As spring arrived, the actual planting
began with the help of Guthrie's Pisces
Garden Club and "Amazing" Grace Wheeler.
At last, the garden is planted!
Many thanks to
Sue Durkee and all
the many others
contributed to the
Thymus serpyllum L.
Colonists in the new world used this herb
as a headache remedy and because it
contains thymol known to druggists as an
active ingredient in gargles and
mouthwashes, it has been used as an
It is also familiar as a lemony herb used
in cooking especially to enhance meats
such as lamb.
To complete Wild Thyme's portfolio, it
was used by Athenian men in the form of
an after bath lotion.
Rosmarinus officinalis L.
This herb with its distinctive
aroma has been said to
enhance memory, so students
in ancient Greece placed
Rosemary in their hair while
Apothecaries in the 16th and
17th Centuries prescribed the
herb for intestinal gas,
toothache, headache, gout and
cough and as a remedy for
Today, it is of one of the basic
items in well stocked kitchens
and herb gardens.
ease pain, induce sleep and is under study in
the West as a treatment for glaucoma,
asthma, epileptic seizures and the nausea of
cancer patients caused by chemotherapy and
radiation therapy. Though widely used as an
intoxicant in parts of Asia and Africa it is still
thought to promote physical if not
psychological dependence, thus its illegal
status in the West.
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|ST. JOHN'S WORT
Hypericum perforatum L.
Early Christians named
plant for St. John The
it begins to bloom
in late June around
St. John's Day.
It is said to have
been used in
exorcisms and as a
Recent findings by the
St. John's Wort as an aid
in treating depression,
recommend it in the
form of an ointment for
bruising, skin irritation
and insect bites.
Caution: Teas made from
the flower of St. Johns Wort
may cause skin burns.
Echinacea angustifolia DC.
Long used for its antiseptic qualities, the familiar plains
flower has been used to combat snakebite, stings,
toothache, and for gland enlargement in mumps.
It is also commonly used as an overall health agent and
the its root has been used as an antibiotic. Cone Flower
is also accepted as a boost to the immune system.
Echinacea is popular today as a preventative
and maintenance remedy and is taken to ward off the
Cannabis sativa L.
As one of the worlds
oldest and most
hemp for use as a
popular cloth and has
been recognized as a
Though still illegal
in the United States,
Marijuana is used
around the world to
The Ribbon Cutting and Dedication
Ceremony took place in the
Garden. May 18, 2006 Officiating in
the Ceremony were members of the
Board, guests and then Guthrie
Mayor, Jon Gumerson.
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