Extensive Visual Guide to Common Edible Flower Blossoms

Extensive Visual Guide to Common Edible Flower Blossoms

Many flower blossoms are edible, but it’s always a good idea to check before eating one. I’ve given you photos and resources below for identifying common edible flowers–both cultivated and wild, for common flower garden blossoms, herb blossom, vegetable blossom, wildflower blossoms, and tropical flower 

Best Herbs for Stress and How to Use Them – Nervines and Adaptogens – A Beginner’s Guide

Best Herbs for Stress and How to Use Them – Nervines and Adaptogens – A Beginner’s Guide

Stress isn’t a new phenomenon and men and women have found ways to help us to cope throughout the ages. Whether it is from a cup of tea, herbal tincture, flower essence, essential oil aromatherapy or a hot herbal and mineral bath, herbs can be 

Teas From “Weeds” and Plants in Your Yard

Teas From “Weeds” and Plants in Your Yard

While I love to grow herbs for culinary and medicinal purposes, there’s something I love even more about foraging and harvesting herbs from the wild. Maybe with all the uncertainty in the world, it gives me peace to know what plants I have around me 

Medicinal Shrubs and Trees to Use in Your Landscape

Medicinal Shrubs and Trees to Use in Your Landscape

As I’ve studied the medicinal uses of plants, I have been amazed to learn that so many common plants–flowers, herbs, shrubs and lawn “weeds”–are actually medicinal and have been successfully used by families and herbalists for hundreds of years. It has made me curious to 

Herbal Sore Throat Healing Tea and Natural Sore Throat Remedies

Herbal Sore Throat Healing Tea and Natural Sore Throat Remedies

When a sore throat starts what we all are looking for is immediate relief. So what heals a sore throat quickly and takes the pain out? My Nearly Magical Herbal Sore Throat Healing Tea can! And the great thing about this is that it is 

How to Make Honeysuckle Infused Honey and Elixer Recipes

How to Make Honeysuckle Infused Honey and Elixer Recipes

Honeysuckle Honey is not only delicious and super easy to make, but it has medicinal qualities and is safe to use for colds, flu, and fever.

Easy DIY Intestinal Parasite Cleanse: For Adults, For Kids, Homemade, To Buy

Easy DIY Intestinal Parasite Cleanse: For Adults, For Kids, Homemade, To Buy

Natural Herbal Intestinal Parasite Cleanse for Children and Adults A DIY natural parasite cleanse is easy to make and not that bad to take. You will probably need to take a trip to your local natural food coop or herb and vitamin store to get 

How to Make Easy Natural Skin Toner

How to Make Easy Natural Skin Toner

hen I was in my teens and early twenties, I had severe acne. Skin toners were an essential part of my twice-daily skincare routine, but there was nothing natural about it. After the acne went away and I became a busy and sleep-deprived mother of 

More Weeds to Let Grow in Your Garden

More Weeds to Let Grow in Your Garden

If you were able to embrace my ideas in a previous article, Weeds You Should Let Grow in Your Garden,  then I have more weeds to let grow in your garden now! If you are embracing your weeds then I know you are a courageous 

Beginner Herb Garden – What Herbs to Grow

Beginner Herb Garden – What Herbs to Grow

  So You Want to Start an Herb Garden… As I write this, it’s the day after Christmas. And what season comes after Christmastime? To a plant lover and gardener, it’s Seed Catalog season, of course! Haha! As the darkest day of the year has 

Bee Balm Oxymel, Tea and Honey

Bee Balm Oxymel, Tea and Honey

In Virginia, summer is the main time to make herbal medicines out of fresh plants. The St. John’s Wort I planted last year is finally blooming and I will be making more St. John’s Wort Oil and tincture. Learn how here. But my “wild” Bee 

Why I use Nourishing Herbal Infusions and You Should, too!

Why I use Nourishing Herbal Infusions and You Should, too!

  Are you getting high-quality nutrients out of the foods and supplements you take? Want to know how you can get them even on the days you don’t eat all those veggies and without taking expensive supplements? I grew up taking good quality vitamins, green barley 

Plant Walk Jefferson National Forest (part 2)

Plant Walk Jefferson National Forest (part 2)

Jefferson National Forest The Jefferson National Forest is an amazing FREE resource for anyone wishing to explore nature. If you want to explore there, just be sure to get a good map and watch for any private property signs before entering an area. If you 

Weeds You Should Let Grow in Your Garden

Weeds You Should Let Grow in Your Garden

Weed You Should Grow in Your Garden When I first read about letting weeds grow in your garden alongside the beans and corn and tomatoes, I thought the author was pretty weird and far-out. But I warmed up to the idea the more I read 

How to Decide Which Medicinal Herbs to Buy and Which to Grow Yourself

How to Decide Which Medicinal Herbs to Buy and Which to Grow Yourself

Which Herbs Should You Buy and Which Should You Grow Yourself So you’ve been learning about medicinal herbs and are wanting to start growing some for yourself. If you’re like me, when those seed catalogs come around, it’s tempting to order a whole slew of 

5 Books That Could Save Your Life

5 Books That Could Save Your Life

    So, I’m not a big doomsday prepping-for-the-zombie-apocalypse kind of person, but I don’t have my head buried in the sand either. I don’t think we need to live in fear of what could happen–even though it really could! I mean, come on, how 

The Best FREE Herbal Education Online by Top Herbalists

The Best FREE Herbal Education Online by Top Herbalists

Free Herbalism Education and Resources Online Susun Weed’s Videos are a great place to start.  I have created a playlist for them on my Youtube channel. She has a weekly internet radio show every Tuesday evening on Blogtalk Radio. She usually features a guest and 

How to Identify and Cook Chicken of the Wood (Sulfur Shelf) Mushrooms

How to Identify and Cook Chicken of the Wood (Sulfur Shelf) Mushrooms

Please note that this article contains affiliate links, and that means that I may earn a commission if you buy something. Opinions about the products are fully my own. Foraging for Chicken of the Woods Last year when we lived in the middle of the 

St. John’s Wort Oil

St. John’s Wort Oil

The search for St. John’s Wort I’ve been wanting to make St. John’s Wort oil for some time but I’ve had trouble finding St. John’s Wort or growing it. This year I’ve been trying to get several herbs to grow from seed. I even purchased organic 

Plant and Fungi Walk Jefferson National Forest Virginia (part 1)

Plant and Fungi Walk Jefferson National Forest Virginia (part 1)

We recently had the opportunity to live for two years right in the Jefferson National Forrest outside of Blacksburg, Virginia. Here I discovered the joy of taking plant walks — or herb walks. My plant walks consist of walking slowly through the meadow or woods–phone in