"I use a lot of Angelica. I make tinctures from it for my midwifery practice. Which Angelica do you have? Angelica Archangelica is good for stomach upsets, reduces stomach acid, enhances digestion and absorption. It is…"
Both tend to make runners that go 2 to 4 feet from the original plant. I put mine in a spot and keep mowed around it. It will still slowly spread, but not as fast as letting it go. I've heard that you can put it in a bottomless pot that…"
"I bought a chocolate mint from Breezy Point Nursery earlier this year and they suggested taking the leaves and boiling for 5 minutes, let stand over night, then strain and freeze the liquid for ice cubes of chocolate mint tea. I tried the tea the…"
"What do you want to know about medicinal herbs? I grow lots and make my own tinctures. I am one year into getting my clinical herbalist certificate. I grow echinacea, arnica, calendula, comfrey, black cohosh, st. john's wort,…"
"oohhh tea from elderberry flowers? what sort of taste?
Raspberry leaf makes a good tea too, surprisingly. Rose hips too (but these are best from Rosa Ragusa varieties...) And will agree with everyone else for Lemon Balm. I don't personally grow…"
"Thanks Darlene. I have been a licensed midwife for 28 years so am a practicing herbalist also. I'm just thought it would be fun and worthwhile to get my certificate. But it is always good to put two perspectives…"
"Thanks for the nice remarks Keryn. All the fire damage happens on the east side of the mountains here in WA state. The trees behind us are in a "greenbelt" just 30 ft wide with thick underbrush like blackberries and huckleberries, salal…"
"It is good to find out a plants real name, so many have the same common names. The common names change depending on what country you live in too. So when you like something that has been posted, its still hard to find."