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Angel Wing Katydid and Herb Gardens...A Story


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Jill
- 2873 days ago - susunweed.com
Nourish Yourself ... Anise Hyssop: A Perennial Native by Thea Summer Deer



   

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Elizabeth P (99)
Friday August 5, 2011, 9:06 am
Great reading, thank you. I just planted a bunch of the Anis. Hysop. this spring. thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 5, 2011, 12:39 pm
Thanks Jill
 

. (0)
Friday August 5, 2011, 12:48 pm
Nice Post and quite informative, Thank You Jill

A part of the Article says:
Anise Hyssop is a blessing to any gardener.
Native Americans found many uses for this plant. They included it in their medicine bundles and burned it as incense for protection. Its uplifting fragrance was also used to treat depression. Anise Hyssop made into a poultice can be used to treat burns and in wound healing. As a wash for poison ivy it helped to reduce itching. Internally it was used to treat fevers, and diarrhea. It is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and very useful as an infusion for relieving congestion. As a medicinal herb it has soothing, expectorant and cough suppressant properties. A tea made from the leaves and flowers is sedating and relieves pain from coughing with chest colds. Used in combination with licorice it is especially effective for lung conditions such as bronchitis and respiratory tract infections.

The foliage of Anise Hyssop actually smells like licorice with complex notes of lemon, pine, sage, black pepper and camphor. There is no floral scent. Leaves and flowers are edible and may be baked in breads or added to salads. It is a feast for the senses and well deserving of its place in the wild garden. It attracts bees and butterflies but controls pests while encouraging pollination. Deer avoid eating this plant but rabbits love it. Hummingbirds also find it attractive and goldfinches eat its seeds.
 

MmAway M (519)
Friday August 5, 2011, 4:12 pm
Outstanding article Jill!

After reading it, I want to eat it! Thank you so much for this!
 

Eileen Novak (444)
Friday August 5, 2011, 6:17 pm
Wonderful!
 

Mary T (178)
Friday August 5, 2011, 6:38 pm
Great post, Thanks Jill
 

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday August 5, 2011, 6:55 pm
Noted, thanks Jill.
 

. (0)
Friday August 5, 2011, 11:57 pm
Thank you,
 

Patricia E G (52)
Saturday August 6, 2011, 8:36 am
Sounds great. Does it come in a 6 pack?

Nice article Jill. Thanks again.
 

Carol H (229)
Saturday August 6, 2011, 6:52 pm
thank you Jill, noted
 

Evelyn B (79)
Saturday August 6, 2011, 8:37 pm
Noted Tks Jill....
 

Bracha Katz (31)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 3:43 am
Thanks
 

Marat Minaev (7)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 10:52 pm
thank you, wonderfull reading
 

William Y (54)
Monday August 8, 2011, 1:35 am
noted
 

Kim O (396)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 6:26 pm
Thanks Jill! Good story!!
 

Susan S (187)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 8:25 pm
I really appreciate earthy women who are in touch with nature. Thanks Jill.
 
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