Times are tough: I'm out of lemons, the honey jar is empty. I'm rationing my last packet of Theraflu.
That got me thinking about medicinal herbs and how they don't work. (Calm down. Read on...) Herbal remedies work, they just don't work fast enough for me.
Take Feverfew, for instance.
It's a darling little daisy-like flower, zone 5, drought tolerant and a lover of poor soil. Feverfew (which looks a lot like Chamomile) will make a fine addition to the 'Daisy' garden I planted last year.
Dry the Feverfew leaves, brew them as tea, and repeat daily. After four to six weeks your fever will be gone!
Which is why I love drugs. Instant gratification! Herbal feel good qualities kick into high gear in the summer when these pretty medicinals are blooming in my garden.
Until my fever breaks it's me on the couch watching some lame Sci-Fi movie. You know we're in big trouble when the fate of our planet rests in Val Kilmer's hands.
Grow a 'Daisy' Garden:Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is a perennial member of the sunflower family, used since biblical times to cure fevers and hysteria in women. I'd feel pretty hysterical, too, if my doctor said it takes 6 weeks to get rid of flu symptoms... USDA Zone 5, grows to approx. 24 inches tall.