PLANTING THYME

Thyme medicinal benefits:  Bronchial infections and chronic  coughs are helped by a strong tea of Thyme made in the morning and sipped throughout the day. Some people can take very large amounts without any trouble whereas others would find the taste and aroma too strong to use for long but If you are sensitive to…

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Grow Your Own Medicine!

Winter getting you down? Are you suffering from colds, flu, joint aches?  It is time to take charge of your health and think about what you can do to feel better. Hundreds of websites have information available for herbal  immunity, such as the use of herbs to build your own immune system, adaptogenic herbs, or herbs for…

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Beautiful Baby Balm

Calendula and Chamomile infused in almond and organic olive oil oil with a little coconut oil and chamomile essential oil for an amazing gentle healing and calming salve. This is the best for baby and you. It is made from my organically grown flowers, harvested at peak flowering time,dried, infused in oils and placed in…

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Fall Root Medicine

Jack Frost has arrived and all the beautiful plants are going to sleep for the long winter months to be awakened with the warmth of spring. The plants energies are being directed back in to the roots and now is the time to tap into some of this powerful medicine. We carefully unearth some roots…

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Last of 7 classes for some of our “Seed to Stalk” herbal students with Katie and Carol at the “Powerfarm”

Ashwagandha Root harvesting !!!    Withania somnifera known in Ayurveda as the SUPREME RASAYANA: a  powerful  adaptogenic  herb that rejuvenates and restores one’s physical and mental energies! A big THANK YOU to all our herbalists who came to plant, nourish and harvest many medicinals over the summer. Although the growing season nears the year’s end, our…

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Harvest Time in My Medicinal Gardens

After months of planting, caring, watering and loving, here are some of the fruits of our labor. From the tinest of seeds springs the lovely Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla). The flower is sweet scented and delightful as a tea to calm your stomach and help you sleep.             The  prolific Comfrey…

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Jewel weed- Folk remedy for poison ivy!

 Look at an uninvited but welcome guest  growing in my greenhouse! JEWEL WEED!!!  Jewel weed is in the Balsaminaceae family and is also called Spotted Touch-Me-Not . It is an annual plant growing 3-5 ft tall and  flowers  from June to September                       It usually…

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Springtime Medicinal Seed Starting

 Spring 2017 Medicinal Herb Class  Our class members of “Seed to Stalk” successfully started flats of medicinal seeds with my herbalist friend, Katie and me helping them with instructions at our first class  March 30th while the snow was piled high around the barn and greenhouse.                 The…

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Treasures from the Tortola Botanical Garden

From the beautiful Frangipani to Worry Vines, this tropical garden is well worth a visit. The Joeseph R.O’Neal Botanic Garden is located in Roadtown, Tortola. The garden is filled with tropical blooms of  Hibiscus, Ixora,Jasmine,Bouganvillaea, Frangipani, Lling Llang and many more along with tropical fruit trees such as mango,breadfruit and papaya. As you pass under…

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