- Drinking carrot juice usually give you a boost of energy right away, probably due to the high sugar content in carrots. But equal parts of carrot and pineapple juice even make a good energy drink for those with hypoglycemia.
Cultivating a tea garden makes a very fresh brew
Staff and wire reports
June 11, 2008
A cup of tea at breakfast or over lunch is one of life’s simple indulgences. It’s even more special — and not much more difficult — if you grow the herbs yourself.
“Tea is one of my favorite ways to use herbs,” says Ellen Scannell, a master gardener and food preserver certified by Oregon State University.
Many of the best tea herbs are easy to grow, beautiful and naturally resistant to pests. Even if you don’t have garden space, many delightful tea herbs will grow in containers on a porch or windowsill.
“Mint is the classic one,” Scannell says.
Consider mint species with other subtle flavors including apple, pineapple, chocolate, orange, ginger and lemon. Scannell also favors lemon verbena. Daisy-like chamomiles can cheer up any garden and make a soothing tea.
Once you’ve chosen your herbs, it’s easy to harvest, dry, store and brew.
banana, carrot, peppers, parsnip, tomato
sage, pineapple, rosemary
The following solutions help against eczema, psoriasis, jock itch, diaper or poison ivy rashes, and similar skin conditions.
Any kind of intense itching can be relieved and cured by bathing the affected area in a solution of sage. Steep a handful of freshly cut and slightly crushed sage leaves in 1 pint of water for an hour, then strain. Bath the affected parts. While still wet, sprinkle whole wheat flour (not white) over the entire area. Relief is said to come within 10 minutes.
You can also bath the affected areas in a solution of pineapple rind and rosemary. Simmer for 35 minutes the cut rind of one pineapple and 1 tbsp dried rosemary in a quart of boiling water, uncovered. Wash the affected skin frequently with this solution.
cinnamon, pineapple, thyme