Deb Phillips
  • 63, Female
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • United States
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Mar 18, 2013
Robert D Johnson replied to Deb Phillips's discussion Teas in the group Herbs
"Carol, Both tend to make runners that go 2 to 4 feet from the original plant. I put mine in a spot and keep mowed around it. It will still slowly spread, but not as fast as letting it go. I've heard that you can put it in a bottomless pot that…"
Nov 24, 2012
Robert D Johnson replied to Deb Phillips's discussion Teas in the group Herbs
"I bought a chocolate mint from Breezy Point Nursery earlier this year and they suggested taking the leaves and boiling for 5 minutes, let stand over night, then strain and freeze the liquid for ice cubes of chocolate mint tea. I tried the tea the…"
Nov 24, 2012
Carol Ann Ronbeck replied to Deb Phillips's discussion Teas in the group Herbs
"How do I get my mint and lemon blam under contol safely?  "
Aug 8, 2012
Deb Phillips replied to Hipppy's discussion Medicinal Herbs in the group Herbs
"What do you want to know about medicinal herbs?  I grow lots and make my own tinctures.  I am one year into getting my clinical herbalist certificate.  I grow echinacea, arnica, calendula, comfrey, black cohosh, st. john's wort,…"
Apr 28, 2012
Deb Phillips posted a status
"Elderberry syrup is great for colds. Red Raspberry is good for women and pregnancy. Lemon Balm is in the mint family and very easy to grow"
Apr 22, 2012
Donna H 5-6/CT replied to Deb Phillips's discussion Teas in the group Herbs
"oohhh tea from elderberry flowers? what sort of taste? Raspberry leaf makes a good tea too, surprisingly. Rose hips too (but these are best from Rosa Ragusa varieties...) And will agree with everyone else for Lemon Balm. I don't personally grow…"
Apr 21, 2012
Kay Zone9a/TX replied to Deb Phillips's discussion Making tinctures in the group Herbs
"I want to learn how to make tinctures... where can I find instruction?"
Feb 22, 2012
Deb Phillips replied to Deb Phillips's discussion Making tinctures in the group Herbs
"I make all my tinctures with alcohol.  I add a little glycerin after I strain them off to make them more pallatible."
Feb 22, 2012
Deb Phillips replied to Deb Phillips's discussion Making tinctures in the group Herbs
"I'm looking for a good recipe for a children's all purpose vitamin.  "
Dec 23, 2011
Melissa Hauk replied to Deb Phillips's discussion Medicinal Herbs in the group Herbs
"I use olive oil, beeswax, and vitamen E.  The salve that i make is one of my best selling products. I use it on everything. I give classes on how to make salves "
Dec 23, 2011
Melissa Hauk replied to Deb Phillips's discussion Making tinctures in the group Herbs
"I make both kinds of tinctures. I own an herb shop, so i make lots of tinctures and teach classes on them. I personally dont like alcohol, so i try to make my personal tinctures with glycerin. I have found out that the herbs that work best are high…"
Dec 23, 2011
Deb Phillips replied to Deb Phillips's discussion Making tinctures in the group Herbs
"Alcohol will draw more of the oils out of the herbs than the glycerin but the glycerin is so much more palatable. "
Aug 4, 2011
Mona Casselman,Z3 AK replied to Deb Phillips's discussion Making tinctures in the group Herbs
"Basically, as I understand it, using glycerine is for children's blends and for people who avoid alcohol. Glycerites, they are called. I do not believe it has any basis in effectiveness improved by one or the other."
Jul 30, 2011
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Jun 21, 2011
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Canna

"Nice shot!"
Jun 21, 2011

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