Plant Profile: Red Clover {Trifolium pratense}

Family: Fabaceae This all-around wellness herb and blood purifier is a key ingredient in herbal blends popularized during the early 1900's and used in cancer treatment, including Essiac, Dr. Christopher's Red Clover Combination, and the Hoxsey formula. Red clover has been an Old World symbol for luck and abundance since ancient times. And when it … Continue reading Plant Profile: Red Clover {Trifolium pratense}

Plant Profile: White Clover {Trifolium repens}

Also, Known As: Dutch Clover White Clover White clover (botanical name Trifolium repens) is a clover species that is indigenous to Europe, West Asia and Northern regions of Africa. Extensively introduced across the globe, this species is cultivated in the form of a pasture crop and is currently even common in the grassland regions of … Continue reading Plant Profile: White Clover {Trifolium repens}

Endangered Species: False Unicorn Profile

Chamaelirium lutetium Also, Known As: Blazing Star Devil's Bit False Unicorn Helonias Root During the colonial period in North America, people used false unicorn, also known as Liatris (botanical name Chamaelirium lutetium) as a medicinal herb. However, its current use is strictly limited to being an ornamental plant. In fact, false unicorn is preferred by … Continue reading Endangered Species: False Unicorn Profile

The Forager’s: Life Root Profile

Senecio aureus Also, Known As: Cocashweed Coughweed False Valerian Golden Ragwort Golden Senecio Liferoot The herb known as the life root is a perennial wildflower species of the daisy family of plants - Asteraceae; it reaches about half to two m in height. A small rosette of basal leaves approximately six to eight inches across … Continue reading The Forager’s: Life Root Profile

Plant Profile: Black Haw

Viburnum prunifolium Also, Known As: American Sloe Black Haw King's Crown Sheepberry Snowball Tree Stagbush The American plant known as the black haw is native to the American continent, and it is believed to have been in traditional use for the preparation of many types of herbal remedies as well as a source of food … Continue reading Plant Profile: Black Haw

Plant Profile: Wild Indigo {Baptisia tinctoria}

Also, Known As: Baptisia Clover Broom Horsefly Weed Indigo Broom Rattlebush Shoofly Wild Indigo Yellow Indigo The very term ‘indigo' associated with a plant's name brings to the mind that it must be yielding a rich blue pigment. But, unfortunately, wild indigo is a plant that is an inferior alternative to the original indigo dye … Continue reading Plant Profile: Wild Indigo {Baptisia tinctoria}