immune System. And what exactly, you might ask, is the Immune System, and where is it located in our body? Well, our Immune...

The Nature of Herbs – #1

Hello, and welcome again to our Column dedicated to Herbs! I have had a relationship with herbs since I was very young, and contracted a very dangerous illness.  It was actually an awful time for Greece back then, in the middle of the Second World War, medicines were...

Shatavari

Shatavari   Hello there! Today I would like to introduce you to something more exotic, a plant grown in an environment way away from our Western world, the country of India. Indian herbal tradition goes back millennia, and is rich in all aspects of healing herbs,...

ARTICHOKE!!! (Cynara scolymus)

Okay, so who likes (or loves!) Artichokes, but NEVER thought of them as something of an herbal thing?? Well, it is. It is grey green, like a lot of herbs, it has lots of soft leaves, and the tastiest, softest “heart” (as it is referred to!) at its center. We do need...

Women’s Hearts

I grew up with a constant fear of heart attacks, because a close relative of my family—a woman—died suddenly of it, and I never—as a child—got over the fear of my mother or aunts going the same way. Much later, when I studied Energy Medicine, my fears were confirmed...

Vitex (Chaste Tree)

The Women’s No. 1 Herbal Friend!            I am way past the time I used to not be able to live without a Vitex Tincture, or tea—or a tincture that did contain Vitex along with some other great Herbs for women and our specific needs! But I love to still talk about...