Plant Profile: Prickly Ash

Zanthoxylum americanum Also, Known As: Angelica Tree Prickly Ash Suterberry Toothache Tree The prickly ash or the Zanthoxylum americanum is a tall shrub that may also be described as a small tree and usually grows up to a height of twenty feet. The shrub is distinguished by its barbed stalks and branches. The leaves of … Continue reading Plant Profile: Prickly Ash

Plant Profile: Chaparral

One of the most powerful antioxidants in nature. If you’ve ever been to the Southwest, you’ve probably seen chaparral at some point. Indigenous to the Southwest area of the USA and the desert areas of Mexico, chaparral may be one of the most potent herbal antioxidants. Native Americans have used leaves from the chaparral plant … Continue reading Plant Profile: Chaparral

Plant Profile: Eucalyptus {Eucalyptus globulus}

Also, Known As: Blue Gum Blue Gum Tree Eucalyptus Fever Tree The familiar tree known as the eucalyptus is indigenous to Australia. This popular quick growth tree is now cultivated in many other countries. The tree is one of the quickest growing tree species around; it is also among the world's biggest and tallest trees. … Continue reading Plant Profile: Eucalyptus {Eucalyptus globulus}

Plant Profile: Chuchupate, Oshá

Ligusticum porteri - Chuchupate, OsháOther Names:  Bear Root, Colorado Cough Root, Chuchupate, Hunawpi, Nawpi, Wasike, Shush, Chuchupaste, Porter’s Lovage Origin:  Chuchupate is found primarily from the Rocky Mtns. south down into the Cordillera of Mexico. Widely used by peoples of the Southwest and Mexico with a far-reaching significance in their cosmology. The plant is greatly varied … Continue reading Plant Profile: Chuchupate, Oshá