Skullcap: The Nerve Soothing Herb
Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), or American Skullcap, is a beloved herb amongst Western herbalists and herbal medicine enthusiasts.
Mugwort: Wise Dreamweaver Infographic
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is an herb of the world! Native to Europe and Asia, but with a naturalized domain widespread enough to include every continent, it grows wild and abundantly in sunny places with disturbed soil—no stranger to cracks in city sidewalks, fields, forests, coastal habitats, and gardens.
Writing: Symbolism of Flowers - Robin Woods
Adding Depth to Writing and Understanding I am currently preparing to teach The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Before I begin the unit, I spend some time going over the symbolism of flowers (and colors), since Fitzgerald beautifully threads this information through his novels. I tell my students that this will help them understand the […]
Lavender: The Herbal Chill Pill Infographic
In the Western world, Lavandula angustifolia is one of those adored household-name herbs. We need not look farther than the local grocery store to find the familiarly intoxicating scent in nearly everything, from laundry detergent to body lotion. Many know that Lavender has relaxing qualities, but this herb offers us much varied, expansive medicine.
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Have you ever wondered why witches loved working with herbs? This list gives you 98 herbs and the spiritual qualities they hold.
Wood Betony: The Incarnative “Life Plant”
Though Wood Betony (Stachys officinalis) is less common in today’s apothecaries, it was one of Old World Europe’s most revered herbs. There are colloquialisms about it’s value and virtues from a variety of European cultures; from Spain, “He has as many virtues as Betony”, Italy, “Sell your coat and buy Betony,” and from colonial American herbalist John Sauer,“There is no illness brought by cold in which betony cannot be administered effectively."
6+ Uses for Lavender Leaves
Lavender flowers are only around for a short time, but there are plenty of uses for lavender leaves! Learn how to harvest, dry & use them in DIY projects.
Herbs, Spices, and What They Mean - PositiveMed
Did you know that different herbs and spices have meanings? I did not, I found this information fascinating. You can make your food more delicious and send a message as well, like adding nutmeg is for prosperity, attraction, and clairvoyance. Adding garlic is for protection and banishing. I hope you enjoy!