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STORIES FROM PATINA MEADOW
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STORIES FROM PATINA MEADOW

OUR LIVING APOTHECARY

Over the past few years, I have become enthralled with the healing powers of plants. I’ve always loved brewing a cup of chamomile tea to help soothe me to sleep or pampering my skin with Earthtonics botanical line of skincare, but recently I have been wanting to add more medicinal herbs into my wellness routine.


When we were deciding what to plant in our new greenhouses, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to curate our own living apothecary.



Growing medicinal herbs is an act of reverence, a way to honor the ancient wisdom of natural remedies and to nurture our connection with the earth.



At Patina Meadow, we are discovering that tending to these healing plants not only nourishes our bodies but also enriches our souls. It is a joyous journey of discovery, and we are eager to share its wonders with you.



LEMON BALM (MELISSA OFFICINALIS)





YARROW (ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM)



Amidst the verdant beauty of our greenhouse, you will find the resilient and graceful Yarrow. This ethereal herb has long been revered for its healing properties. Its Latin name, Achillea millefolium, was bestowed in honor of the Greek god Achilles, who, according to myth, used this herb as on his wounds on the battlefield.



Its blooms, reminiscent of tiny stars, hold the power to soothe digestive woes, promote healthy circulation, calm the nervous system, and more! It is also used in one of the biodynamic compost preparations, aiding in plants ability to attract trace elements for optimum health.



RUSSIAN SAGE (PEROVSKIA ATRIPLICIFOLIA)





ANISE HYSSOP (AGASTACHE FOENICULUM)





HOLY BASIL (OCIMUM TENIFOLURUM)





TURMERIC (CURCUMA LONGA)





POMEGRANATE (PUNICA GRANATUM)




Within the sanctuary of our medicinal herb greenhouse, a world of wellness unfolds. From the calming embrace of Lemon Balm to the sacred essence of Holy Basil, each herb nurtures both body and spirit. I hope this inspired you to cultivate a deeper connection with nature and unlock the transformative potential of medicinal herbs. Whether you have a large garden to fill with yarrow and anise hyssop or a small pot to plant mint, you can have the healing power of plants outside your door at your fingertips.



If you would like to hear more about the Bloomerie and Patina Meadow, Leila & I recently sat down with the Ballard Design Podcast to talk about all the things we are planning here at our property in Leiper's Fork. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!




xx

Brooke





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3 Comments


Guest
Jul 21, 2023

Hmm.....

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Guest
Jul 20, 2023

Brooke, how do you use these herbs, .Do you have any recipes

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Guest
Jul 20, 2023

Very interesting! And thank you for including the sources.

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