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Archive for March, 2012

Weed Appreciation Day – Dandelion

• Mar 28th, 2012 • Category: health, herbs

It’s Weed Appreciation Day! Unless you use chemicals on your yard, you’ve probably got a few useful ones. My yard includes Plantain, Nettle, Chickweed and … Dandelion. I love Dandelions, and not just because I used to blow on them to make a wish as a kid. I cherish the ones growing in my yard […]

Medieval Medicine – and Mystery!

• Mar 12th, 2012 • Category: herbs

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m a history buff – especially if it has anything to do with herbs. This last week I rediscovered an old friend: Brother Cadfael. My only interaction with the good Brother to this point was the PBS series based on the […]

Essential Bookshelf: A Modern Herbal

• Mar 5th, 2012 • Category: health, herbs

If this two-volume set isn’t in your herbal library, it should be. Originally published in 1931, reprinted by Dover in 1971 and updated with cross-referencing and an index in 1982, Mrs. M(aud) Grieve gives a wealth of information on hundreds of herbs. Not only does she describe the plant, in most instances she’ll give you […]