Herbalist Robin Rose Bennett

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By Robin Bennett, Posted in Recipes, Videos

Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum (syn. O. tenuiflorum) - Also known as tulsi or tulasi, this herbaceous plant grows happily as a perennial in zones 10 and up. This delightfully aromatic plant is in the mint (Lamiaceae) family and thus related to sweet basil, spearmint, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram, oregano, hyssop, thyme, and lavender to name a few.... read more.

  • October 07, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes

All my classes for the rest of the year are ONLINE, and available by recording afterward if you can't attend in real time. Check out my website for a full listing of events and classes.... read more.

  • October 06, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes

STEWED APPLES - 1 medium-size apple—any sweet red variety, or green or sour if you prefer... read more.

  • September 30, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Recipes, Videos

New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) - A perennial plant in the Asteraceae family, and one of the last to bloom in the late summer and early fall. Being the late bloomers that they are, Native Americans named her It-Brings-the-Fall.... read more.

  • September 30, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Videos

Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) - The bright yellow spires of Goldenrod flowers hearkens the coming of fall. These beautiful edible golden blossoms provide a lovely color for natural fabric dyeing.... read more.

  • September 23, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

The Wheel of the Year is always turning. When we celebrate the Earth's holy days, Including the Solstices and Equinoxes, Nature's cycles reveal that whatever is happening in any given moment, this too shall pass... read more.

  • September 22, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Videos

Stone root (Collinsonia canadensis) - Nicknames: Hard Rock, Horse Weed, Knob Root, Heal All, Rich Weed, Clergyman’s friend. All parts used, root/rhizome internally and externally; roots, leaves and flowers externally only  ... read more.

  • September 16, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Videos

Poke (Phytolacca americana): A little goes a long way! - Also called poke, pokeweed, skoke, pocan, coakum, pokeberry, crowberry, bear-grape, pigeonberry, inkberry, American Spinach, cancer root, American nightshade, and jalap.... read more.

  • September 09, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Autumn Equinox is almost here. This is the Earth-holiday when, on the northern half of the planet, we focus on the final harvest of the season, and on honoring the abundance of gifts the Earth shares with us... read more.

  • September 08, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes

I call poison ivy (Rhus toxicodendron) “potent" ivy as a more respectful term for this fierce plant teacher. I respect potent ivy's medicine of guiding each of us to take responsibility for where our bodies are in space, and in relation to other life forms. ... read more.

  • September 04, 2020