An herbal preparation post.
Blackberry, Rubus fruticosus, is a sprawling, thorny bush that grows to around 12 ft. and belongs to the Rosaceae (Rose) family. It has palm-shaped leaves with 3-5 lobes, white to pale pink flowers, and clusters of black berries, per the name. Related to dewberry, R. caesius, that has fruit with fewer, larger segments and a [...]
The simplest way to prepare herbs for pleasure and healing.
One of the best herbs for heart health!
Let your food be your medicine.
The Flower that symbolizes the crucifixion of my Lord in its beauty. Even creation sings His praises.
Most people think of those Mexican banana things when they hear the word plantain, but that is not what I am here to talk about today. I am talking about a wild weed called Plantain, found in abundance around footpaths, roadsides, waste ground, meadows, and lawns. Main variety is Plantago major, or Common Plantain. There [...]
Chickweed, aka chick wittles, clucken wort, and chickeny weed, is available for harvest almost year round, except in midsummer when it becomes fibrous and tough, and in midwinter when it disappears. The name Stellaria comes from the fact that the flowers are like little stars. Although beloved by chickens, chickweed is an excellent salad plant [...]
I was going to do a whole spill of how history repeats itself, which may have been slightly chastising, but I decided that being helpful was more important. So today I am going to talk about Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale), the name meaning 'teeth of the lion' (dent de lion). They should be in full-swing bloom [...]
In light of the toilet paper crisis COVID-19 (I prefer calling it Kung flu) has induced, I felt the need to share a nifty herb called Mullein, or as I like to call it--Nature's Toilet Paper. Humans have lived thousands of years without the modern commodity everyone is freaking out over recently, but convenience in [...]