Herb of the Month – Urtica Dioica (Nettles)

By Artemisia Herbs

Ahhh Nettles! This is one of our teammates favorite herbs! Being from Washington state, she grew up with this plant in abundance along disturbed areas such as farms, beside walking paths, up in the mountains, and even in backyards. To her surprise she found that this plant can also be harvested in the mountains here…

Wildcrafting Wednesday – Fourquieria splendens (Ocotillo)

By Artemisia Herbs

Hello, again! We are back with a wild exploration of one of our many local medicines! Today in Wildcrafting Wednesday, we are talking about the strange and intimidating Ocotillo plant (Fouquieria Splendens). This plant can be found down south in many of the open desert areas around New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and Northern Mexico. It…

Wildcrafting Wednesday – Larrea Tridentata (Chaparral)

By Artemisia Herbs

Welcome to Wildcrafting Wednesday! Chaparral! We love chaparral ALMOST as much as oshá. This plant is an incredible shape shifter of a healer. It assists in the healing of virtually all ailments as it has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiviral, immune boosting, antioxidant, antitumour, and many many more actions. This herb can be used topically as a…

Herb of the Month – Lomatium

By Artemisia Herbs

This months featured herb of the month is the beloved flu remedy is in the carrot family, the same family as Osha, and there are around 75 species located throughout the Western U.S!  It is highly resinous and is an extremely effective antiviral. There are countless folk stories of lomatium having saved entire communities during influenzas,…

Wildcrafting Wednesday – Rosa Woodsii (Wild Rose)

By Artemisia Herbs

This weeks Wildcrafting Wednesday presents this delicate little flower that grows abundantly in many places all over the U.S. and is revered for not only its lovely scent, but the medicine that the plant provides. Though prickly thorns surround this plant, its soft but strong nature medicinally will leave you feeling sweet, as she is…