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. "A leaf of Sage a day will keep the Alzheimer's away" could be the modern motto for our beloved common Sage, or Salvia officinalis. Common Sage and Red Sage, aka Dan Shen or S. miltiorrhiza, both improve thought patterns and have long been associated with the kind of calm, Sage wisdom we've sought in our Elders.
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. Traditional Western Herbalism, TCM, and Ayurveda energetics for Cottonwood, Poplar, and Balm of Gilead are generally warming and drying. Cottonwood is used for pain relief and infection prevention.
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 acmela, generally called Spilanthes among modern herbalists, is an often unsung hero for acute conditions. The moniker Toothache Plant describes just the kind of acute conditions which Spilanthes has treated through the ages.