Herb of the Day: Cornsilk

HOTD Cornsilk

Considered an extremely valuable material by Native Americans as well as indigenous peoples around the world, today cornsilk is typically discarded as waste.  This stringy substance can be somewhat awkward to deal with on a fresh cob of corn but when dried, it is easy to turn into herbal tinctures, … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Marshmallow Root

Summertime begs for campfires and roasting marshmallows. Store-bought marshmallows are no longer made with marshmallow root but traditionally were. Marshmallow root is a favorite for digestive and respiratory complaints.

Summertime begs for campfires and roasting marshmallows.  Store-bought marshmallows are no longer made with marshmallow root but traditionally were.  Homemade marshmallows with the root are fairly easy to make following a recipe such as this.  Marshmallow root is high in mucilage which lends it as a favorite among herbalists for … 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