Somehow it just seems
like you ought to be able to trust the market that sells things for your health. Not only
is refinement a problem, but growing and collecting the right species of plants can be
difficult to insure. Often there are no controls or governing bodies for testing what is
sold. Freshness and purity of whole herbs are questionable when dried and stored. We all
know there is a big difference between fresh Basil and powdered Basil, surely there must
be a big difference between fresh Marsh Mallow and powdered Marsh Mallow. That these
plants are worthy is not in question. That we should allow growing, collecting and
processing of our herbal remedies by others is. We are growers. We have confidence
in what we grow and serve to ourselves.
check with your doctor or other qualified herbal practitioner before you take
anything. Just as aspirin can adversely
affect some and help others so can herbs. Be careful when you harvest to make sure
you collect correctly and never take chances with unknown plants.
For more information
regarding the plants mentioned here and how to use them, refer to the following
publications: The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants by Andrew
Herbal by Penelope Ody.
We hope that you
continue to grow your own herbs whatever you use them for and enjoy the purity of your end
These are some of the most talked about and healthful herbs;
something old is new again. From the writings of the Ancients to the most recent trends in
health care to the latest discovery from the Rain Forest, herbs are there.
Health benefits come
from many other herbs, including the standby culinary herbs like Thyme, Sage, Peppermint,
Hyssop, Dill, Garlic, Celery, Cayenne Pepper, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Lemon, Clove, Licorice,
Lavender, Lemon Balm, Nutmeg, Onion, Angelica, Chervil, Horseradish, Tarragon,
Asparagus, Cabbage, Tea, Basil, Caper, Caraway, Carob, Chicory, Coffee, Cilantro, Saffron,
Cumin, Lemon Grass, Bay Laurel, Lovage, Lemon Verbena, Myrtle, Marjoram, Oregano, Anise,
Allspice, Pepper, Pomegranate, Radish, Raspberry, Winter Savory, Sesame, Cocoa, Grapes,
Rosemary, Fennel and others. This has to be some of the most delicious medicine