“Ginger is truly an herbal emissary in the broadest sense. Perhaps no other herb, except garlic, crosses all barriers, cultural, historical, and geographic – food versus medicine, Western versus Oriental, scientific versus folk tradition. Ginger is a universal herb in all respects.” ~ Steven Foster
Once you’ve discovered the extensive and powerful healing attributes of ginger, you wonder how you ever survived without her.
The level of payoff that comes in relation to the minimal amount of effort involved in the practice of daily affirmations is extraordinary. I hope that this post inspires some of you, who have never used this practice, to try implementing affirmations into your life. And provides a motivational boost for those of you who may have put the practice aside or are less faithful to it than they would like to be.
Cranberry sauce is a classic addition to the Thanksgiving Feast table. It’s also my second favorite holiday dish. Stuffing rates first. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about for this woman! But plopping a big old helping of cranberry sauce, right next to the stuffing on my plate, is one of the things that makes my feast day feel complete.
Calendula is one of my very favorite herbs. It is absolutely impossible to look at her bright, cheery blooms and refrain from smiling. Before she is even given a chance to work any of her healing miracles on the human body, she lifts it’s spirits 😉
Sprouting has been on my should-do list for years. I adore sprouts. I’m a huge fan of how they make me feel when I eat them. And I have known for some time that the occassional ‘sprout fix’ I get when I grab those tiny little packages at the grocery store is not nearly enough for me 😉
I haven’t worked with amethyst in years. Many moons ago I was gifted several of these stones by a person who held destructive inclinations against me. I didn’t realize her intent, and I gridded my office in them, as she suggested.
Everybody loves a jack-o-lantern. Not nearly as many know the origins of this seasonal decoration, which has become an incredibly common element of the final harvest celebration of the year. You may know that celebration as Halloween. Or if you follow the Pagan calendar, perhaps as Samhain.
Every year pumpkin spice season rolls around and I’m torn between the desire to indulge my great love for this seasonal flavor with a tasty hot beverage or two, and the more level-headed decision to skip the unnecessary sugar, artificial flavors, and dairy products that are commonly a part of these sweet treats 😉
So you want to learn a little bit about mullein. I wouldn’t expect anything less – She is marvelous!
Mullein is a member of the Scrophularia family. Her botanical name is Verbascum thapsus.
This plant has a rather majestic appearance. It is biennial and grows to be quite tall in it’s second year. Much of the time that I spent with mullein in the wild was in Northeast PA. I regularly came across plants there that towered over my 5’9″ height.