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Archive for August, 2010

Product Review: Dryer Balls

• Aug 30th, 2010 • Category: Musings

While not exactly herbal related, a couple of weeks ago, I posted a link about an eco-friendly item on my Facebook page (are you a fan, yet?). In case you missed it, the link is here. Anyways, I was excited about this product. I’m always looking for ways to help the environment and cut down […]

Juniper: Not Just for Gin

• Aug 26th, 2010 • Category: health, herbs, magic

Throughout the US, Juniper is used as ground cover. Experts differ but existing records show between 52 and 67 different species. A member of the Cypress family, it is actually a shrub that can grow into a tree up to 25 feet high! The part you’re looking to use is the berries. It can take […]

There’s Rosemary that’s for Remembrance

• Aug 19th, 2010 • Category: health, herbs, magic

Most people know this quote from Shakespeare (Hamlet Act IV, Scene V). But why would Ophelia have said this? If I recall correctly, she was mad at this point and probably didn’t have any real reason behind the statement.  However, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis has a long reputation for strengthening the memory. From this, it became […]

The Hidden Side of Parkinson’s

• Aug 12th, 2010 • Category: health, Musings

I was brought up to not discuss my problems. I should keep them to myself and figure out how to solve them on my own. Probably not the healthiest way to deal with things and it really upsets my husband when I get quiet and don’t say why, but there you are. However, I have […]

Water: The Gift of Life

• Aug 5th, 2010 • Category: health, Musings

It’s raining!  We’re so short of normal rain for the year plus the extremely high temperatures we’ve been experiencing are drying everything out. Just a brief rain shower is enough to get me excited, although they haven’t been plentiful or long enough to keep me from having to move hoses around the garden. (Dang. It’s […]