Create Your Own Apothecary

Herbal Tinctures for Health and Well-Being They may be small, but these extracts pack a powerful herbal punch. Discover the multiple benefits of tinctures, and how to make and use them to stay healthy. Crafting stellar herbal remedies in your kitchen that surpass anything you can buy in stores is easy and fun. The basic … Continue reading Create Your Own Apothecary

Chickweed {Stellaria media}

Also, Known As: Adder's Mouth Chickweed Indian Chickweed Satinflower Scarweed Starweed Starwort Stitchwort Tongue Grass White Bird's-eye Winterweed The plant known as the chickweed is a very fragile appearing herb; as a plant, it is actually a very lusty annual plant characterized by the presence of matted to straight green stems growing in profusion over … Continue reading Chickweed {Stellaria media}

Our ‘Go To’ Herb: Basil

Ocimum basilicum Also, Known As: Arjaka Basil Common Basil French Basil Garden Basil Luole Royal Herb St. Josephwort Sweet Basil Tulsi The plant known as the basil is an annual herb, which is cultivated worldwide as a flavoring herb in many cuisines. The basil comes in many different varieties, each with its own unique chemical … Continue reading Our ‘Go To’ Herb: Basil

Plant Profile: Yerba Mansa

Anemopsis californica Also, Known As: Lizard's Tail Queue de Lézard Swamp Root Yerba Mansa Yerba Manza Usually, the yerba mansa, scientific name Anemopsis californica, is depicted as a perennially growing herb. Native to the United States, this herb grows most actively during the spring and summer. The foliage of this plant is green and it … Continue reading Plant Profile: Yerba Mansa

Homemade Medicine

Guide to make your own simple, effective herbal remedies Making our own herbal medicines and body care products can save money and improve our health, and it’s much easier than you may think. If you already make herbal teas, then making infusions, decoctions, tinctures, salves and poultices can quickly become part of your repertoire, too. Don’t … Continue reading Homemade Medicine