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Borage, or Starflower: Our Skin’s Soothsayer

Borage, or Starflower: Our Skin’s Soothsayer

Hello floral friends! Today we will be honing our collective focus in on a beautiful herb that goes by two names relatively equally- Borage, or Starflower. This pretty plant is native to the Mediterranean and North African regions, but has become naturalized all over...
Buchu: Your Bladder’s Bestie

Buchu: Your Bladder’s Bestie

Good afternoon my fellow floral folk! I hope this missive finds you well, despite the numerous planetary retrogrades and other human-related chaos influencing our blue and green world. The world can be a wild and unruly inhabitance, and can often leave us feeling as...
Oregon Grape: Relief for Our Stomach and Skin

Oregon Grape: Relief for Our Stomach and Skin

Hello there, and a happy Friday to you all! Today we will be taking a drive up the coast into the beautiful mountains of the Pacific Northwest. There we find, amongst the trees, mist, and mountain air, a bright yellow, flowering bush bearing the common name of Oregon...
Wild Indigo: The Original Neosporin

Wild Indigo: The Original Neosporin

Good morning floral friends! Spring has sprung out here on the west coast, and our coastlines and hills are bursting to the brim with the most gorgeous array of wildflowers I have yet to see in my lifetime. Wild mustard, California poppies, morning glory, lupin and...
Bacopa: The Herb of Memory

Bacopa: The Herb of Memory

Hello friends! This morning I’m going to continue on the theme of herbs for the nervous system that I began with Oat, and build on that knowledge with today’s profiled herb, Bacopa! An important herb in Ayurvedic medicine, bacopa works with our nervous...
Oat: Our Nervous System’s Calming Confidante

Oat: Our Nervous System’s Calming Confidante

Hello there! I hope this missive finds you in good health, high spirits, and happy circumstance! The new moon last night reminds us to reset our minds to the present, and recognize the power of a fresh start and new beginnings. This is a time of great creativity,...
Astragalus: Adaptogen Extraordinaire

Astragalus: Adaptogen Extraordinaire

Hello fellow plant people! Today I am going to be focusing on an herb that is an excellent addition to your regular diet and herbal medicine regimen, as it not only helps you fight off any colds or infections, but helps to prevent them from happening in the first...
Burdock: A Detox Dream Pt.2

Burdock: A Detox Dream Pt.2

Hello floral friends! Today I am continuing in the vein of detoxifying herbs with a profile on Burdock! Last week’s Celery introduced us to the concept of using herbs to detoxify our kidneys and remove built-up salts from our joints, and today we continue...
Herbalism for our Four-Legged Friends

Herbalism for our Four-Legged Friends

Good morning! Today, I’m broaching the topic of animal herbalism, and sharing a little of what I’ve learned on the subject over the course of my research. Anyone who has a relationship with a pet or familiar knows, they’re not just animals– they are...
Celery: A Detox Dream

Celery: A Detox Dream

Hello friends! Today I’ll be profiling an herb that takes me back to my childhood lunches, an often-overlooked and under-appreciated plant known for its relative tastelessness and crunch- I’m talking, of course, about Celery! A sure bet to find sitting...