• Learning Herbs Series

    Learning Herbs: Dandelion

    by  • May 7, 2014 • Learning Herbs Series • 1 Comment

    Thyme & Timber

    Dandelion Herb Profile: Latin Name: Taraxacum officinale Description:  Wait! Don’t spray that beautiful little, yellow flower in your manicured lawn…eat it! Dandelions have earned a reputation from most as an obnoxious weed, but around here we consider it to be a treasured (and tasty) medicinal plant. Dandelions grow virtually everywhere with their jagged green...

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    Learning Herbs: Cayenne

    by  • June 25, 2012 • Learning Herbs Series, Natural Remedies • 2 Comments


    {read the rest of the Learning Herbs series} Cayenne Herb Profile: Latin Name: Capsicum species Other names: Chili, Chili Pepper Description: Native to South America, cayenne is now a widely cultivated plant. These small bushy plants produce white flowers in the summer that turn into green, slender “fruit” or peppers. As they mature, the...

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    Learning Herbs: Chaste Berry (Vitex)

    by  • June 4, 2012 • Learning Herbs Series, Natural Remedies, Research • 1 Comment


    {click HERE to see entire “Learning Herbs” series} Chaste berry Herb Profile: Latin Name: Vitex agnus-castus Other names: vitex, chaste tree fruit, monk’s pepper, Description: This woody perennial is from the Mediterranean region where it enjoys heat and humidity. Chaste Tree produces beautiful purple flower and a peppery tasting fruit. While this herb may...

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    Learning Herbs: Plantain

    by  • May 21, 2012 • Herbs, Learning Herbs Series, Natural Remedies • 3 Comments


    {click HERE to see entire “Learning Herbs” series} Plantain Herb Profile: Latin Name: Plantago major Other names: longleaf plantain, ripple grass, ribwort, wagbread, white man’s foot Description: This helpful plant (not to be confused with the banana-like fruit, plantain) is often considered a weed. There are actually around 200 species in the plantain family....

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