Digestive bitters are my new best friend. Although I eat a very clean diet, I along with others struggle with constipation, gas, and stomach issues. The problem seems to be a lack of bitter food and herbs in our diet. So, what are bitters and how do you get your hands on some?
Every year I pick a plant that seems too hard to grow in my zone or just something really out of the ordinary. I am a push the envelope type of gardener. This year’s kryptonite was hibiscus sabdariffa, which is famous for its red calyx which is used for tea. It is an annual […]
Years ago, I purchased a soapwort plant from a plant sale. When it bloomed the following year, I was pleasantly surprised with its bell shaped pink flowers and powdery smell. It grows to about 2 to 3 feet tall. I never thought much about this plant until one day I researched it to find out […]
Raspberry leaves are one of the darlings of herbal remedies. Yet, you rarely hear about the benefits of blackberry leaves. Just like its cousin, the raspberry, blackberry leaves are full of flavonoids, vitamins, and antioxidants. In addition, it aids in the relief of skin rashes, diarrhea, sore throats and more. Blackberry leaves should claim a […]