Plantain, the weed, not the small banana-type fruit, came from the settlers who first came to America. This small, medicinal, nutritive, magickal plant grew in the paths of the settlers, following them to their colonies. The Native Americans noticed this and nicknamed the weed “White Man’s Foot” The American poet and educator Henry Wadsworth LongfellowContinue reading “Plantain, Mother of Herbs”
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Violet, a Sweet Little Weed
Violets are happy little flower with heart shaped leaves with smooth, rounded teeth that are considered invasive weeds. They are found where humans are, lawns, gardens, side walk cracks and along trail sides. They are generally perannuals or annual weeds and a few are small shrubs that bloom in early spring and early summer andContinue reading “Violet, a Sweet Little Weed”
Chickweed – Small and Mighty
Chickweed is an small, invasive annual, very common, wild and powerful little “weed” that can annoy gardeners and delight herbalists when wildcrafted in safe areas. It’s scientific name, Stellaria media means “star” due to it’s 5 petals. The 5 points on a pentagram represent the 5 elements of the earth, water, fire, air, earth andContinue reading “Chickweed – Small and Mighty”
Magickal, Medicinal Blueberries
Who doesn’t love fresh picked, sweet, healthy blueberries? They make great smoothies, muffins, cakes, juice, syrup, plant medicine, offer protection and much, much more!!! Blueberries (vaccinium corymbosum) have a long history of medicinal, magickal and culinary uses and have traveled the world!! There are about 450 species of blueberries, including bilberry, huckleberry and cranberry. TheyContinue reading “Magickal, Medicinal Blueberries”
The Powerful Dandelion
Taraxacum officinale, or dandelion, is part of the Asteraceae family which also includes the daisy and sunflower. Originally native to Eurosia and North America, these sunny little plants have followed humans for centuries and still grow where humans live today. This plant is a wonderful medicinal, nutritional and magickal gift from the Universe. Dandelions notContinue reading “The Powerful Dandelion”
Sage, Wonderful Sage!!!
Sage, wonderful sage!! From nutritional to medicinal to magical uses, this historical herb has a plethora of uses!!
Melissa officinalis aka LemonBalm
Lemon Balm is an amazing medicinal, culinary, magick, aromatic and garden herb. It’s native to the Mediterranean, N. Africa, Asia and Europe. It’s now gown in many countries. It’s genus name Melissa is from the Greeks and means “Honey Bee” or “Bee Leaf”. In ancient Turkey, it was planted near bee hives to encourage theContinue reading “Melissa officinalis aka LemonBalm”
Ginger – Zingiber officinale
Since we’re going into the cold and flu season, I though it would be appropriate to blog about an amazing herb that helps with colds and flue along with a plethora of other ailments. Before we get started, I want to make sure we’re all on the same page. The Ginger being discussed here isContinue reading “Ginger – Zingiber officinale”