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Butterfly Pea Zen Tea: A Calming Herbal Infusion

Butterfly Pea Zen Tea: A Calming Herbal Infusion

I created this tea blend first because I wanted something calming. And second, I am a science geek and that is where Butterfly Pea comes in. Who wouldn’t love the color-changing effect? Anyhow, thanks for reading and I hope you try this delicious recipe.

Violets

Violets

As the snow starts to recede, I am anxious to see where my spring plants will pop up. I have lived all over the country and violets are one of the wild plants that seem to survive wherever we go. Usually found along the edges of yards and gardens, many people consider them a weed, while I think violets simply need better marketing.

Dandelion

Dandelion

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), is known in traditional and modern herbal medicine for its nutritional content and health benefits. Although there is an entire industry devoted to destroying these beautiful and useful plants, their bright cheerful blooms endure. Dandelion has so many uses that anyone with a clean patch available to them should take notice.

Sunrise Serenity Tea Blend Recipe

Sunrise Serenity Tea Blend Recipe

During the winter months, I spend more time inside. I like to create tea blends that help me find that calmness and focus that I get I can get out to the green things. It’s not surprising that this recipe works well for my morning routine. Enjoy!

Using Your Herbal Stash

Using Your Herbal Stash

An herbal stash is only as good as the things you use it for. Let’s look at some ideas to get you started.

Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosemary, scientifically known as Rosmarinus officinalis, is not just a culinary staple but a plant steeped in history and lore. Originating from the Mediterranean region, this perennial herb is celebrated for its needle-like leaves and woody aroma, evoking memories of garden freshness and culinary delight. 

Herbs for Allergy Relief

Herbs for Allergy Relief

Navigating through allergy season can be a daunting task for many. The sneezing, watery eyes, and constant itch can drive anyone to distraction. Fortunately, Mother Nature offers a bounty of herbs that can help alleviate these symptoms. Today, let’s talk about some herbs for allergy relief like Nettle, Rosemary, Pearly Everlasting, Goldenrod, and a few others that are not only effective but can also thrive in your garden or the wild.

Nettle

Nettle

Nettle, often overlooked and undervalued, is a treasure trove of health benefits and culinary potential. As a fervent advocate for the wonders of plants, I want to share why nettle has captured my heart

Thyme

Thyme

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is not just your average herb. With roots deeply entrenched in the Mediterranean soil, it has journeyed through centuries, from ancient Egypt to Roman baths, and now to our modern kitchens and medicine cabinets. Its rich history is matched only by its complex flavor profile, making it a staple in culinary and herbal traditions around the world.

Yarrow

Yarrow

Yarrow, known scientifically as Achillea millefolium, is a versatile and resilient herb, celebrated for its myriad of uses in traditional herbalism, gardening, and even in folklore.