Meet the Herbs

Melissa officinalis

Published on June 12, 2017 under Herbs
Melissa officinalis
In the 17th century, Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer, wrote that Lemon Balm "driveth away all troublesome cares and thoughts out of the mind, arising from melancholy..." This herb has been cultivated…
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Lemon Balm

Published on June 11, 2017 under Health
Lemon Balm
Herbs aren't generally a blanket solution for anything, as one has to consider not just the constituents, but the energetics of plant and person as well as other variables. That being said, Lemon Balm or…
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What’s Growing (Part 1)

Published on May 22, 2017 under Garden
What’s Growing (Part 1)
When my yearly rhythms were shaped by school vacations, Summer was by far my favorite season. And while I love the family adventures that Summer brings, Spring definitely brings a lot of joy to my…
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The Knitbone Plant

Published on March 24, 2017 under Meet the Herbs
The Knitbone Plant
In the 300s BC, the armies of Alexander the Great used this plant to treat wounds. It was used during the Middle Ages to heal fractures. Ancient Romans and Greeks valued it greatly for healing…
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