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Basil

Basil

Basil, scientifically known as Ocimum basilicum, is celebrated globally not only for its integral role in culinary arts but also for its health-enhancing properties. As a key herb in kitchens and gardens alike, basil offers a fresh, aromatic lift to dishes and a wealth of medicinal benefits, making it an essential herb for both chefs and herbalists.

Sage

Sage

Garden sage, scientifically known as Salvia officinalis, is a revered plant in the realm of culinary and medicinal herbs. This hardy perennial is not only a staple in kitchens but also a standout in any herbal medicine cabinet due to its robust properties and versatility. Whether you’re a seasoned herbalist or a home cook, understanding the benefits and uses of sage can enrich your health and spice up your meals.

QOTD: Can’t I Just Grow My Herbs Indoors?

QOTD: Can’t I Just Grow My Herbs Indoors?

Q: I don’t have a yard or outdoor space to grow anything. Can I just grow my herbs indoors? Any tips?

Rejuvenating Herbs of Spring

Rejuvenating Herbs of Spring

As winter melts into spring, we’re greeted not just by blooming flowers but also by a chance to integrate the season’s bounty into our wellness routines. The ancient practice of using herbs for healing is reborn with every bud and leaf, offering us an opportunity to improve our health.

Candied Angelica Recipe

Candied Angelica Recipe

Candied Angelica is a sublime confectionery delight. Angelica, with its unique flavor profile, has been gracing European cuisines since the Middle Ages and is renowned for its alleged medicinal benefits. It’s time to transform this historical gem into candied Angelica, a treat that promises to add a touch of gourmet sophistication to your dessert repertoire.

Angelica

Angelica

Angelica’s story begins in the misty landscapes of Northern Europe, where it has been used for centuries, not just as a medicine but also as a guard against negative energies and witchcraft. References to Angelica can be found in ancient texts, such as those of the famous herbalist, John Gerard, who praised its mystical properties.

Catnip Bug Spray Recipe

Catnip Bug Spray Recipe

Make this easy Catnip Bug Spray that really works! Catnip, scientifically known as Nepeta cataria, contains nepetalactone, a compound found to be very effective at repelling mosquitoes, even more so than DEET in some cases. It’s a natural and safe alternative, especially for those who prefer not to use chemical repellents.

Moroccan Mint Tea Recipe

Moroccan Mint Tea Recipe

Moroccan mint tea, also known as “atay b nahna,” is a delightful blend of green tea, fresh mint, and sugar. Here’s a traditional recipe:

Peppermint

Peppermint

With its invigorating aroma and refreshing taste, Peppermint is more than just a flavoring for candies and teas. This humble herb, scientifically known as Mentha x piperita, is a powerhouse of benefits that have been cherished for centuries. Let’s delve into the world of peppermint and uncover its many secrets.

8 More Teas and Herbals For Seasonal Allergy Relief

8 More Teas and Herbals For Seasonal Allergy Relief

When spring blooms, so do our allergy symptoms. Often mistaken for the common cold, seasonal allergies—or allergic rhinitis—bring sneezes, sniffles, and watery eyes to many of us. Before you reach for the antihistamines, consider a natural and tasty alternative available right in your kitchen: teas and herbal infusions!