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”

Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

I am wild harvesting to formulate small batch hand poured intention candles. These are Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) flower petals. It is a very tall tree and these were ground collected. The tulip tree is in the magnolia family and is also known as the Tulip Poplar or the canoe tree.There are two species, theContinue reading “Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)”

Working with Rosemary

Blessed Beltane! My Rosemary bloomed today! Rosemary is my Grandmothers name so this plant has a special place in my heart.Magical AttributesRosemary is male in nature and ruled by Leo, the element fire and the sun (or Moon, depending who you ask)It’s sacred to Hebe, Aphrodite and the Virgin Mary.Rosemary can be used in spells for fidelity and remembrance as well as to dispel jealousy.RosemaryContinue reading “Working with Rosemary”