Ginger Benefits and Uses

Ginger Benefits and Uses

Are you looking for something to take those aches and pains away? Ginger is part of the Zingiberaceae family. Most commonly you will find Chinese ginger or common ginger in your grocery store, you can find wild ginger grown right here in Minnesota. Time to get out...
Valerian Root Uses and Benefits

Valerian Root Uses and Benefits

Valerian root is in the Caprifoliaeae (Honeysuckle) family. There are many species of valerian, most medicinal, commonly used as an herbal sleep aid. Roots are the most commonly used but the leaves may also be used for medicine, though they are less potent than the...
Comfrey Medicinal Uses and Benefits

Comfrey Medicinal Uses and Benefits

Looking for medicinal herbs to aid in wound and pain care? Comfrey can easily be grown in your home garden. This herb grows like a weed in many areas. It is known as a knit bone, boneset, and slippery root. Comfrey is a great first-aid herb to have on hand....
Oregano Benefits Uses and How to Harvest Home Herb

Oregano Benefits Uses and How to Harvest Home Herb

Oregano is of part the Lamiaceae (mint) family. The pungent flavor is composed of earthy/musty, green, hay, and minty notes. There are many different varieties of oregano; all are medicinal but very in amount of beneficial compounds. This herb is grown easily in your...
Mullein Benefits Uses Scrophulariacea Family

Mullein Benefits Uses Scrophulariacea Family

Mullein is part of the Scrophulariacea family. It is commonly known as a great mullein or common mullein. Mullein grows in meadows, by roadsides, on waste ground, especially on gravel, sand, or chalky soil. This plant prefers disturbed ground. Mullein is used for many...
Yarrow – Benefits and Uses

Yarrow – Benefits and Uses

Yarrow is a perfect herb to keep in your medicine bag, as it has many uses. It is also known as the nosebleed plant, squirrel tale, and soldier woundwort. It is in the Aster/Daisy family. Yarrow is recognized by its feathery leaves that grow along the stem. Plants...
Milk Thistle Benefits , Uses and How To Harvest

Milk Thistle Benefits , Uses and How To Harvest

Milk thistle is an annual or biennial plant and grows from 2-6 feet tall. The shiny green leaves are oblong or lance-like and can be oblong with distinctive white marbling. Hairless with spiny margins and white veins. It’s important to get to know the plant you...
Plantain Weed Benefits and Uses

Plantain Weed Benefits and Uses

Plantain weed benefits and uses. There is this ‘weed’,  as you’d call it, that grows right in your yard. This ‘weed’ is a powerful plant. Plantain is the name. There are serval types of edible plantain weed belonging to the same family as broadleaf plantain (most...
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