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: Milk Thistle

milk

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

Herb of the Day: Boneset

boneset

Boneset, also called Thoroughwort, is commonly found in the meadows and damp grounds of North America. Its use in the US dates back decades with its use by American Indians and its inclusion in the United States Pharmacopceia in the 1880s. Traditional Uses: Colds Rheumatism Influenza Tapeworms Gout Swine Flu … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Juniper Berry

Juniper berries are not true berries- instead, their name is derived from their berry like appearance. At times you can find them used as a spice, in gin, or for their healing properties. Their use dates back generations where Native American tribes are said to have used juniper berry as … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Dandelion (More Than Just A Weed)

dandelion

Most would write off dandelions as pervasive weeds. Many go to great lengths to banish them from their lawns and sidewalks. However, this troublesome weed has a long, long list of medicinal properties that make it well worth keeping around. Traditional Uses: Anemia High blood pressure Liver disorders Detoxing Breast … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Chamomile {A Soothing Herb}

Chamomile

Chamomile is known as one of the most popular teas in the world. Its wonderful calming nature has made it a common fixture in many bedtime routines. Just as Peter Rabbit’s mother gave him chamomile when he was feeling ill, it is commonly given to children for irritability or stomach … Continue reading