Mitsukakes Herb Garden

Welcome to Mitsukakes garden page. These are the basic contents of my garden with their herbal uses.
Apricot (Prunus armeniaca)
The mashed fresh fruit is reputed to be a good face mask.
Bay Laurel (Lauris noblis)
In previous centuries, Bay Rum was a well-known hair preparation.
Borage (Borago officinalis)
Used in lotions and washes for its softening and purifying qualities.
Camomile (German - Matricaria chamomilla, Roman - Anthemis noblis)
Camomile is emollient and soothing to the skin; camomile infusion makes a very gentle skin toner. Very good for roughened skin that's been coarsened by wind and sun.
Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
A good hair herb, promoting growth and making the hair shiny.
Clover (Red - Trifolium pratense, White - Trifolium repens)
Red clover flowers can be used to make a soothing lip salve, and white clover has been used to bleach freckles.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Fennel infusion can be used as an astringent skin tonic. The seeds have been chewed to freshen the breath.
Lemon (Citrus Limonum)
Has traditionally been used as a mild bleach for skin, hands and hair. Lemon is astringent and drying and should be diluted before use. It has soothing properties when a little of it is added to a cream or lotion.
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)
The juice of lettuce is cleansing, soothing and cooling to the skin and makes a nice sunburn remedy.
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)
A decoction of marshmallow root makes a gelatinous liquid which acts as an excellent emollient and a superb skin softener.
Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Nettles have been used as an ingredient of hair tonics for many years, as a remedy for falling hair and a dandruff cure.
Potato (Solanum tuberosum)
Raw potato slices laid on sore eyes will reduce heat and redness. Potato peelings were boiled in water which was then cooled and combed into grey hair to darken it.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Rosemary as an after-shampoo rinse gives the hair a lovely scent and is reputed to stimulate hair growth.
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Sage is used as an astringent rinse to make dark hair shiny. Fresh sage leaves can be rubbed over the teeth regularly to clean and whiten them.

I'll update this page later. If you want any more info about herbs or whatever, email me and tama the cat, and make sure you put in the subject you are sending about my page.

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