Herb of the Month – Althaea Officinalis

By Artemisia Herbs

Marshmallow Family: Malvaceae Related to: Hibiscus, Cotton, Hollyhock Native Habitat: Europe, Western Asia, North Africa – there are certain varieties such as globemallow, which are native to New Mexico and can possibly demonstrate similar properties Parts Used: Leaves, Roots, Flowers Growing Conditions: Moist, sandy loam soils with opportunity for shade We all have associations when we…

Pedicularis Flower Essence

By Artemisia Herbs

Energetically and spiritually, wood betony provides protection from spirits with ill intent, and provides us with clarity in times of uncertainty. It helps us regain connection with our innate intuition and strengthens our ability to follow it. Wood betony has long been used energetically and continues to be used today. What is a flower essence?…

Herb of the Month – Pedicularis (Wood Betony)

By Artemisia Herbs

Commonly known as lousewort, this plant is found in open forest throughout Canada and North America. It has long, lanceolate, reddish green leaves that can grow quite large when happy. Midsummer gives way to an eruption of yellow or purple tubular flowers forming upon a sturdy stalk. In our tradition of herbalism, the plant is…

Wildcrafting Wednesday – Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium)

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Happy Wildcrafting Wednesday! Today‚Äôs plant is a little New Mexico native flower nestled in with its family of plants! Can you guess which one it is? Wild Geranium! Also known as cranesbill, Geranium maculatum is a very special geranium varietal not to be confused with the standard varietal of geranium. It is known as a…

Artemisia Libations – Elderflower Cordial

By Artemisia Herbs

Artemisia Libations with another tasty treat to keep you cool in the heat! Ingredients: 15-30 elderflower heads, de-stemmed 1 quart filtered/distilled water 1 lb sugar 1/4 cup raw honey 1 lemon 2T of citric acid (for preservation) To Make: Place the elderflowers in a bowl. Zest the lemon into the bowl. Combine sugar, water, citric…