If you’ve ventured into the world of herbal medicine you’ve probably heard of Valerian. Known for it’s sleep inducing and anxiety reducing qualities, Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is an easy to grow perennial that absolutely stinks to harvest and use! That’s actually a very funny fact because the valerian flowers smell quite nice, in fact they […]
As you know, I like to add different plants to my garden every year and one of this years varieties is Spilanthes Toothache plant (Acmella oleracea or Spilanthes acmella ) This plant has earned it’s name from the mouth numbing sensation caused by chewing on the plants flowers. The toothache plant is native to South […]
Yarrow is an ancient and potent medicinal wild plant that can be used to treat everything from wounds and bruises to colds and fevers and everything in between. Learn how to harness the healing power of this wild wonder weed!
Lavender is a fantastic beginning herbalist’s plant to grow and use on the homestead. Growing lavender is incredibly easy. It requires little maintenance and is very tolerant to drought or over-watering. It attracts beneficial insects to your garden, and repels mosquitoes and other pests. When selecting your lavender, it is important to be aware of […]
We recently saved some bees from my parent’s house–and we obviously got some stings. Here are six essential oils to care for your bee stings naturally:
Ever look out across your yard and think there is just a bunch of weeds in your grass, maybe brambles on the side of the road. Or perhaps you see just weeds and such growing out in your pasture? Did you know that many of those ‘weeds’ are edible and medicinal? No? That is ok, […]