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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 »
Chlorella is a freshwater unicellular green alga which contains essential amino acids, protein, minerals, vitamins, dietary fiber, and chlorophylls Chlorella Nutrients Bioavailable form of vitamin B12 Source of protein Vegetarian source of iron High in chlorophyll 20% of fatty acids are Omega 3s Chlorella is rich in the carotenoids beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and lutein. It’s […]Read more »
Yes, I said it, garlic mustard as a gourmet food! I firmly believe with some successful rebranding, garlic mustard could be the new seasonal food craze up there with the likes of morel mushrooms or leeks and is MUCH easier to find. Its heart shaped leaves and white flowers carry that garlic smell making them […]Read more »
Did you also know Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum) is a lovely medicinal aid? Long used in Chinese traditional medicine, it was primarily for “yin” deficiencies where there was dehydration or lack of fluid due to too much heat in the system. Western herbalist, Matthew Wood in his book, The Earthwise Herbal , offers a very insightful look […]Read more »
The voluptuous violet of spring is such a welcome sight not just in the forest but it is popping up everywhere! For example in mythology, one of the earliest tales of the Greeks told how Ajax slew himself over a cowardly act and where he died leaving drops of blood, violets are said to […]Read more »
Salad dressing is something I have not purchased in a very long time. Back when I did purchase it, the ingredient list, no matter how “organic”, always contained something I had concerns about. As a result, I began making my own dressing and will never turn back. It is so simple and one of the […]Read more »
Lemongrass (Cymopogon citratus) Have you ever grown lemongrass? Have you smelled or tasted lemongrass? There are so many amazing benefits of using lemongrass whether medicinally, in food or as a pest deterrent. We grow it but ONLY in small amounts because getting it out of the ground at the end of its season is well….think […]Read more »