Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Researching herbs on the web

I am posting the links we used in the program today. But you will notice many of them are already posted on this blog.  Remember you do not have to be a Facebook member to view our Facebook page.

Links to start your internet searching.


HerbNET - Herb Uses – AB a must for all the links within the site

Growing Herbs Richter’s, there are many links to the different herbs and plants on this site.

Dave’s Garden forums, blogs, journals, etc.

Herb recipes

Free Herb Recipes - Lingles Herbs

Guidelines For Making Herb Vinegar - Ethel’s Guidelines

Biblical Herbs and references

The Biblical Herb Garden –Mountain Valley Growers

Bible Herbs South Texas Unit of the Herb Society

Conroe,TX actually a prayer garden design for Biblical herbs

Miscellaneous sites of interest

My Grandfather's Earthworm Farm a sweet story of a fertile, self-contained farm, just nice to read.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Meeting July 13, 2011!

News Flash......

We will meet at the Dairy Queen in Rockport. I was not able to get hold of anyone at the Rockport Elementary office to see if they had wi-fi or internet service. I made an executive decision, the library was already booked but suggested the Dairy Queen. Yay!! They have the party room we can use.

I booked it from 9:30 to 11:30.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ancient Roman Shipwreck has herbal medicine remedies

This is amazing. We knew they used them but who knew someday they would be found intact.

Roman-era shipwreck reveals ancient medical secrets

A first-aid kit found on a 2,000-year-old shipwreck has provided a remarkable insight into the medicines concocted by ancient physicians to cure sailors of dysentery and other ailments.

A wooden chest discovered on board the vessel contained pills made of ground-up vegetables, herbs and plants such as celery, onions, carrots, cabbage, alfalfa and chestnuts – all ingredients referred to in classical medical texts.
The tablets, which were so well sealed that they miraculously survived being under water for more than two millennia, also contain extracts of parsley, nasturtium, radish, yarrow and hibiscus.
They were found in 136 tin-lined wooden vials on a 50ft-long trading ship which was wrecked around 130 BC off the coast of Tuscany. Scientists believe they would have been used to treat gastrointestinal complaints suffered by sailors such as dysentery and diarrhoea.
"It's a spectacular find. They were very well sealed," Dr Alain Touwaide, from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Washington DC, told The Sunday Telegraph. "The plants and vegetables were probably crushed with a mortar and pestle – we could still see the fibres in the tablets. They also contained clay, which even today is used to treat gastrointestinal problems."
The pills are the oldest known archaeological remains of ancient pharmaceuticals. They would have been taken with a mouthful of wine or water, or may have been dissolved and smeared on the skin to treat inflammation and cuts. 
What fun to know we are working to pass on that knowledge of what herbs can do for us.

July meeting program is "Researching Herbs on the Internet" by Cindy and Ruth

Hello Herbies!

If any of you are interested in Cindy bringing down some herbs for our upcoming meeting, please let me and/or Cindy know.

Also, I've been gone, so I'm just now getting out the notice about our next meeting.

"Researching Herbs on the Internet" by Cindy and Ruth

10:00 Wednesday July 13, 2011 at the ACISD Maintenance Department (Formerly Rockport Elementary), 619 N. Live Oak Street, Room 14, Rockport, Texas.

Hope to see everyone there!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mulch, mulch, mulch by Cindy Meredith, proprietor of The Herb Cottage

Be sure to check out Cindy's blog about mulch!

Sunday, July 3, 2011
Mulch, mulch, mulch

I know all good garden writers espouse the merits of mulch. Mulch in the winter to keep the ground from heaving and pushing your bulbs and perennials out of the ground if you live where the ground freezes. In hot, dry climates mulch your beds to conserve water and keep the soil from getting too hot.

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