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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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Materia Medica: Spanish Needle

Published on July 13, 2015 under Home
Spanish needle is a ubiquitous weed and potent plant medicine. If you live in the South, you likely have it in your yard! It's a food, medicine, and amazing pollinator food. Learn more about the…
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Materia Medica: Goldenrod

Published on February 1, 2015 under Home
Goldenrod is beginning to bloom in parts of Central Florida. Watch this week's video to learn more about this local plant ally. How do YOU use Goldenrod? Share with us in the comments below!
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Materia Medica: Camphor

Published on January 25, 2015 under Home
Learn more about the ubiquitous Central Florida invasive tree, Camphor, in this week's Materia Medica video. How do YOU use Camphor? Let us know in the comments below!
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Materia Medica: Feverfew

Published on November 16, 2014 under Home
Today's Materia Medica introduces Feverfew, an herbaceous medicinal known for preventing headaches. Have you worked with Feverfew before? What was your experience? Leave us your feedback in the comments below.
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