Growing Galangal, Tumeric, Ginger and Lemongrass from the Supermarket

Ah, the joyous celebration to be found in fresh, homegrown aromatics!  Not only not do they look lush and tropical, their perfume fragrances every part of the plant, not just the familiar culinary bits. When you brush up against lemongrass or walk through a thicket of lush galangal leaves, a gentle aroma is released. Im told…

Comfrey

Comfrey is an amazing plant and well worth cultivating. It is one of the best sources of allantoin, a cell regenerator, which is great for the skin and also internal tissues. It’s common names tell it all- heal all, boneset, knit bone, bruisewort. Comfrey Poultice The leaves can be used to make a very effective…

Rosemary Vinegar

Herbal vinegars are easy to make and have been a traditional way to quickly preserve vital herbs through winter. <a Today I am making a Rosemary Cider Vinegar for my hair treatments, but this and other herb vinegars are also excellent in salad dressings and sauces. My favourite is a good french tarragon vinegar, but…

Olive Oil, Diet & your Erection

I came across an enlightening study while doing my post grad work in Sexual Health. Esposito et al in 2009 found that a Healthy Heart Mediterranean diet low in saturated fats found in dairy and meat (less than 5% of calories) and high in mono & unsaturated fats, like olive oil (10% or more of…