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Horse Chestnut: A Varicose Vein Fighter

Horse Chestnut: A Varicose Vein Fighter

Hello floral friends! Today’s plant profile is featuring the easy-to-recognize and ever-helpful Horse Chestnut, Latin name Aesculus hippocastanum! While the tree’s signature spiky seed pod can be found all around the world, its ability to...
Identifying Herbal Properties + Actions by Taste

Identifying Herbal Properties + Actions by Taste

Hello fellow plant purveyors! Today I’ve rounded up a really excellent resource for you guys from the friendly folks at Herbal Academy. They recently offered a free course on compiling your own materia medica, and along with lots of awesome tips and instructions...
Chiretta: Your Immune System’s New Best Friend

Chiretta: Your Immune System’s New Best Friend

Hello again friends! The rain has been coming down day and night here this past week, which makes me all the more inclined to camp out with a cup of Lady Grey and work on a plant profile in my local coffeeshop. I so appreciate winter for this very reason- the stormy...
Yarrow: The Tough Little Lady of the Battlefield

Yarrow: The Tough Little Lady of the Battlefield

Hello floral friends! Today I’m diving into the plant profile of Achillea millefolium, more commonly known as Yarrow. This beautiful, helpful little plant has a multitude of uses, and has been improving humanity’s health since the time of the Greeks. It...
How to Prepare Herbal Remedies at Home

How to Prepare Herbal Remedies at Home

Hello botanical buds! Today I’m talking a bit about building your home apothecary by making your own herbal remedies! There are three common preparations of herbal remedies that the at-home herbalist can easily make; herbal teas (also referred to as infusions),...