Saturday, October 26, 2013
Hawthorn is traditionally a heart medicine, balancing irregularity. It is a heart opener and a circulatory system ally. There is also much lore as to its magical/ceremonial use...
These berries are from a huge, berry laden tree on Mount Tabor in Portland, OR. I have heard several stories where people have gone off of their blood pressure meds after using hawthorn as a daily tonic. VOW has hawthorn tincture preserved in organic apple cider vinegar and grain alcohol.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
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 http://ladybarbarasgarden.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/making-teasel-root-tincture/
She's had quite a long journey working with lyme, here's her story: http://www.ladybarbarasgarden.com/
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
There are so many plants growing along the street, a ton of them medicinal and culinary herbs, beautiful flowers. Homes designated backyard habitats. There are goats, chickens, and a little white terrier who gets under the fence.