Herbal Bathing …….

For many centuries enjoying herbs in bath has become a very therapeutic way to help re-energize the body.    A great way to distress, soothe skin and generally relax you from every day.    Enjoying a warm bath with a few wonderful herbs in a a small muslin bag. Creating a ambiant place around your own tub can become… Read More Herbal Bathing …….

Calendula

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) A beautiful yellow flower can be used as externally for sores, skin ulcers, burns and bruises. This flower is also being used in the cosmetic industry and is known to have a soothing feeling.    Although this flower is used in other industries, it is also used in the Tea Industry as a… Read More Calendula

Unsafe Herbs

Here is a list of some of the UNSAFE HERBS Calamus Root; Comfrey; Goldenseal; Hawthorne Berries; Juniper Berries; Life Root (Ragwort); Lobelia; Mandrake Root; Mistletoe; Oak Bark; Pennyroyal; Pokeroot; St. John’s Wort; Wormwood; *** from Health Promotion and Nutrition, Scarborough Health Department

Love the Spice cabinet

Out of your spice cabinet……. – cloves, cinnamon, ginger, garlic powder, anise seed, cardamom, black pepper and nutmeg.   These are often added to your teas for added ingredients.    – Many Chai Teas have cinnamon, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg added to the teas.   – Garlic spread on toast is known to help when… Read More Love the Spice cabinet

Recipe – “Soothing Tea”

Inspired music by “Nanette Workman” – “I’m a Woman” (Roots’n Blues – Album)     “Soothing Tea” Victoria – “the Pleasures of Tea by Kim Waller & Nancy Lindemeyer   1    tablespoon pesticide-free linden leaves and flowers 1    tablespoon pesticide-free chamomile 1    tablespoon fragrant pesticide-free rose petals   1.    Pour boiling water into the teapot… Read More Recipe – “Soothing Tea”

Sunflowers, tea & info

     Sunflowers are beautiful when they start to grow and unfold the large center cone that looks like a honeycomb, as the bright yellow petals start to grow and overlay each other, as each petals blooms.    Tall stalks of wild Sunflowers array along the fence, as fall approaches the Sunflower petals falling to the ground in… Read More Sunflowers, tea & info

Recipe – “Elderflower Champagne”

“Elderflower Champagne” “The Illustrated Herbal Encyclopedia” by Brenda Little     2        good handfuls elderflowers-unbruised 1        lemon 2        tbsp. White vinegar 700    g./1-1/2 lb. Sugar 4        litres/7 pints water   *        Grate the lemon rind, squeeze the juice and add to the elderflowers, sugar and vinegar.  Stir.  Add the water… Read More Recipe – “Elderflower Champagne”