How to Grow Spilanthes

How to Grow Spilanthes

Spilanthes acmella is an intriguing garden herb with unusual common names like buzz buttons, eyeball plant, and electric daisy. This herb is also known as Acmella oleoracea.  It’s actually very easy to grow Spilanthes and impress your friends and neighbors, and it’s a useful addition…

6 Simple Steps to Make a Heavenly Albizia Glycerite

6 Simple Steps to Make a Heavenly Albizia Glycerite

Welcome to Modern Alchemy Mondays! We will be exploring herbs and herbal preparations in this mainstay weekly feature. Today, I’m going to walk you through one of my favorite summer projects: making a heavenly herbal glycerin (aka glycerite) from albizia flowers.   Albizia, or mimosa, flowers…

Learn How to Harvest and Use Albizia Flowers and Bark

Learn How to Harvest and Use Albizia Flowers and Bark

Adaptogens are a group of herbs that support everyday health by assisting our bodies’ response to stress. I’ve written an entire recipe book with easy ways to add adaptogens to your daily wellness routines, but today I want to explore one adaptogen in particular: Albizia…

The Best Time to Harvest Yarrow

The Best Time to Harvest Yarrow

When is the best time to harvest yarrow? Like waiting on strawberries to be ripe, judging the best time to harvest yarrow means you’ll need to check your plants periodically and evaluate what stage they have reached. Here’s how to tell the best time to…

How to Get Started as a Home Herbalist This Summer

How to Get Started as a Home Herbalist This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to take the first steps for becoming a home herbalist. It’s the best season to dabble in the garden and long, sunny days mean that inspiration for connecting to the green world are all around us. Read on to discover…

Infused Water with Bee Balm, Watermelon, and Mint

Infused Water with Bee Balm, Watermelon, and Mint

If you are looking for the perfect summer refreshment to share with your friends, this bee balm, mint, and melon infused water won’t disappoint. It’s very simple to make, but is full of flavor (and flair) to take your summer revelry to the next level!

A Quick Guide to the Uses of Plantain

A Quick Guide to the Uses of Plantain

In the southern states, May and June are the perfect months to learn about the herbal uses of plantain because that’s when this herb is abundant and at the peak of its growing season. This is one of the most versatile home herbalists and foraging…