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HSA Webinar: Shedding Light on the Solanaceae: An Exploration of Our Relationship with Nightshades

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
by Jen Munson, HSA Education Chair The nightshade family of plants sounds ominous  – how could it not with the use of the words night and shade? The official name of this family is Solanaceae, and these plants are characterized by the shape of the flower, which in some cases feature…

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Chervil – Herb of the Month

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
by Maryann Readal Chervil, Anthriscus cerefolium, is similar to parsley but has a milder, anise flavor. It is sometimes called French parsley or garden parsley. The Romans named it cherifoliu, the ‘cheri’ part meaning delight and the ‘folium’ part meaning leaves—the joy of leaves. Chervil is important in French cuisine, where it…

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Parsley – Herb of the Month and Herb of the Year

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
By Maryann Readal The spotlight is shining on parsley this month. Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is The Herb Society of America’s Herb of the Month for January and the International Herb Association’s Herb of the Year™ for 2021. The three most common varieties of parsley are P. crispum or curly-leaf parsley,  P.…

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Herbal Hacks, Part 2: Crafts, Health, and Beauty

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
From the calming characteristics of lavender to the practice of pressing plants, our readers find all sorts of ways to add a bit of herbiness to their crafty arts and relaxing rituals. Please enjoy our next installment of reader-submitted herbal hacks–herbs for crafts, health, and beauty. I place a little crystal…

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