Now onto the whole point for my post. I got a nasty cough last week and it was dry and non-productive and annoying and hurt every time I coughed deep into my chest. I normally would jump to my good ol' box of herbs but I knew I would have to make some licorice root tea and while it works fantastically for maladies such as I was suffering from..a het a het... I really don't like the taste of it, which is funny seeing as it's the one my husband likes the taste of the best. I couldn't bring myself to drink it, whiny I know, I mean I used to make and drink Chaparral tea for pity sake why I couldn't I suck it up and drink licorice root tea. But as I was getting a drink of water a few days ago and looking out my kitchen window, something orange caught my eye and as if beckoning to me, don't you remember me, you learned about me back in your days at NMSU on that herbal walk when you were studying local medicinal plants for the summer and getting paid. OK not the last part but it did catch my eye and I knew Globe Mallow was especially good for coughs. So I walked down there and snapped some pics for our blog and harvested some leaves and flowers to make tea with. Just so you know, however, morning is supposed to be the best time to harvest herbs but I needed it then and I knew it would be OK. I also snipped off several stems about 12 in long and hung them upside down in a closet in a warm room, for later use, perhaps this winter when it's pretty orange flowers will be replaced by snow on the ground and I won't be able to just go pick it at my leisure.