Burdock, the precursor to Velcro????

Burdock blog

Did you know that velcro was inspired by an herb?   Burdock is covered in hooks similar to velcro.   The inventor of velcro noticed how those hooks stuck to his clothing and invented the hook and loop system we all know so well today!  It is this ability to “hook” onto … 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- 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