Nettle {Urtica dioica}

Also, Known As: Chinese Nettle Common Nettle Common Stinging Nettle Great Nettle Great Stinging Nettle Hsieh-tzu-ts'ao Nettle Stinging Nettle The herb known as the nettle is a small plant reaching about two to three feet in height with an erect stem; it bears dark green leaves that are marked by serrated margins. The nettle gives … Continue reading Nettle {Urtica dioica}

Skunkbush

Rhus trilobata Also, Known As: Aromatic Sumac Basketbush Fragrant Sumac Ill-scented Sumac Scented Sumac Skunkbush Skunkbush Sumac Squawbush Skunkbush (scientific name Rhus trilobata) is a low-growing, bushy shrub belonging to the sumac genus. Also known as sour berry or three-leaf sumac, it grows up to a height of anything between 2 feet and 6 feet. … Continue reading Skunkbush

Building Immunity

The last decade alone has seen an influx of infectious diseases and virulent strains increasingly unaffected by conventional treatments. Overuse and abuse of antibiotic medicines and antibacterial products have turned the war on germs into a war on humankind as once-common bacteria and viruses mutate to new levels of resistance. According to an article in … Continue reading Building Immunity

Cleavers – A Common Little Known Herb.

Galium aparine Also, Known As: Catchweed Cleavers Goose Grass Cleavers, botanical name Galium aparine, is an herb-like annual plant that is found growing in damp or verdant locales as well as besides the banks or rivers and along the fences in eastern United States, Canada as well as the Pacific coast. Belonging to the plant … Continue reading Cleavers – A Common Little Known Herb.

Chickweed {Stellaria media}

Also, Known As: Adder's Mouth Chickweed Indian Chickweed Satinflower Scarweed Starweed Starwort Stitchwort Tongue Grass White Bird's-eye Winterweed The plant known as the chickweed is a very fragile appearing herb; as a plant it is actually a very lusty annual plant characterized by the presence of matted to straight green stems growing in profusion over … Continue reading Chickweed {Stellaria media}

Lobelia {Lobelia inflata}

Also, Known As: Asthma Weed Bladderpod Emetic Herb Gagroot Indian Tobacco Lobelia Pukeweed Vomitroot The herb known as the lobelia - botanical name, Lobelia inflata - can reach from one to two feet in height and is commonly called Indian tobacco. The herb grows as an annual or as a biennial. It is characterized by … Continue reading Lobelia {Lobelia inflata}

Mouse-ear {Hieracium pilosella syn. Pilosella officinarum}

Also, Known As: Felon Herb Hawkweed Mouse-ear Pilosella Mouse-ear (botanical name Hieracium pilosella) is a perennially plant that grows up to a height of anything between three and 15 inches. Mouse-ear is a creeping herb that usually grows like a carpet on crawling runners, every one of which takes the form of a basal rosette … Continue reading Mouse-ear {Hieracium pilosella syn. Pilosella officinarum}

Plantain {Plantago major}

Also, Known As: Plantain Ribwort Snakeweed When we talk about plantain, normally the image of a banana plantation conjures up in our mind. But the common plantain is a small wild plant with leaves that grow mostly from the plant's bottom. It is found growing naturally in the lawns, gardens, backyards and along the roads throughout America. The … Continue reading Plantain {Plantago major}