Herbs A-Z: ‘H’ herbs

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CHICOPEE, Mass (Mass Appeal) – Our series on ‘Herbs: A to Z’ continues with herbs that begin with the letter ‘H.’ Carol Joyce is the Owner of White Buffalo Herbs in Warwick, shared more about herbs Hawthorne, Hops, Hibiscus & Heartsease.Herbs that start with “H”

Hawthorne, Hops, Hibiscus & HeartseaseHawthorne Tonic

3 Hawthorne Berries (dried)

1 bottle of favorite wine, opened

Wine glassDirections:

1. Put dried berries into open bottle of wine.

2. Cap bottle & let sit overnight to 1 week.

3. Open & pour out a glass (careful not to let berries fall into glass).

4. Drink daily for heart health. Not for children.Hops Bath Harmony

3 Tbsp dried HOPS flowers

2 Tbsp Lavender Flowers

1 Tbsp dried Rose Buds

1 Tbsp Calendula petals

Screw top jar

Cheesecloth square & tieDirections:

1. Mix all herbs together & put in a jar. Cap tightly.

2. Add 1 Tablespoon to a square of cheesecloth & tie tightly closed.

3. Drop bag into bath water & let steep as the tub fills.

4. Enjoy a good relaxing soak in tub…just before bed. You will get sleepy!

5. Remove herb bag when done bathing.Hibiscus Tea

½ teaspoon dried Hibiscus flowers

pinch of lemon or orange peel

tea strainer or ball

1 cup Boiling water

Tea cup

Honey to tasteDirections:

1. Mix together dried herbs & place in tea cup

2. Pour 1 cup boiling water over tea in cup.

3. Steep 5 -10 minutes.

4. Strain out herbs.

5. Add honey to taste

To follow our series on Herbs ‘A to Z’ click here.

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