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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2011, 06:56 PM

2. We have other references, but I've seen the one listed in the body of the post...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Herbal-Medicine-Definitive-Reference/dp/0789467836/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325116237&sr=1-3

We grow damn near everything we need, like from St. Johns Wort to basil. St. Johns Wort makes an excellent muscle relaxant if you make an extract with olive oil (set it in the sun for two weeks and then keep it in the dark). Catnip tea is bitter, but it does take care of headaches. If you're going to get into herbs, grow your own. Most can be grown on a porch or inside in containers, but we have a 16'x4' box for herbs (and a few containers as well). They're beautiful and attract a lot of honey bees, bumbles, and more kinds of wasps than you will ever see anywhere else (not aggressive kinds). The entire bed is alive. Curiously, while I thought Monarchs stick with milkweed plants, we've had dozens of Monarch caterpillars on our parsley plants over the years. There's a huge butterfly bush nearby which attracts them, but parsley?


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