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Moonrise Herbs Blog — herbalism

Yarrow - Herbal Wisdom (Not) Wednesday

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Yarrow - Herbal Wisdom (Not) Wednesday

Better late than never!  Yarrow  (Achillea millefolium) is yet another extraordinary plant ally and arguably one of the most broadly useful in the medicinal sense. It can be found growing as a cultivated herb in the garden and as a roadside "weed", it's ability to thrive in challenging conditions no doubt contributing to the host of medicinal properties it contains! Read on for more about this incredible herb! Description: Achillea millefolium is native to most of the Northern Hemisphere and once established in a spot will typically continue to grow year after year.  "The leaves are alternate, 3-5 inches long, with many...

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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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