Herb of the Day: Yellow Dock, Rumex obtusifolius

Rumex obtusifolius Dock, I used broad leaf Dock but you can also use Curly Leaf Dock. Always harvest sustainably especially with roots. Never take more than you need. Never take all. Digging up Dock is very time consuming and difficult. You need to be tender to not destroy the root but firm to remove itContinue reading “Herb of the Day: Yellow Dock, Rumex obtusifolius”

Herbarium Sheets

I’ve started making Herbarium sheets. An herbarium is a collection of pressed plants with their name, location, collector’s information, and general observations. Botanists use this information as a reference to track environmental changes, growing information, and more. It is quite fun and a great project for kids too! ūüôā

Norse Elder Futhark Divination Set w/Border

In the Shop, Elder Futhark Rune Set. Runic inscriptions are found on artifacts, including jewelry, amulets, plateware, tools, weapons, and, runestones, from the 2nd to the 8th centuries. Elder Futhark is the oldest form of the¬†runic alphabets used by the Norse and Germinaic people. In Norse mythology Odin (The All Father) and relentless seeker ofContinue reading “Norse Elder Futhark Divination Set w/Border”

Odin, His Runes, & Ravens Wall Hanging

New in the shop, A woodburning wall hanging of Odin, the Norse God of war and protector of heroes, his ravens, Huginn and Muninn, with ground collected crow feathers and the elder futhark runes. I drew Odin freehand with a woodburner. Odin gave his eye for knowledge and sacrificed himself on the Yggdrasil to learnContinue reading “Odin, His Runes, & Ravens Wall Hanging”

Marshmallow

Angel Crow 07/05/2020 Marshmallow cold, moist, relaxant Althaea officinalis Common Names: marsh mallow, swamp mallow, Taste: sweet, salty, bland Family: Malvaceae Zone: hardy to zone 4 Plant Description: Plant grows 3-4 feet with stems usually dying off in Autumn, they can reach heights of 6.5 feet in some cases. The leaves are slightly petioled, roundish,Continue reading “Marshmallow”

Cinnamon

Angel Fox, 06/30/2020 Cinnamon warm, moist, tonifying Cinnamomum verum (grown only on Sri Lanka) Cinnamomum cassia (common in baking) Common Names: verum: Ceylon cinnamon tree, true cinnamon tree,¬†cassia: Chinese cassia or Chinese cinnamon Taste: pungent, sweet, astringent (cassia¬†tends to be warmer, more fragrant, and stronger tasting) Family: Lauraceae Zone: 10 through 12 Plant Description: CinnamomumContinue reading “Cinnamon”

Ginger Recipes

The recipes below were adapted from Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs, A Beginner’s Guide Ginger Lemon-Aide For medicinal purposes it is best to use fresh lemons because bottled lemon juice is heated and the heating process removes much of the medicinal qualities. Ingredients:¬† 4-6 Tablespoons freshly grated ginger root. 1-2 Lemons 1 quart water Honey (orContinue reading “Ginger Recipes”

Herbalist Terminology

Herbalist Terminology Acrid- gives the feeling of bile in the back of the throat, signals a relaxant effect. Adjunct- something joined or added to another thing but not essentially a part of it. Adaptogen- a substance that helps the bodies natural ability to deal with stress. They have the ability to adapt their function basedContinue reading “Herbalist Terminology”

Ginger

Angel Fox 06/28/2020 Tags: ginger, herbalism, herbs, medicinal herbs, ginger medicinal, ginger tea Ginger hot, dry, relaxant Zingiber off. Taste: Earthy, pungent, aromatic Family: Zingiberacea Zone: 10 Ginger is native to southeast Asia.¬† Plant Description: Ginger reaches a height of 4 feet and spreads 1.5 feet, it is a tropical herbaceous perennial with a branchedContinue reading “Ginger”