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  Zingiber officinale sounds exotic, and melodic - but much more familiar than most people would guess - ever had ginger ale or ginger snaps? Gingerbread ? If you are from across the pond - it’s known as root ginger ! Ginger has dozens of culinary uses, and as many medicinal or therapeutic. It is considered to be warming, soothing to the stomach, it’s even used to ease motion sickness. It is easy to grow in temperate climates, just plant a section of fresh root in well drained soil, and you will be able to harvest as needed - the new growth is very soft and less fibrous. Look at the featured herb page for more about this well used herb - spicy details from our classic Lore and Legend publication, soon to be available in a freshly revised edition.  
 
 
   
 
  The seed catalogs are starting to trickle in, a great time to snuggle up and have a warming beverage, or bowl of soup, and dream of the arrival of Spring, and the first green shoots of the season. Our featured herb this month is ginger, warming, soothing, and stimulating too. A bit of it grated into a cup of hot water, with or without tea makes a tasty drink. And versatile - speaking of drinks, we know of some who infuse vodka with ginger, and use that in cocktails. The featured recipe this month stars ginger with a supporting role by - no, not MaryAnn - lemongrass. An exotic and delicious supper soup!  
 
 
   
 
  Connect with some of the oldest friends of cultivated gardens: herbs! Thirteen weeks of giveaways and drop in activities every Tuesday 10:00 a.mm to noon from June 2nd-August 25th, 2015.

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     The St. Louis Herb Society does not dispense information on or recommend the use of herbal remedies.
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