As promised, here is the much anticipated, long awaited, (ok probably not either one truthfully) grand post of all things Texas Bull Nettle! (Have I built it up enough?) If you’ve never been caressed by the gentle touch (yes, that is sarcasm) of Texas Bull Nettle, then consider yourself blessed. I would rather be stung […]
I grew up in the garden. Most of my summertime memories as a child are in the garden or in the kitchen, eating what we grew. Punishment for fighting with my sister was extra weeding in the hot sticky air of July in Kentucky. While I may not have enjoyed it then, something was happening […]
Take advantage of the useful weed dandelion for food and medicine this spring.
Life is filled with minor scrapes, cuts, bites, stings, bumps and bruises – especially when you work outside. In case you’re in a situation where you don’t have your full med kit on hand, or if you are just looking for alternatives to over the counter salves and wound creams, check out these wound care […]
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a valuable plant in cooking and in home herbal remedies. All parts of dandelion are usable: flowers, leaves and roots. Dandelion is a blood cleanser and good for the liver, and a great addition to homemade spring detox tea blends.
Here at the Herbal Academy, one of our favorite teas is our Nourishing Weedy Tea. This recipe is a concoction of nettle leaf, dandelion leaf, and red clover blossom. We’ve also added peppermint for extra minerals and to balance the flavor. Get the recipe!