• Left column from top to bottom: R. damascena, R. rugosa, R. multiflora Middle column from top to bottom: R. damascena, R. canina Right column from top to bottom: R. damascena, R. virginiana, R. virginiana

    Plant Profile: Rose

    Several different species can be used, like R. damascena, R. canina, R. rugosa, R. virginiana, R. multiflora, R. gallica, R. centifolia, R. palustris, R. spinosissima, and a few others. It’s important to note that not all garden variety roses can be used, so be sure to verify your rose species before adding them to your herbal collection.

  • Plant Profile: Usnea

    Usnea's nickname, "lungs of the forest," comes from its sponge-like action to absorb airborne particulates. However, this means that it's susceptible to over-pollution. In fact, it's believed that when lichens like Usnea disappear, it's a warning that the air quality in the area is harmful. 

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