Herb of the Day: Honeysuckle

HOTD honeysuckle blog

A plant known either as a loved decoration or annoying weed for American gardens, honeysuckle is highly valued as an herb in Chinese medicine.  It is described as one of the most beneficial plants by Bach Flower Remedies, one of the 50 most prized plants in Chinese medicine and a … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Prickly Ash

prickly ash

Prickly Ash is native to North America and has a long history of use among Native Americans.  This plant is commonly nicknamed the “toothache tree” because of its longstanding use for tooth pain.  Native Americans would remove part of the tree bark and chew on it to relieve tooth pain, … 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