Planetary Influences in Herbalism

Herbalists have, through the millennia, used the position of planets to influence the right time to pick, make tinctures, or as a guide. Now though, there seems to be a shift away from this. I have to wonder why such an important past practice is drifting away, when, to me, it seems logical to explore….

Plantain

Plantain (Plantago major LINN.)  is one of those herbs that practically goes unnoticed. It is usually found in areas where there is a lot of foot traffic or just plain traffic.  Here I found a very large patch of Plantain that was in an area used for recreation some years ago where a track was made for…

Materia Medica

    While creating my Materia Medica, I was having a hard time deciding on which herb to start with. I decided that I would write a list and try to narrow it down. That was not going to work as I still couldn’t decide. Then I decided that I would let the herb chose…