All Year Round, For The Kitchen, For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs, Homemaking, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Herbs: An Overview

When thinking of gardening, cooking, eating healthy, one cannot get away from the beauty and necessity of herbs.  Regardless of your goal- to grow healthy food for you and your family, to attract butterflies, to make your gardens beautiful or to simply delight your senses- herbs fit the bill. For the most part, herbs are… Continue reading Herbs: An Overview

For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs, Homemaking

Making Medicine At Home

For a live video go to Hollyberry Herb Farm on Facebook An Herbal Tincture is a method of preserving the medicinal attributes of an herb in such a way will allow you to use the herbs long after their season is gone.  As I have said before, the more herbs you eat, the healthier you… Continue reading Making Medicine At Home

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5 Reasons Rosemary Should Grow In Your Garden

"What's your favorite herb?" This is probably the question I am asked most often.  I couldn't pick a favorite herb- possibly a Top 10 list, but never a favorite. Rosemary is an herb that would ALWAYS be on this list and very likely in the #1 spot.  The reasons are many- from ease of growing… Continue reading 5 Reasons Rosemary Should Grow In Your Garden

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The Dandelion

"She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead." A.A. Milne I have always loved dandelions.  Blowing the seeds was a wonderful pastime when I was a child.  Little did I know that I was spreading the love- dandelion love. Now I love dandelions for a… Continue reading The Dandelion

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Help For Reoccuring Ear Infections

As I mentioned in my previous post,  my second daughter had a terrible time as an infant and toddler with ear infections.  At that time, I knew nothing of alternative medicine or holistic healing so I did what the vast majority of mothers do- I took her to the pediatrician.  He, then did what most… Continue reading Help For Reoccuring Ear Infections

For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs

Herbal Tinctures- What Are They & How To Make One

An Herbal Tincture is a method of preserving the medicinal attributes of an herb in such a way will allow you to use the herbs long after their season is gone.  As I have said before, the more herbs you eat, the healthier you will be.  However, at certain times of the year, certain herbs… Continue reading Herbal Tinctures- What Are They & How To Make One

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Lemon Verbena- An Herb That Should Get A Lot More Press!

Lemon Verbena: Aloysia citrodora is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family Verbenaceae, native to western South America. Common names include lemon verbena and lemon beebrush.[2] It was brought to Europe by the Spanish in the 17th century and cultivated for its oil. Lemon Verbena  was/is used by those believing in magic and spells.  Lemon Verbena is for love- to make yourself attractive to the opposite sex.  I don't know about… Continue reading Lemon Verbena- An Herb That Should Get A Lot More Press!

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Rosemary For Remembrance- And A Whole Lot More!

When folks think of herbs, Rosemary is always one that comes to mind.  We have sold a lot of rosemary which always surprises me given the fact that once Rosemary is established it grows quickly and makes a rather large shrub.  It would seem that one plant would be all a person needed in a… Continue reading Rosemary For Remembrance- And A Whole Lot More!

Body Care, For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs, Homesteading, Recipes

Herbal Deodorant- A Recipe

As we journey along on our path to health, herbs are playing a huge role.  The home medicine cabinet can be stocked with so much that will keep the doctor away and keep your body humming like a well-oiled machine.  One of the items in my medicine cabinet that I wanted to replace was deodorant.… Continue reading Herbal Deodorant- A Recipe

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Holy Basil

One of the new herbs that I have grown this year is Holy Basil. This herb was recommended to me by my good friend, Gail, because she said that it had the most amazing scent and thrived in hot Texas summers. Well, anything that thrives in a Texas summer needs consideration and I am always… Continue reading Holy Basil