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Potions. Medicinal Plants in Permaculture……A Series of Monographs - The Permaculture Research Institute. Thyme – Thymus spp.

Medicinal Plants in Permaculture……A Series of Monographs - The Permaculture Research Institute

Lamiaceae photo Daniela Longo The second in the series ‘Medicinal plants and Permaculture’ is the hardy and highly aromatic Thyme (Thymus vulgaris). Although this time of year in the northern hemisphere is a slow one for plants, this herb is highly useful for winter ailments, for adults and children alike. Considering stacking functions; as a vigorous perennial this plant also provides year-round ground cover and foliage through the long winter months even in the coldest climates. Thyme is a perennial, native European plant, adapted in diverse climates; able to withstand deep freezes and drought tolerant (2). Thyme retains a lot of flavour and aroma on careful drying (8), making it an ideal plant to store. The therapeutic actions make it a valuable plant that stimulates and tones the immune system, especially in chronic exhausted states (7). Photo credit Lucie Bradley, Woodlands Community Gardens, Glasgow UK.

Yoni Steaming As A Celebration Of The Sacred Feminine ~ Sierra Brashear. In Sanskrit, the term yoni is the word for vagina and womb.

Yoni Steaming As A Celebration Of The Sacred Feminine ~ Sierra Brashear

A symbol of the Hindu Divine Mother, the yoni is revered in ancient Indian cultures as undeniably sacred. It is, after all, the origin of life. Indeed, the yoni is a powerful force in the world. As beautiful and perfect as those of us who are blessed to have one, our wombs are central to our energetic, emotional, sexual and intellectual wellbeing. This Little Weed is one of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet.

Why You Should Never Throw Away Orange or Banana Peels. Did you know the peels of some fruits hold some of the most powerful nutrients in the world?

Why You Should Never Throw Away Orange or Banana Peels

There are many uses, both medicinal and practical, for orange and banana peels that aren’t known by many. So, next time you think about throwing away one of these peels, you may want to remember this information.ORANGE PEELS It’s always a good idea to minimize pesticide levels by choosing organic oranges. Oranges tend to be grown with lower pesticide usage than most fruits but a good cleaning with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in 1 cup of water will remove almost any pesticide with ease.

An Orange’s peel and apple’s skin are similar because most of the nutrients are in the skin of these fruits. According to Rebecca Wood, author of The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia, “One medium orange contains over 60 flavonoids and 170 different phytonutrients.” Studies have shown that orange peel can dissolve cholesterol and triglyceride. Wildturmeric. Home Remedies for Toothaches, Gingivitis and More - Natural Health. If you have recurrent dental problems or are currently suffering from pain in a tooth, give these home remedies for toothaches, gingivitis, and bad breath a try.

Home Remedies for Toothaches, Gingivitis and More - Natural Health

Herbal treatments like turmeric, sage and peppermint are natural and effective ways to ease pain, fight bacteria, and prevent inflammation. Home Remedies for Toothaches Experiencing nagging pain near your tooth and gums? While you should make an appointment with your dentist soon to diagnose the cause of the pain, there are many natural herbal therapies that can help ease your discomfort in the mean time. Try the following ideas: 1. Gingivitis Treatments Gingivitis, a common form of gum disease, causes irritation and inflammation in the gums. 1. Bad breath Nobody likes to deal with bad breath.

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Burdock. Chippy and Skipper helping out as I dig Burdock roots!

Burdock

Burdock is a multi faceted gift. Great for food and amazing medicine and helpful in various crafty ways. In fact Burdock burs which we’ve all had annoying experiences with were the inspiration for the developement of velcro. After taking his dog for a walk one day in the early 1940s, George de Mestral, a Swiss inventor, became curious about the seeds of the burdock plant that had attached themselves to his clothes and to the dog’s fur. Under a microscope, he looked closely at the hook-and-loop system that the seeds use to hitchhike on passing animals aiding seed dispersal, and he realised that the same approach could be used to join other things together.

Burdock flowers and burrs Botanical Name: Arctium lappa Family: Compositae Common Names:beggars buttons, Burdock, 2nd year plant getting ready to shoot up it's seed stalk Burdock is a biennial plant. Root: Long tap root Leaf: Young first year leaves edible Flower: Early purple buds. Solomon's Seal. Botanical.com Home Page Botanical: Polygonatum multiflorum (ALLEM.)

Solomon's Seal

Family: N.O. Liliaceae ---Synonyms---Lady's Seals. St. Harvesting and Using Dandelion Roots. When Should I Harvest Dandelion Roots?

Harvesting and Using Dandelion Roots

Dandelion roots are best harvested from late fall through early spring, when the plant is dormant and has stored up energy in the root. For medicinal use, most sources say fall harvest is best. This is because the levels of inulin (insoluble fiber) are higher and the fructose levels are lower. The freezing of winter converts the inulin to fructose, which makes spring roots more palatable for eating. Artemisia annua Seeds £1.98 from Chiltern Seeds - Chiltern Seeds Secure Online Seed Catalogue and Shop. Encyclopedia Britannica.