Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra)

Sambucus is a broad genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae. It contains between 5 and 30 species of deciduous shrubs, small trees and herbaceous perennial plants. They bear large clusters of small white or cream-colored flowers in late spring; these are

Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra)

Sambucus is a broad genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae. It contains between 5 and 30 species of deciduous shrubs, small trees and herbaceous perennial plants. They bear large clusters of small white or cream-colored flowers in late spring; these are

Narrowleaf Plantain (Plantago Lanceolata)

Plantago Lanceolata, from the Plantain family is also known as narrowleaf plantain, ribwort plantain, ribleaf, buckhorn plantain, buckhorn and lamb’s tongue. Taxonomy The plant is a rosette-forming perennial herb, with leafless, silky, hairy flower stems (10–40 cm or 3.9–15.7 in). The basal leaves

Narrowleaf Plantain (Plantago Lanceolata)

Plantago Lanceolata, from the Plantain family is also known as narrowleaf plantain, ribwort plantain, ribleaf, buckhorn plantain, buckhorn and lamb’s tongue. Taxonomy The plant is a rosette-forming perennial herb, with leafless, silky, hairy flower stems (10–40 cm or 3.9–15.7 in). The basal leaves

Lamb’s quarters (Chenopodium album)

Chenopodium Album is an ancient plant, related to both beetroot, spinach, and quinoa. It is an odorless, branching, annual herb, with stalked, opposite, simple leaves which are clammy-feeling, unwettable, and have a whitish coating on the underside. The first leaves are

Lamb’s quarters (Chenopodium album)

Chenopodium Album is an ancient plant, related to both beetroot, spinach, and quinoa. It is an odorless, branching, annual herb, with stalked, opposite, simple leaves which are clammy-feeling, unwettable, and have a whitish coating on the underside. The first leaves are

Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago Major)

Plantain is considered a common lawn weed. However, it has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant (for inflammation, bleeding, and infections) as well as a potherb and salad green. It is also a great addition to the Forest Garden,

Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago Major)

Plantain is considered a common lawn weed. However, it has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant (for inflammation, bleeding, and infections) as well as a potherb and salad green. It is also a great addition to the Forest Garden,

Herbal preparation methods

Infusion This is often referred to as a “tea”. An infusion is used to draw out the most fragile of healing properties of plants. Water is used to extract vitamins, some volatile oils, sugars, enzymes and other proteins, tannins, saponins,

Herbal preparation methods

Infusion This is often referred to as a “tea”. An infusion is used to draw out the most fragile of healing properties of plants. Water is used to extract vitamins, some volatile oils, sugars, enzymes and other proteins, tannins, saponins,

Herbalism

Herbalism (“herbology” or “herbal medicine”) is use of plants for medicinal purposes, and the study of such use. Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today. 

Herbalism

Herbalism (“herbology” or “herbal medicine”) is use of plants for medicinal purposes, and the study of such use. Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today. 

Rosemary, the remembrance herb

Rosmarinus officinalis is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs. The name

Rosemary, the remembrance herb

Rosmarinus officinalis is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs. The name