Saturday, April 18, 2009

The joys of herbs!

So I am thinking once we make this long move of ours about setting up some herb boxes. I want the ones I use a lot, like basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme and such but I think I also want some that are more medicinal. Like allspice is great for the common cold, or aloe that is used for many things besides sunburns. I think that knowing more about herbs and knowing different ways to use them medicinally is a good thing for any family working on preparedness.

What are your favorite herbs for food or for medicine?


  1. Comfrey is awesome for bruises or cuts. Peppermint smells good and is great for bellyaches; can also be used in cooking. I have tons more, call me lol.

  2. like Gracie said, peppermint is great for tummy aches and also for nausea. I used aloe on the Boys gums after a family friend/doctor recommended it, and although it had a bitter taste it worked like a charm.


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