Nasturtium is a highly nutritious rambling succulent herb that likes to grow in a well drained fertile soil in a sunny or part shaded position.
The humble Basil genus of herbs have an incredible five thousand year history full of myth and folklore. In ancient times this herb was feared by men because it was ruled by the astrological sign Scorpio.
The terracotta pot heater is a great little find as heating costs in winter are becoming so expensive for many people. The cost of good dry timber is getting astronomical and a lot of the heat is wasted particularly in an open fire.
Golden seal can be sold as powdered roots, capsules, tincture or ointment. It is used to treat inflamed mucous membranes, and infections, especially when they have become chronic
Tumeric is an rhizome and ancient sacred spice also known as Indian saffron and indigenous to the monsoon forests of south east asia. It is a member of the ginger family and also comes in a white variety.
Comfrey is an indispensable herb to grow in your garden. Not only is it a rich fertilizer, mulch and compost activator, it is also a powerful healing herb for the skin and bones.
Apart from its known hallucinatory and culinary uses this spice has also been used as a magical medicine continuing into the twentieth century. Just carrying it was believed to cure anything from backache to boils.
This spice has been known from remote antiquity, and it was so highly prized among ancient nations that it was regarded as a gift fit for monarchs and other great potentates
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Lemon Grass or Fever Grass is something that is always growing in a subtropical or tropical garden. It is a very beneficial medicinal plant and with the addition of cloves makes an excellent mosquito repellent.
Asparagus was known in ancient times as a very powerful aphrodisiac. Given the phallic appearance of the spears nature has certainly sent a message to that effect for us to heed.
Community Gardens offer a sanctuary from this mad frenetic world, where time slows down to a human heartbeat and connection with the wisdom, knowledge and strength of our elders can be rediscovered.
Wherever Tulsi grows there is no misery.She is the holiest of the holy.Wherever the breeze blows her fragrance there is purity.Vishnu showers blessing on those who worship and grow Tulsi.
Despite all the propaganda, it is not addictive and when grown naturally is a powerful medicine that raises consciousness. Hemp is the most widely cultivated plant on earth. It seems that human beings today are fascinated with help and it is worth more than gold.
Lemon Grass is an easy plant to grow in subtropical and tropical climates. Lemongrass oil is used for its delicious lemony scent, as a calmative and a tonic in aromatherapy and the dry or fresh herb for a lovely flavour in herbal teas.
Jamaican medicinal plants have a long traditional use and have created a strong people resilient to illness. The people of Portland Jamaica are renowned for their excellent health and long life. It was said that the doctors went out of business here as the people never got sick, just got old and dead.
In all the time that I have been a gardener, there are certain weeds that really took some effort to control. Farmers friends was one of those weeds, taking only a few weeks to go to seed and then spreading like wild fire.Little patches would spring up in out of the way places and be missed and then they would seed the whole place
Once known as the food of the Pharaohs it has been cultivated for thousands of years and recognised for its medicinal and nutritional qualities.
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Beans were once called Miracle Herbs because they not only purified the blood, but also strengthened the heart, veins and kidneys by encouraging good circulation
Aloe barbadensis was grown in the West Indies around the 16th century. It also acts as a topical sedative and a skin moisturiser and is very beneficial in the healing of various diseases such as rashes, eczema, burns, redness, cancer and cold sores.
Travellers often feel like they have been to a health farm after a visit to Jamaica, especially if they eat the local Jamaican Rasta diet.
Bitter flavours are very important in our diet. Bitter greens, herbs and teas can introduce them to our diet and promote good health. Antiparastic they help clean the blood and stimulate the bile duct.
Plantains are a staple food in the tropical regions of the world, but can be grown in sub-tropical regions, and are treated in much the same way as potatoes and with a similar neutral flavour and texture when unripe.
Humans do not need to eat animal products. We are physiologically and biochemically adapted to be plant eaters. That is indisputable.
Traditionally this oil has enjoyed topical use in Fiji for relieving the pain of sciatica, shingles, neuralgia, rheumatism and leprous neuritis, for which it is effective.
An Australian noxious weed Apple of Sodom is a perennial herb that can infest natural areas and crops and pastures, particularly in coastal areas.