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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) - Also called Chaste tree berry, chasteberry, vitex, and monk's pepper. In the Lamiaceae or mint family, this beautiful flowering shrub is a well-known herb for supporting a woman’s cycles. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has over 2,000 years of recorded use!... read more.
St. J’s Wort (Hypericum androsaemum) - Also called Tutsan, Shrubby St. John's Wort, and sweet-amber. Widely known for its ability to help mild-to-moderate depression, this beautiful ally also offers the gifts of skin protection, pain relief and nerve repair and is a potent antiviral.... read more.
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) - Join me among my motherwort patch! The lion-hearted! She is heart easing, emotion soothing, anxiety reducing and provides relief for menstrual cramps.... read more.
Rose (Rosa spp.) - Lovely rose! She balances our hormones and strengthens our hearts.
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Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) ?? “Oh, darling Red Clover, Who doesn't like you? You're gorgeous and tasty And lymph clearing too.... read more.