Who here loves Weeds?

Herbs & Ingredients

Weeds = the common plants that grow abundantly with no help at all from the gardener. I adore them! Chickweed (Stellaria media) is one of my all-time favorite plants. It likes cooler temperatures, so it’s one of the first herbs I see pop up in the Spring (always a cause for celebration!). Chickweed is succulent and low-growing, […]

February 12, 2018

Got Skin? Get Yarrow.

Bathtub Therapy, Herbs & Ingredients, Natural Skin Care

Yarrow flowers close-up (image courtesy of trakaislapsis/123RF)   Yarrow is a plant many people recognize as it’s commonly seen in gardens and growing wild. It has a pretty flower and is a beneficial companion plant both for vegetables and herbs. It’s the go-to herb to treat wounds and cuts as it disinfects, stops bleeding by speeding blood […]

January 20, 2018

Yarrow, January’s Herb of the Month

Herbs & Ingredients

Each month, I focus on one herb to write about. January’s herb is Yarrow (Achillea millefolium). Though sometimes said to be native to Eurasia, Yarrow is also a North American native. It is believed that the Yarrow now found growing wild here is a hybrid of the two. Yarrow has been used medicinally by many cultures […]

January 6, 2018