Month: February 2018

Yarrow

 Achillea millefolium Common Name: bloodwort, common yarrow, carpenter’s weed, knight’s milfoil, noble yarrow, old man’s pepper, nosebleed and staunchgrass.   Family: Asteraceae TCM Name: Ya Luo Ayurvedic Name: N/A Parts Used: leaves, flowering tops, roots Native To: Northern Hemisphere Medicinal Notes “Thou pretty herb of Venus Tree Thy…

Red Clover

Trifolium pratense Common Name: Beebread, Cow Clover, Meadow Clover, Miel des Prés, Purple Clover, Trebol Rojo, Wild Clover.   Family: Fabaceae TCM Name: Mu, Hsun Tsao Ayurvedic Name: Tripatra Parts Used: Flowers, leaves Native To:  Native to Europe, Central Asia, North Africa. Medicinal Notes The name “trifolium” derives form the…

Healing Herbal Salve: the miracle

It was the third day of my summer holidays. Teachers look forward to the holidays maybe even more than the students. It was a beautiful sunny day, and I was excited to spend it in my garden. I had no plans other than to…

St John’s Wort

Hypericum perforatum Common Name: St John’s Wort, Tipton’s Weed, Chase-Devil, Klamath Weed, Touch and Heal, Goatweed Family: Hypericaceae TCM Name: Guan Ye Lian Qiao Ayurvedic Name: N/A Parts Used: Leaf, Flower Native To: Europe Medicinal Notes According to White Rabbit Institute of Healing: “St John’s…

Comfrey

  Symphytum officinale Common Name: Comfrey, Knitbone, Bruisewort   Family: Boraginaceae TCM Name: N/A Ayurvedic Name: N/A Parts Used: Leaves and roots Native To:  Europe    Medicinal Notes According to The Pharmaceutical Journal: “Dioscorides’s ‘Materia medica’ is the oldest materia medica in Europe. Created at the same time as, but…

The Plantain Primer

Thank you to Ian Opal Kesling at Herbrally for this compendium of Plantain uses: For drawing blisters/pimples to a head, or drawing foreign objects from the skin: plantain leaf and piñon resin warm-infused in oil. For minor cuts/scrapes/burns: plantain leaf, comfrey leaf, and calendula flower infused…

Plantain

Plantago ssp Common Name: plantain, white-man’s footprint, waybread, Englishman’s foot, fleawort, ribwort   Family: Plantageinaceae TCM Name: Che Qian Cao Ayurvedic Name: N/A Parts Used: Leaves and seeds Native To:  Europe and Asia   Medicinal Notes “And you, Waybread, mother of herbs, Open from the east, mighty…