Friday, July 26, 2013

Beach in Tillamook

Oregon, Columbia side

Dusk on the Columbia

Teasel on the Columbia

I first saw teasel in the Shakespeare Garden in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.  This garden is planted with the many plants that have come up in Shakespeare's works.  There was only one plant so I figured it was pretty rare.  Out here in Oregon, it's everywhere and considered an invasive species.  Matthew Wood, and Harold Buhner write at length about teasel root being a specific medicine for lyme disease.  I have also heard this plant being a deer ally.  This is one herbalist's method in tincturing teasel
She's had quite a long journey working with lyme, here's her story: