That’s the way of lavender. She sets a lovely example, growing neat and tidy as she does. She lines up her blossoms to make the work of pollination easy for her bee friends. She uses surprisingly little water while offering up surprisingly lots of medicine in the form of essential oils that evaporate into the air, scenting her surroundings, and a peaceful, self-assured energy that welcomes one and all to relax.
I had dealt with anxiety before with patients and learned to keep a little bottle of lavender essential oil in my pocket. I opened the bottle and put a few drops on my wrists, then placed my hand on Gordon's shoulder to steady him. Gordon blinked.
Ginger. In my childhood years, it was a snap. Cookie, that is. Ginger snaps were a relatively rare treat. Mom didn’t believe in dessert. She said if the meal’s good then you don’t need dessert or the extra calories. Case Closed. When relatives visited, though, ginger snaps were sometimes among the treats she stocked, so it wasn’t as if I was completely unfamiliar with this spicy little root by the time I had my first true Ginger experience.
I knew that ginger increases amylase and helps with dry mouth which, in turn, eases digestion. Ginny wouldn't care about that. She just wanted to stop the morning sickness. Ginger was her herb.