Herb of the Day: Garlic~ Good for more than keeping away Dracula!

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Nothing smells or tastes quite like garlic.  Cooks like it for its flavor and you’ll find garlic in culinary preparations from around the world.  Garlic is full of health benefits which can be received either through consuming the garlic in food or using the garlic in herbal preparations.  Full of … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Thyme

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It’s about time we talked about thyme (sorry, couldn’t resist!)  This flowery herb is perhaps best known for its use during the plague when thyme was often burned along with other herbs in hopes of keeping the disease away.  It was commonly used in ancient Greece as an incense and … 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: Coltsfoot

This beautiful member of the daisy family is frequently found in wasteland areas and typically written off as a weed. Often confused for dandelions, coltsfoot has a similar appearance but one unique feature- the leaves appear after the plant flowers.

Meet yet another plant that grows just about anywhere, coltsfoot!  This beautiful member of the daisy family is frequently found in wasteland areas and typically written off as a weed.  Often confused for dandelions, coltsfoot has a similar appearance but one unique feature- the leaves appear after the plant flowers. … 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

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: Alfalfa

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Alfalfa The word Alfalfa may conjure up images of an adorable Little Rascals character with pointy hair, or livestock feed for others.  However, this little herb that means “Father of all Foods” in Arabic is more than worthy of its name.  Packed full of nutrition with protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin … Continue reading