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Lovely Lavender - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

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Lovely Lavender - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

While there are tons of herbs out there with multiple uses, lavender (Lavendula spp.) is truly one of the most versatile. Not only is its fragrance and aromatic essence useful in cooking and aromatherapy, it's herbal therapeutic qualities make up quite the list. Lavender may be most widely know for its unique scent but its antibacterial, antimicrobial, expectorant, stress-relieving, antiseptic and analgesic properties are nothing short of fantastic. No summer survival (or first aid kit) would be complete without lavender.  It's essential oil is a standard for preventing and treating bug bites and other itchy conditions that often pop up when we...

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No Time to Wait? Fill Out an Order Form!

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No Time to Wait?  Fill Out an Order Form!

Although we love the empowerment of self-serve herbs, for the time being we are serving you herbs to increase safety for you and us!  We know it's a big change and that sometimes the wait times are longer than expected.  If you drop by and are unable to get your herbs right away but don't have time to wait, we invite you to fill out our order form and we can give you a call when your order is ready! We are also online and can do phone and mail orders as well if those options suit your needs better....

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Just Learning about Herbs & their Medicinal Properties?

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Just Learning about Herbs & their Medicinal Properties?

Perhaps one positive thing we can say has come out of this pandemic situation is a growing mainstream interest in knowing more about herbal medicines.  We have seen and heard from many and sundry people who have only recently discovered the wonders of using medicinal herbs and plants to support their health. It's been amazing!   It reminds us, though, that although the internet is a great resource, it's really important with herbal medicine to be able to access trustworthy and knowledgeable resources and we wanted to share some of those with you today. 1) Books by reputable sources with great beginner...

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Coltsfoot - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

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Coltsfoot - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

The rain may be a bit of downer after all the beautiful sun, but it is so nice to take a breath and smell the freshness that comes with it.  Not to mention our plant friends are just bursting with growth!  One in particular you may see by the roadsides right now is Coltsfoot!  This prolific set of herbs does so much for us...read on to find out more! ColtsfootRespiratory Soother & Strengthener Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) also called Eastern Coltsfoot and it's counterpart most often seen here on the West Coast (Petasites spp.) are two different perennial species of the Asteraceae family with...

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California Poppy - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

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California Poppy - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

Common Name: California Poppy   Latin Name: Eschscholzia californica    Family Name: Papaveraceae   The Blurb: This herb and flower is one of my favorite plants of all time! It is our state flower, and I always love seeing the bright pop of color these flowers have on grassy hillsides. California poppy is an amazing sedating nervine and shows great benefit for those who suffer from insomnia or acute/intense anxiety. It’s relaxing for the body and mind. The leaf is typically used for medicinal purposes, and is usually taken in tincture (my favorite way to take it) or teas and sometimes in...

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