Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #16

I don’t know about you guys but it’s slowly starting to feel like Autumn here and there.  And if you’re in the south like us, Autumn is a present from the heavens after our disgustingly hot and humid Summer. We’ve had lovely rainy days over the...

Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #15

And we’re back!!!  And it feels SOOOOO good to be writing another Tea is for Tuesday for everyone! Persephone’s Herbal wants to apologize first and foremost that we just dropped off the face of the Earth without word or sound from us.  I, Christina, do our...

Materia Medica: Dandelion

    Common Names: Dandelion Priest’s Crown Swine’s Snout Botanical Names: Taraxacum Officinale   Family name: Asteraceae Actions: Choleretic Appetite stimulant Digestive bitter Cholagogue Mild purgative Hepatic Tonic Lymphatic Alterative Demulcent Diuretic...

Materia Medica: Peppermint

Common Names: Mint Peppermint Botanical Names: Mentha Piperita Family name: Lamiaceae (Mint Family) Actions: Digestive Carminative Antispasmodic Diaphoretic Anti-emetic Mild sedative Emmenagogue Peripheral vasodilator Mildly anaesthetic and antiseptic Analgesic...

Materia Medica: Lavender

    Common Names: Common Lavender French Lavender True Lavender Lavender Botanical Names: Lavandula Angustifolia Family name: Lamiaceae (Mint Family) Actions: Aromatic Relaxing Nervine Carminative Sedative/Anxiolytic Antimicrobial Antioplastic Effects Antispasmodic...

Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #14

I’m deeply sorry it has been a couple weeks since you’ve heard from yours truly. Life has thrown so many curve balls at us between finishing up tax season, subscription boxes going out, starting a new 9-5 gig…. No excuse but it happens. I’m...

Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #13

I was digging around for a good recipe to share with you and encourage me to keep drinking more tea. I stumbled across one – ironically at the Martha Stewart site – that just seems like spring in a glass.  March, April, and May been it’s strawberry...

Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #12

It’s Tuesday!  So that means TEA!!!  And it’s officially Spring, too!  And here in Memphis it feels like Spring, almost Summer today actually.  Our humidity is a killer. But the coming warmth and humidity is why I opted for an iced tea recipe today. I...

Materia Medica: Jasmine

Jasmine   Common Names: Jasmine Common Jasmine White Jasmine Botanical Names: Jasminum Officinale Actions: Anti-Depressant Antiseptic Aphrodisiac Antispasmodic Anti-inflammatory Cicatrisant Expectorant Galactagogue Parturient Uterine Sedative Aromatic Parts used:...

Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #11

Soooo… We got so busy getting the last pieces of our subscription boxes together I totally didn’t pay attention to anything but that! So I am deeply sorry! But I’m back with you today and wanting to bring you this beautiful spring equinox inspired...

Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #10

I decided to find a tasty recipe to share that involved our signature fruit – the pomegranate! I snagged this recipe from EatingWell. Pomegranates are not only the fruit of Persephone but also hold a multitude of health benefits.  Here are just a few: Fights...

Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #9

Alrighty everyone!!! Let’s do this!  I won’t lie.. this recipe isn’t my own, wasn’t given to me, or anything of the sort.  I sought this out in hopes of finding some spring tea inspiration. Here in the Memphis, Tennessee area we’ve had...