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Echinacea Root Harvest

Posted on April 20, 2017 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

When to harvest is always a good question.  With roots Spring or Fall when the energy is in the Roots is recommended. The fall back is: "when you are able". Sometimes you can't wait for the ideal time. With that being said I harvested these Echinacea roots in this Spring in April.

Echinacea is one of those plants that produ...

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Marshmallow~ Althaea officinalis- Root Medicine PART II

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

You might had read my 1st Marshmallow Root blog and at the end you might had been like "Great I harvested now what?"  Well here is where we left off. Rinse and scrub your roots to get rid of the dirt. Remember Cold Water draws out the demulcent properties quicker than warm or hot water which is why you make a Marshmallow infussion with cold water and not hot like a tea.  so use warm water for that wash/scrub part.You will want to get the root into smaller...

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Marshmallow~ Althaea officinalis- Root Medicine Part I

Posted on April 10, 2017 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Marshmallow is one of the many lovely flowers that grace my garden. The Bees love it too.

Though the whole plant can be used it's the Roots that are mainly sort after. Spring and Fall are the best time of year for Harvesting Root Medicine because that is when "engery" of the plant is...

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Tulsi- a love story

Posted on January 14, 2016 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Tulis AKA Holy Basil AKA Ocimum sanctum

Plant Allies come to you over time from working with them, from growing them and from sitting quietly with them. A few new ones came to me this summer. Holy Basil or Tulsi as I like to call her is the one I am going to lament on today.


Tulsi is an annual and I have always had a plant or 2 ...

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