Herb of the Day: Peppermint

HOTD Peppermint

Mint is perhaps the flavor most commonly associated with the Holiday season.  The aroma of mint is everywhere this time of year.  A couple weeks ago we mentioned that typically spearmint, not peppermint is used in culinary preparations.  Herbalists tend to use peppermint more frequently than spearmint for a number … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Flaxseed

Flaxseed has been gaining popularity lately due to its wide variety of uses and high amount of fiber, magnesium, ligens, and Omega-3's. This small and mighty seed is a favorite among herbalists as well.

Flaxseed has been gaining popularity lately due to its wide variety of uses and high amount of fiber, magnesium, ligens, and Omega-3’s.  This small and mighty seed is a favorite among herbalists as well.  Flax grinds up amazingly well and mixes with other herbs to be used as a poultice. … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Yellow Dock

Yellow Dock will take root nearly anywhere and is one that gardeners find hard to get rid of. It will continue to grow even when cut, mowed over, or mistreated. This “problem plant” is one worth having around as it is high in vitamins and minerals, purifies the blood, and has a fairly pleasant taste.

Lately in our “Herb of the Day” posts we’ve been looking at herbs that thrive in conditions plants are typically not seen.  Yellow Dock is another one of these.  This plant will take root nearly anywhere and is one that gardeners find hard to get rid of.  It will continue … Continue reading