Herb of the Day: Spirodela

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Today’s herb is a plant you have most likely seen & had no idea was used by herbalists.  Spirodela is also known as duckweed, a plant that appears in still water and is a favorite food for ducks and birds.  You have most likely seen duckweed growing in still ponds, lakes, … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Wild Cherry Bark

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Colder weather often brings along coughs and respiratory issues.  Herbalists turn to wild cherry bark this time of year as a favorite remedy for these illnesses.  The bark is also frequently converted into a resin and burned as an incense.  This beautiful tree yields edible fruit which is used medicinally … 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- Pleurisy

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Pleurisy is one of the few herbs with a name that reflects its use.  The primary use for this herb is treatment of, you guessed it, pleurisy.  This plant is a favorite of migrating monarch butterflies who feast on the beautiful orange flowers.   It is the pleurisy root that is … Continue reading