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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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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #11

Soooo… We got so busy getting the last pieces of our subscription boxes together I totally didn’t pay attention to anything but that! So I am deeply sorry! But I’m back with you today and wanting to bring you this beautiful spring equinox inspired recipe I stumbled upon this week.  I believe you will enjoy […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #10

I decided to find a tasty recipe to share that involved our signature fruit – the pomegranate! I snagged this recipe from EatingWell. Pomegranates are not only the fruit of Persephone but also hold a multitude of health benefits.  Here are just a few: Fights Breast Cancer Lung Cancer Prevention Slows Prostate Cancer Keeps PSA […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #9

Alrighty everyone!!! Let’s do this!  I won’t lie.. this recipe isn’t my own, wasn’t given to me, or anything of the sort.  I sought this out in hopes of finding some spring tea inspiration. Here in the Memphis, Tennessee area we’ve had unusually but deliciously warm temps. Spring seems closer than it should be and […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #8

So I’m uber late on this and I’m sorry.  I thought I had it finished up and scheduled out.  I was wrong. But.. I will always deliver! Here’s the recipe I want to share with you for Tea Tuesday… or I guess Thursday in this case. 🙂 I found a tasty little recipe that seems […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #7

It’s Tuesday!   And everyone seems to have the flu or be sick in some way.  This is never good!    So I’ve got a recipe, that I personally haven’t tried but a friend suggested to me a while back when I was feeling the funk.  This is considered a cleansing tea.  Now, about this recipe, if […]

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