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Some of the most commonly used remedies from an herbalist’s medicine chest. In memory of Cascade Anderson Geller. The criteria for getting on this list of favorite herbs is that I have to have known the herb very well, have used it for a long time, and it would have had to be successful […]Read more »
The perennial herb Rosemary (Salvia Rosmarinus) is a woody evergreen plant. Rosemary has a strong fragrance and needle-like leaves. Its flowers can be blue, pink or purple. The herb belongs to the Lamiaceae mint family and its old name Rosmarinus Officinalis, now a synonym was changed in 2017. Rosemary is derived from the Latin word ros […]Read more »
Food, shade, flavoring, and a pillow for your head. This hard plant does more than flavor and preserve beer. Around the world and through the centuries, few plants have been used on the scale of hop (Humulus lupulus); it is arguably one of the most important agricultural herbs. Best known for its fruit, which preserves […]Read more »
Learn how to forage for and use lambsquarters in everyday life. If you want to learn more specifically about lambsquarters, the plant, read Lambsquarters: The Wild Spinach. The Plant One of the first signs of spring is a flush of tiny little purplish-green leaves with red stems of baby lambsquarters all over the garden. Easy […]Read more »
Many of the same herbs we use can also help our pets. Randy Kidd, DVM shares suggestions for pet eye health. From the perspective of a holistic practitioner, the eyes are much more than a functional mechanism that creates images on the brain. An animal’s eyes function as indicators of their inner health—collectively, they are […]Read more »
A little-known plant, found abundantly in Mongolia as well as North America, with a multitude of uses. In the space race of the 1960s and 1970s, the Soviets had an inside track to keeping their astronauts in the peak of health; oil of the sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides). Used as a vitamin supplement and as […]Read more »
Do you have a garden patch or a sunny balcony you can line with pots? If so, you can boost your health and upgrade your beauty routine the natural way. You can also improve your indoor air quality and remedy blemishes and other imperfections. Which herbs are best? Part of the answer relies on the […]Read more »
Arranging flowers is a creative outlet in more ways than one. Sure, you get to flex your artistic muscle by putting together a bouquet without any help. But you can get creative with what you put into your gatherings, too. Herbs make an unexpected, aromatic addition to any arrangement. Plus, they provide a wealth of […]Read more »
People have looked to all-natural plants for healing remedies since the beginning of time. After some experimentation, they discovered things like how mint leaves soothed upset stomachs and how aloe vera eased sunburn pain. Even with all the technology available today, people still want herbal solutions for their health problems. One of the most common […]Read more »
Did you come home from the grocers with a bumper crop of herbs? Greens always taste the best when they’re fresh. They add more potent flavor to all your family’s meals and even offer several health benefits. How can you keep your crop from turning to mush before you have a chance to use it? […]Read more »