Herb of the Day: Butternut Bark

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Thousands of Americans roasted up butternut squash this week to enjoy with their Thanksgiving feast.  Did you know there is an herb called butternut as well?  While not related to the winter squash, we thought this herb would be a fun one to take a look at this week with … 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

Herb of the Day: Goldenseal

This plant is worth its weight in gold. Goldenseal is often hailed as one of the most valuable and useful herbs available. One of the primary features of goldenseal is its ability to help the mucous membranes, greatly benefiting the sinuses.

This plant is worth its weight in gold.  Goldenseal is often hailed as one of the most valuable and useful herbs available.  One of the primary features of goldenseal is its ability to help the mucous membranes, greatly benefiting the sinuses.  Many also know of goldenseal’s ability to help heal … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Passion Flower

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Passion flower was commonly used as a sedative among the ancient Aztecs. You will often find the entire above-ground part of the plant being harvested and put to use. As a anti-spasmodic, it calms the central nervous system. As a sedative, it helps with sleep and restlessness. Let’s take a look … Continue reading