Mature Yarrow Plant

Mature Yarrow Plant

I currently have two lovely-Mature Yarrow plants in the backyard, above the Koi Pond. ๐Ÿ™‚
Yarrow is a great wound healer. Brew in teas and tinctures. Its common names are Soldierโ€™s Herb, Herba Militaris, Knightโ€™s Milfoil, Carpenterโ€™s Grass and Nosebleed. Yarrow also staunches bleeding and is antimicrobial and pain reliever.

Also helps with colds and fevers. The classic formula for colds and flus is yarrow, peppermint and elderflower which should be drunk as a hot tea as soon as possible. Circulation, Digestion, Reproductive and Urinary Systems can be helped by using the Yarrow Herb.

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Business cards complete!

Yay! I have ordered my first 250 business cards for Butterfly Forests. ๐Ÿ˜€
I currently have a few places in the local area, and a few potential CSA customers who would love to have me leave some with them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cinnamon-Ginger and Nutmeg Tea

Cinnamon-Ginger and Nutmeg Tea

For a choice of drink along with our meal for dinner, we made some tea from kitchen items we normally have stocked in our shelves.

-Simply thinly slice at least three to four tablespoons of fresh ginger.
-One tablespoon cinnamon.
-One teaspoon nutmeg.

Pour hot water into your teapot infuser and enjoy.
*Steep from five to twenty minutes, plus.
[The longer you allow the tea to steep the better]. You cannot over brew this lovely tea. The more rich in taste, the longer you steep. ๐Ÿ™‚

I was out gardening for a bit and weeding before I came back to have a second cup. ๐Ÿ™‚ The second cup was better than the last. ๐Ÿ™‚

Comfrey Flowers!

Comfrey Flowers!

The back garden is coming alive and healthy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wild Honey Bees are buzzing around happy, with great delights fill the air. The comfrey plants are at least three feet tall now, and their girth keeps on growing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Herbal Comfrey Tea with Mint

Herbal Comfrey Tea with Mint

A great water infusion for helping stimulate healing from cuts and bruises. It can be used also internally for stomach and duodenal ulcers, where it will have the same effect.

Comfrey is also demulcent, producing a mucilage that coats and soothes irritated tissues. It will help reduce inflammation, and at the same time lessen scarring.

Comfrey also has expectorant properties and has a relaxing effect on the respiratory membranes. Since it helps relax and soothe membranes, it is useful in coughs, asthma, and bronchitis. As an astringent, comfrey can also help control slow bleeding, as in the case of ulcers.

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Creating Signs for Beds

After work tomorrow, I’ll be hand painting some signs for all of the seedlings I have sown into the beds for easy identification.ย 
The idea, is to paint a cute colored image next to each name: i.e.ย 
German Chamomile gets a pair of the plant with smiles on the faces of the flowers, next to the name it’s self. .. Something sweet and happy like that.ย ย 

I’m also thinking of making a sign that reads:
Butterfly Forests: 1st Herbal Garden.” At the main entrance of the Herb Bed. ย ๐Ÿ™‚