Backyard gardens and farmer’s markets are revving up, and will reach their peak before you can say "seven sunflower seeds" ten times fast! Also soon to be in their glory: medicinal and culinary herbs!  If you’ve got a patch of mint, or your neighbor has some thyme to spare, now’s the moment to put those aromatic beauties into action.

No background in botanicals? No worries. Our Summer Botanicals Guide showcases these 5 simple yet elegant herbal preparations to get you hopping:

  1. The Mint Family
  2. Topical Herbs: Arnica
  3. Topical Healing Herbs: Calendula
  4. Culinary Herbs: Sage
  5. Culinary Herbs: Thyme