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Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Allspice, Anxiety/Nerves/Stress, Borage, Catnip, Chamomile, Feverfew, Headaches, Herbs, Horseradish, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Passionflower, Rosemary, Sage, Skullcap, Valerian, Vervain | 19 comments

15 Herbs for Headaches

15 Herbs for Headaches

15 Herbs for Headaches Those that know me know that I have long been a sufferer of headaches. It seems like my body’s reaction to anything wrong is always in the form of a headache. Through the years, I have discovered certain herbs (okay, one is a spice) that have benefited me with my headache problems. It is important for headache sufferers to figure out what kind of headache you are having. Different herbs help with different types of headaches. For example, there are migraines, cluster headaches, tension/stress headaches, hormone headaches, food-triggered headaches, and the list goes on. I have included a list of what I consider the top 15 Herbs for Headaches. Feel free to leave a comment if you think that I missed an important one on the list: 1).  Allspice: This spice is an analgesic, which means it has a numbing effect on the nerves and gives relief from pains such as headaches and sinus problems. It is also a relaxant, and has a calming effect on...

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Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in Chervil, Cooking recipe, Horseradish, Tarragon | 0 comments

Avocado with Horseradish Cream

Yum…I have an obsession with avocado, so I am willing to give this recipe a try! Avocado with Horseradish Cream Ingredients: *fresh horseradish root (approx. 6 inches long) (preserved horseradish in vinegar can be substituted, if so, leave out the lemon juice) *1 tbsp. butter *3 tbsp. fresh breadcrumbs *1 apple *2 tsp. yogurt *1 tsp. lemon juice *pinch of salt and sugar *1 tsp. chopped fresh chervil *1/2 tsp. each of fresh chopped tarragon and dill *3-4 tbsp. heavy whipping cream *2 ripe avocados cut in half, pits removed Directions: 1) Peel and grate the horseradish. 2) Melt the butter and add the breadcrumbs. Fry until brown, and add the grated horseradish. Remove from heat and grate the apple into the mixture. 3) Add yogurt, lemon juice, salt, sugar, and herbs. Put aside to cool. Then chill in the refrigerator. 4) Just before serving, gently fold the cream into the mixture and spoon into the avocado halves. Serve with green salad and brown toast. Enjoy! Recipe found in:...

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Posted by on Aug 20, 2011 in Herbs, Horseradish | 0 comments

Horseradish

Horseradish

Name: *Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) Description: *hardy perennial *zones 3 and up *this is an invasive plant, so only plant it if you really want it Parts Used: *root and leaves Position: *sunny position is best, but it tolerates shade *it prefers a well-dug soil that is enriched with compost, but it is tolerant of all but the driest of soils *prepare the soil the fall season before planting with moist soil and compost Propagation: *I have read many opposing descriptions of this. I will put them all here for now, and when I move next year and plant it myself, I will edit this post and add what worked best for me… *in the spring, plant roots horizontally *OR* *in the spring, plant roots vertically *OR* *in the spring, plant roots at a 30 degree angle from the horizontal *in addition, you can propagate by dividing established clumps in the spring Maintenance: *it is an invasive plant, so you must watch it carefully and keep it in its’ place...

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