• November Plant of the Month – Hibiscus

    Common Names: Hibiscus, Jamaica, Roselle, Cranberry Hibiscus, Sorrel, Florida Cranberry, Isapa, Yakuwa, Gurguzu, Flor de Jamaica Latin name: Hibiscus sabdariffa; H. acetosella Family: Malvaceae

  • Community Graduate – Christina Brown

    My journey with FSHL began in 2016, when I began attending classes with the North Florida branch with Phoenix. The calmness and content that I felt instantly told me that I was where I needed to be. Over the past four years, I continued to grow my knowledge and seek my own healing within herbalism. At the beginning of the pandemic, when everything ceased for what now seems like a brief moment, I was able to see my growth and realign my focus to continue on my journey of healing and happiness. This led to two events: the beginning of The Ginger Tea Company and the formal premier of Herbalists…

  • August Plant of the Month – Cayenne

    Latin name: Capsicum annuum, Capsicum frutescens  – Solanaceae Common name: Cayenne, chili pepper, chile Cayenne comes from the same Capsicum genus that includes many other peppers like habaneros and jalapenos. Capsicum peppers are from the western hemisphere where they have been used for thousands of years. The word Capsicum is derived from a Greek word meaning “to bite.”

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