Here at Lovelight Herb Farm, we wish a very safe, happy Halloween to those who are celebrating!
The origins of this spooky holiday dates back to nearly 2,000 years ago, at the pagan Gaelic festival Samhain. This event marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, also known as the “darker half” of the seasons. It was believed that the barrier between our world and the Otherworld would weaken, allowing spirits to return and roam the land. This prompted folks to form charms and spells from herbs you might find right in your garden! Read More
Heal all, also known as self-heal or woundwort, is a perennial that can grow nearly anywhere but thrives in growing zones 3-9. They require moist but well-drained soil under full sun to partial shade. Seeds can be sown in the fall in colder climates, and during the spring in warmer climates.
Heal all has been used medicinally throughout the world for centuries. It is said to be antibacterial, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, and more. It is rich in antioxidants and has multiple beneficial compounds including tannin, flavonoid, thiamine, and vitamins C and K. This plant is used to treat almost Read More
German chamomile is an annual that blooms spring through summer. It is a member of the Asteraceae family, and is native to southern and eastern Europe. Growing up to 1-2 ft. in height, this plant is characterized by its thin stems, narrow leaves, and daisy-like appearance with white petals and a yellow center.
Chamomile is a wonderfully soothing herb used to treat different ailments, especially restlessness or gastrointestinal problems. It has been used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory, sedative, antibacterial, and anti-allergenic properties. When ingested, either as a tea or tincture, it may help alleviate insomnia, cold symptoms, promote bowel movement, Read More