With the arrival of spring rains, backyards across the midwest are blooming like crazy! Weeds of all sorts are popping up, and it's a time for those interested in Herbalism to begin their training with the four common "beginner" weeds: Clover, Dandelion, Purple Dead Nettle, and Mullein. Clover is part of the Trifolium genus … Continue reading Common “Weeds” for Budding Herbalists.
With the arrival of flu season, it's crucial that we take measures to protect ourselves from this potentially deadly virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a flu shot is one of the most-recommended courses of prevention, but it will only lower the risk by 40-60% (“Effectiveness”) and may … Continue reading Elderberries and the Flu: an ancient solution to a modern problem