Herb of the Day: Spirodela

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Today’s herb is a plant you have most likely seen & had no idea was used by herbalists.  Spirodela is also known as duckweed, a plant that appears in still water and is a favorite food for ducks and birds.  You have most likely seen duckweed growing in still ponds, lakes, … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Cornsilk

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Considered an extremely valuable material by Native Americans as well as indigenous peoples around the world, today cornsilk is typically discarded as waste.  This stringy substance can be somewhat awkward to deal with on a fresh cob of corn but when dried, it is easy to turn into herbal tinctures, … Continue reading

Herb of the Day- Irish Moss

This plant is high in many trace vitamins and minerals including Vitamins A, B, C, and D. It is also high in calcium, iron and iodine.

This beautiful, highly mucilaginous plant is actually not a moss at all, but rather a type of algae.  Found along the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea you’ll find Irish Moss growing on rocks.  As the name implies, Irish Moss is abundant near Ireland. This plant is processed … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Uva Ursi

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Uva Ursi Uva Ursi is a lesser known herb by humans but the favorite treat of bears!  In fact bears love it so much that it’s often referred to as “bearberry” for the berries on these evergreen bushes that bears absolutely love.  Medicinally the leaves have been used for centuries … Continue reading