Medicinal Herbs: Clary Sage

Clary Sage {Salvia sclarea} Clary Sage is an ancient herb that has been used by many cultures to medicate the eyes and treat a variety of diseases. This biennial member of the mint family, Lamiaceae, is native to the northern Mediterranean, parts of North Africa, and Central Asia. It is now a commercial crop in … Continue reading Medicinal Herbs: Clary Sage

August Birthstone: Sardonyx

Sardonyx History Sardonyx can be traced back four thousand years to Ancient Egypt. For most of its history, this stone has been used to create cameos and intaglios. In Ancient Rome, women wore sardonyx necklaces with cameos of Venus in hopes of harnessing the power of the goddess of love. It was also common for … Continue reading August Birthstone: Sardonyx

THE VIBRANT BODY STONE: GARNET

The particular color of a garnet specimen will determine its exact effect, but garnet will always work to focus and activate. Red garnets are best for energizing stones for the body, speeding up all processes and amplifying the effects of other stones placed nearby. Other Varieties of Garnet: Andradite. Grossularite. Hessonite. Melanite. Pyrope. Rhodolite. Spessartite. Uvarovite. … Continue reading THE VIBRANT BODY STONE: GARNET

Larkspur: July Birth Flower

The birthday flower of July is the lovely Larkspur, which symbolizes carefree summer days, feeling lighthearted, and just having fun. Larkspur is a highly desirable cut flower with tall spikes of colorful petals that look as perfect in a cut glass vase on the dining room table as they do sitting in a rustic basket or bucket … Continue reading Larkspur: July Birth Flower

Medicinal Trees: Elder

Elder {Sambucus nigra} Also, Known As: Bourtree Elder Elder-berry Elder-flower European Elder Pipe Tree The plant called the elder is used to describe a bushy shrub like plant that can reach a few feet in height as shrub-like forms normally do or it may be referring to a tree reaching up to fifty feet in … Continue reading Medicinal Trees: Elder

Medicinal Trees: Oak

Quercus alba Also, Known As: Gospel Tree Oak Tanner's Bark The oak is a mighty and majestic tree that has the aptitude to grow up to a height of 90 feet (30 m), have a circumference of about 33 feet (10 m) and survive for as many as 1000 years! The oak is indigenous to … Continue reading Medicinal Trees: Oak

Medicinal Trees: Hawthorn

Crataegus oxyacantha or Crataegus monogyna Also, Known As: English Hawthorn Haw Hawthorn May May Blossom Maybush May Tree Quick-set Shan-cha Whitethorn The herb called the hawthorn is one of the best herbal remedies to boost the performance of the heart and the human circulatory system in general. A potent vasodilatory action can be induced in … Continue reading Medicinal Trees: Hawthorn

Medicinal Trees: Prickly Ash

anthoxylum americanum Also, Known As: Angelica Tree Prickly Ash Suterberry Toothache Tree The prickly ash or the Zanthoxylum americanum is a tall shrub that may also be described as a small tree and usually grows up to a height of twenty feet. The shrub is distinguished by its barbed stalks and branches. The leaves of … Continue reading Medicinal Trees: Prickly Ash

Medicinal Trees: Linden

Tilia americana or Tilia Europea or Tilia cordata Also, Known As: American Basswood American Linden Basswood Bast Tree Common Lime Limeblossom Lime Flowers Lime Tree Linden Linden Flower Spoonwood Wycopy Linden is a tree belonging to different species of the genus Tilia, also known as lime or basswood tree. This herb has been used in … Continue reading Medicinal Trees: Linden

Herbs: A -Z List: (…The Medicinal, Spiritual and Magical Uses of…)

The following information is for reference only. Herb-lore is an art which must be respected, and several herbs can be as equally dangerous as beneficial if not used correctly. Aloes: General: Aloes are indigenous to East and South Africa, but have been introduced into the West Indies (where they are extensively cultivated) and into tropical … Continue reading Herbs: A -Z List: (…The Medicinal, Spiritual and Magical Uses of…)