Angelica is like a giant Fairy Parasol, towering over the diminutive plants like bluebells, foxglove, and columbines. With it's dainty white flowerettes arranged in broad, airy umbels and it's pinnate, deeply toothed leaves on stems reaching high enough to potentially…
Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article. With so many Sages to choose from, how do you know which to plant or use? Common Sage, Red Sage, White Sage, and Clary Sage share some qualities and needs every Herbal Gardener and Practitioner ought know.
Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article...Balm of Gilead is made from the sweet, sticky, resinous spring buds from the Cottonwood or Poplar tree in North America and many other temperate to colder climates. The resinous sap is filled with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and warming constituents or energy that feeds the young leaves as they develop, protecting them from disease and giving them the nutrition and energy they need to become the tree's powerhouse through summer.
Spilanthes, aka Toothache Plant or Buzz Button Plant, has long-documented painkilling or analgesic properties that often take center stage in modern herbal remedies for not just tooth, mouth, and gum ailments. Spilanthes is antimicrobial (antibacterial and antifungal), too.
Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive. "Let thy Food be thy Medicine." Hippocrates was spot-on when it comes to choosing the best herbal medicines. He was all about preventing illness from the get-go. Garlic is one Medicinal Foods you don't want to do without.
Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article: Whether you wildcraft cinnamon from your local forest or grow it in a pot, you can gain the anti-microbial, warming, medicinal properties of cinnamon