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Materia Medica

Materia Medica: Loquat

Published on March 6, 2017 under Garden
Loquat Fruit Tree Eriobotrya japonica Also know as Chinese Plum, this cold hardy fruit tree is widely grown as a garden ornamental and commercial fruit and herbal medicine. Generous annual fruit production, plus many valuable…
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Materia Medica: Arrowroot

Published on February 7, 2017 under Garden
Materia Medica: Arrowroot
Maranta arundinaceae, commonly known as Arrowroot, is a beautiful herbal ally to grow here in sunny Central Florida. It loves our tropical weather and thrives in humid environments. The rhizomes of this plant have been…
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Materia Medica: Elder

Published on January 7, 2017 under Garden
Materia Medica: Elder
Plants that bring forth pollinators, grow in abundance, and provide food and medicine, are our favorite additions to a garden. One in particular comes to mind and that is Sambucus nigra, commonly known as Elderberry.…
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Materia Medica: Aloe

Published on December 6, 2016 under Garden
Materia Medica: Aloe
Summertime and the livin' is easy, that is until you get an awful sunburn from the scorching Florida sun! One of our favorite herbs to help ease the sting of a sunburn is Aloe vera.…
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Materia Medica: Anamu

Published on July 11, 2016 under Garden
Materia Medica: Anamu
Anamu Petiveria alliacea is an herbaceous perennial that grows up to 1m in height. Indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and tropical areas of Central and South America, the Caribbean and Africa. Anamu, aka Guinea Hen…
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Materia Medica: Yarrow

Published on July 11, 2016 under Garden
Materia Medica: Yarrow
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a well-known plant ally throughout the United States and Europe. Yarrow is a flowering perennial, common in North America but also native to Europe and Asia. Its leaves are soft and…
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Materia Medica: Vetiver

Published on July 11, 2016 under Garden
Materia Medica: Vetiver
Vetiver grass is used both as a hedge against erosion in permaculture colonies, and also a medicinal herb! It forms narrow, dense hedges when planted along the contours of sloping land, slowing down run-off and…
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Materia Medica: Mullein

Published on June 11, 2016 under Home
Materia Medica: Mullein - Verbascum thapsus Parts Used: Leaves (respiratory), Roots (skeletal), Flowers (ear infections) How have YOU used mullein? Leave us a note in the comments below.
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Materia Medica: Black Cohosh

Published on January 15, 2016 under Home
In this week's blog post we take a visit to Rosemary Gladstar's Sage Mountain Herbal Center in Vermont from Summer 2015 and visit one of our northern plant allies, Black Cohosh (Cimcifuga racemosa)   More…
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