Monday, July 23, 2012

herbal napping

There is a bed on the farm that has 3 herbs growing in it. Chamomile, anise and sour grass. It smells delicious.

Chamomile is sometimes dried to steep into hot tea. Sometimes used to make a infusion, a cold water drink with the fresh leaves, stem and flower in it, served with a flower or 2 floating on top. A refreshing drink that quenches thirst. It is known to calm the stomach, and as a relaxant.

Anise tastes like black licorice. It Is used to calm the stomach, and is also the base for jelly beans and a number of liquors.

Sour grass has a lemony flavor, and is also used to make a tisane, a cool drink infusion used to quench thirst in hot weather. It is also known to calm a tummy.

It looks like it is working, the dog looks like she is smiling.

2 comments:

  1. Chamomile is also supposed to be good for healing and as an antiseptic. My sister Elena insisted that I use a plaster of it daily over my wound after surgery. Whether it helps or not, I don't know; but it keeps your mind on something else while you are doing it.

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