Category: Herbs

5 Herbs That Grow Almost Everywhere

I always reserve a small corner of my garden for “weeds”. Not just any weeds, of course, but there are quite a few that I am always happy to see – things like violets, cleavers, […]

Developing an Herbal Perspective on Pain

​Welcome to Day 35 of the 40 Day Herbalist Challenge! We’ve been focused on herbal first aid all week, and you can’t really talk about herbs and first aid without at least mentioning an herbalist’s […]

Post-Injury Herbal Support

Although it’s easy enough to find information on yarrow, plantain, and even comfrey for herbal first aid uses, there are several other plants that are nice to have on hand after traumatic injuries like sprains, […]

Herbal Support for Infections

   You’ve probably seen lists like “Top (you name the number) Antibiotic Herbs” or “X Number of Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics”  in magazines and online that talk about the antibiotic properties of plants. I hate […]

5 More Useful Plants for Herbal First Aid

Mullein, valerian, dandelion, plantain, and calendula are five excellent first aid herbs to become familiar with. Let’s take a look at each along with their herbal actions. Mullein Verbascum thapsus Mullein is well known as […]

5 Versatile Herbs for First Aid

Today, let’s look at herbs that you might want to include in a basic herbal first aid kit for home use if you are looking at using simples. When I first started putting together my […]

Setting the Stage for Herbs and First Aid

First aid is an important set of skills on it’s own, separate from herbalism, but adding herbs brings several valuable things to the table. For today’s Challenge, I’d like to talk about a few different […]

Herbs and Children’s Health

 Today’s post is dedicated to the littles among us. So many people are looking for herbal information for the whole family, and I hope today’s article will help give you a foundation for exploring more […]

Herbal Safety for Cats and Dogs

So, I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel like my family is complete without pets. At the moment, that means my rescue kitties, Inca and Argos, and our dog, Chaucer. Thankfully, they stay […]

Herbs and Men’s Health

Today’s topic is all about herbs for the fellas. The most common herbs people think of when it comes to male health are herbs that support the prostate, but herbs that support cardiovascular health and […]