Tag: sick

Herbal Hot Toddy [with Mint-Infused Bourbon]

You can make a traditional Hot Toddy with only a few ingredients: whiskey, honey, water, and lemon. It is simple, but it's good to have a simple recipe that doesn't require a lot of thought to make while you shuffle around the kitchen, wrapped in a blanket, with tissues hanging out of your nose. It's a tried and true ...

Yarrow for Fever and Flu

Yarrow for Fever and Flu It seems rather innocuous, this lovely white flower, but yarrow has earned many expressive titles: staunchwort, wound wort, nosebleed, knight’s milfoil…most of these names are crediting yarrow’s remarkable ability to stop a wound from bleeding while reducing pain and infection. These are ...

Aaaand we’re back!

Festival of Legends 2015 Whew. What a month it has been! First, Eric and I went to the Festival of Legends in Chapel Hill, NC during the final weekend in April.  It was a blast, as usual. It rained most of the weekend, which kept attendance down, but we still had a very lovely time and a successful first ...

Recipe Box: Herbal Cough Syrup (Infusion)

It has been a doozy of a winter - not just colder than usual, but wet, and with fluctuating temperatures. This sort of combination has kept even some of my healthiest friends prone to repeated illnesses.  My dearest beloved has been sick with lung and sinus issues twice now despite our daily vitamins, herbal tea, and ...

catnip

Let’s Talk About: Catnip Herbal Remedies

 Oh, sweet Catnip! My yard has a very happy spot in it during the warm months - right next to a nice spot next to a sun-warmed rock wall lives a towering bush of catnip.  His longest branches have grown to be taller than I am, and his flowering tips wave a fond greeting whenever I come down to the garden. Catnip ...

Ticks and Lyme Disease: The Basics of Lyme

In this picture, there are three ticks under my bodice that I don't know about yet. Image by AnimazeGuy Chapter 1: The Bite Chapter 2:  The Next Steps Chapter 3: The Basics of Lyme So.  Before I continue my tale, let me explain why I went into this process already armed with a decent amount of knowledge about ...

Mulled wine is good medicine - a recipe from pixiespocket.com

Mulled Wine is good medicine

Grumble. Mumble.  I have a fever...a mild one, mind you, and I should be in bed.  But I promise I'll do that in a minute. First I have to tell you about what I am drinking right now. Cordials, elixirs and brews I am drinking some mulled wine. Mulled wine is not just meant to be delicious, hot alcohol for ...

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