Tag: lavender

Good health smells great

It's not strictly herbal medicine, although essential oils used in aromatherapy are of course made by extracting volatile oils from herbs and other healing plants. By its very name, aromatherapy is a therapy utilising scents....

Herbal Aromatherapy Works While You Sleep

Hello Herb Lovers, Life has been pretty chaotic in our part of the world – which kinda explains why there haven’t been any posts recently. Herbs as usual have been my salvation from completely losing my mind to stress – my famous Hugs-In-A-Cup tea works wonders on my nerves...

Baby Eczema – Treating skin disorders with herbs

Hello Herb Lovers, My little Pixie Boy has some skin issues I am not at all happy with.  I suspect that he has inherited possible food intolerances from me and that the dermatitis on his legs and back are a symptom of this.  Since I dont do cortisone on...

Herbal First Aid Kit – What should you have on hand?

Hello Herb Lovers, A little while ago I was in a discussion with two Herbology fans about a Herbal First Aid Kit – what it should contain and what it should be able to treat.  It went something like this… Shiny: What does everyone recommend (and please include recipes...

Getting ill at daycare – Herbs can help children get better sooner

I thought that my baby had a really good immune system. He is 29 months old, has only once been worryingly sick and has had the sniffles a few times but that’s about it. I was happy with that as an indication that his system is obviously being challenged...

Strawberry & Lavender Gin

Strawberry & Lavender Gin 400g ripe but firm strawberries175g caster sugar8 large lavender flowers750ml gin Place all the ingredients into a wide mouth jar. Cover with a lid and leave in a dark and (relatively) cool place for 2 weeks. Gently shake the jar every day. Strain the gin...

Natural Herbal Remedies for Headaches

Natural Herbal Remedies for Headaches There are thousands of people throughout Australia who each day suffer from headaches or migraines. With so many healing methods presented by Western medicine you would think herbs would have been ruled out as a valid treatment, but they have not. Headaches may be...

Winter Herbs – Planting Guide

Hello Herb Lovers, If you think your herb gardening days slow down now that winter has set in you might be surprised to hear that the cold season is a busy one indeed.     No matter what area and what climate, now is the perfect time to update...

The Easiest Herbal Remedy Ever

Hello Herb Lovers,   Guess what? The parcels have arrived!! You know what that means, right? Lots of herbal goodies for me to share with you.   Of course they have arrived while I am mid nervous breakdown. Tomorrow is my 40th (good grief has time really gone that...