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Lovely Lavender - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

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Lovely Lavender - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

While there are tons of herbs out there with multiple uses, lavender (Lavendula spp.) is truly one of the most versatile. Not only is its fragrance and aromatic essence useful in cooking and aromatherapy, it's herbal therapeutic qualities make up quite the list. Lavender may be most widely know for its unique scent but its antibacterial, antimicrobial, expectorant, stress-relieving, antiseptic and analgesic properties are nothing short of fantastic. No summer survival (or first aid kit) would be complete without lavender.  It's essential oil is a standard for preventing and treating bug bites and other itchy conditions that often pop up when we...

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California Poppy - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

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California Poppy - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

Common Name: California Poppy   Latin Name: Eschscholzia californica    Family Name: Papaveraceae   The Blurb: This herb and flower is one of my favorite plants of all time! It is our state flower, and I always love seeing the bright pop of color these flowers have on grassy hillsides. California poppy is an amazing sedating nervine and shows great benefit for those who suffer from insomnia or acute/intense anxiety. It’s relaxing for the body and mind. The leaf is typically used for medicinal purposes, and is usually taken in tincture (my favorite way to take it) or teas and sometimes in...

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Astragalus - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

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Astragalus - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

Common Name: Astragalus  Latin Name: Astragalus membranaceus  Family Name: Fabaceae  Characteristics: Astragalus likes to grow in sunny, grassy areas and grow between 16 to 36 inches; the flowers are light yellow in color. The root is used medicinally, harvested in spring and fall. Traditionally the root was cut up and dried in the sun.  Constituents: Polysaccharides, Flavonoids and Saponins  The Blurb: Astragalus is an amazing immune booster. Usually found dried in slices, cut and sifted or powdered, it is gentle enough to be taken over a long period of time and a good anti viral. It is also an herb that helps with...

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