Category: Herbs

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Herbs Up-Close: Chapter 2: European Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea)

Goldenrod, the herb we find all over growing in old gardens, arrived to Europe somewhere in the 1700’s.  This is a herb native to North America, and was often used by the native American’s due to its many and deep healing abilities.  Though it’s in the aster family, don’t let it fool you thinking its …

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Herbs Up-Close: Chapter 1: Lemon Verbena

I have Spain to thank for bringing this lovely herb back to the shores of Europe, upon it’s discovery in South America in the early 1600’s.  Lemon Verbena, one of my favorite herbs grown in my un-kept herbal garden.  I’ve given pickings of this herb to various friends, and when I visit them, I’m stunned …

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Yarrow:   Widely used in herbal medicine, the yarrow plant is both antiseptic and an anti-inflammatory.  This herb has been used through the world for over 100,000 years. Historically, this was used in ancient times during war and injuries on soldiers both due to it’s antiseptic properties and blood properties for clotting and healing.  Yarrow  is …

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