Worth a Mint

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  Mentha was a nymph who because of the love Pluto bore her, was metamorphosed by a jealous Prosperine into the plant we now call…

  Oregano’s name means “joy of the mountain” derived from two Greek words, oros (mountain) and ganos (joy), because of the pleasure derived from several…

Some Sage Wisdom

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  Salvia officinalis - from the Latin word "salvere"- the name means "to save" and refers to its alleged curing properties. Ancient Egyptians promoted it…

Forage for Borage

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Borage (Borago officinalis) is commonly recognized as the herb with the cucumber-like tasting leaves. This is one of my favorite herbs because it is so…

Catch the Feverfew

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Since the time of Plutarch, feverfew has been used in the Western world as a medicinal herb.  One source states its name comes from the…

Chive Talkin’

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When the colonists arrived on the shores of America, among the kitchen and medicinal herbs that crossed the ocean with them were chives. Down through…