November 21, 2015

A walk through an herb garden

I was able to spend some much needed time in the herb garden this week, I know I have said it before and I will probably say it another twenty times, Fall is my most favorite time of year. And a walk through the herb garden this time of year always brings such solace.

Would you take a turn about the garden with me?


There's Yarrow – achillea millefolium ~ a wonderful diaphoretic herb used for fevers. There is anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, as well as being anti-microbial and astringent. A member of the Asteraceae family, of whom sensitivities have been reported. She also enjoys spreading beyond her boundaries and is happy to share just about any location in your garden... or lawn. 



I sat with Comfrey – symphytum officinale ~ that's her over there... for a little while, admiring the green of her leaves, given this fall season... capturing the little remaining blossoms that seem to bow or to curtsy as you get to know them. Anti-inflammatory and astringent, wonderful in the way of promoting cellular growth and proper scar formation... yes, Comfrey has been a friend of mine for many years. Even with her controversial history... 



And just down the row lives Echinacea – echinacea spp. ~ the leads of this group are often seen in E. purpurea, E. angustifolia and E. pallida. Earls really, in antimicrobial action, being anti-inflammatory, and a large supporter of the immunomodulator committee. Extremely effective when dealing with issues of the upper respiratory tract and when the season is over, they often spend their evenings assisting many a migrating bird.



Miss Melissa – melissa officinalis ~ excels in carminative action, relieving spasms of mind and body. Her fragrance is very notable of lemons and her ability to calm the nerves is simply outstanding. She is delicate of air, but strong and highly productive in her work. Making her a welcomed addition to any occasion... howbeit she does have some binding effects on TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) sadly, often running interference. 



Ah – here at the gate is Moses, he watches mostly... and though not an herb to meet, but worth a mention and an introduction. Because these cool nights and rainy days have cause him to come calling more often. He has great manners, isn't pushy at all and is not opposed to pat as long as there are no dogs in the area.

That concludes our turn about, I thank you for joining me and I will be looking forward to more turns about Creation in the future.

~ Blessings!

He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, 
And vegetation for the labor of man, So that he may bring forth food from the earth...


~ Psalm 104:14 ~

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