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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 »
Black cohosh, vitex, dong quai, and other herbs to help ease menopausal symptoms. Black cohosh root (Actaea racemosa) a herb used in natural herbal medicine to treat menopausal and pre-menstrual symptoms in women. Recently, a large hormone replacement therapy (HRT) study was abruptly halted because researchers found that women who took estrogen and progestin […]Read more »
Healing oil between your toes instead of itching. Researchers have identified many plants with antifungal activity. This activity can be put to good use in treating fungal skin infections such as athlete’s foot, clinically called tinea pedis. Athlete’s foot is quite common and results in itching, redness, scaling, and vesicles on the skin, especially between […]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 »
Part of our series on Herbs and Herbals, this episode focuses on Rose (Rosa) Host: JoAnne Bauman Sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs Find Rose products from Mountain Rose Herbs! Heirloom Gardener – North American Wild Roses Mother Earth Living – Wild Roses: History and Health Benefits MOTHER EARTH NEWS – Rose Water Recipe Mother Earth […]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 »
One of the most visually interesting plants in my garden is lungwort, Pulmonaria officinalis, in the borage family, Boraginaceae; the flowers are both red and blue and the dark green leaves have white spots, making it an easy plant to recognize. It is low-growing and has spread as a pretty ground cover. Lungwort is native […]Read more »
It is winter across North America and gardens are frozen. Yet we eat vegetables, not all of them imported from warmer regions. Squashes are traditional winter vegetables, with dozens of distinctive varieties. The word squash is from the Narragansett tribe of Rhode Island. European settlers had never seen squashes before and had no name for […]Read more »
Do you hate the cookie-cutter holiday designs found in every store? Maybe you want to go green and kick consumerism to the curb. You can do both with these easy ways to use herbs to spruce up your holiday decor. 1. Hang a Fragrant Mobile If you want to spice up your kitchen, why not […]Read more »