Chamomile tea- relaxing and soothing. (digestive, muscle spasms and earache) Sometimes, I sprinkle in cinnamon or ginger to change the flavor or add a spark. My grandmother use to boil dried chamomile when I was a child and dip a cotton ball in the solution and place it in a painful ear. (hot, but not enough to burn) It stopped the pain. I think the inner ear pain was from the extreme outdoor cold. I loved to stay out playing in the snow and was oblivious to the cold temps. Never saw a doctor for ear pain as a child, so not sure if the ear drums were inflammed or what. The chamomile worked everytime. I've planted seeds twice in NC and can't get it to grow. Peppermint tea- energizing and soothes an irritiated stomach. Beneficial for nausea. High Cacium tea-pg. 51 in Rosemary Gladstar's book, _Family Herbal - A Guide to Living Life with Energy, Health and Vitality_. 1 part horsetail (shavegrass), 1 part nettle, and 1part oats and oatstraw Sometimes, I add a teaspoon dried bilberry leaves, too. (great for eye health) Sometimes, I spice it up with other herbs/spices. Add powdered pumpkin seed for a zinc boost or dissolve a tsp. of bee pollen. I buy in bulk. Garlic- cooking with fresh and dried. Parsley- dried and fresh currently growing. I add it to lots off stuff. (soup, tomato recipes, meat, potatoes) Chives- fresh. Great with butter(margarine) bread with cut chives sprinkled on heavy. In salad or home-made salad dressing and just about everything else we eat. Red clover tea- (used occasionally) great for clearing mucous (especially, bronchial) R. G.'s book--> detoxification herb and respiratory tonic Supplements Hawthorn berry-heart Bavarian Seasoning- made by Penzey's (brown mustard, rosemary, garlic, thyme and bay leaves) I've added this to all types of soups and veggies and meat. I really like the aroma and taste! Oregano (dried) in potato soup. yum I use several others, but not regularly. On my to do list, I want to get some stinging nettle growing on our land. Nettle is suppose to be rich in iron, calcium, potassium, silicon, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and chromium as well as host of other vitamins and minerals. I want it fresh to use in place of spinach. It has a variety of medicinal useages. I never knew what a wonderful plant it was, my only memory from childhood is the sting is painful. Anybody here use it?