How YOU Use it… Soothing Salve

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One of our June Items of the Month is Soothing Salve.  Check out how our customers use this great product!

Herb of the Day: St John’s Wort

HOTD St Johns Wort

Named after John the Baptist there are a number of theories as to why this plant has its name.  Some say it was his favorite plant, others say it is due to the fact that the flowers bloom around St. John’s Day and others state it’s because of the coloring of … Continue reading

Essential Oil of the Day: Lavender

HOTD EO Lavender

Many a herbalist and aromatherapist have said: “if you have no other essential oil, have lavender.”  This is one of the most well-known and widely used oils in the world.  Lavender happens to be one of the only oils that can be used undiluted and is often referred to as … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Cleavers (no, it’s not something scary for Halloween!)

Cleavers herb

Cleavers might sound like something scary but in fact, cleavers is a gentle herb!  Herbalists and cooks use the entire plant for a variety of purposes.  This plant can be cooked up like spinach and is often added to soups and stews.  Cleavers seeds are used as a coffee substitute … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm has a fascinating history.  When settlers first arrived in America they discovered Slippery Elm as one of the earliest sources of food.  The inner bark is extremely nourishing and stays with you for quite a while.  In fact, George Washington and his troops survived off Slippery Elm during … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Marshmallow Root

Summertime begs for campfires and roasting marshmallows. Store-bought marshmallows are no longer made with marshmallow root but traditionally were. Marshmallow root is a favorite for digestive and respiratory complaints.

Summertime begs for campfires and roasting marshmallows.  Store-bought marshmallows are no longer made with marshmallow root but traditionally were.  Homemade marshmallows with the root are fairly easy to make following a recipe such as this.  Marshmallow root is high in mucilage which lends it as a favorite among herbalists for … Continue reading

Herb of the Day- Chickweed

This plant is hardy and grows year round along roadsides, in cracks along your driveway and all over the yard. High in Vitamin C, magnesium, iron, B12, and many other vitamins & minerals, this plant can be a healthful and delicious addition to salad.

Chickweed is a common weed which is often a frustration to gardeners.  However, if they knew about the benefits of this plant they may not be so quick to dismiss it.  This plant is hardy and grows year round along roadsides, in cracks along your driveway and all over the … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Flaxseed

Flaxseed has been gaining popularity lately due to its wide variety of uses and high amount of fiber, magnesium, ligens, and Omega-3's. This small and mighty seed is a favorite among herbalists as well.

Flaxseed has been gaining popularity lately due to its wide variety of uses and high amount of fiber, magnesium, ligens, and Omega-3’s.  This small and mighty seed is a favorite among herbalists as well.  Flax grinds up amazingly well and mixes with other herbs to be used as a poultice. … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Coltsfoot

This beautiful member of the daisy family is frequently found in wasteland areas and typically written off as a weed. Often confused for dandelions, coltsfoot has a similar appearance but one unique feature- the leaves appear after the plant flowers.

Meet yet another plant that grows just about anywhere, coltsfoot!  This beautiful member of the daisy family is frequently found in wasteland areas and typically written off as a weed.  Often confused for dandelions, coltsfoot has a similar appearance but one unique feature- the leaves appear after the plant flowers. … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Plantain

Plantain the herb typically seen growing in abandoned parking lots and popping up in your driveway! Plantain has many uses and is applied topically in a poultice or salve, as well as ingested in teas, tinctures, and capsules.

Plantain is one of the hardiest plants out there!  Most likely there is some growing near you; you may have even pulled some from your yard recently as a weed.  Many people hear the word plantain and think of one of these banana-like fruits common in Latin cuisine. This is … Continue reading