Goldenseal | How to Use and What it’s For
Hydrastis canadensis Cherokee Indians introduced goldenseal to settlers. It was commonly used topically for eye and skin irritation and orally for infections.
In modern times, it has been popular because of the belief that it can mask illicit… Continue reading
Peppermint | For Much More Than Just Indigestion
Mentha piperita or M. balsamea Willd Peppermint is a hybrid mint species that is a cross between watermint and spearmint. It is native to Europe and the Middle East and grows very well with lots of water. If you… Continue reading
Hyssop | Just Be Careful!
Hyssopus officinalis Hyssop is a beautiful flowering herb that attracts pollinators. It has medicinal and culinary properties, but the oil of the plant should not be used.
Hyssop contains pinocamphones and isopinocampheol which can be toxic… Continue reading
Calendula | Wound Healing and More
Calendula officinalis Calendula is a perennial plant that grows in fertile soils in North America. Historically, these medicinal plants were used for gangrene and protection against the plague.
Calendula is rich in carotenoids, flavonoids, glycosides, steroids and sterols… Continue reading
Basil | Why It’s Not Just For Pesto
Ocimum basilicum (Sweet Basil) Basil is a medicinal plant that is native to India, Asia, and Africa. This plant species is part of the mint family, but you may know it best for its use in food. Aside… Continue reading