Lavender is by far one of my favorite herbs. Not only is it beautiful, but it has hundreds of uses. It is a fragrant aromatic, a relaxing herb, and it can be used in baking, lotion making, tea making, tinctures and much more.
Especially beneficial to the respiratory tract in particular coughs, colds, influenza. Certainly eases breathing when lungs and sinuses are choked with phlegm.
Defends system against airborne viruses.
A refreshing note to a tired mind – lavender has been named as one of the most useful of the essences for the relief of anxiety and stress.
Good for aches and pains and muscle stiffness and may also help with rheumatic discomfort and joint stiffness.
Using Ginger to Stay Warm in the Winter Months!!
I make this Grape e Ginger Jam inspired by the juice recipe and it is brilliant for the winter!
Ingredients: grapes, ginger, brown sugar, lemon
Ginger is a wonderfully warming, circulatory stimulating herb. It is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory, supports and tonifies digestion and has immune enhancing properties.
Nothing can be so irritating as getting a chill that won’t go away. It seems to come from the core; hence the phrase “chilled to the bone.” Many people are very susceptible to internal chilly conditions, especially in the cold months.
Luckily, there are some easy remedies that really work. The plant kingdom is our friend
Ginger is perhaps the single most important warming botanical available. Simply put, a moderate to heavy therapeutic use of ginger is almost infallible in its ability to warm up a chilled body.