Crampbark

By |November 5th, 2019|

Crampbark is native to eastern North America and Europe. The deciduous shrub has lobed leaves, white flowers and red oval berries. It prefers to grow in woodlands and thickets on moist and moderately alkaline soil. Bark from the branches can be gathered in spring and summer when the plant is flowering.
Other common names for […]

Blue Vervain

By |October 29th, 2019|

There are many Verbena spp. that have been used throughout the world for centuries. Many of these species have been used interchangeably. In Europe, Verbena officinalis was most commonly used. Many herbalists believe that Verbena hastata, or blue vervain, can be used in a similar way
The Verbena species as a whole has a colorful […]

Red Clover

By |September 26th, 2019|

Red clover (Trifolium pretense) has long been known as a blood and lymphatic cleanser, making it a great herbal remedy for lymphatic congestion, skin conditions and slow liver clearance.

TRADITIONAL USES, FOLKLORE, AND SYMBOLISM
Red clover was listed in the National Formulary as a skin remedy until 1946. Energetically, it has been said red clover has […]

Four Spring Edibles You Don’t Want to Miss

By |June 4th, 2019|

After months and months of waiting, spring seems to explode into action all at once and before you know it, summer is here. That’s why it’s so important to take advantage of the profusion of delicious and nutritious wild spring edibles before they’ve disappeared. Below you’ll find a list of four of my favorites […]

Addressing Border Issues with Herbs

By |May 14th, 2019|

You may have heard about the migrant caravans making their way up to the US-Mexico border from Honduras a few months back. The media warned us that thousands of migrants were rushing the border and forcing their way into the United States. This never did happen, and the story, while still in the news, […]

Incorporating Herbs Into Your Daily Life

By |January 9th, 2019|

Like a lot of herbalists, I think about how to help everyone incorporate herbs into their life without it feeling like “taking medicine” and without it being something we have to remember to do. Even as an herbalist, I’ll find myself forgetting to take all the different herbs I’d like to take in a […]