Featured Herb: Elder

Elder (Sambucus nigra, S. canadensis, S. Cerulea) Family: Adoxacea Grandmother Elder, healing Elda Mor, powerful wise healer, magickal tree of the faeries…There is so much lore and history surrounding this sacred healing plant.  Not only that, but many scientific studies on the antiviral properties of elderberry have come out as well.  There are even entire …

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Featured Herb: Mullein

Soft, fuzzy Verbascum spp, otherwise known as herbal toilet paper, is in the Scrophulariaceae (Figwort) family. All parts of the plant-the leaves, flowers, and roots are medicinal. It is such a treat to come across the gorgeous first year basal rosette with the fuzzy leaves, as in the photo above. Mullein is a biennial, which …

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Featured Herb: Plantain

Plantago lanceolata is the botanical name for long-leaf plantain, which is what I wildcrafted on my property in Bayside that I affectionately and unofficially call Melody Farm. Many of you might be familiar with plantain as the ultimate “band-aid plant”, because it is so amazing as a topical first aid herb for cuts, scrapes, stings, …

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