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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #17

Well, it’s Tuesday again and that means more tea! And today I want to do something fun that you can add to your solar eclipse activities.  Especially if you have kids, you can tell them you’re going to make eclipse tea on Monday! Because there’s nothing quite like a good glass of sun tea to […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #16

I don’t know about you guys but it’s slowly starting to feel like Autumn here and there.  And if you’re in the south like us, Autumn is a present from the heavens after our disgustingly hot and humid Summer. We’ve had lovely rainy days over the last week or so and it’s brought deliciously cooler […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #15

And we’re back!!!  And it feels SOOOOO good to be writing another Tea is for Tuesday for everyone! Persephone’s Herbal wants to apologize first and foremost that we just dropped off the face of the Earth without word or sound from us.  I, Christina, do our Tuesday posts and I had a job that was […]

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Materia Medica: Dandelion

    Common Names: Dandelion Priest’s Crown Swine’s Snout Botanical Names: Taraxacum Officinale   Family name: Asteraceae Actions: Choleretic Appetite stimulant Digestive bitter Cholagogue Mild purgative Hepatic Tonic Lymphatic Alterative Demulcent Diuretic Anti-Rheumatic Laxative Anti-Inflammatory Anti-Oxidant Nutritive Alkalinizer Lithotriptic Galactagogue      Parts used: Whole plant Leaves Flowers roots   Taste/smell: Bitter, drying, and cooling […]

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Materia Medica: Peppermint

Common Names: Mint Peppermint Botanical Names: Mentha Piperita Family name: Lamiaceae (Mint Family) Actions: Digestive Carminative Antispasmodic Diaphoretic Anti-emetic Mild sedative Emmenagogue Peripheral vasodilator Mildly anaesthetic and antiseptic Analgesic Uterine Relaxant Anti-microbial Relaxant Hypertensive Choleretic Cholagogue Hepatic Parts used: Leaves Taste/smell: Sweet, spicy, aromatic, cooling Dosage: Internal – Infusion: 1 tablespoon per cup of water; […]

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Materia Medica: Lavender

    Common Names: Common Lavender French Lavender True Lavender Lavender Botanical Names: Lavandula Angustifolia Family name: Lamiaceae (Mint Family) Actions: Aromatic Relaxing Nervine Carminative Sedative/Anxiolytic Antimicrobial Antioplastic Effects Antispasmodic Antidepressant Rubefacient Emmenagogue Hypotensive Nootropic (enhances cognitive ability) Antiseptic Vulnerary   Parts used: Flowers – Harvest towards the end of flowering when petals have barely […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #14

I’m deeply sorry it has been a couple weeks since you’ve heard from yours truly. Life has thrown so many curve balls at us between finishing up tax season, subscription boxes going out, starting a new 9-5 gig…. No excuse but it happens. I’m currently sitting in a Starbucks waiting for a team meeting to […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #13

I was digging around for a good recipe to share with you and encourage me to keep drinking more tea. I stumbled across one – ironically at the Martha Stewart site – that just seems like spring in a glass.  March, April, and May been it’s strawberry season if you’re trying to stick with seasonal […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #12

It’s Tuesday!  So that means TEA!!!  And it’s officially Spring, too!  And here in Memphis it feels like Spring, almost Summer today actually.  Our humidity is a killer. But the coming warmth and humidity is why I opted for an iced tea recipe today. I won’t lie I haven’t tried this recipe but it sure […]

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Materia Medica: Jasmine

Jasmine   Common Names: Jasmine Common Jasmine White Jasmine Botanical Names: Jasminum Officinale Actions: Anti-Depressant Antiseptic Aphrodisiac Antispasmodic Anti-inflammatory Cicatrisant Expectorant Galactagogue Parturient Uterine Sedative Aromatic Parts used: Flowers – picked early in the day when the small petals are tightly closed. Leaves and roots are rarely used, but may have some external uses. Taste/smell: […]

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