The Way of Herbs
Perennial Herbs - It's always sad in the winter when they go dormant, but come spring their ressurection is always a pleasant surprise.
Mint and Oregano - they make everything taste better!
Some Medicinal Herbs:
Easy Sore Muscle Salve:
Fill a quaret size jar with dried Arnica, Self-Heal, St John's Wort and Calendula. Fill with Olive Oil, and cover with lid. Let sit in the sun for 3 weeks. Strain. Heat on stove to melt some grated bee's wax in, pour into small jars with wide mouths and let cool.
My favorite early spring bloomer....what a show she puts on!
May 28 - later blooming herbs
Comfrey - has come back and spreading all over the place. It has some attractive flowers, and is a good addition to a sore muscle salve when dried, or used fresh as a poultice. If you have a morter and pestal, mush it up with a little water, and make a hot compress with it on your sore muscles. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY.
LAVENDER - these few plants I have are so pretty and so fragrant, I don't harvest them, because I just want to enjoy them where they are. When I need more dried lavender I just order it online.
Pineapple Sage (a beautiful Fall bloomer) and Rosemary