Dandelion Benefits: Liver Cleanse and Detox is Just the Beginning

Dandelion field with title

Dandelion is in most liver tonics due to its oils, the bitter resins that stimulate the digestive system. The fiber in the whole plant is described as viscous because of its astonishing ability to absorb and transport toxins from the bowels out of the body, balance intestinal flora, and soothe the digestive tract in the process.

Calendula Benefits: Sunny Herbal Remedy Tea for Skin Comfort

calendula in mortar and pestle

Chapped skin, infected wounds, diaper rash, and eczema all relax under calendula’s care. Most herb lovers have made a simple salve or lotion with calendula in it. Both varicose veins and hemorrhoids do well with topical treatments of calendula.

All About Stinging Nettle: Urtica Dioica Plant Medicine

Most people know nettle by its lasting sting. One accidental brush against its bristly lines of hair causes burning, numbness and swelling for hours. The defending chemicals that cause the trouble are water soluble so nettle is safe to eat after drying, freezing or heating.

Plant Songs by Jessica Baker – Book Review

Plant Songs Book Cover

I loved the connections Jessica makes with the Spirit and Energy of the Plants and their Healing Properties. She’s chosen beautiful stories from her own experiences to illustrate the way each plant moves in the body and in the world

Let’s Talk Series: Plaedo – Homemade Seed Paper

how to make seeded paper

Herbal Nerd Society: Seed paper making project recycles paper scraps and flower or herb seeds into beautiful writing paper for cards, stationary or gifts. Plaedo encourages you to “plant your poetry and watch it grow”!