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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 8, 2011 in Anxiety/Nerves/Stress, Lavender, Medicinal Recipe, Peppermint, Sage, Skullcap |

Medicinal Recipe: Tension Infused Herbal Tea

Medicinal Recipe: Tension Infused Herbal Tea

 If you are having problems with tension or stress, try this herbal tea: Tension-ease Infusion 1 part skullcap 1 part sage 1 part peppermint 1/4 part lavender Infuse 1 – 3 tsp of the above blend of dried herbs (or 1-3 tbsp. fresh herbs) per one cup of boiling water for 10-15 minutes minimum. A longer infusion results in a stronger tasting brew with more medicinal effect, but the weaker infusion is perfectly fine & therapeutic. Feel free to add honey, lemon, and/or stevia to taste....

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Anxiety/Nerves/Stress, Colds/Flus/Fevers, First aid, Medicinal Recipe, Sage, Women's Ailments |

Medicinal Recipe: Sage Tea

Medicinal Recipe: Sage Tea

Sage tea will calm your frazzled nerves, provide relief to aching gums, help heal a sore throat — and it even offers a reliable reprieve from hot flashes. Making the tea is easy: Sage Tea Recipe Pour eight ounces of boiling water over ten large, fresh, sage leaves (or a heaping teaspoon of dried sage). Steep for five minutes and strain. Sage tea may taste bitter. Sweeten it with sugar, honey, or home grown stevia. You can also combine sage with a favorite black tea (Earl Grey or English Breakfast, etc.). Note: Avoid using sage tea medicinally if you’re...

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Cooking recipe, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Peppermint, Sage |

Great Summer Drinks…or how to pretend it’s still summer :)

Here are a few delicious options for some fun drinks to make with all those herbs you have been dying to use: *Summer Punch* (1)1/2 gallon lemonade or limeade (2)1 large can pineapple juice (3) About 3 large handfuls of pineapple sage, lemon balm, lemon verbena, or mint leaves (4) 2 bottles of champagne or ginger ale (5) 2 lemons, sliced thin (6) 1 lime, sliced thin (7) Pineapple chunks, optional (8) Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours, use chilled beverages (9) When ready to serve, squeeze out the herbs and remove them. Pour in ginger ale or champagne just before serving. *Iced Lemon Balm Tea* (1) 8 cups of water (2) 15 orange pekoe tea bags (3) 3 (5 inch long) sprigs fresh lemon balm (4) 1 cup sugar (5) Juice of 1 lemon (6) Ice (7) In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags and lemon balm. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes....

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Posted by on Aug 18, 2011 in Herbs, Sage |

Sage

Sage

Name: Sage (Salvia officinalis) Description: *One of the best known culinary herbs *An evergreen plant: leaves can be taken all year long if covered with a frost cloth in the winter *best in zones 4-8 *there are many fun flavors of sage today, including pineapple sage, honey melon sage, and peach sage *a moth repellent: place the dried herb in moth places Parts Used: *leaves and flowers, fresh or dried Position: *full sun *well drained soil *it does not make a good indoor plant *it can be happy in containers (esp. pineapple sage) Propagation: *Sage can be propagated by seed. Use the cold stratification technique before planting seeds for best results *Sage can be propagated by tip cuttings or division as well Pineapple Sage Maintenance: *gentle pruning or pinching back, esp. after flowering, helps plant *do not heavily fertilize this plant *if you have sudden wilting, it is likely that there is poor drainage and thus root rot *avoid pruning in the fall *the plant becomes woody after 4-5...

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