Nothing beats having fresh, organically grown herbs right in your backyard. I'm blessed with having the space for a large garden, and I love to include freshly harvested herbs in my cooking. While making some herb flavored finishing salts to give away as gifts, I found myself with a bit of leftover fresh parsley. I decided to use it to whip up an herb butter with roasted garlic. It's so easy that I'm embarrassed to even call it a recipe!
Click to learn more about the fantastic health benefits of garlic, parsley, and grass fed butter, along with how to make your very own herb butter. It's super simple!
In the Herb Garden: German Chamomile
For so many of us German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) was our first introduction to herbs as a remedy. We were given cups of hot, honey sweetened chamomile tea when we were sick, had a tummy ache, or had trouble turning ourselves off at night. Chamomile soothed and calmed with its gentle, yet steady action, helping us to digest our food better and slip off to sleep.
It’s that gentle reputation that has made this member of the Asteraceae family so popular as a safe herb for children. Don’t let chamomile fool you though. She’s neither weak, nor just for the very young. She’s there for us when we aren’t feeling quite ourselves, whether that’s from:
So grab a cup of this aromatic, golden tea. Let's get into German chamomile, and talk about how we can grow, store, and best use her wonderful benefits!
I'm Jennifer Capestany, a clinical herbalist and freelance writer with a practice in North Texas. Helping people deal as naturally as possible with rheumatoid arthritis, chronic illness and other chronic conditions is my calling.