Herb of the Day: Red Root

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A favorite plant of Native Americans, red root has been used for medicinal purposes for quite some time.  Not only did Native Americans use the plant for medicinal use, they also burned the thick, woody roots when firewood was scarce.  During the civil war, soldiers and early Americans used the … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Black Walnut Hull (Flush Out Those Parasites!)

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Black walnut trees are truly beautiful trees which are found in the Eastern US and Canada.  These trees are highly prized; mature sell for thousands of dollars. The wood makes gorgeous furniture, the bark has historically been chewed by native cultures for toothaches,  and herbalists use the outer hulls of … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Rhubarb Root

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Rhubarb is one of the earliest season plants to harvest.  Most farmers markets usually have rhubarb first in climates that tend to be colder.  This plant is mostly known for the famous strawberry rhubarb pie or rhubarb jam.  Did you know that herbalists use rhubarb root as well?  Although it … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Red Raspberry Leaf

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Red Raspberry leaves are most well known among those in the birth community.  Midwives, doulas, and even OBs suggest red raspberry leaf to women during pregnancy.  This beautiful leaf is suggested to women as a uterine tonic to strengthen the smooth muscles of the uterus.  It is said that regular … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Strawberry Leaf

Strawberry leaves are delicious and make a fantastic tea and extract. High in vitamin C, iron, calcium, and antioxidants the big, beautiful strawberry leaves are worth holding on to.

I don’t know about you, for me a bright red strawberry ready to be harvested screams “summer!” The delicious little berries are a favorite worldwide and are quite easy to grow.  Most people ignore the nutritious leaves on the strawberry plant, however. Strawberry leaves are delicious and make a fantastic tea … Continue reading