Category: Herb of the Month

One herb is high-lighted each month

November 27, 2017 Sachabegg No comments exist

Cinnamon – Cinamomum zeylanicum Almost all of us are familiar with cinnamon. I remember eating it as a child. Making toast, spreading a decent amount of butter, and sprinkling cinnamon and sugar on it. Not the healthiest of breakfast foods, but at the time I thought I was getting ahead! Now it is a spice…

October 30, 2017 Sachabegg No comments exist

Ginger – Zingiber officianale   Most of us are familiar with ginger as a food, commonly used in ginger bread, ginger cookies, stir-fry, and lots of delicious Indian cuisine. Did you know, it is a also a medicinal plant that can be used to treat some common ailments?   Ginger is in the Zingiberacaea family…

October 2, 2017 Sachabegg No comments exist

Cayenne, Capsicum annuum   Cayenne peppers (in fact all peppers) are stimulants to the system. Cayenne stirs up the blood and has an equalizing effect in that it helps to move stagnant blood. It moves blood to the surface, and is a corrector of circulatory problems. Alternately, cayenne will also staunch the flow of blood….

September 4, 2017 Sachabegg No comments exist

Calendula – Calendula officinalis Calendula is an annual that grows about 12 inches high. Its beautiful flowers bloom in yellow and orange and they will brighten up your garden with their herbal sunshine! Calendula will lightly reseed itself in your garden, but just in case, collect a few seed heads to plant for next year’s…

July 30, 2017 Sachabegg No comments exist

Herb of the month Mugwort/Cronewort – Artemesia vulgaris   This herb was named after the Goddess Aretemisia of the moon and the hunt. It is a perennial that can get a bit weedy (so plant it where it can be free to roam), it has little silver hairs on the back sides of its leaves,…