posted on Jul, 22 2014 @ 08:06 AM
I just had a big Ahhh Ha! Moment with all this. I am big on natural remedies, and have been learning so much lately. I found it interesting that
different witch tales are just cool stories telling non geeks how to find what they need to make themselves better. So not that a specific tree was
sacred on a certain night for whatever reason, (not that its not sacred not meaning to step on any toes) But the leaves, bark or what grows under it
during that time of year is beneficial for different things and needs to be harvested during that time period.
Anyway back on track... Growing up, the women canned all their veggies from their garden. When ever we were sick - not stomach flu but everything
else it seemed - we ate pickles. Always thought it was foolishness (because teens are generally smarter than their elders HA) even though they really
did make me feel better. As I got older Grandma passed away, Mom was too busy working to try to support herself when Dad left and obviously I was not
canning either. Store bought everything. Store bought pickles didn't work the same. Now, I'm getting ready to can for the first time ever and my
garden has been more than kind. Broke out my recipes for pickles and one of the spices found in ALL of the recipes... Turmeric. Hmm maybe THAT is
why their pickles always worked.