Herb Fairies: A Magical Tale of Plants & Their Remedies

Herb Fairies is a children's herbal learning system that engages kids through stories and encourages them to learn more by providing exciting hands-on activities. Download our Herb Fairies cookbook as our gift to you. Source: Herb Fairies: A Magical Tale of Plants & Their Remedies Herb Fairies will only be open till this coming Tuesday, … Continue reading Herb Fairies: A Magical Tale of Plants & Their Remedies

Tea Time: Herbal Medicine ~ Dried Teas

To create a long-lasting dried tea, start with fresh or dried herbs and water. Through a step-by-step steeping, simmering, and evaporating process, the tea is reduced from a clear liquid to a thick, nutrient-rich batter full of active compounds and suitable for drying. Teas {infusions and decoctions} are some of the most vital components of … Continue reading Tea Time: Herbal Medicine ~ Dried Teas

Indefinitely Wild; Foraging Wild Strawberries

Once abundant, wild strawberries provided helpful medicine to Native Americans and early settlers. Picture it; An abandoned field of wild strawberries, ripe and shimmering under a bright June sun. The field is isolated, bounded on three sides by leafy, benevolent hardwoods. A light breeze moves gently through the leaves and sparse grasses. A Berry in … Continue reading Indefinitely Wild; Foraging Wild Strawberries

Spicebush

Spicy, lemony shrub with its rich history needs a reintroduction into the kitchens and medicine cabinets of North America. It can be found from Maine to Florida, as far west as Kansas, and in parts of Texas. It is happiest just inside the edge of the forest but can successfully be grown out in the … Continue reading Spicebush

Flowers for Food and Medicine

Ever since the first cave dweller got the first stomach ache, people have looked at plants to relieve their aches and pains. Which plants would cure which ailments? The question is ageless. Answers first came from {probably often painful} trial and error. Eventually, though, this was backed by experience and knowledge passed down from one … Continue reading Flowers for Food and Medicine

Medicinal and Herbal Wildflowers

From the beginning of human history, man has considered plants “useful.” Of course, the most obvious use is as a food source, but in all cultures, plants have also figured prominently as medicines. From prehistoric rites to modern medicine, plants have been shown to possess curative properties. Over the centuries, various cultures have studied plants … Continue reading Medicinal and Herbal Wildflowers

Bearberry.

Arctostaphylos uva ursi or Arbutus uva ursi Also, Known As: Arberry Bearberry Bear's-grape Crowberry Foxberry Hog Cranberry Kinnikinnick Mealberry Mountain Box Mountain Cranberry Red Bearberry Sagackhomi Sandberry Upland Cranberry Uva Ursi The uva ursi herb, which is more commonly known as the bearberry is a small and evergreen shrub belonging to the plant order: Ericaceae. … Continue reading Bearberry.