Tag: lemon balm

Make your own Herbal Smoking Blends

When I was a child at bedtime at my grandparents' house, I'd fall asleep watching whiffs of my Grandad's vanilla pipe tobacco drifting down the hallway like blue ribbons. I smoked cigarettes in high school when I was depressed and poetic and suicidal and dramatic and wanted everyone to know it. I smoked cloves while ...

Motherwort and Lemon Balm Brew: One Gallon Recipe

Man...is this brew ever a winner! I'm going to make an annual batch every single fall to help carry me through the grim and grey February and March mood swings. Motherwort is a healer. Well named as a Mother, she wants to nurture and strengthen you, to help you mellow out from anxiety and tension. Motherwort is a ...

2011 Autumn Herb Exchange

Pardon my lack of writing, but I've been recovering from my vacation.  I didn't overexert myself, but I have been so happy and relaxed, that a week has floated by since my last update before I even realized it! Last weekend's festival was a delight.  My love and I joined our friends in the woods of Georgia for some ...

Headache Tea Blend – a helper against migraine pain

If you look carefully, you can see a headache in this picture. I once was miserable and wrecked by pain on a daily basis. Plagued by severe headaches, I pushed everyone away so that I could lay still in a dark room and not be bothered.  I was only in high school and the pain and visual disturbances from the ...

May and June 2011 Growing Update…

Lavender in May, Image by MSP Ok, so we put our tomatoes out way too early...but we were given leggy tomato starts early in the season, and they just couldn't make it indoors anymore! Unfortunately, only the 2 Oregon Spring tomatoes look like they'll do anything - the 3 remaining are miserable, and we already ...