Herb of the Day: Parsley

Parsley is high in vitamins, especially in Vitamin A and calcium. Herbalists love it for digestive concerns, PMS and more.

Parsley seems to be making a comeback as more than a pretty plate garnish lately.  Herbalists use the entire plant, including the roots, for a variety of treatments. Parsley is high in vitamins, especially in Vitamin A and calcium.  With a neutral flavor to the stems & root, and a somewhat … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Lobelia

Lobelia is a beautiful flowering plant with a less-than-beautiful nickname. Also known as pukeweed this plant is a powerful medicinal aide which can bring about vomiting if too much is used.

Lobelia is a beautiful flowering plant with a less-than-beautiful nickname.  Also known as pukeweed this plant is a powerful medicinal aide which can bring about vomiting if too much is used.  Many know this plant by its other nickname, Indian Tobacco- as Native Americans used to smoke this to herb … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Hops

Most commonly known as the ingredient used to flavor beer, hops is one of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world as well! Most likely Great-Grandma knew about the benefits of hops for relaxation. Perhaps she even slept with a pillow that had hops and other herbs to bring about a good night rest.

Most commonly known as the ingredient used to flavor beer, hops is one of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world as well!  Most likely Great-Grandma knew about the benefits of hops for relaxation.  Perhaps she even slept with a pillow that had hops and other herbs to … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Scullcap (Skullcap)

Also known as “mad dog weed” scullcap (also spelled skullcap) has been used to treat rabies in dogs as well as a number of ailments for humans.

This beautiful plant is named for the flowers it grows which resemble helmets worn by ancient European soldiers.  Widely used among Native Americans, in Chinese Medicine, and among ancient European healers, Scullcap can be consumed in teas, tinctures, or extracts.  The herb does have a bitter flavor so many prefer … Continue reading