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by Linda Conroy Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is a plant that is often identified as a nuisance. Gardeners and farmers work to eradicate it and fail to see the potential food source that this plant offers. While I understand that it is quite vigorous and it does exude sinigrin a chemical that inhibits other plants, […]Read more »
Freakin’ out? Upset? Worried about what might happen? Have PMS? High blood pressure? You might just need some Motherwort! Motherwort may be just a weed to most, but it has many uses and benefits. Hidden among the other green plants, it thrives and flourishes. If you just look for it, you will find it. If […]Read more »
While many historical research documents highlighting the Sativa herb will focus on cannabis, due to the controversial history of this element of the plant, we will instead be focusing on cannabidiol, a phytocannabinoid that account for up to 40% of cannabis-plant extracts. What Is Cannabidiol? During the 1940s, scientists discovered Cannabidiol, yet the chemical structure […]Read more »
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 »