Herb of the Day: Astragalus

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Astragalus is a sweet herb with rich history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  This root is  known as an adaptogen.  Adaptogens are herbs which help the body to respond and adapt to stress.  This could be a stressor from something outside like work, family, moving, etc. or an internal … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Garlic~ Good for more than keeping away Dracula!

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Nothing smells or tastes quite like garlic.  Cooks like it for its flavor and you’ll find garlic in culinary preparations from around the world.  Garlic is full of health benefits which can be received either through consuming the garlic in food or using the garlic in herbal preparations.  Full of … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Pau D’Arco

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In the rain forests of South America grows a beautiful towering tree up to 125 feet high.  This is the tabebuia avellanedae or Pau D’Arco tree.  The inner bark of this tree has been a staple in Amazonian medicine chests for centuries and is rapidly gaining popularity in Western Medicine.  The wood … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Yellow Dock

Yellow Dock will take root nearly anywhere and is one that gardeners find hard to get rid of. It will continue to grow even when cut, mowed over, or mistreated. This “problem plant” is one worth having around as it is high in vitamins and minerals, purifies the blood, and has a fairly pleasant taste.

Lately in our “Herb of the Day” posts we’ve been looking at herbs that thrive in conditions plants are typically not seen.  Yellow Dock is another one of these.  This plant will take root nearly anywhere and is one that gardeners find hard to get rid of.  It will continue … Continue reading

Herb of the Day- Red Clover

Clover is a plant that many people are often surprised has medicinal benefits.  Known best as a rapidly growing feed source for livestock, or the pollen source for honey, this beautiful plant is also a useful herb.

Clover is a plant that many people are often surprised has medicinal benefits.  Known best as a rapidly growing feed source for livestock, or the pollen source for honey, this beautiful plant is also a useful herb.  We get to benefit from its rapid growth and amazing properties.  The flower … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Oregon Grape Root

Oregon Grape Root is often used in place of the endangered goldenseal.  It has many of the beneficial anti-microbial benefits of goldenseal.

Last week we looked at Goldenseal, today we’ll look at Oregon Grape Root which is often used in place of the endangered goldenseal.  It has many of the beneficial anti-microbial benefits of goldenseal, but does not affect the blood sugar like goldenseal.  This is a beautiful plant of which many … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Milk Thistle

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Milk thistle is a common herb with a long list of uses. Related to the Daisy and Ragweed families it is native to the Mediterranean, though you can find it grown all over the world. Some people also call it Mary or Holy thistle. Traditional Uses: Liver conditions Milk production in … Continue reading