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April 19, 2010 | Joe Graedon, Teresa Graedon, The People's Pharmacy
I have suffered from insomnia for many years. My doctor prescribed Ambien , but it doesn't seem to be working very well anymore. I also suspect that it affected my memory. Now the doctor is suggesting the antidepressant amitriptyline (Elavil) . The side effects I have read about make me nervous. Is there any herb or home remedy that might help me get some sleep? Amitriptyline is an old-fashioned (tricyclic) antidepressant. Some people experience a morning hangover effect that leaves them drowsy and disoriented.
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August 10, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
This spring the popular farm-to-plate catering company Heirloom L.A. opened a private Eagle Rock tasting room called the Salon. It's an intimate space with seating for around 30, including a round head table with a hole in the center where chef Matt Poley stands to cook and talk about the food that he and co-owner Tara Maxey have sourced. On Wednesday night the Salon hosted a wine dinner featuring Jeff Fischer's Habit Wines . Passed appetizers were served in the garden behind the Salon, which is also where most of the produce consumed at Salon dinners is from.
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HEALTH
April 19, 2004 | Elena Conis
Lemon balm, sometimes known as Melissa for its Latin name (Melissa officinalis) is a member of the mint family of plants native to the eastern Mediterranean. The herb's use in medicine dates back to ancient Rome, where it was first used to clear up infected wounds and treat bites and stings.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2011
The Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is a study in upper-crust drinking. It's the kind of bar that would be at home in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"; its patrons are often as dapper as that great writer and just as ambitious. In other words, the Spare Room is where young Hollywood does its fair share of seeing and being seen. Oh, and it bowls there too, at one of two shiny lanes overlooking Hollywood Boulevard. Which is why it's fitting that the Spare Room has launched a Wednesday evening special from 6 to 9 featuring $5 mini lobster rolls, half-price bowling, $3 cold beers and a $7 concoction called the Nantucket Sound.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2011
The Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is a study in upper-crust drinking. It's the kind of bar that would be at home in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"; its patrons are often as dapper as that great writer and just as ambitious. In other words, the Spare Room is where young Hollywood does its fair share of seeing and being seen. Oh, and it bowls there too, at one of two shiny lanes overlooking Hollywood Boulevard. Which is why it's fitting that the Spare Room has launched a Wednesday evening special from 6 to 9 featuring $5 mini lobster rolls, half-price bowling, $3 cold beers and a $7 concoction called the Nantucket Sound.
NEWS
August 10, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
This spring the popular farm-to-plate catering company Heirloom L.A. opened a private Eagle Rock tasting room called the Salon. It's an intimate space with seating for around 30, including a round head table with a hole in the center where chef Matt Poley stands to cook and talk about the food that he and co-owner Tara Maxey have sourced. On Wednesday night the Salon hosted a wine dinner featuring Jeff Fischer's Habit Wines . Passed appetizers were served in the garden behind the Salon, which is also where most of the produce consumed at Salon dinners is from.
HOME & GARDEN
July 11, 1998 | SHARON WHATLEY
Here are the most-favored herbs to grow for their lemon scent. Position herbs near paths or intermingle with stepping stones so they're easy to harvest: * LEMON BALM (Melissa officinalis): According to Gerard's Herbal, 1927, "Bawne drunke in wine is good against the bitings of venomous beast, comforts the heart, and driveth away all melancholy and sadnesse." Perhaps the most enjoyed herb for its lemon scent, this hardy perennial reaches a height of 1 1/2 to 3 feet.
HOME & GARDEN
June 6, 1998
Many summer flowers and vegetables thrive in the warm days ahead. The tip for the month? Increase watering as the weather warms up.
MAGAZINE
May 13, 1990 | JUDITH SIMS
BUY AN HERB in any Southern California nursery and it will probably have a Taylor's Herb Garden label. The Taylor family has been raising and selling herbs for nearly 40 years, first in Rosemead and now in Vista, where their garden is open to the public. The Taylors live and work on the 25-acre property, which houses their home, a gracious lawn and pond, a 2-acre demonstration garden of exuberantly healthy plants, an ivy house (greenhouse) and a sales office.
MAGAZINE
July 6, 1986 | DAWN NAVARRO, Dawn Navarro, a free-lance journalist, is author of The Los Angeles Times Book of Christmas Entertaining
Hanging baskets are a nice way to bring fresh herbs up to eye level, where their lively fragrances and ornamental colors can be better appreciated. Decorative as well as space-saving, hanging baskets make for easy-to-grow gardens, and snails and other pests are not much of a problem because the herbs are far out of reach. Compatible plantings assure longer-lasting gardens. For example, perennials such as spearmint, lemon balm and peppermint blend well with sage.
HEALTH
April 19, 2010 | Joe Graedon, Teresa Graedon, The People's Pharmacy
I have suffered from insomnia for many years. My doctor prescribed Ambien , but it doesn't seem to be working very well anymore. I also suspect that it affected my memory. Now the doctor is suggesting the antidepressant amitriptyline (Elavil) . The side effects I have read about make me nervous. Is there any herb or home remedy that might help me get some sleep? Amitriptyline is an old-fashioned (tricyclic) antidepressant. Some people experience a morning hangover effect that leaves them drowsy and disoriented.
HEALTH
April 19, 2004 | Elena Conis
Lemon balm, sometimes known as Melissa for its Latin name (Melissa officinalis) is a member of the mint family of plants native to the eastern Mediterranean. The herb's use in medicine dates back to ancient Rome, where it was first used to clear up infected wounds and treat bites and stings.
HOME & GARDEN
July 11, 1998 | SHARON WHATLEY
Here are the most-favored herbs to grow for their lemon scent. Position herbs near paths or intermingle with stepping stones so they're easy to harvest: * LEMON BALM (Melissa officinalis): According to Gerard's Herbal, 1927, "Bawne drunke in wine is good against the bitings of venomous beast, comforts the heart, and driveth away all melancholy and sadnesse." Perhaps the most enjoyed herb for its lemon scent, this hardy perennial reaches a height of 1 1/2 to 3 feet.
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