Cleavers Monograph

Cleavers Monograph

CLEAVERS: Spring Drink By Geraldine Lavin Genus & Species: Galium aparine Family: Rubiaceae Common Names: Cleavers, Bedstraw, Grip Grass Tissue State: Atrophy Organ Affinities: Nerves, Lymphatic, Kidneys, Genitourinary Properties: Diuretic, Alterative,...
Shepherd’s Purse Monograph

Shepherd’s Purse Monograph

By Ruthie Hayes   Latin: Capsella bursa-pastoris Family: Brassicaceae or Cruciferae (mustard family) Folk names: witch’s pouches, poverty weed, blind weed, mother’s heart, shepherd’s sprout, casewort, pickpurse, pickpocket, St. James weed, St. James wort,...
Wood Betony Monograph

Wood Betony Monograph

By Aidan Blank This darling plant has kept me intrigued since I was first introduced to it growing in my teacher’s herb garden a decade ago. It was sometime afterwards that I was able to experience the tea, and I remember feeling a distinct expressive calm radiating...
Fleabane Monograph

Fleabane Monograph

By Karen Bond Genus and Species: Erigeron canadensis Family: Aster (Asteraceae) Common Name: Horseweed, Eastern Daisy Fleabane, Canadian fleabane, Fleabane daisy, colt’s tail, butter weed, fireweed, blood-stanch, cow’s tail, bitter weed Energetics: Stimulant...
Ragweed Monograph

Ragweed Monograph

Genus species:  Artemisia artemisiifolia Family:  Asteraceae Common names:   A artemisiifolia:  Common ragweed, bastard wormwood, hogweed, Roman wormwood, bitterweed A trifida:  Tall ambrosia, great ragweed, horseweed, wild hemp Part used:   Aerial parts Energetics:  ...
Lavender Monograph

Lavender Monograph

Lavender By Hayden Stebbins   Genus and Species: Lavandula spp. (latifolia, angustifolia, stoechas, intermedia) Family: Lamiaceae Common Names: Lavender, English Lavender (L. angustifolia, formerly L. vera and L. spica), French or Spanish Lavender (L. stoechas),...