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 [...]
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, 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
Okay, so it isn't a true "garden tour" in the general sense that I'm showing you today. It's more of a collection of raised beds spread out around my land because my number one nemesis is a friggin' gopher...or an entire clan of gophers. They have pulled mature tomato plants with ripening tomatoes on them [...]
Something Old That’s New
I've recently started reading again. It's been quite a while since I last sat down and committed myself to read a new book. I've written way more than I have read in the past few years, and I didn't realize how much I loved and missed reading. My reading life looks a lot different than [...]
Herbal Powders, Pills, and Capsules
Another convenient way to take herbal remedies.
Herbal Balms and Salves
All natural skin care!