Did you know Black Walnut has this many uses?

Walnut Green hulls Healing, purging, dyeing Few know of this Medicine You’ve probably sampled Walnuts in salads or cookies. The nut meat is prized for eating and is also pressed to create Walnut butter, which is similar to peanut butter, or Walnut oil, which can be used for cooking. The trees can be tapped in […]

Yes, you can use Poke as a medicinal herb!

Poke root harvest can be hard to do Those roots grow big – almost as big as you. How to dig it? Can it really be done? Your best bet is to wait for a rain, not earth baked in the sun Let that ground get soggy then start to dig it out Dig and […]

Taking Stock of Burdock

roots long, thick nourishing, toning, cleansing slow, steady, takes time. tonic Burdock is quite useful. His roots, also known as Gobo, are used as a vegetable. Is it any wonder since he contains Calcium, chromium, cobalt, inulin, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, protein, selenium, silicon, vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 […]

A favorite summertime flower – Echinacea!

The renowned Echinacea When taken right away Stimulates immunity Keeps a cold at bay This purple daisy flower Has roots infused with grace Such antiseptic power It’s coming in first place! Native to North America The Indians used this herb For snake bites and rabid dog Its actions were superb It’s not for daily use […]

The History of Marshmallow

Marshmallow, Marshmallow Lots of roots, useful roots Soothes the inflammation, Since the ancient Egyptians Expectorant, demulcent, Heals wounds, diuretic When you hear “marshmallow” you might possibly be envisioning that white fluffy treat that is often melted over a campfire. In fact, the plant Marshmallow can be eaten in many ways! And yes, they were the […]

Mrs. Rabbit Knew Her Herbs (an ode to Chamomile)

vibrant nodding heads calming  sedating  soothing happy relieved peaceful relaxed chamomile I’m sure you’ve heard of Chamomile! Peter Rabbit’s mom gave it to him after he got into Mr. McGregor’s garden, ate too much, and came home with a tummy ache! Chamomile is one of the better known herbs for easing stomach aches and calming […]

Do you grow Yarrow?

The Native Americans rate Yarrow as one of their most important herbs and with good reason, Yarrow has many uses, as you’ll soon discover! Yarrow is related to Asters such as Echinacea, Dandelion, and Chicory, to name a few. Yarrow’s botanical name is Achillea millefolium. All About Yarrow The flowers are pinkish-white though there are […]

Sunny Calendula

Herbs of sunshine warm and bright Herb of skin care, healer’s delight Such healing power received from you One of Calendula’s common names is pot marigold. There is another plant known as marigold too, which has a genus name of Tagetes. Though they are not related, they are used similarly. All About Calendula Calendula’s common […]

All Things Elderberry

Elderberry is so very, extra-ordinary that she must be (surely) part Fairy! Lore abounds for this elegant bush! Folklore around the world connects Elder with protection from evil spirits and bad luck, as well as many nature spirits such as dryads and fairies. The leaves, flowers, berries, and bark have all been used medicinally though […]

Summer is the perfect time for Peppermint!

Peppermint is good for what ails In the tummies of girls and males If something’s feeling funny Infuse and add honey I promise it never fails! What would summer be without a little Peppermint? Minted ice tea is a popular refreshing drink that many enjoy. Peppermint is also a popular flavor for many foods, oral […]

Loving Lemon Balm

Lifting, Eraser of tension, Mood enhancing herb Obliterates Nervousness and  Banishes colds, flus and Anxiety while Leaving one feeling Mellow Lemon Balm is a well loved plant that is grown in gardens around the world. This plant’s sweet, lemony scent and taste are delicious and well received by kids. Because Lemon Balm is very pleasant […]

Herbal Flower Tea Party

The weather has been just lovely! For most, school’s out for the summer and it’s time to celebrate! So, why not throw a herbal flower tea party to welcome in the summer festivities? It’s fun and easy to create a flower tea party environment! All you need are a lot of flower themed foods and […]

Caught up in Cleavers

Cleavers growing in the yard, Tangled, sprawling all around Oh, those itchy, scratchy stems Make them easy to be found. Cleavers will often find you before you find it! That’s because it has fine hooked hairs that grab onto anything that moves by it, including the fur of animals and the clothes of people. I’ve […]