Herb of the Day: Alfalfa

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Alfalfa The word Alfalfa may conjure up images of an adorable Little Rascals character with pointy hair, or livestock feed for others.  However, this little herb that means “Father of all Foods” in Arabic is more than worthy of its name.  Packed full of nutrition with protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Dill

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Commonly associated with pickles dill is used medicinally and in food all around the world.  Hippocrates is known for using dill to help cleanse the mouth. The seeds and leaves of the plant are used in a wide variety of culinary preparations and impart a classic flavor, as well as … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Oatstraw

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  Oatstraw is the stem from which the popular grain oatmeal grows.  The grain is separated and the stem, seeds, and leaves are used for a variety of medicinal uses partly due to the extremely high concentration of magnesium, calcium and B-Vitamins found in the plant.  Oatstraw is fantastic for … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Licorice Root

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When most people hear licorice root they think about the black or red candy with a flavor they either love or hate.  Licorice goes well beyond candy and has been used for thousands of years around the world as a medicinal herb.  This root has an incredible array of uses … Continue reading

Herb of the Day Rosehips

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It seems everyone gets to thinking about roses right about Valentine’s Day.  Did you know that Rosehips have some pretty incredible herbal powers as well?  Rosehips are the fruit that grow after the flower.  The fruit itself is incredibly bitter but after it is dried it lends itself nicely in … Continue reading