Reishi Mushrooms

Reishi Mushrooms, Ganoderma lucidum, are a staple in Traditional Chinese Medicine. But guess what? I found them in my backyard in East Texas. Not many of them, but they are there. You can't find as much about these wonderful little fungi as easily as you can about more common herbal remedies, but I wouldn't be [...]

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Sweet Violet

Sweet Violet, or Viola odorata, is a fantastic and beautiful little plant that I discovered in my backyard very early on in our time here in our home. It is a creeping perennial that grows 6-10 inches tall and 12-18 inches across. With toothed, heart-shaped leaves and violet-blue 5-petaled flowers, it is relatively easy to [...]

Mullein

Mullein, Verbascum thapsus, is one of the best plants to find in the wild. Known as "nature's toilet paper," the soft leaves can not only be used as sanitary wipes when in the woods, but the plant is also medicinal! Also known as Aaron's Rod because of the staff-life flower stalk. Great (Common) Mullein is [...]

Red Clover

There are many different clover varieties, the most common being white, red, and crimson. Today, I want to talk about Red Clover, Trifolium pratense. It is most commonly known as a foraging crop for livestock and in gardening, as it fixes nitrogen in the soil. But you know, if I am doing a post on [...]

Marshmallow

Marshmallow is best known for being the originator of the sweet lovely confection we call marshmallows today. Before you get too excited, the marshmallows you buy in the store have nothing in common with the herb as of 2023 and haven't for decades. They originated from medicinal confections made by boiling the root of Althaea [...]

Chickweed

One Moon Study links will work when posts are made public: Chickweed Marshmallow Red Clover Mullein Sweet Violet Reishi Sage Passionflower Self-Heal Nettle Thyme Rosemary Dandelion Goldenrod Rose Blackberry Plantain Honeysuckle California Poppy Queen Anne's Lace Mugwort Day Lily Elder Cleavers Chickweed, Stellaria media, aka chick wittles, clucken wort, adder's mouth, white bird's eyes, satin [...]