Autumn herbs

The late summer is the ideal time to gather herbs. Rosemary, mugwort, thyme and others are now in season and not only in the kitchen use. They also help with stomach problems, colds and hair loss, strengthen the circulation or care for the skin. In alcohol, as a bath additive or wrap there are plenty of possibilities. Simple recipes to make yourself: Rosemary: Rosemary wine to strengthen the cycle. Effect: The rosemary helps with its essential oils in nervous, cardiac and circulatory weakness. Preparation: Pour 10 g rosemary leaves with a bottle of white wine. Leave for a week, filter leaves and drink a small glass twice a day. Mugwort : herbal salt with mugwort for digestion. Effect: The bitter substances in the mugwort activate the digestive juices and make so heavy and greasy food easily digestible. Preparation: Grind 5 g of dried mugwort with your fingers and mix with 30 g of cooking salt. Use for cooking. Thyme: A thymic bath for colds and flu. Effect: cough and bronchitis disappear with thyme. Responsible is the contained thymol. Preparation: Pour a handful of dried thyme leaves with 1 liter of boiling water. Let it rest for 20 minutes, strain and add to the bath water. Heather: dried heather on blemished skin. Effect: The anti-inflammatory and disinfectant effect of the heather makes the skin beautiful again. Preparation: Add two teaspoons of dried heather to a cup of boiling water. Let it rest for ten minutes and place it on the impure skin with a cotton cloth. Stinging nettle : nettle tincture against hair loss. Effect: The nettle works well with provitamin A, mineral salts and iron in hair loss. Preparation: Put chopped roots in a bottle of 40% brandy vinegar and leave for two weeks. Apply daily to the scalp. Marigold: Marigold ointment for a caressing skin. Effect: Marigolds help with small wounds, rough spots, rashes and bruises. Preparation: Boil a handful of flowers in 200 ml of olive oil for a few minutes, strain. Mix 30 g melted beeswax with the oil. Allow the ointment to cool. Editor: Jasmine Altrock