Permaculture Cottage ~ Healing Herbs and Using Them

Oregano, harvested today and drying by the stove in the kitchen. These are the flowers of the Oregano plant and are excellent for use as tea, once dried and stored. Oregano tea is good for sore throats and for warding off colds. The thin rays of the sun on the windowledge this afternoon. It is almost autumnal. Indeed there appears to be an early start to Autumn. Lavender was harvested as well as Oregano today. This is a bunch of lavender hanging from above the window. The scent is wonderful. English lavender yields an essential oil with sweet overtones, and can…