• Posts Tagged ‘herbal resources’

    Learning Herbs: Jewel Weed

    by  • July 23, 2012 • Herbs, Natural Body Care • 5 Comments

    {see the entire Learning Herbs series here} {photo source} Jewel Weed Herb Profile: Latin Name: Impatiens capensis Other Names: Orange, Common, or Spotted Jewelweed, Touch-Me-Not, or Orange Balsam Description:  Jewelweed is a succulent plant is usually found growing near water or in shallow ponds. It is often found in areas where Poison Ivy grows....

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    Learning Herbs: Comfrey

    by  • May 7, 2012 • Herbs, Learning Herbs Series • 21 Comments


    {click HERE for entire “Learning Herbs” series} Comfrey Herb Profile: Latin Name: Symphytum x uplandicum (other varieties S. officinale and S. asperum) Other Names: Russian Comfrey, Knit bone, Bruisewort Description: Comfrey is a perennial that can grow between 3-5 feet producing large green leaves that are fuzzy and veiny. The flowers start to form...

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    Learning Herbs: Rosemary

    by  • May 1, 2012 • Herbs, Learning Herbs Series • 7 Comments


    {Click HERE to see the entire Learning Herbs list} Rosemary Herb Profile: Latin Name: Rosmarinus officinalis (and other R. species) Common Varieties: Tuscan Blue, Arp, Spice Island … Description: A tender perennial, shrubby herb. The green foliage looks and smells a little pine-like and usually has small blue (sometimes pink or white) flowers that...

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    Learning Herbs: Echinacea

    by  • April 24, 2012 • Herbs, Learning Herbs Series • 0 Comments


    Echinacea Herb Profile: Latin Name: Echinacea purpurea, E. angustifolia, E. pallida Other Name: Purple Coneflower Description: Echinacea is a well-known healing herb. This beautiful prairie plant can grow between 2-4 feet tall displaying pinkish-purple, daisy-like flowers. There are several species of Echinacea that can be used medicinally: E. angustifolia, E. purpurea, and E. pallida....

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    Learning Herbs: Catnip

    by  • April 17, 2012 • Herbs, Learning Herbs Series, Natural Remedies • 5 Comments


    {click HERE to see entire “Learning Herbs” series} Catnip Herb Profile: Latin Name: Nepeta cataria Description: Catnip is a velvety, aromatic herb that will grow just about anywhere. Another member of the mint family, its leaves are green with a grayish down and spike little lavender/white flowers that are not particularly showy. Most people...

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