Materia Medica – Chickweed

Botanical Name: Stellaria media (translated as star) Common Name: Chickweed Family: Carophyllaceae (carnation) Ayurvedic/TCM Name: Cha qi fan lu Parts Used: Herb Native Region: Native to Europe, found throughout temperate regions of North America Geographic...

Preserving Herbs for Winter

Making Herbs Last As summer winds down, do you have lots of herbs still growing in your garden? If you’re wondering what to do with them, we’ve collected several suggestions on preserving herbs for winter. Adrienne from WholeNewMom.com recommends freezing herbs. Here...

Dry Your Own Herbs

One of the advantages of growing your own herbs is being able to harvest fresh plant parts when you need them. Also, when you grow your own, you can select plants that might not be readily available in the local market. Preserving some herbs will allow their use year...
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