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    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: 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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    Learning Herbs: Peppermint

    by  • May 14, 2012 • Herbs, Learning Herbs Series • 2 Comments


    {click HERE to see entire “Learning Herbs” series} Peppermint Herb Profile: Latin Name: Mentha piperita Common Varieties: Chocolate mint, Kentucky Peppermint, Sweet Mint, Orange mint Description: There are many varieties of mint. Most peppermints have green, serrated leaves and produce spikes of small, purple flowers that bloom mid-summer. The peppermint plant is very fragrant;...

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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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