Springtime Herbs To Have On Hand

Traditionally, the days around the Vernal Equinox (mid to late March) and the month(s) after it was seen as a time of intense, rushing energy: days get longer and the sunlight more intense, the first signs of green growth emerge, and wildlife stirs again. Herbalists still consider this a time when the more inward, ‘congealing’ energies of Winter begin … Continue reading Springtime Herbs To Have On Hand

Plant Profile: Pennyroyal

Mentha pulegium Also, Known As: Pennyroyal Pennyroyal (botanical name Mentha pulegium) belongs to the mint species and is a member of the Lamiaceae family. Although this herb is native to Europe and the western regions of Asia, pennyroyal has now been naturalized in North and South America. Several species and a wide variety of pennyroyal, such as … Continue reading Plant Profile: Pennyroyal

Plant Profile: Alkanet {Anchusa officinalis}

Also, Known As: Alkanet Bugloss Common Alkanet The plant known commonly as alkanet is a biennial herb familiar to all herbalists. The herb is characterized by coarse and hairy stems as well as leaves that arise out of a cluster of basal leaves. The plant is about 1- 3 feet tall when fully developed. The … Continue reading Plant Profile: Alkanet {Anchusa officinalis}