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    Fresh Tulsi Basil in Louisville

    Tulsi or Holy basil has been revered in India for thousands of years. Tulsi basil, like other types of basil, can help with digestive issues and can be mildly sedating. When used in a tea, tonic or tincture, tulsi basil can help balance one's mood and restore vitality. In Ayurvedic medicine, tulsi basil is used daily to help balance the chakras and bring one's joy and goodness out. Tulsi basil is freshly cut just for you and sold in bunches, leaves and stem. Use them fresh in tinctures or vinegar infusion, or dry the leaves to enjoy as tea.  
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    Fresh chamomile in Louisville now available

    Sold by the scoop. Each scoop is approximately half an ounce. Chamomile flowers have been steeped and enjoyed as a soothing tea for centuries. Most tea bags and mixes use dried flowers and leaves but the fresh flowers have an extraordinary flavor and they're very pretty. You can also dry the flowers at home to make tea in the future. While tea is probably the most common association with chamomile, it has lots of other uses, too. As a culinary herb, chamomile adds a light floral flavor to desserts though it's best used by infusing butter, oil or another ingredient. When it comes to skin care, chamomile is a champion. It's relaxing, soothing and anti-inflammatory, making it perfect in baths or as part of a salve or balm. Learn more about Growing and Using Chamomile
    DISCLAIMER: As with any medicine or medicinal substance, consult your doctor before using. The information offered here is just that, information. It is not given as advice or medical guidance. Use at your own risk. For more information about using herbs medicinally, I highly recommend these books:  
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    Fresh feverfew in Louisville Feverfew is a perennial herb that produces small white and yellow flowers. The leaves and flowers have been used as a remedy for headaches. They can be chewed fresh, dried, or steeped into a tea. Your order will include leaves and flowers, on the stem.
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    Fresh Lavender in Louisville

    There's nothing like fresh  lavender. It's aroma is incredible and uplifting. For many people, inhaling lavender invokes feelings of relaxation and tranquility. Besides enjoying the scent, lavender flowers are a delicious treat to eat. They're often used in desserts, either whole or by infusing oil, butter or other ingredients. Lavender is a delicious addition to tea, and is especially nice with Earl Grey. Some people include lavender in Herbs de Provence and although it's not one of the original herbs in the bunch, it adds a distinctly Mediterranean flavor to the classic herb mixture. Besides it's aromatic, medicinal and culinary uses, lavender is simply lovely and makes an elegant and understated flower arrangement. While there are many ways to enjoy lavender in it's fresh form, it's also very easy to dry lavender. Get a bunch or two of fresh lavender while it lasts. Each order includes 15 mixed stems of 'Grosso', 'Phenomenal' and 'Provence' lavender in full flower. Order now, the fresh lavender won't be in season for long.  
  • Lemon balm is highly prized for it's light, fresh lemony scent and flavor. The leaves are medium sized and flavorful. You can use lemon balm leaves to flavor salads, and desserts or even meats and vegetables. It's best used as a garnish after cooking as the delicate flavor will be lost otherwise. Medicinally, lemon balm can have a calming effect, and is often used in relaxation teas and tinctures. Whether the goal is therapeutic or flavor, lemon balm is a wonderful addition to iced or hot teas.

    Learn more: Growing and Using Lemon Balm

      Lemon balm is a fantastic addition to both cold and hot herbal teas, including these Three Delicious Recipes for Herbal Teas Back to Culinary Herbs
  • Fresh yarrow in Louisville

    All members of the yarrow family have substantial medicinal qualities. Yarrow is commonly used as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent topically, and is especially useful in treating bruises. It has also been used historically to cover wounds and stop bleeding. Taken internally as a tincture or infusion, yarrow is said to help regulate menstruation by relaxing or contracting the uterine muscles. For that reason, pregnant women should not take yarrow internally. 'Strawberry' yarrow produces beautiful deep red clustering flowers. Both the flowers and leaves have medicinal properties and are included with your order.
    DISCLAIMER: As with any medicine or medicinal substance, consult your doctor before using. The information offered here is just that, information. It is not given as advice or medical guidance. Use at your own risk. For more information about using herbs medicinally, I highly recommend these books: