Monday, April 27, 2015

Verbena

Verbena is also known as Vervain or Herb of the Cross. The pretty flowers grow on a low growing plant. 

Medicinal indications include colds, flu, cramps, and stress headaches. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Umbrella

The umbrella plant is more commonly known as Mandrake. 

Native Americans knew the plants were toxic. Medicinal use is cautioned as the mandrake causes loosens the bowels. The most common topical use is for snakebites.  

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tarragon

It's known as Tarragon in the culinary community but it's fiercest name is Dragon's Mugwort. 

Used in recipes that require a licorice or anise flavor, it is related to wormwood. The flavor-full leaves are often among the ingredients for marinades, vinegars and sauces. 




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sage

A sacred plant to the Native Americans, the sage plant is used for a variety of common ailments. 

Traditional use includes smudge ceremony. 

Medicinal indicates use for sore gums, digestive disorders, colds, fevers, asthma, and infertility.