AnOther Guide to Herbs

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Inspired by this prehistoric household methods and grandmother’s home remedies, myself and photographer Julian Mährlein explored alternative uses of kitchen herbs and created AnOther Guide to Herbs.

 
 
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Lavender

and rice filled net favour bags eliminate damp conditions in sweaty shoes and conceal unwanted odours.

 
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Cloves

A simple remedy for a toothache consists of placing a few whole cloves against your painful tooth for up to 30 minutes.

 
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Parsley

is known to ward of bad breath when chewed after a meal. The chlorophyll in these green plants neutralizes odors.

 

Sage

is known for it’s Antebacterial Properties – 
an excellent natural disinfectant and deodorizer.

 

rosemary

Make use of Rosemary’s odour fighting properties by steeping about 1/2 cup of dried rosemary leaves in 4 cups of tap water and adding them to your bath. The essential oils will relax you, and keep body odours in check.

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LAVENDER & ROSEMARY

Take 4 to 5 tablespoons of rosemary dried leaves and a little lavender in a vessel of water. Boil it for few hours to prepare an infusion. Cool down, strain and mix it with tap water to create your anti-hairloss rinse. It helps to stimulate hair follicles as well as nourishes the hair shaft imparting extra shine and softness to it.

 

Coriander

 has been found to help purify polluted water. Scientist have recently discovered that, in developing countries, cilantro might actually help to absorb some heavy metals found in contaminated ground water. Bye Britta!

 

Lemon

Combine 1/4 cup white vinegar, 2 table spoons baking soda and 4 cups of hot water in a small bucket. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon and drop in the rind – for a citrus infused DIY all purpose cleaner.

 
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rose petals

Lavender and Sage, wrapped to a smudge stick are believed to clear negative energy from a space.