A selection from AnniesRemedy.com, a very useful website I have come across. This is personally one of my goals, to have an in-home apothecary... And I do, just on a very limited scale right now. So I will be writing a weekly column in the Microfarming portion of this website about specific herbs and how to grow, harvest, and use them. I hope there are a few of you who are interested in this sort of thing, as I have found herbs to be quite uplifting and helpful wgen used for medicinal purposes. Here is what Annie wrote:
"Because of my work I keep a large inventory of dried herbs, medicinal oils and essential oils in my kitchen, which doubles as my home apothecary. The kitchen is the true heart of the home, and the center of operations of the home herbalist who does not recognize the artificial dividing line between food and medicine. Over time I noticed that the herbs I used most often tended not to be the exotic ones, but to be the most common and inexpensive ones, like peppermint, cinnamon, and ginger. Out of the thousands of possibilities, these core group of herbs are the ones I can't live my life without, the ones who get used the most, end up in my tea cup the most often, the ones who prompt an order to my wonderful supplier when they run low. Bonus points are awarded to those plants who will grow in my back yard garden. These are the herbs that in many cases have inspired me to go to botanical gardens, peruse seed catalogs, and break the earth in the spring to plant them in my back yard. The visitors to AnniesRemedy.com seem to agree."
The core group of herbs she is referring to are written about in an e-book on Annie's website, available for $2.95, for those of you who are interested. I have found it to be a very helpful website.