Mim's Blog


Ginger

In my 20's, a trip to Chinatown was not complete without buying two things - a round ceramic jar, painted with cherry blossoms, containing sticky squares of ginger in sweet syrup, and a pair .....

Herbalism for Pets

Did you know that dogs and cats are innate herbalists? They search for plant matter to improve digestion and elimination and they often prefer not to eat if they are feeling  .....

Herbal Aphrodisiacs

Before Viagra, the natural world was scoured for aphrodisiacs from tiger’s dick to jackal’s bile, from ginseng to horny goat weed. Unfortunately, the area of sexual .....

Grow Your Own Medicine – Soil

Contrary to popular assumption…soil is not dirt! Healthy soil is alive with helpful micro-organisms. Mim shares an extract of her gardening book, Grow Your O .....

Grow Your Own Medicine – Lavender

Lavender has been used medicinally for thousands of years. It’s also an attractive plant for borders, pathways and rockeries and quite easy to grow. Mim shares an extract of  .....

Fall in love with garlic

I have always had the utmost respect for garlic. Even so, I was surprised when I fell in love with it. The romance began several years ago when I ordered a whole ba .....

Echinacea Trial

You may have read in the papers of a trial reported in the New England Journal of Medicine which concluded that Echinacea has no effect on the prevention and treatment of the common co .....

What's the difference between Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed and Go-Go?

A reader asks, what’s the difference between Bright-eyed and Bushy-tailed tea and Go-Go tea. I ordered a big container of Bright on Friday (with a few other t .....

Any herbal teas I shouldn't drink when pregnant?

I love your preggers tea, drank it before, during and after my first pregnancy. We’re trying to get pregnant again and I’m just wondering if there any any herbal teas I shouldn’t drink w .....